Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present

1840-2000


Descriptive Summary

Title: Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present
Dates: 1840-2000
Collection Number: GC 1137
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 12.1 linear feet
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: An artificial collection of textual and non-textual election and political materials. Organization is by level of government including federal, with an emphasis on California and Los Angeles County.
Language of Material: English

Access

Research is by appointment only

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Political Materials Collection, ca. 1840-present. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

An artificial collection of textual and non-textual election and political materials. Organization is by level of government including federal, with an emphasis on California and Los Angeles County. Textual holdings consist of election and general political ephemera: stickers, bumper stickers, campaign cards, handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers and special interest publications, ballots, ticket stubs, electoral tickets and voting guides. There are materials, including programs, for presidential inaugurations. Other political materials consist of books including commemoratives, drafts of the Los Angeles City Charter; a 1927 supplement to the Political Code of California and national convention guides. Non-textual material includes posters, a few postcards, two sound recordings, buttons, ribbons and leather-bound and woven keepsakes.