GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS. Eugene McCarthy.
GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS
GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS
GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS
GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS

GRASSROOTS MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT MATERIALS

An archive of newspaper clippings, flyers, and grassroots organizational materials in support of U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy’s bid for the 1968 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. The focus of McCarthy’s campaign was a swift end to the war in Vietnam, making him a popular candidate among Northern California’s young voters over his primary contender, Robert F. Kennedy.

The materials gathered in this collection center largely on the grassroots efforts of his supporters in Marysville, a small city less than an hour from Sacramento that grew out of California’s gold rush. Marysville has also been a refuge for peace activists drawn to its historic Buddhist community which stemmed from the Chinese immigrants who found refuge in the region after being forced from their homes elsewhere in California between 1870 and 1900. The Chinese Bok Kai Temple claims to be the oldest continually operating Taoist temple in America, and a Chinese New Year festival has been celebrated in Marysville since 1880.

A one-sheet campaign flyer produced by the Berkeley-based Northern California Youth for McCarthy Campaign Committee is among the materials in this collection with a direct appeal to youth. “Young people today are aware of the disparity between the theories of democracy as laid down in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, and the realities of democracy today. They are demanding clear answers to fundamental questions, and they are not getting such answers from the present administration. Most of the President’s Cabinet members cannot appear on a campus without fear of demonstration.”

McCarthy vigorously debated Senator Robert Kennedy, who was the victor in the California primary. After Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, McCarthy went on to the Democratic National Convention, but ultimately lost the nomination to Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who was then defeated by President Richard Nixon.

This archive also includes:

Single sheet campaign mailer produced by Northern California McCarthy for President outlining his civil rights efforts
Mimeographed one-sheet about the Marysville McCarthy headquarters
One-sheet fact sheet on green paper produced by Mill Valley McCarthy for President Campaign titled Senator McCarthy on CIA, Military, FBI
One-sheet fact sheet on blue paper produced by Mill Valley McCarthy for President Campaign titled Senator McCarthy on Israel
One-sheet fact sheet on pink paper produced by Mill Valley McCarthy for President Campaign titled Senator McCarthy on Selective Service
One-sheet fact sheet on yellow paper produced by Mill Valley McCarthy for President Campaign titled Senator McCarthy on Farm Policy
Eight-page document with a blue paper cover produced by Mill Valley McCarthy for President Campaig titled The Issues of 1968
One-sheet fact sheet on blue paper with McCarthy’s views on Vietnam and Civil Rights
One-page photocopied flyer on white paper from the U.C. Davis Volunteers for McCarthy inviting the Marysville grassroots supporters to meet McCarthy
Two pages, paperclipped and mimeographed: “General Instructions to Canvassers”
Two pages, stapled and mimeographed: “Duties and Privileges of Canvass Coordinators”
Two pages, mimeographed: “General Phoning Instructions”
One page, photocopied, with additional phoning instructions
One page, photocopied: Youth for McCarthy Worksheet
Four pages, photocopied on white paper and stapled: “What Shall We Teach About Race and Racism?”
Four pages, photocopied on white paper and stapled: “Corn-Pone Opinions”
One page photocopied reprint of opinion piece by Russell Baker of the New York Times: “Where Property is Set Above Life”
Two-page, mimeographed and stapled: an appeal for volunteers
One page flyer for a McCarthy march on Saturday, July 27 at Golden Gate Park
Twenty-five newspaper clippings from various newspapers about McCarthy’s campaign
May 17, 1968 issue of Fiesta Latino Americana, printed in Spanish, with a front page story about McCarthy and a full-page advertisement on the rear cover
Political campaign piece printed on newsprint to mimic a newspaper, four pages, produced by the McCarthy for President Committee
Political campaign piece printed on newsprint to mimic a newspaper, four pages, produced by the Northern California Labor Committee for Eugene McCarthy
Political campaign piece printed on newsprint to mimic a newspaper, four pages, produced by the McCarthy for President Committee and focused on the African American support for his campaign
Two different, six-panel folding brochures about the candidate produced by the McCarthy for President Committee
Four-page brochure about the candidate, produced by the McCarthy for President Committee
Students for McCarthy poster, photocopied on yellow cardstock, with a holographic correction to the telephone number
One page flyer listing Viet-Nam veterans for McCarty
Reprint from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about McCarthy winning the Wisconsin primary
Two McCarthy for President campaign buttons

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