Kennedy for President Washington State Campaign records, 1956-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Kennedy for President. Washington State Campaign
Kennedy for President Washington State Campaign records
1956-1959 (inclusive)
approximately .42 cubic feet
Collection Number
2588 (Accession No. 2588-001)
Correspondence and supporting files related to Washington State Campaign by the 1960 Democratic presidential campaign organization supporting John F. Kennedy
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

1960 Democratic presidential campaign organization supporting John F. Kennedy, in the state of Washington. Henry B. Owen was the state chairman.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the JFK Washington State Presidential campaign consist almost entirely of correspondence from 1958-60 drawn from the files of Senator Kennedy's office. There is both incoming and outgoing correspondence, the latter being entirely carbon copies. Incoming correspondence is occasionally annotated with brief outlines of the reply; a few of these annotations are from JFK and others from members of his staff. These include Ted Kennedy, Lawrence O'Brien, Theodore Sorenson, and Stephen E. Smith, all of whom occasionally also appear as authors of letters. The incoming correspondence is principally expressions of support from citizens and discussions of campaign appearances from Democratic Party functionaries; the outgoing is mainly brief responses and thank-you letters.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Corporate Names :
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Kennedy for President. Washington State Campaign--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Collier, Gerald F (creator)
    • Cox, Kenneth A., 1916-2011 (creator)
    • Derig, Will M (creator)
    • Little, Herbert S. (Herbert Satterthwaite), 1902-1972 (creator)
    • McGovern, E. B (creator)
    • Oaksmith, Gerald M (creator)
    • Owen, Henry B.,  -1976 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Democratic Party (Wash.) (creator)
    • Democratic Party (Wash.). Central Committee (creator)