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Political Campaign Collection

Identifier: M408


This collection consists of information on various politicians throughout Mississippi from approximately 1904 - 1959. The materials include biographical information of politicians and election-related materials (i.e. instructions for voting). The collection also contains campaign materials such as flyers, pamphlets, handout cards, and posters. There are also a variety of newspapers that feature campaign ads. Among the politicians whose campaign materials are featured in the collection are Theodore G. Bilbo, Ross Collins, Martin Sennett (Mike) Conner, Roland B. Wall, Stokes V. Robertson, and Wall Doxey. Of particular interest is a cartoon about Theodore Bilbo and Ross Collins that was distributed by the Wall Doxey senatorial campaign in 1940.


  • circa 1904-1959

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Politics has been defined as the art and science of government, and as the profession devoted to governing. British historian and author Harold D. Laswell defined politics as, “Who gets what, when, and how.” Whatever the definition, the state of Mississippi has had a long, rich political history, with a liberal sprinkling of colorful politicians. For instance, Theodore G. Bilbo was a very interesting character, who served Mississippi as both governor and U.S. Senator. He and other politicians in the state tended to mount very unique campaigns that grabbed the people’s attention and held it.


.50 Cubic Feet

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Materials in this collection were donated by various individuals between 1988 and 2004.

Existence and Location of Copies

For Digitized Materials from this collection, see: External Documents link at bottom of page.

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Political Campaign Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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