Hail to the Candidate
Election Memorabilia from the William D. Edmondson Papers
In honor of the November 2008 presidential election, Special Collections presents an exhibition of campaign memorabilia. The campaigns of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, and Barry Goldwater are represented by a diverse selection of materials, including the traditional bumper stickers and buttons, but also more unusual items such as sheet music, match boxes, a tie, and a soda can. This exhibit was curated by Allison James, an Augustana senior and Special Collections student worker. Come to Special Collections (on the first floor of the library) to see this array of American political history!