University Archives 1972 Presidential Election Exhibit
In honor of UT Tyler’s 40th anniversary and the upcoming presidential election, the University Archives and Special Collections Department at the Robert R. Muntz library is excited to display materials from the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection. The exhibit, located on the second floor of the library, features artifacts created for the 1972 Presidential campaign between Richard Nixon and George McGovern 40 years ago.
Buttons, stickers, and other memorabilia highlight McGovern’s controversial decisions surrounding his Vice President running mates, how Nixon’s successful reelection was a historic landslide, and the inevitable end of Nixon’s tenure as President due to the Watergate Scandal.
The exhibit also illustrates the issues and debates most relevant to the country 40 years ago, issues that affected the faculty and staff who moved to Tyler, Texas to establish what is now the University of Texas at Tyler.The Tim Anthony Jackson Collection contains over 12,000 political and historical artifacts from over 100 years of U.S. Presidential history, including campaign buttons,
posters, banners, bumper stickers, dolls, board games, statues, masks, and campaign literature.
To learn more about the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection, UT Tyler’s 40th anniversary, or the University Archives, please visit the UASC—located on the first floor of the Robert R. Muntz library (LIB 107). Please feel free to contact the UASC at 903-565-5849 or email@example.com for more information or research inquiries.