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The James Gelbert ’65 Teddy Roosevelt Artifact Collection includes pieces that would have been contemporary to Roosevelt and those created after his presidency. There are campaign buttons and a Facts about the Candidate booklet as well as tourist kitsch and teddy bears. There are also a few campaign buttons from either the 1952 or 1956 president race (Eisenhower/Stevenson.) Finally there is a card file that Gelbert kept of his book collection which was also donated to Musselman Library in August 2015.

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Publication Date

September 2015


Teddy Roosevelt, campaign, buttons, teddy bears


American Politics | History | Political History | United States History

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Finding Aid

MS-190: James Gelbert '65 Teddy Roosevelt Artifact Collection