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Guide to the Model Democratic Convention Records, 1975-1976

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Title:
Model Democratic Convention: records
Creator:
Bowdoin College
ID:
A04.13
Date [inclusive]:
1975-1976
Extent:
1.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Model Democratic Convention Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The Model Democratic Convention held at Bowdoin College, February 13-15, 1976, was designed to simulate a real political convention including the adoption of a platform and nomination of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Christopher Wolf and Robert Harvey, members of the Class of 1976, served as the planning committee's chairman and co-chairman. The College's Department of Government and Legal Studies, and the Bowdoin Political Forum, a non-partisan student organization, assisted with arrangements. Dean Alice Early served as faculty advisor, and members of the College community volunteered to be state delegates. According to Christopher Wolf, a Democratic convention was chosen because the Democratic party was out of office, which traditionally resulted in a more interesting convention. Bowdoin's model convention preceded all of the national primaries and resulted in a ticket with Hubert H. Humphrey as the presidential nominee and Jimmy Carter as the vice presidential nominee.

This collection contains organizational material for the Model Democratic Convention as well as state delegation materials and ballots. Includes correspondence, reports, nominating petitions, surveys, volunteer registration forms, and newspaper clippings.

Series Description:

This series contains organizational material for the 1976 Model Democratic Convention at Bowdoin College. Includes correspondence and information regarding committees, funding, guest speakers, and volunteers, as well as the platform and program.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Agenda for convention

box 1 folder 1

Arrangements pertaining to guest speakers

box 1 folder 2

Caucus reports

box 1 folder 3

Chairman's speech

box 1 folder 4

College car

box 1 folder 5

Correspondence received, 1975-1976, n.d.

box 1 folder 6

Correspondence sent, 1975 Oct - 1976 Feb

box 1 folder 7

Correspondence sent, n.d.

box 1 folder 8

Credentials challenges

box 1 folder 9

Democratic National Committee information

box 1 folder 10

Funding

box 1 folder 11

Gameplan

box 1 folder 12

Information about the candidates

box 1 folder 13

Morrell Gymnasium setup

box 1 folder 14

Nominating petitions

box 1 folder 15

Platform

box 1 folder 16

Platform and amendments proposed

box 1 folder 17

Press (newspaper clippings)

box 1 folder 18

Program

box 1 folder 19

Public relations

box 1 folder 20

Rules

box 1 folder 21

Volunteers

box 1 folder 22

Washington and Lee University mock Democratic Convention information

box 1 folder 23

Series Description:

This series contains information gathered by state delegations in attendance at Bowdoin's Model Democratic Convention. Includes surveys, reports, and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by state.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Alabama

box 1 folder 24

Alaska

box 1 folder 25

Arizona

box 1 folder 26

Arkansas

box 1 folder 27

Colorado

box 1 folder 28

Connecticut

box 1 folder 29

Delaware

box 1 folder 30

District of Columbia

box 1 folder 31

Idaho

box 1 folder 32

Indiana

box 1 folder 33

Maine

box 1 folder 34

Maryland

box 1 folder 35

Massachusetts

box 1 folder 36

Michigan

box 1 folder 37

Mississippi

box 1 folder 38

Missouri

box 1 folder 39

Nebraska

box 1 folder 40

New Hampshire

box 1 folder 41

New Mexico

box 1 folder 42

North Carolina

box 1 folder 43

North Dakota

box 1 folder 44

Ohio

box 1 folder 45

Oregon

box 1 folder 46

Pennsylvania

box 1 folder 47

South Dakota

box 1 folder 48

Tennessee

box 1 folder 49

Territories

box 1 folder 50

Utah

box 1 folder 51

Vermont

box 1 folder 52

Virginia

box 1 folder 53

Wisconsin

box 1 folder 54

Series Description:

This series contains ballots used to choose the Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates at Bowdoin's 1976 Model Democratic Convention. The collection contains nine ballots for president and three ballots for vice president.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Ballot one for president

box 1 folder 55

Ballot two for president

box 1 folder 56

Ballot three for president

box 1 folder 57

Ballot four for president

box 1 folder 58

Ballot five for president

box 1 folder 59

Ballot six for president

box 1 folder 60

Ballot seven for president

box 1 folder 61

Ballot eight for president

box 1 folder 62

Ballot nine for president

box 1 folder 63

Ballot one for vice president

box 1 folder 64

Ballot two for vice president

box 1 folder 65

Ballot three for vice president

box 1 folder 66
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