Elections PSS

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1 00.34.2.5.2 Campaign Ribbon "Delegate Democratic State Convention, Pueblo, Sept. 12, 1892." Pointed at top, notched at bottom. This ribbon was worn by a delegate at the 1892 Democratic State Convention. These conventions are used to select a presidential nominee. 00.34.2.5.2 (Campaign Ribbon) image
2 1968.19 Political Pin, Political Button Nixon-Agnew campaign pin. Nixon written in red, Agnew in blue, on white background. Along the edge, "Official Nixon button." Color: WH,RD,BL 1968.19 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
3 1968.27 Political Pin, Political Button Humphrey campaign pin. White pin with three blue H's each containing several white stars. Humphrey written in red beneath the H's. ADCRAFT MEG CO, CHICAGO 60608, union label. 1968.27 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
4 1970.63 Political Pin, Political Button "GOP". White with red border and blue lettering. This pin is in support of the Republican Party for which GOP (Grand Old Party) is often used interchangeably. The term GOP started in the 1850s with the split of the parties and was originally referred to as "The Grand Old Party". 1970.63 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
5 1970.64 Political Pin, Political Button Waterloo Republican Committee; yellow and red, "Re-Elect Governor"; 1970. Color: YL,RD 1970.64 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
6 1972.38.18.10 Leaflet Nixon neighborhood volunteer folder. Color: WH,BL,RD 1972.38.18.10 (Leaflet) image
7 1972.38.18.12 Handbill Urges graduates to register Republican. 1972.38.18.12 (Handbill) image
8 1972.38.18.4 Handbill On Governor Ray. "Ray for Young People". Color: YL,RD,BK 1972.38.18.4 (Handbill) image
9 1972.38.18.9 Handbill Sheet on voting on required unlimited annual sessions of the Iowa Legislature. a. Five duplicates of this sheet, "Vote No Annual Sessions". b. Envelope. 1972.38.18.9 (Handbill) image
10 1972.38.7 Political Pin, Political Button Red and blue lettered campaign pin bearing the words "Re-elect the President" on a white background. (For Nixon in 1972). Back side is gold with no pin or fastener. Color: RD,WH,BL,GD 1972.38.7 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
11 1972.38.9 Political Pin, Political Button Red and blue lettered campaign pin bearing the words "Humphrey-Muskie" written on a white background with a red top border and a blue bottom border. Back is silver and has a gold pin. Color: RD,WH,BL,SL 1972.38.9 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
12 1972.73 Poster Democratic poster of their symbolic donkey. The background is white "Democrat. . ." and "Where * It's * At!" are lettered in red above and below the donkey respectively. The donkey is blue "Mod" art. The donkey is smiling with big white teeth. His hoofs are light blue with blue stars. He looks as if he's prancing. A red and white striped blanket with a blue bottom border and a blue star lies across the donkey's back. Color: RD,WH,BL
13 1973.55.4 Sticker "SKINNY CATS FOR DEMOCRATS". White with blue writing and blue outlined picture of a cat. Copyright 1972 by Democratic National Committee. Printed in a circle on square paper. Color: WH,BL 1973.55.4 (Sticker) image
14 1974.22.2 Notebook Of James E. Walmsley, General election, 11/3/64. Front says "Vote for James E. Walmsley". Color: BK,WH 1974.22.2 (Notebook) image
15 1974.64.6 Political Pin, Political Button "Grassley to Congress"; blue and red print on white base. Chuck Grassley took office in January of 1981 and remains to be a US Senator from Iowa today (10/20/15). A student of UNI when it was still Iowa State Teachers College, he received both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from here. This pin is in support of Grassley's as a Representative of Iowa's 3rd district. Grassley was a member from 1975-1981. 1974.64.6 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
16 1974.67.5 Sticker White with circle to be removed and displayed. In the center of the circle is a green line caricature of an elephant with trunk raised high and the slogan "Trunks UP!" Color: WH,GR 1974.67.5 (Sticker) image
17 1975.4.50 Ballot General Election, Beaver Township, November 5, 1918.
18 1975.4.51 Ballot November 3, 1914.
19 1975.4.52 Ballot Official Ballot General Election, Palermo township, G.L. Eggleston Grundy County Auditor, November 7, 1916. Marks made in pencil to signify winners, Beaver Township and Palermo Township Trustees added in pencil. Note made about Grundy County being in the 5th Congressional District.
