October 20, 1967. Across the US people are responding, especially on college campuses, to the escalation of protest and conflict over Vietnam. This clipping from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper was sent to LBJ by old friend—now Congressman—Jake Pickle.
It describes the efforts of eight “long-haired, casually attired” University of Texas students on motorcycles as they attempt to recruit students from Southwest Texas State College (LBJ’s alma mater. now Texas State University). The “UT peaceniks” are turned away by the SWT dean, to the delight of Cong. Pickle, and, presumably, the President.
Note, Jake Pickle to the President, 10/20/67, Ex HU 4, WHCF, Box 60, LBJ Library.
Citation for the Purple Heart awarded to Lieutenant John F. Kennedy for injury received as a result of enemy action on August 1st, 1943 while serving in World War II. Signed by W.F. Halsey, Admiral, United States Navy,
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From The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from original sources and containing many speeches, letters and telegrams hitherto unpublished, and illustrated with many reproductions from original paintings, photographs, etc. (1902), some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
Comparing the platforms of the parties in the presidential campaign of 1892. Democrat Grover Cleveland won that year, his third time elected to the presidency.
The Republican Campaign Text-Book for 1892: Protection, Reciprocity, and Dollars of Equal Value, some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
Presidential boy bands …
From A History of the United States for Catholic schools (1914), some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.