Let's take a look at some Oregon 1960 JFK related items! These items mostly come from the collection of John Gearhart, John Silvertooth, and Carl Fisher. Many of these items were not featured in the Oregon Historical Society High Hopes exhibit.
First some JFK Oregon pins. There are at least three known pins. Two show up fairly frequently online and in collections of JFK and Oregon items. These two pins were featured in the High Hopes exhibit.
Here is a great Kennedy newspaper sent during the 1960 Oregon Primary. I had been trying to purchase one for most of this year, and finally was able to get one.
Heims & Turtledove designed radio spots and the mailer you see above. At the link, you can listen to some of the radio spots and see the full mailer. A really great item that I was surprised was not in the OHS display.
The link is no longer active. You can still view the content through the Internet Wayback Machine here: https://web.archive.org/web/20130102184827/http://www.turtledove.com:80/vault/oregon-for-kennedy-1960/
JFK posters are iconic. They pop out at all who see them. The Oregon Primary JFK poster was no exception. They followed the 'TIME FOR GREATNESS' themed posters were used in Oregon and included the Oregon campaign committee info on them. I have seen these particular posters for several states.
SEE POST).What follows now are just a few programs and handouts from various JFK speaking engagements.