20 1975.4.90 Clipping, newspaper Of day following election of 1920. Warren G. Harding, President-elect, Calvin Coolidge, Vice-President-elect with photos of both and headline reading: "Lead G.O.P. Cohorts to Wonderful Victory." 1975.4.90 (Clipping, newspaper) image
21 1975.47 Political Pin, Political Button "Willkie and McNary" from 1940 Republican party presidential campaign.y Board of Education. Color: RD,WH,BL 1975.47 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
22 1976.3 Political Pin, Political Button Wm. B. Allison 1908 politcal campaign pin from his campaign for reelection to the U. S. Senate. Central circle with photo of Allison. In white letters on dark blue surrounding photo: "OUR CHOICE FOR SENATOR WM. B. ALLISON." Color: WH,BL 1976.3 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
23 1976.77.2 Sticker, bumper "Keep Grassley in Congress". Chuck Grassley took office in January of 1981 and remains to be a US Senator from Iowa today (10/20/15). A student of UNI when it was still Iowa State Teachers College, he received both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from here. This bumper sticker is in support of Grassley as a Representative of Iowa's 3rd district. Grassley was a member from 1975-1981. 1976.77.2 (Sticker, bumper) image
24 1976.80.1 Political Pin, Political Button "I'm Bayh Partisan". "I'm" and "Partisan" in white letters on blue background and "Bayh" in blue letters on white background. Color: BL,WH 1976.80.1 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
25 1976.93.1.4 Political Pin, Political Button "La Donna Harris for First Lady." Tan with blue lettering and a circle of blue stars around lettering. Color: TN,BL 1976.93.1.4 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
26 1977.1 Pin, political "If I were 21 I'd vote for Nixon". "If I were 21" is printed in red with white background and "I'd vote for Nixon" in black on white background.
27 1977.54.2 Political Pin, Political Button Red, white and blue, bearing a picture of the Capitol Building and a broom. The button is entitled "Clean Up Congress". Straight pin at the back. Color: RD,WH,BL 1977.54.2 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
28 1978.13.10 Political Pin, Political Button Presidential campaign, green and white inscribed "Leaders, for a change". "Carter, Mondale". Straight pin on back. Color: GR,WH 1978.13.10 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
29 1978.25.15 Political Pin, Political Button Paper face, clear covering, "Iowa Democratic State Convention Delegate, Des Moines, Iowa, July, 1954", metal pin back, "Union Label". Color: WH,BL 1978.25.15 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
30 1978.25.58 Political Pin, Political Button "The Man of The Hour, General Douglas MacArthur", MacArthur photograph, 1952 Presidential campaign, metal pin back. Color: Rd,WH,BL 1978.25.58 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
31 1978.25.84 Shirt Short sleeves, green lettering and picture on front, "Iowans for Jimmy Carter", picture of Jimmy Carter. Color: WH,GR 1978.25.84 (Shirt) image
32 1978.63.3 Postcard "Application for Absentee Ballot", addressed to "Black Hawk County Commissioner of Elections, Post Office Box 2624 Waterloo, Iowa 50705", white paper card, black lettering, individual information requests. Color: WH,BK 1978.63.3 (Postcard) image
33 1979.9.12 Badge, Pin, Ephemera Delegate, State Republican Convention; brass ear of corn pin at top, stamped "Delegate", blue enamel painted banner stamped "Iowa" at center; brass Iowa state map shaped plate at bottom, engraved rivers and details on Iowa map, stamped "State Republican Convention, Cedar Rapids, April 24, 1912". Badge is a heavy 3 piece brass construction, each piece being joined to the next by chain links; very good details. Color: BL
34 1980.20.42 Card, political "I'll support Ted Kennedy, at my precinct caucus." January 11, 1980. Color: WH,BL 1980.20.42 (Card, political) image
35 1980.20.61 Handbill The Iowa Democratic Party; sheet on caucus.
36 1980.35.4 Pamphlet Political campaign pamphlet, John Anderson, 1980 Independent Presidential Campaign; brown paper cover inscribed, "Most polls show that if people believe John Anderson can win, he will win. Your support will make Anderson President"., "Vote Anderson/Lucey", "Anderson/Lucey logo; contains several pages concerning the dandidate's background and platform. Color: BR,WH
37 1980.42.3 Sticker, bumper Political campaign item; white lettering on dark blue field, "GRASSLEY WORKS FOR BIG OIL", stop sign design at left, dollar signs on bottom edge; distributed by "Iowa UAW-CAP Council"; reverse stampepd, V.Vernon Company Newton, Iowa 50208". Chuck Grassley took office in January of 1981 and remains to be a US Senator from Iowa today (10/20/15). A student of UNI when it was still Iowa State Teachers College, he received both his Masters and Bachelors degrees from here. This bumper sticker is in opposition of Grassley as a Representative of Iowa's 3rd district. Grassley was a member from 1975-1981. 1980.42.3 (Sticker, bumper) image
