Connecticut Political Collection
1980.0006

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Creator
Various.
Title
Connecticut Political Collection
ID
1980.0006
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1968, 1976, 1994.
Extent
4.25 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The collection is an artificial one created to gather together pieces of politically related materials that are not cohesive collections in and of themselves. Presently, the collection contains political posters, printed ephemera, realia, photographs, a video recording and published speeches and one manuscript.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Connecticut Political Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Biography

Jimmy Carter and  Walter Mondale were the democratic party candidates for the 1976 Presidential Election. Carter is the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize and served two terms in the  Georgia Senate and as the 76th Governor of  Georgia (1971-1975) before being elected President. Mondale was a two term senator from  Minnesota prior to his election as Vice President.

Emilio Q. Daddario (b. September 24, 1918) of  Middletown, Connecticut, served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of  Middletown, Conn. (1946-1948); state court judge in  Connecticut (1948-1950); major in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District (1959-1971).

Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. He was the first person appointed to the vice-presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and became President upon  Richard Nixon's resignation. Before his election as Vice President, Ford served nearly 25 years as Representative from  Michigan's 5th congressional district, eight of them as the Republican Minority Leader.

Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) of  Minneapolis, Minnesota served as delegate to  Democratic National Convention from  Minnesota (1944, 1948, 1960); mayor of  Minneapolis, Minn. (1945-1948); U.S. Senator from  Minnesota (1949-1964, 1971-1978); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President (1956); candidate for Democratic nomination for President (1960, 1972); Vice President of the United States (1965-1969); Democratic candidate for President of the United States (1968).

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) served as U.S. Representative from  Texas 10th District (1937-1949); delegate to  Democratic National Convention from  Texas (1940); U.S. Senator from  Texas (1949-1961); candidate for Democratic nomination for President (1956, 1968); Vice President of the United States (1961-1963); President of the  United States (1963-1969).

Edith Prague of  Columbia, Connecticut. A former social worker and school teacher, Prague serves as a member of Connecticut state house of representatives; member of Connecticut state senate 19th District (1995-).

Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States (1969–1974) and the only president to ever resign the office. He was also the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953–1961). In 1946 he was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives representing  California's 12th Congressional district, then in 1950 was elected to the  United States Senate. He served as Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower before running unsuccessfully in the 1960 presidential election and 1962 California gubernatorial election.

Abraham Ribicoff (1910-1998) of  Hartford, Connecticut. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford (1939-1942); state court judge in  Connecticut (1941-1943), 1945-1947); U.S. Representative from  Connecticut 1st District (1949-1953); Governor of  Connecticut (1955-1961); U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1961-1962); U.S. Senator from  Connecticut (1963-1981).

Gloria Schaffer born in  New London, Connecticut on October 3, 1930. Member of Connecticut state senate; secretary of state of  Connecticut (1971-1978); candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1976).

Gideon Tomlinson (1780-1854) of  Fairfield, Connecticut. A lawyer by profession, he was a member of Connecticut state legislature (1817); U.S. Representative from  Connecticut (at-large, 1819-1827); Governor of  Connecticut (1827-1831); U.S. Senator from  Connecticut (1831-1837).

John Kerry and  John Edwards were the unsuccessful democratic party candidates for the 2004 presidential election. Kerry has served as a U.S. Senator from  Massachusetts since 1985. He is also chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Edwards served a single term as the U.S. Senator from  North Carolina.

Nelson Rockefeller (1908-1979) served as the 41st Vice president from 1974-1977 under  Gerald R. Ford. He was the Governor of  New York from 1959-1973 and unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968.

Newt Gingrich served as Congressman from  Georgia from 1979 to 1999, and was the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Bill Clinton and  Al Gore served two terms as President and Vice President of the United States from 1993-2001. Before becoming President, Clinton was the Governor of  Arkansas from 1979-1981 and 1983-1992. Prior to his time as Vice President, Gore served as a U.S. Senator from  Tennessee. He later ran unsuccessfully for President in the 2000 election.

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. was Governor of  Connecticut from 1991-1995. Prior to that, he served as U.S. Senator from 1971-1989. After falling out with the increasingly conservative Republican party, Weicker ran for Governor as an Independent.

Richard Blumenthal is a current U.S. Senator from  Connecticut and previously served as Connecticut’s Attorney General from 1991-2011. During his twenty years as Attorney General, Blumenthal advocated on behalf of Connecticut against air pollution, tobacco, the Microsoft monopoly, and global warming, among other causes.

Al Gore unsuccessfully ran for President in 2000 with running mate  Joe Lieberman from  Connecticut. Despite winning the popular vote, Gore lost the election to President  George W. Bush after Florida’s contested electoral votes were awarded to Bush.

Additional biographical information is available at the Political Graveyard and the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.

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Scope and Content

The collection is an artificial one created to gather together pieces of politically related materials that are not cohesive collections in and of themselves. Presently, the collection contains political posters, printed ephemera, realia, photographs, a video recording and published speeches and one manuscript.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged by format.

Series I: Manuscripts ( 1827)

Series II: Posters ( undated, 1976, 1994)

Series III: Printed ephemera ( 1968, 1976)

Series IV: 2012 Accession ( 1968-2004)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries June 2008

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Revision Description

  September 2012

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Acquisition Information

The poster portion of the collection was donated. The manuscript letter was purchased in 1996. The materials in Series IV were donated in September 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Connecticut politics. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Posters.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Speeches.

Occupation(s)

  • Politician.

Personal Name(s)

  • Cardin, Mike.
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-.
  • Curran, Hugh.
  • Daddario, Emilio.
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
  • Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
  • Prague, Edith.
  • Ribicoff, Abraham.
  • Schaffer, Gloria.
  • Tomlinson, Gideon.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Manuscript, 1827 

Barker, Perrin to Governor  Gideon Tomlinson, 1827 December 23 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1: 1

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Series II: Posters, undated, 1976, 1994 

State Office 

Cardin, Mike, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

Curran, Hugh, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

Prague, Edith, 1994 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

National Office 

Daddario, Emilio (House), undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

Johnson/Humphrey, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

McCarthy/Peace, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

Schaffer, Gloria (Senate), 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

Ribicoff, Abraham (Senate), undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   OS

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Series III: Ephemera, 1968, 1976 

Jimmy Carter/  Walter Mondale, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1: 2

Gerald Ford, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1: 3

Richard Nixon (Speeches), 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1: 4

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Series IV: 2012 Accession, undated, 1968-2004 

Box

Ephemera, realia, manuscripts, clippings, moving images, photographs, correspondence, undated, 1968-2004 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Content focuses on national democratic campaigns (Clinton/Gore, Gore/Lieberman, and Kerry/Edwards) with the exception of Republican Nelson Rockefeller's campaigns in the 1960s and several local Connecticut politicians in the 1990s.]

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