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Robert Francis Kennedy at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Lykins, Dan

A photograph showing Robert Francis Kennedy speaking at a Landon Lecture Series, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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Political vehicle tag

Kansas State Industrial Reformatory School

Yellow and black vehicle tag promoting the 1928 presidential campaign of Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis. The tag was a souvenir of the Republican National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri, where Hoover and Curtis were selected as the party's presidential and vice presidential nominees. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Curtis served in the United States Congress and was later elected to Vice President. He was the first individual of American Indian ancestry to reach that high office. The tag was made by inmates at the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Charles Curtis political button

Small political campaign button featuring Charles Curtis. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Curtis served in the United States Congress and was later elected Vice President. He was the first individual of American Indian ancestry to reach that high office. This button depicts a very young Curtis and was probably used in his early campaigns for the Kansas seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Eisenhower political button

this large red, white, and blue button promoted the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. The phrase "I like Ike" was a clever play on Eisenhower's name and proved popular during his 1952 campaign. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.

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Kassebaum Political button

Green and yellow campaign button promoting Senator Nancy Kassebaum. The button reads, ?A Legacy of Kansas Leadership.? It was used for Kassebaum's 1978 election to the United States Senate. The daughter of Kansas Governor Alf Landon, Kassebaum was born in Topeka in 1932. The button depicts photographs of Landon and Kassebaum, and the sunflower motif resembles material used by Landon in his 1936 presidential campaign. Kassebaum won the 1978 election and served three terms in the U.S. Senate.

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Kansas delegation sign

Red, white, and blue vertical Kansas delegation sign from the 1996 National Republican Convention. Held in San Diego, California, the convention nominated Kansas Senator Bob Dole for the Republican Presidential candidate. Born in Russell, Kansas, Dole was partially paralyzed during World War II. He later served in the Kansas Legislature and United States Congress. In 1996, he lost the Presidential election to incumbent Bill Clinton. Members of the Kansas delegation used this sign on the convention floor during the nominating process. It is signed by delegation members.

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Political pin

Whitehead & Hoag Company

Brass and silk press badge worn by William Allen White of Emporia, Kansas, to the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St Louis, Missouri. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, newspaper editor, and politician, White frequently attended national political conventions as either a journalist or delegate. In 1916, White witnessed the nomination of Democratic presidential incumbent Woodrow Wilson. White's signature can be seen on the badge.

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Kassebaum political button

Western Associates

Campaign button for Senator Nancy Kassebaum that reads, ?Run Nancy Run.? In 1990, Kassebaum supporters wore these buttons to encourage her run for a third term in the United States Senate. The daughter of Kansas Governor Alf Landon, Kassebaum was born in Topeka in 1932. She served three terms in the U.S. Senate between 1978 and 1997. Randy Duncan of Western Associates in Salina, Kansas, produced the button in 1990.

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Elect Robert Docking for Governor

A 1966 campaign brochure that promotes Robert Docking as the Democratic candidate for governor who has an eye on the future of Kansas. Docking and the entire Democratic team of candidates have pledged to serve the voters for a vigourous two-party government in Kansas!

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George S. Boutwell to Salmon P. Chase, Governor of Ohio

Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

George Boutwell of Indianapolis, Indiana, wrote the Governor of Ohio, Salmon P. Chase, regarding the forthcoming vote on the Lecompton Constitution--for the constitution with or without slavery. Boutwell explained why he believed the best alternative for Kansas free staters was to "abstain from voting," and asked Chase to encourage his Kansas friends to follow this course. (Chase likely forwarded this letter to Robinson.)

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