38 1980.45.10 Pin, political Anti-President Carter button; celluloid type; green and white face; inscribed, "BOYCOTT CARTER, SAVE THE 1980 OLYMPICS". Metal base, pin back. Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. In 1979, right in the middle of Carter's presidency, Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan. Late January of 1980, Carter declared that the United States would boycott the Olympics- scheduled to take place later that year in Moscow- if the troops had not withdrawn from Afghanistan in one month's time. Carter placed pressure on NATO to back his boycott and was shamed by the International Olympics Federations, telling Carter that the only victims in this situation were the athletes. Though a few countries fully joined in with the boycott, others such as United Kingdom, Australia, and France supported the boycott but left the decision of participation up to the athletes. While the athletes from these countries were allowed to participate, they were not featured in the opening or closing ceremonies and were not allowed to compete under their national flag. The next Summer Olympics took place in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. There was a boycott to these summer games as well, but this time it was led by the Soviet Union because of "Chauvinistic sentiments and anti-soviet hysteria". Fourteen countries joined in the boycott against the United States, including Iran and Albania, the only two countries that also boycotted the Moscow Olympics. 1980.45.10 (Pin, political) image
39 1980.45.107 Ticket Political fund raising picnic admission ticket; pink paper ticket, black printed information. "An Old Fashioned Iowa Picnic, Sponsored by Citizens for Mennenga, Saturday, October 5, 1974, Serving 4:00 to 6:00 P. M. Oak Park on Highway 136, Fun, Food, Entertainment, Adults $3.00 Children 12 and under $1.50. Color: PK,BK 1980.45.107 (Ticket) image
40 1980.48 Ballot, sample Sample election ballot, printed in Waterloo Courier Wednesday, October 29, 1980; identical to actual ballot as appearing in voting booth, listing all various parties and respective political candidates for 1980 National, State, and Local Elections; upper right and left corners inscribed, "SAMPLE BALLOT"; also lists various precinct wards in Black Hawk County. Color: WH,BK
41 1980.5.114 Political Pin, Political Button Celluloid-type; multi-colored rainbow design on upper section; white on black printed inscription below, "McGovern"; lower curl marked, "c. 1972 Votes Unlimited, Ferndale, N. Y.", union "bug"; metal back, pin back. Color: BK,WH,ML 1980.5.114 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
42 1980.5.199 Political Pin, Political Button Celluloid type; black printed slogan on white background, "FBBI" (For Bush Before Iowa); issued prior to Iowa's political caucuses held January, 1980; lower crul makred "P.C. BUTTON CO. BETHESDA, MD. 1980"; hollow back, pin back. 1980.5.199 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
43 1980.5.235 Political Pin, Political Button Celluloid type; black and white photograph of Lillian Carter; white outline of State of Iowa; "January 21, 1980" (date of Iowa caucus), below photograph; white printed slogan on green background, "KEEP MISS LILLIAN FIRST MOTHER"; hollow back, pin back. Color: BK,WH,GR 1980.5.235 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
44 1980.5.275 Political Pin, Political Button "Welcome Ted Kennedy Cedar Rapids, IA, 1979. B/w photo of Kennedy in center on white background surrounded by blue border. Also on white background, prominent union symbol. Duplicate of 1980.5.274. Back has label of button company. Ted Kennedy visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa to speak at the Iowa Bar Association and promote the campaign of John Culver who was an Iowa senator and a college friend. Kennedy claimed he wasn't after the Presidential nomination but ended up running against and losing the nomination to Jimmy Carter. 1980.5.275 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
45 1980.5.296 Political Pin, Political Button "Culver" written on gold corn cob pin. John Culver was elected to the Senate for one term from 1975-1981. He is a democrat and his eldest son is Chet Culver, who is a former governor of Iowa. 1980.5.296 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
46 1989.43.765I Political Pin, Political Button "Dickinson for U.S. Senator". Lester J. Dickinson was a Republican politician from Iowa. In 1930 Dickinson ran for a seat in the senate from Iowa. Because of his stance against the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (an act that raised tariffs on imported products at an extreme), Dickinson was well favored and won the election. He held his seat in the senate until 1937. Dickinson passed away in Des Moines, Iowa in 1968 at the age of 94. 1989.43.765I (Political Pin, Political Button) image
47 1989.43.765M Political Pin, Political Button "Willkie Worker" blue and gold with two stars above "Willkie". Wendell Willkie and Charles McNary (Republican) ran against Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Wallace (Democratic) in the 1940 United States Presidential election. Willkie lost the election by 5% of the popular vote. 1989.43.765M (Political Pin, Political Button) image
48 1996.30.12 Hanger, doorknob Front is blue with black and white photo of U. S. Senator Roger Jepsen, framed in red and white, and words "Our Senator Is Helping You. Now He Needs Your Help." Back is white. Blue letters say "Roger's Done What He Said he Would" followed in small black letters by six illustrations of what he did. Next, in blue "But There's A Lot More to Do." followed by more text including an appeal for donations to his campaign. At the bottom, in blue, "Roger Jepsen, Our Senator." Color: BL,WH,RD
49 1998.5.13 Political Pin, Political Button For the Iowa governor's race of 1982. The pin has a green front with yellow printing "Roxanne". The X in Roxanne has a square around it to signify that the public should vote for her. The back of the pin is metallic silver in color. 1998.5.13 (Political Pin, Political Button) image
50 1998.5.30.2 Ticket "President Reagan visits Waterloo, Feb. 20, 1984, McElroy Auditorium," The left side of ticket has a red border while the right side has a blue border. In the middle of the ticket it states that "Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Present this ticket at Door. No Reserved Seating." The background of the ticket is white with a blue Presidential Seal. Color: WH,BL,RD 1998.5.30.2 (Ticket) image