By Deanna Rainey
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collections contains workshop notes, prints of ballots, and periodicals documenting President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election campaigns and inaugurations.
SHSU Special Collections & University Archives
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Barack Obama Presidential Elections Collection. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Series:
- Series 1
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Democratic Party Information, 2005; undated
- Email from Kassie Leatherwood titled "Important info on 2006 election year (2005, November 15); Instructions on "Ways to Become Involved with the Texas Democratic Party" (undated); volunteer form from the Democratic National Committee (undated); volunteer recruitment form from the Democratic National Committee (undated); Suggest Agenda for a Democratic meeting (undated); Talking points for the 50 states Strategy Presentation (undated); Issue discussion form (undated); photocopy of a newspaper article "The party should focus on best ideas, then present them" (undated)
- Folder 2: Voter Protection and Rights, 2000; undated
- Voter Protection Workshop Notes (undated); "Your Rights as a Voter" flyer (undated); "Making Every Vote Count in 2008" handout (circa 2008); Image of the Official Ballot, General Election Palm Beach County, Florida (2000 November 7); Image of Marion County, Oregon Official Ballot for the General Election (2000 November 7); Image of a ballot (undated); three images of ballot examples and voting booths (undated)
- Folder 3: Elections Periodicals, 2008-2009
- The Texas Observer, featuring "Last Train to Texas" by Anthony Zurcher (2008 September 19); The Washington Post Magazine, The Inauguration Issue (2009 January 18); The Washington Post Parade periodical (2009 January 18)
- Folder 4: Presidential Election 2008, 2008-2009
- Newspaper articles concerning the 2008 Presidential Election of 2008 from the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Huntsville Item, and USA Today
- Folder 5: Presidential Election 2012, 2011-2012
- Newspaper articles concerning the 2012 Presidential Election of 2012 from the Washington Post