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Cornell University Library Salon

  • 09/15/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
You are invited...
To Join Anne R. Kenney,
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
for a Cornell University Library Salon
September 15, 2016

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks:  6 - 7 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A:  7 - 8:30 p.m.

General admission:  $35
Young alumni (2006 - 2016):  $25

American Political Memorabilia
Symbolism and Silliness
Evan Stewart (BA 1974, JD 1977) has one of America's most extensive collections of political memorabilia.   In 1960, he began amassing thousands of campaign buttons, posters, dolls, puppets, cartoons, and other paraphernalia.  These assorted materials tell an amazing set of stories about our nation's electoral battles.  What was the dirtiest campaign in history?  What role did the "Wide Awakes" have in fomenting the Civil War?  What was the first "modern" campaign in our history?  What campaign generated the most memorabilia?  Why are some items more valuable than others?   Which candidate threw a tantrum over his presidential button?  What pets have influenced the ballot box?  These and many other questions will be answered during Mr. Stewart's presentation.

Space is Limited

For event questions, please contact:

Lori Auble at 607-255-9868 or email:


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