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Ralph Benson Collection of Presidential Hopefuls

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2737

This collection consists of fifty letters from various United States Senators, Representatives, and other politicians to Ralph L. Benson in response to his inquiries into their presidential and vice-presidential ambitions. The collection contains letters written from such politicians as Bill Clinton, Robert Dole, Edward Kennedy, John McCain, Al Gore Jr., and Howard H. Baker Jr. Accompanying the letters are a few pieces of campaign fliers and a Clinton/Gore bumper sticker.

Dates

  • 1971-2003

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of fifty letters from various United States Senators, Representatives, and other politicians to Ralph L. Benson in response to his inquiries into their presidential and vice-presidential ambitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information available.

Arrangement

Collection consists of nine folders divided by presidential election year.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to Special Collections in January 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480