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1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0051

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of campaign materials from Jackson’s 1984 campaign for the Texas Democratic Primary.

Dates

  • 1984

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.

Jackson was the second African-American to mount a nationwide campaign for the Presidency. He garnered 3.5 million votes during the primaries, third behind candidates Hart and Mondale. He won in Virginia, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and split Mississippi, where there were two separate contests for Democratic delegates. Through the process, Jackson helped confirm the black electorate's importance to the Democratic Party in the South at the time.

Extent

.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as RG F 0021 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in May 2019.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: George Werner, October 1984.
Title
RG 0051 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection
Subtitle
An inventory of records at the African American Library at the African American Library at the Gregory School
Status
Completed
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
M Closed T 10-6 W 10-6 Th 12-8 F 10-5 Sa 10-5 Su Closed
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662