Guide to the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign and Inauguration Collection,
2008-2012.

Collection Number: 6828

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Julia Parker
Date completed:
5-15-2009
EAD encoding:
Julia Parker, 5-15-2009
Date modified:
RMC Staff, November 2014

© 2009 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Barack Obama presidential campaign and inauguration collection, 2008-2012.
Collection Number:
6828
Creator:
RMC Staff
Quantity:
6.2 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Memorabilia, newspapers, printed ephemera, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Obama t-shirt and bumper sticker, and an extensive collection of newspapers and magazines about his Presidential campaign and inauguration.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Obama t-shirt and bumper sticker, and an extensive collection of newspapers and magazines about his Presidential campaign and inauguration. Magazines include many photographs of Michelle Obama and the Obama family as well as images of President Obama.
Obama t-shirts, hat, signs, bumper stickers, and buttons, collected from the campaign in Richmond, Virginia.
Items from the Obama inauguration including posters, newspapers, magazines, flyers, pins, invitations, and other ephemera. Includes an Obama Christmas ornament, and a key ring with ribbons from Miller and Rhoades, a now-defunct Richmond, VA department store.
Also newspapers, clippings, and other memorabilia, largely from the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and other Chicago sources from the first year of Obama's presidency.
Campaign items from the 2012 election.
Obama t-shirts, hat, buttons, bumper stickers, iPhone case and "Victory Counsel Virginia Voter Advocate Training Manual," collected by Larry Palmer, 2012.
Three lawn signs (New Mexico for Obama, Native Americans for Obama, Hispanics for Obama) and a New Mexico Obama button.
Cornell Daily Sun, November 7, 2012 and Inauguration “invitation,” 2012.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Obama, Barack.
Obama, Michelle, 1964-
Obama family.

Subjects:
Presidents--United States--Elections--2008.
Campaign paraphernalia.
Elections--United States.
Political campaigns--United States.
Inauguration Day.
Presidents--United States--Inauguration.

