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2008 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate Collection (WUA00201)


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Title: 2008 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate Collection (WUA00201), 2007-2008Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00201

Primary Creator: University Archives - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet


This collection is arranged by material type and topic.

Box one contains WU Publications including information on the Debate and Debate posters. Box two contains media kit information on flashdrives and CDs, and CDs of news coverage of the debate and Debate website. Box three includes paper press kits, tour guide information, material documenting WU Events Related to Vice Presidential Debate, and more.  Box four contains Vice Presidential Debate Souvenirs sold at the WU Campus Store.  Box five contains Vice Presidential Debate Souvenirs.  Box six contains Vice Presidential Debate Souvenirs produced by Washington University.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes publications, media kits, souvenirs, and other material documenting the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate held at Washington University on October 2, 2008.

Collection Historical Note

On October 2, 2008, Washington University hosted the only Vice Presidential Debate between Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.  The debate was televised nationally.  The University previously hosted three Presidential Debates in 1992, 2000, and 2004 and was scheduled to host a 1996 debate which was later cancelled.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accurals are interfiled with collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was collected by Washington University Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Samantha Halstead in June 2010. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in Summer 2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Meg Tuomala in October 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in Summer 2016.

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Physical Description: Material includes: toys, pins, playing cards, note cards, bumper stickers, Presidential Material comic book

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