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Guide to the Collection on the Barry M. Goldwater Presidential campaign
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection on the Barry M. Goldwater Presidential campaign
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1965, undated
    Date (bulk): 1964
    Collection Number: 101
    Creator: Toledano, James
    Extent: 8.0 linear feet (11 document boxes, 2 record storage boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Collection on the Barry M. Goldwater Presidential campaign consists primarily of pamphlets, clippings, newsletters, publications, correspondence, photographs, brochures and ephemera. Most of the materials pertain to the 1964 United States Presidential campaign and the Goldwater support effort. The collection also contains a considerable amount of campaign ephemera that was used to promote Goldwater during his campaign. Less in quantity are materials regarding political parties and organizations, general organizations and political activities.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Collection on the Barry M. Goldwater Presidential campaign, Collection 101. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of James Toledano, 1968.

    Processing History

    Processed by Andrés Calderón, 2008.

    Biography

    On January 1, 1909, Barry Morris Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Baron and Josephine Goldwater nearly three years before Arizona became the forty-eighth state.
    In 1923, Goldwater began attending Phoenix Union High School. After a poor academic showing, his father enrolled him at Staunton Military Academy, a military school located in Staunton, Virginia. In his senior year at the academy, Goldwater received the coveted Kable Medal, an honor awarded to the outstanding all-around cadet. After graduating from Staunton in 1928, Goldwater returned to Arizona and enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson. After a lackluster performance as a freshman, Goldwater withdrew from the university and returned home upon hearing news of his father's death. Goldwater soon began working at the family store and would continue to do so until 1953.
    On September 22, 1934, Goldwater married Margaret "Peggy" Johnson and would be wed to her until her death in December, 1985, after fifty-one years of marriage. Barry and Peggy would go on to have four children: Joanne, Barry, Michael, and Peggy.
    During WWII, Goldwater served as a pilot in the 27th Ferry Squadron Division of the Air Transport Command (ATC), a unit of the United States Army Air Forces. Goldwater helped transport airplanes and supplies to the war fronts, and also between the United States and India. Upon retiring, Goldwater held the rank of Major General.
    In 1949, Goldwater was elected to the Phoenix City Council. In 1952, Goldwater, running on a republican ticket, entered Arizona's senate race and defeated popular Democrat Ernest W. McFarland. Goldwater would go on to serve a total of five terms in the United States Senate as a representative of Arizona from 1953–1965 (Goldwater stepped down from the Senate in 1964 to focus on his presidential campaign), and 1969–1987.
    Goldwater won the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 1964, but would lose the presidential election in a landslide to popular Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson. In a historic loss, Goldwater carried only six states: Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. While the loss ranks among some of the worst in United States history, many credit Goldwater as ushering in the conservative movement of the 20th century.
    Among the more pressing topics that Goldwater addressed as a member of the United States Senate were labor unions, Communism, and the United States budget. One of his most noted legislative achievements came with the passing of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act; the act served to restructure upper-level military organization.
    On June 3, 1998, Goldwater passed away only a few months before reaching his ninetieth birthday, and was buried in his home state of Arizona.

    Chronology

    1909: Barry M. Goldwater was born on January 1st.
    1928: Goldwater graduated from Staunton Military Academy.
    1934: Goldwater married Margaret "Peggy" Johnson.
    1949: Goldwater was elected to the Phoenix City Council.
    1952: Goldwater entered Arizona's Senate race on the Republican ticket and defeated popular Democrat Ernest W. McFarland.
    1964: Goldwater won the Republican Party's presidential nomination but lost the presidential election to Lyndon B. Johnson.
    1986: Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act is passed.
    1987: Goldwater retired from the United States Senate.
    1998: Barry M. Goldwater died on May 29th.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Collection on the Barry M. Goldwater Presidential campaign contains materials related to the 1964 United States Presidential campaign and materials created and/or used by Goldwater support organizations. Also included are materials regarding political parties/organizations, non-political organizations, and political activities. This collection is comprised of print, non-print and visual materials that include pamphlets, clippings, newsletters, manuals, publications, fliers, correspondence, photographs, brochures, and ephemera.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is organized into two series, each containing three sub-series:
    • Series 1. Goldwater Presidential campaign, 1963-1965, undated.
    • Sub-series 1.1. Ephemera, 1963-1964, undated.
    • Sub-series 1.2. General, 1964-1965, undated.
    • Sub-series 1.3. Supporting Organizations, 1963-1964, undated.
    • Series 2. Political Parties, 1892-1965, undated.
    • Sub-series 2.1. 1964 Elections, 1964-1965, undated.
    • Sub-series 2.2. General, 1932-1964, undated.
    • Sub-series 2.3. Republican Party, 1892-1965, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Goldwater, Barry Morris, 1909-1998.
    Political parties United States.
    Presidents United States Election.
    Republican National Committee (U.S.).
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ).

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Documents.
    Newsletters.