David Olson Political Ephemera
Scope and Contents
This collection, compiled by Dr. David Olson, documents political campaigns, both in the United States and on a global level, from the early nineteenth century to the most recent American presidential election in 2012. While elections during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are represented, the majority of the material relates to elections held after 1960. The first series of campaign material includes pamphlets, mailings, party documents, and promotional posters. This includes an array of material from American presidential elections as well as state level elections, with North Carolina and California receiving the most attention. The second series of political ephemera includes campaign stickers, buttons, and various other items related to elections at the national, state, and local levels.
- 1804 - 2014
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 2014
- Other: Date acquired: 2011 August 1
- Olson, David M. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Dr. David Olson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a teacher and political scientist, Olson focuses on the study of comparative legislatures and democratization. Olson, in preparation for his teaching career, obtained his Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his teaching activities, Olson conducts research and lectures for the Center for Legislative Studies at UNCG. Olson has also authored and edited several books on the legislative process and democracy both in the United States and on a global scale.
18.88 Linear Feet (7 boxes; 2 drawers)
Language of Materials
Dr. David Olson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a teacher and political scientist, Olson focuses on the study of comparative legislatures and democratization. This collection, compiled by Dr. David Olson, documents political campaigns, both in the United States and on a global level, from the early nineteenth century to the most recent American presidential election in 2012.
The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Campaign-related documents; and 2. Political ephemera. Series 1 contains materials related to political campaigns within the United States as well as those on an international level. This includes campaign pamphlets, mailings, and posters. Series 2 contains an array of political ephemera including campaign stickers, buttons, and related objects.
Source of Acquisition
David M. Olson
Method of Acquisition
Gift of David M. Olson.
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