Charles James Nabors collection of George McGovern campaign audio recordings, circa 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Nabors, Charles James, 1934-1986
Title
Charles James Nabors collection of George McGovern campaign audio recordings
Dates
circa 1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 reel-to-reel audiotapes
Collection Number
A0304
Summary
The Charles James Nabors collection of George McGovern campaign audio recordings are radio promotionals made by the George McGovern for President committee, which supported the South Dakota Senator as the Democratic candidate in the 1972 presidential election against incumbent Richard Nixon. The tapes were collected by Dr. Charles Nabors, a medical researcher and political activist who became the University of Utah's first African American faculty member in 1958.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Charles James Nabors, Jr. (1934-1986) was hired as a research assistant in the Department of Anatomy in 1956 and became the University of Utah's first African American faculty member in 1958. Although his scientific career focused on research into cistic fibrosis, Nabors' involvement in the local community extended into the political sphere. A member of the executive board of Salt Lake City's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter, Nabors was active in state and national government affairs, and he served on the Utah Humanities Council board of directors from 1978-1980. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nabors graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and earned his doctorate at the University of Utah after his appointment to the faculty. He died in 1986 at the age of 52.

George McGovern (b. 1922) served in World War II and was later elected United States congressman from South Dakota from 1957-1961 and senator from 1963-1981. In 1961 he was appointed worldwide director of the Food for Peace program by President John F. Kennedy, and his continuing actions combating world hunger led him to be appointed United Nations Ambassador on World Hunger in 2001 and earned him the World Food Prize in 2008. A decorated veteran, McGovern was known for his opposition to the Vietnam war. He unsuccessfully ran for president against incumbent Richard M. Nixon in 1972.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Charles James Nabors collection of George McGovern campaign audio recordings are radio promotionals made by the George McGovern for President committee, which supported the South Dakota Senator as the Democratic candidate in the 1972 presidential election against incumbent Richard Nixon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1 Senator Edward Kennedy spots

Reel-to-reel audiotape
This tape contains promotional material for Senator George McGovern's (Democrat, South Dakota) 1972 presidential campaign featuring the endorsement of Senator Edward Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusettes).
circa 1972
2 Senator Hubert Humphrey

Reel-to-reel audiotape
This tape contains promotional material for Senator George McGovern's (Democrat, South Dakota) 1972 presidential campaign featuring the endorsement of former Vice President and South Dakota native, Senator Hubert Humphrey (Democrat, Minnesota).
circa 1972
3 Senator Humphrey spots

Reel-to-reel audiotape
This tape contains promotional material for Senator George McGovern's (Democrat, South Dakota) 1972 presidential campaign featuring the endorsement of former Vice President and fellow South Dakota native, Senator Hubert Humphrey (Democrat, Minnesota).
circa 1972
4 McGovern radio promotionals

Reel-to-reel audiotape
This tape contains general promotional material for Senator George McGovern's (Democrat, South Dakota) 1972 presidential campaign.
circa 1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1972
  • Personal Names :
  • McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Commercials
  • Sound recordings