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Klinkel, Thomas
Thomas Klinkel Collection on George McGovern
Public Policy Papers
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9 boxes
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Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-9


Collection of material relating predominantly to George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign. Includes organizational charts, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, family and campaign photographs, slides, audiotapes, and campaign publications.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of material collected by Thomas Klinkel relating to three George McGovern political campaigns in South Dakota. The majority of the collection refers to McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign and includes organizational charts, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, family and campaign photographs, slides of Vietnam, cassettes and tapes of speeches, radio and public service announcements, and campaign posters. In addition, the collection contains a notebook relating to McGovern's 1968 senatorial campaign as well as correspondence relating to his senate re-election campaign of 1974.

Collection Creator Biography:

Klinkel, Thomas

Thomas E. Klinkel is a lawyer from South Dakota, the son of Norma Klinkel and Vernon (Bud) Klinkel of Brookings, South Dakota. He served as the North and South Dakota coordinator for the 1972 George McGovern presidential campaign. Prior to his work with Senator McGovern, Klinkel graduated from South Dakota State University in 1968, received a Masters Degree from the University of Americas in Mexico in 1970, and served for two years in the U.S. Army.

Collection History


Gift of Thomas Klinkel in 1990 . The accession number associated with thes gift is ML.1990.030.


Appraisal at accession not required, as per the accession record on file.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John DeLooper in April 2009. A series-level description and finding aid were written by John DeLooper at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to audiovisual material in this collection follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

Thomas Klinkel Collection on George McGovern; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-9