Form and Genre Terms:
Ephemera.
T-shirts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Barack Obama presidential campaign and inauguration collection, #6828. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Books by and about President Obama are cataloged separately.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
2008
Buffalo News: November 5 [final edition]
Box 1
2008
Ithaca Journal: November 5
Box 1
2008
New York Times: November 5 [late edition (2 copies)]
Box 1
2008, 2009
New York Times: packaged late edition, November 5 (not same as previous item); and January 21, 2009
Box 1
2008
Journal do Brasil: November 6
Box 5
2008
O Globo: November 6
Box 5
2009
New York Times: A13-14, A-23-24, January 15
Box 5
2009
Ithaca Journal: 5B-8B, January 16
Box 5
2009
Ithaca Journal: USA Weekend, January 16-18
Box 5
2009
New York Times: Weekend Arts, C29-C-38, January 16
Box 5
2009
Wall Street Journal: W1, January 16
Box 5
2009
Ithaca Journal: January 20
Box 5
2009
USA Today: January 20
Box 5
2009
Ithaca Journal: Inauguration 2009 Special Section, January 21 (2 copies)
Box 5
2009
New York Times: A, C, D, P sections, January 21
Box 5
2009
Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 21
Box 5
2009
Wall Street Journal: January 21
Box 5
2009
Washington Post: January 21
Box 5
2009
The Epoch Times: January 22-28
Box 5
2009
Ithaca Journal: USA Weekend, January 30-February 1
Box 5
2009
New York Times: February 25
Box 5
2006
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 1
2007
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 2
January 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 3
February 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 4
June 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 5
August 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 6
September 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 7
October 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 8
November 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 9-12
December 2008
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 13
January 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 14-16
February 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 17
March 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 18
April 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 19
May 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 20
June 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 21
July 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 22
August 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 23
September 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 24
October 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 25
November 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 26
December 2009
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 27
January 2010
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 28
February 2010
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 29
March 2010
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 30
April 2010
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 31
May 2010
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 32
Undated
Assorted news clippings
Box 8 Folder 33
November 7, 2012
Cornell Daily Sun and Inauguration “invitation”
Box 8 Folder 37
2009
America's Hope/Barack Obama, January 20
Box 6 Folder 8
2009
Atlantic, Special State of the Union Issue, January-February
Box 6 Folder 8
2009
Black Enterprise, March
Box 6 Folder 8
2008-2009
Columbia, Winter
Box 6 Folder 9
2008
Denver Magazine, August
Box 6 Folder 9
2009
E/the Environmental Magazine, March/April
Box 6 Folder 9
2009
Economist/The World in 2009
Box 6 Folder 10
2009
Esquire, 1/20/09
Box 6 Folder 10
2009
Essence: the Obamas/Portrait of America's New First Family
Box 6 Folder 10
2009
Globe, 2/2/09
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Jewel, the Presidential Edition
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Life & Style Weekly, 2/2/09
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Mad, 2/09
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Metro Weekly, 1/15/09
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Michelle Obama, Commemorative Edition, 04/2009
Box 6 Folder 11
2009
Michelle Obama, Collector's Edition, Historical
Box 6 Folder 12
2009
Mother Jones, 02/09
Box 6 Folder 12
2009
New York magazine, "All new" issue, 1/19-26/09
Box 6 Folder 12
2009
New York Times Magazine, 1/18/09
Box 6 Folder 12
2008
New Yorker, 2/11&18, 3/17, 7/21, 9/8
Box 6 Folder 13
2008
New Yorker, 10/2, 13, 27
Box 6 Folder 14
2008-2009
New Yorker, 11/17, 12/8/08; 1/19, 26/09
Box 6 Folder 15
2009
Newsweek, 1/19/09
Box 6 Folder 16
2009
O/The Oprah Magazine, 4/09
Box 6 Folder 16
2009
Obama/The Dream Fulfilled, 1/20/09
Box 6 Folder 16
2008
Obama/the 44th President/Hope, 11/08
Box 6 Folder 16
2008
Obama/44th President of the United States, Historical Collectors' Edition, 3/08
Box 6 Folder 17
2009
OK Weekly!, 2/2/09
Box 6 Folder 17
2009
People, 2/2/09
Box 6 Folder 17
2008
The Source, 11/08
Box 6 Folder 17
2009
Time, 1/20, 26/09
Box 7 Folder 1
2009
Today's Black Woman, 3/09
Box 7 Folder 1
2009
TV Guide, 1/26-2/8/09
Box 7 Folder 1
2008
U. S. News & World Report/Secrets of the Civil War, Collectors' Edition, 10/08
Box 7 Folder 2
2009
Utne Reader, 1-2/2009
Box 7 Folder 2
2009
Vogue, 3/09
Box 7 Folder 2
2011
African American Pride, Collector's Edition
Box 7 Folder 3
2008
Chicago Street Wise, December 3-9
Box 8 Folder 34
2008
Chicago Collection, winter 2008
Box 8 Folder 34
2009
Journey to the Presidency
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
The New York Times Magazine, January 18
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Chicago Street Wise, January 21-27 and January 28-February 3
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
The New Yorker (cover), January 26
