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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2016 - Political Memorabilia

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Republican Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan implores John F. Homeier of Springfield, Illinois to come to Reagan's and Nancy Reagan’s home, “Wexford”, near Washington DC, on October 25, 1980 to discuss the critical financial status of their…

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Black and white bi-fold flyer for Democratic incumbent, J. Glenn Schneider, of the 41st Congressional District for the November 2, 1980 election. The dexter obverse implores constituents to vote for ‘Leadership Change’ in each local, state, and…

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This is a political advertisement ran in the Southern Illinoisian paper on March 14, 1976. The literature pertains to the 1976 Illinois Governor Election. It was a privately funded ad paid by Southern Illinois Voters and Tony Ison of Mt. Vernon. The…

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Tin/metal version of the State Journal-Register Front Page that shows Mayor Ossie Langfelder getting a hug and kiss from his wife after securing his re-election bid as Springfield, Illinois's mayor. Dated April 3, 1991, the front page also shows the…

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This was a note card issued during Al Harris's Republican primary campaign for Precinct Committeeman #108 in March 1982. His campaign was successful, and he served for one term in office.

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Invitation to attend the funeral of former Governor Richard Oglesby in Elkhart,Illinois, on April 28th, 1899, at 4.30pm. Invitation includes information about funeral train at Chicago and Alton Depot.

Item was purchased by contributor at auction.…

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Susana Mendoza, a Democrat, runs for Illinois Comptroller in 2016 to challenge Leslie Hunger (Republican). As of the publication on the UIS History Harvest website, the outcome of the election is yet to be determined.

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A Flyer for Mike McElroy (Republican) as State Senator (48th district) in the 2012 elections. He lost the election against the Democrat Andy Manar by a margin of 9'000 votes.

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The Flyer was distributed during Andy Manar's successful campaign for Illinois State Senator (48th district) against the Republican candidate Mike McElroy. Manar won by 9,000 votes.

The contributor was a paid field organizer for the campaign in…

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Political Rulers-
Jim Edgar (Secretary of State)
Oblinger (Representative)
Judy Topinka (Illinois State Treasurer)
George Ryan (Secretary of State)

Political Pencils-
George Wilkings (Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Vernon Nickell…
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