Friday, September 27, 2013

Vic Atiyeh Archives

The Victor Atiyeh Archives are held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon for the purposes of documenting the life and times of Governor Atiyeh and Oregon during his vast career in public service. There are several great examples of campaign buttons, brochures and photos for Atiyeh on the campaign trail available for viewing in the online exhibit of the archives.

Here are some of the items:
1972 RNC Platform Convention Ribbon

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Collectors Archive: Collector has over 3,000 Campaign Pins

This article appeared in The Victoria Advocate shortly after the 1952 presidential election. For some perspective; that was over 60 years ago. Even as far back as then, political collectors had thousands of items in their collections. Joe Fuld is the APIC member featured in this article. 
From Political Collectors dot com

HAILEY, Idaho, Dec 4. The "I like Ike" button or the "Stevenson for president" pin you sported durin the presidential campaign isn't worth a continental now--except to Joe Fuld and his fellow members of the American Political Item Collectors Association.

Fuld, who is president of the collectors association, has the den of his home lined with cases of political insignia. He has more than 3,000 campaign buttons, banners and pins, dating as far back as the 1840 election. One of his four items from that campaign carries William H. Harrisson's famed slogan "Tippercanoe and Tyler too."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Universal Party's Oregon Connections

I was doing some reading of some old Keynoter magazines that I was able to find and found an article by Stephen K. Hauser in the Summer of 1998 issue. His article is about the several campaigns ran by the Universal Party of the 1960s and early 70s. The Universal Party was founded by various UFO enthusiasts and contactees (for those of you who have never seen the X-Files, this was a term popularized in the 50s and 60s for individuals who have supposedly have contact with extraterrestrials).

Harl Haas Remembered

HAAS for AG 1980 Pin
The Oregonian reported recently that retired Multnomah Co. Judge Harl Haas passed away at the age of 80. Earlier in his career he had been elected to the Oregon House and was later appointed to the Oregon Senate. For at time Haas served as District Attorney. He sought nominations for Congress, and Governor in 1974. Later, in 1980, he won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. While he would end up losing that race, he eventually found a a seat as a Multnomah Co. Judge in 1985 where he served until his retirement in 2001.