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Chicago, February
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Today's Chicago Woman, March
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 22
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Time, August 10
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
New York, August 10-17
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
Rolling Stone, August 20
Box 8 Folder 35
2009
The New York Times Magazine, November 1
Box 8 Folder 35
2010
The New York Times Magazine, October 17
Box 8 Folder 36
2010
National Review, Special Post-Shellacking Issue, November 29
Box 8 Folder 36
2008
Obama for President (hat)
Box 2
2008
Yes We Did/Obama Biden (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
Obama '08/BarackObama.com (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
"This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected." Philadelphia, PA 3.18.8 (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
Historical Democratic National Convention/Denver 08 August 25-28/Obama for President (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
Obama/Biden/WWW.DEMOCRATICSTUFF.COM (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
Vote 11.4.08 (tee shirt)
Box 2
2008
Polling place information (door knob signs [3])
Box 2
2008
Obama '08 (sign)
Box 2
2008
Veterans for Obama (sign)
Box 2
2008
Obama/Biden (sign)
Box 2
2008
For the change we need vote November 4th (12-1/2" round sign, stickers)
Box 2
2008
Buffalo News, November 5 (printer's plates)
Box 3
2009
2009 Inauguration (wall calendar)
Box 3
2008
Arrest Bush / Obama Inauguration (sign)
Box 3
2008
Christmas tree ornament (hand-crafted)
Box 4
2008
Key holder (hand decorated)
Box 4
2008
Obama/Biden (buttons [2])
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Obama '08 (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Obama '08 for President (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Obama (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Barack Obama/2008 (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Barack Obama Welcomes You to the Democratic National Convention/Denver, Colorado/August 25-28, 2008 (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Women for Obama (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
1908-"100th Anniversary"-2008/Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO - August 25-28, 2008 (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
America's First Family: Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Obama '08 for President (button)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Obama (bracelet)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
I Voted 2008 Presidential Election (2 stickers)
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Obama/Biden (6 round stickers [various sizes])
Box 6 Folder 1
2008
Hope (magnet)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Obama/Biden 2008 (magnet)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Independents for Obama (bumpersticker)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Our Moment is Now (campaign letter)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Thank you letters (2)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
VCU employees donate mostly to Obama (news article)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Sandwich identification stickers (2 sheets)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
The Obama Biden Plan to support working women and families (booklet)
Box 6 Folder 2
2008
Change Can't Wait! Turn Virginia Blue in '08 (convention program)
Box 6 Folder 3
2008
Mark Warner U S Senate (bumpersticker)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Obama State Delegate Info (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Democratic Party of Virginia / 2008 State Convention Schedule (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Delegate pre-filing form (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Caucus Declaration Form (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Report of the Rules Committee (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Richmond City Democratic Committee: Bylaws and proposed change, 4/2008 (document)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Richmond City Democratic Committee: Agenda and minutes, 4/24/08 (document))
Box 6 Folder 4
2009
Obama comics (news report)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
www.barackbust.com (advertisement)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Obamarama (advertisement)
Box 6 Folder 4
2008
Inauguration (bookmark)
Box 6 Folder 5
2009
Inauguration (invitation)
Box 6 Folder 5
2009
Commemorative (photograph)
Box 6 Folder 5
2009
Cornell University Africana Center Inauguration celebration information (document)
Box 6 Folder 5
2008
The People's Inaugural LGBT Gayla (flyer)
Box 6 Folder 5
2008
Stop the U.S. War of Terror & Torture (flyer)
Box 6 Folder 5
2008
Walking Detour Routes for 56th Presidential Inaugural (map)
Box 6 Folder 5
2008
Obama wall calendar (packet)
Box 6 Folder 6
2009
44 Presidents (postcard)
Box 6 Folder 7
2009
President Barack Obama (postcard)
Box 6 Folder 7
2011
2012 Campaign Letter and 2011 Commemorative Presidential Print
Box 6 Folder 18
2009
Inauguration Program and Poster
Box 6 Folder 19
Cards
Box 6 Folder 20
2012
Campaign mailings
Box 6 Folder 21
2008
Interesting Inaugural facts (flyer)
Box 7
Posters, banners, and an Inauguration t-shirt
Box 9
Presidential pleated bunting
Box 10 MU-1370
2012
2012 campaign ephemera including t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, signs, buttons, iPhone case, voter manual, and two old-fashioned glasses with the Obama for America logo etched into the side of the glass
Box 11 MU-2021
200-
Welcome to O Virginia Headquarters (sign)
Mapcase Folder 1
2008
Obama/Biden (sign)
Mapcase Folder 1