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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 243

Candidates for Public Office Campaign Materials, 1942-2021


Flyers, leaflets, bumper stickers, photographs, buttons, and other campaign materials of women running for political office in the United States as well as organizations that support them.


  • Creation: 1942-2021

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in materials in the Candidates for Public Office Campaign Materials as may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.84 linear feet ((1 file box, 1 card box) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, 2 photograph folders)

This collection consists of flyers, leaflets, bumper stickers, photographs, buttons and other campaign materials. Also included are promotional materials relating to organizations supporting women candidates for office. Files are listed alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2002-M168, 2003-M22, 2010-M49, 2017-M62, 2017-M100, 2021-M126, 2022-M170, 2023-M157, 2023-M166

Many items in the collection were collected for an exhibit at the Schlesinger Library in May 1975. Additional materials were given to the Schlesinger Library by Betsy Dunn in 2002, Joyce Flynn in 2010, H. Patricia Hynes in 2010, David Ottinger in 2017, Amanda C. Beard in 2017, and Mark Vassar in 2021. Materials were also acquired from Caroliniana in 2022 and 2023, and from Between the Covers in 2023.

Candidates for Public Office Campaign Materials, 1942-2021: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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