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Collection Description & Creator Information
The Audiovisual Materials Series documents George McGovern's political career, including his years in the House of Representatives 1956-1960 (no materials dating from 1956), his service as Special Assistant to the President, in which function he directed the Food for Peace Program (1961-1962), and his senatorial career (1962-1981). In addition, the series contains campaign materials from McGovern's House and Senate campaigns as well as his 1972 presidential campaign and his unsuccessful bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968 and 1984. The material dating from 1981-1984 is of particular interest as no other series of the George S. McGovern Papers document this time period. The series contains film footage, video recordings, audiotapes and audiocassettes, computer tapes and diskettes, and other formats.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
A total of 809 linear feet of materials were separated from the collection in 2009 as follows: 20 linear feet of books (sent to Firestone Library and the Special Collections for further processing); 123 linear feet of redundant constituent correspondence (a 6% sample of which was retained); 59 linear feet of secondary material available from other sources (destroyed); 144 linear feet of routine constituent correspondence (destroyed); 35 linear feet of routine office files (destroyed); 101 linear feet of duplicate correspondence carbons (destroyed); 106 linear feet of clippings available from other sources (destroyed); 50 linear feet of duplicates (destroyed); 53 linear feet of material, including card files and contribution envelopes, that duplicates information available elsewhere in the collection (destroyed); 103 linear feet of case files peripheral to policy research (destroyed); 4 linear feet of book drafts peripheral to policy research (destroyed); 9 linear feet of personal records peripheral to policy research (destroyed); and 2 linear feet of blank forms and folders of no research value (destroyed).
The George S. McGovern Papers were processed with the generous support of The John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
- Credit this material:
Seniors; George S. McGovern Papers Series 5: Audiovisual Materials, MC181-05, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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