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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3168

Norman Mailer 1969 New York mayoral campaign papers


Papers relating to the 1969 New York City mayoral campaign of Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin.


  • circa 1968-1970

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.375 linear feet (1 box)
Collection includes typescript copies of Mailer's speeches and campaign positions, press releases, printed fliers, a poster, a Democratic mayoral ballot, clippings, magazines, and campaign buttons.

Biographical / Historical

Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York (N.Y.) in 1969 alongside newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, who ran for City Council president.


Arranged in folders in the order provided by the source of the records.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018M-87. Purchased from J. Michael Lennon with funds from the Gore Vidal Endowment Fund for Arts and Letters.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018 March.
Processing Information Description of collection materials provided by the source of the records.
Link to catalog
Mailer, Norman. Norman Mailer 1969 New York mayoral campaign papers, circa 1968-1970 (MS Am 3168): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 March 12
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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