Political conventions--United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
James O. Hood III Collection
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a wide range of political ephemera, including buttons, pins, bumper stickers, playing cards, party delegate pins, and hats. These items date from 1896 to 2008, with the bulk of the ephemera dating from 1950 to 1980. Pins and buttons are the strength of the collection. They come from a variety of political campaigns, such as Eisenhower’s 1952 run for president and the1960 presidential contest that pitted John F. Kennedy against Richard Nixon. Materials created for...
Robert S. Kerr Collection
Scope and Contents The Kerr Collection consists of over 368 linear feet of materials, the majority of which includes materials generated during his years in the Senate, though the Gubernatorial series does relate to his years as Oklahoma’s governor. As a Senator, Kerr was involved in a variety of issues and reforms of national and state prominence including conservation projects, the development of the space program, Native Americans issues and concerns, healthcare insurance reform, and agriculture....
Joshua B. "Josh" Lee Collection
Scope and Contents The Lee Collection is a small collection of 24.67 linear feet. It consists most of correspondence, speeches, and scrapbooks which include programs, clippings, publications, and additional correspondence. The material ranges in date from before Lee’s service as a Representative and Senator till after, though the bulk of it is during his tenure as a congressman. A well-known orator, Lee’s speeches are the highlight of the collection.
John M. Meek Collection
Scope and Contents The John M. Meek Collection is a small collection which includes material on aspects of the organization of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, from hotel accommodations to first aid and security to requests from committees and entertainers to appear at the convention. While there is a copy of the proceedings of the convention, there is little else in the papers that relates to the event as it occurred. Most materials concern preliminary preparations for the convention. A small photograph...
Jim Monroe Collection
Scope and Contents This collection documents Monroe's work with Senator Harris. Topics include the Democratic Party at both the national and state levels, national and state political campaigns, and the presidential elections of 1968 and 1972. There is considerable material on Harris's quest for the presidency in 1972. In addition, there is material on LaDonna Harris, the senator's first wife and longtime Native American activist.
A. S. "Mike" Monroney Collection
Scope and Contents The Monroney Collection is 98 linear feet in addition to audio-visual and oversize materials. Although Mike Monroney was in Congress from 1938 to 1968, his collection has very little material from many of his years of service. In 1973, the National Archives destroyed over 90 percent of his early papers. The bulk of the surviving collection is from the years 1962-1968. For the most part, the series divisions demonstrate what topics the collection covers.
Dick T. Morgan Collection
Scope and Contents The Morgan Collection, of more than 10 cubic feet and primarily covering the period 1880-1920, contains numerous series: Family and Personal Correspondence; Political and Business Correspondence; Subject Files; Speeches (chronological arrangement); Speeches (alphabetical arrangement by subject); Congressional Bills and Publications; Religious Material; Cards, Invitations, Memorabilia, Pamphlets, Programs, Travelogues, etc.; Scrapbooks and Bound Materials, Clippings and Miscellany; and Outsized....
William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray Collection
Scope and Contents Scope and Contents The Murray Collection is approximately 9 linear feet plus oversized materials. Although Murray served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913-1917, the majority of the collection is related to his post-congressional activities, family affairs, and years as governor. The materials cover a variety of topics including his use of executive orders calling for martial law, pardons, and the appointment and removal of state officials. The documents also include material...
Oklahoma Republican Party Papers
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 1960 to 1983. The greater part of this collection are financial files consisting of 1,241 folders, 29 small boxes of contribution cars and 10 large flat boxes of financial ledger journals and voting statistics. These materials range in date from 1958 to 1981 and include, but are not limited to, fundraising and contribution files, donation forms, bank account files, receipts, and audit reports. The collection also...
Beth Campbell Short Collection
Scope and Contents The Short Collection consists of correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, memoranda, press releases, speeches, notebooks, calendars, bills, directories, pamphlets, and notes from the period 1953-1966. This collection is useful for understanding the Democratic Party's election aid to senators and the role and issues covered by a senator's press secretary. Incorporated into the latter part are issues facing Oklahomans in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including...