Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential campaign buttons

RIT Special Collections

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT's affiliation with Eisenhower College
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Title
Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential campaign buttons and papers
Inclusive Date(s)
1953-1957
Abstract
Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential campaign buttons contains buttons, ribbons, and postcards covering Eisenhower's presidential campaigns in 1953 and 1957, as well as both inaugurations as 33rd President of the United States.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet (3 Lid boxes)
Dimensions note
Buttons vary in size: .75 x .75 to 6 x 6 inches.
Location
C.S. South, Shelf 95
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Historical Information for RIT's affiliation with Eisenhower College (Collapse)

RIT's affiliation with Dwight D. Eisenhower began with Eisenhower College. This small, liberal arts college was located on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, New York. Founded in 1965, the first classes were held in 1968. The curriculum stressed "world studies" with mandatory courses on history, art, philosophy, music, and literature. The College also collected artifacts, documents, and materials related to Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower.

Although funded by private monies, federal grants, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Eisenhower dollar coins, by 1979 the college was in financial difficulties and was acquired by RIT. Financial problems persisted, and three years later, on July 22, 1982, RIT announced the closing of Eisenhower College. At that time, materials from the Eisenhower College relating to both the college and Dwight D. Eisenhower were transferred to the RIT Archives, including this collection of campaign buttons.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential campaign buttons contains 47 buttons, ribbons, and 5 postcards covering Eisenhower's presidential campaigns in 1953 and 1957, as well as both inaugurations as 33rd President of the United States.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Collection materials are displayed in 3 window boxes.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969

Corporate Name(s)

  • Eisenhower College.

Subject(s)

  • Campaign buttons
  • Political campaigns

Genre(s)

  • Buttons (information artifacts)

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Preferred Citation

Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential campaign buttons, RIT Special Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITSpec.0004

Source of Acquisition

These materials originally came to the RIT Archives in July 1982 when the Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York closed. In December 2005, Archivist Becky Simmons made the decision to separate the materials into two groups; those about Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower and those concerning Eisenhower College.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.

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