Finding aid for the Joe Overstreet Campaign Button Collection

MUM01733

Access Restriction

Open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

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PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01733/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Overstreet, Joe
Title
Joe Overstreet Campaign Button Collection
ID
MUM01733
Date [inclusive]
1964-1988
General Physical Description note
1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Location:
Library Annex
Abstract:
Collection of presidential campaign buttons from 1964 to 1988.

Prefered Citation

Joe Overstreet Campaign Button Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

Campaign buttons are a form of political advertising to support or oppose a candidate, political party, or issue.

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Scope and Content Note

All but one of the campaign buttons in this collection focus on presidential candidates between 1964 and 1988. The exception is a button touting the Republican Party in 1964.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Joe Overstreet Campaign Button Collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Joe Overstreet donated the collection to the archives in December 2010.

Processing Information

Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite processed the collection in December 2010.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

The Politics & Government Subject Guide is available online at http://guides.lib.olemiss.edu/pol_gov.

The Mississippi Politics Collection also includes a number of campaign buttons.

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Controlled Access Headings

Format(s)

  • buttons (information artifacts)

Personal Name(s)

  • Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005
  • Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
  • Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
  • Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
  • McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005
  • McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Shapp, Milton J., 1912-1994
  • Udall, Morris K.
  • Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998

Subject(s)

  • Campaign buttons
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1964
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1972
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1976
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1980
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1984
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988

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Collection Inventory

Barry Goldwater (1964) 

“Goldwater Miller” (7/8 inch). 

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Richard M. Nixon (1968/1972) 

“The Winning Team Nixon and Agnew” (1 ¾ inch) 

“America Needs Nixon and Agnew” (1 inch) 

“Nixon Agnew” (1 ½ inch) 

“Nixon’s the One!” (7/8 inch). Two buttons 

[Nixon and Agnew portrait over draped American flag] (1 ¾ inch) 

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Hubert Humphrey (1968) 

“Humphrey for President” (1 ¼ inch). Eight buttons 

“Humphrey Muskie” (1 ¼ inch). Four buttons 

“Humphrey” (1 1/8 inch) 

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George Wallace (1968) 

“For President George Wallace” (1 ¾ inch) 

“Wallace for President” (1 inch). Three buttons 

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Eugene McCarthy (1968) 

“McCarthy” (1 ½ inch) 

“McCarthy” (1 ½ inch). Three buttons 

“Republicans for McCarthy” (1 ½ inch) 

“Eugene” (3/4 inch). Three buttons 

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George McGovern (1972) 

“McGovern” (1 3/8 inch). Three buttons 

“McGovern” (1 1/8 inch) 

“McGovern” (1 1/8 inch) 

“McGovern” (1 ½ inch) 

“McGovern President ‘72” (1 1/8 inch) 

“McGovern.” Three clips 

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Shirley Chisholm (1972) 

“Catalyst for Change Shirley Chisholm for President” (1 ¾ inch) 

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Jimmy Carter (1976/1980) 

“Carter Mondale” (1 1/8 inch) 

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Morris Udall (1976) 

“Ms. For Mo” (1 3/8 inch) 

“Mo Udall ‘76” (1 1/8 inch) 

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Milton Shapp (1976) 

“Shapp for President ‘76” (1 1/8 inch) 

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Ronald Reagan (1980/1984) 

“Reagan 84” (1 5/8 inch) 

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Michael Dukakis (1988) 

“Dukakis Will Do the Job of Three Men” with image of the three Stooges (2 ¼ inch) 

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Non-Specific Candidate 

“GOParty 1964” (1 1/8 inch) 

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