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Frank Talty Collection A- I

Campaign button for Joseph Abrams, c. 1971

Abrams School Committee

Button from Joseph Abrams 1971 campaign for the Lowell School Committee.

Dave Allen for Lowell School Committee

Literature from Dave Allen's 1981 campaign for the Lowell School Committee.

I'm for Antonelli for Representative

Button from Frank Antonelli's State Representative campaign, c. 1972- 1976.

Re-Elect Antonelli

Literature from Rocco J. Antonelli's 1984 campaign for re-election as Middlesex County Treasurer.

Askew for President

A button from Reubin Askew's 1984 campaign for President of the United States of America.

Chet Atkins for Congress

Letter of support for Chet Atkins' 1984 campaign for the US House of Representatives.

Attorney General

A sticker, contribution card, and envelope from Brad Bailey's 1998 campaign for Attorney General.

 

State Equal Rights Amendment

A bumper sticker from the 1976 ballot question to ratify equal rights under Article I of the United States Constitution.

A Record of Service

Literature from Ruth Balser's 1998 campaign for State Representative for the 11th Middlesex District.

Proven Excellence

Literature from David M. Bartley's 1984 campaign for the US Senate.

Birch Bayh '76

A button from Birch Bayh's 1976 campaign for the United States Presidency. Indiana's Senator Bayh lost in the Democratic Primary to Henry M. Jackson.

Attorney General Bellotti

Button from Francis X. Bellotti's campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General, c. 1974-1982. Bellotti held the office from 1974 through 1987.

Democrat for Governor

A bumper sticker from Tom Birmingham's 2002 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Birmingham lost the state Democratic Primary to Shannon O'Brien.

Blatus Selectman

Bumper sticker for Michael Blatus' 1982 campaign for Dracut Selectman.

Ken Bresler State Representative

Literature from Ken Bresler's 1998 campaign for State Representative.

Come Meet Jerry Brown

A flyer for a 1979 rally for 1980 Presidential candidate Jerry Brown.

 

Out of Order

Literature from John Buonomo's 2000 campaign for Massachusetts Register of Probate.

Experience Counts

A button from George H.W. Bush's 1992 campaign for re-election as President of the United States.

Candidate's Guide

A Candidate's Guide to running for office, published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, circa 1967-1974.

Capuano Delivers.

Literature from Mike Capuano's 1998 campaign for the United States House of Representatives. Capuano has been re-elected several times, including the 2016 election.

For a Responsible America

Literature from Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale's 1980 campaign for re-election as the President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Dave Casey City Council

Campaign button from Dave Casey's 1983 run for Lowell City Council.

A Councilor Worth Re-Electing

A newspaper advertisement proof for Tom Casey's 1981 campaign for re-election to the Lowell City Council.

Cavanaugh District Attorney

A bumper sticker from Paul J. Cavanaugh's 1982 campaign for District Attorney in the Northern District.

Cellucci and Swift

A bumper sticker from the 1998 gubernatorial campaign of Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift.

Clinton Gore

A button from one of Bill Clinton and Al Gore's campaigns for President and Vice President of the United States of America. Pres. Clinton and Vice Pres. Gore were elected in 1992 and re-elected in 1996.

Coakley for District Attorney

Literature from Martha Coakley's 1998 campaign for District Attorney.

Concerned Citizens for Lowell High School

A bumper sticker from a local 1980s campaign regarding concerns for Lowell High School.

Leadership for America

A button from John B. Connally's 1980 campaign for President of the United States of America. Connally lost the Primary Election to George H.W. Bush.

Mike Connolly

A button from one of Mike Connolly's campaigns for Secretary of the Commonwealth, or Massachusetts Secretary of State. Connolly ran successful campaigns in 1978, 1982, 1986, and 1990.

More Than a Nice Guy

Literature from Michael Conway's 1982 campaign for Massachusetts State Representative.

Working Together for a Better Lowell

Campaign sticker from Edmond Gus Coutu's campaign for City Council, c. 1981-1987.

Cranston Fundraiser Rally

Literature from former Sen. Alan Cranston's (D-CA) 1984 campaign for President of the United States.

Join the Creem Team

A bumper sticker from Cynthia Creem's 1998 campaign for State Senate. Creem has served in the State Senate since election in 1998.

Congressman Cronin

A Button from one of Paul W. Cronin's campaigns for the US House of Representatives. Cronin was elected to the position in 1972, lost to Paul Tsongas in 1974, and ran again in 1992.

Cuomo in '88

A button from a campaign promoting Mario Cuomo for the 1988 Presidential race. Cuomo chose not to run for the nation's highest office.

Substance

Literature from Gerard D'Amico's 1986 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Governor's Council

A bumper sticker from Marilyn M Petitto Devaney's 1998 campaign for the Governor's Council. Devaney has been re-elected several times, including in the 2016 elections.

State Representative

A bumper sticker from one of John Desmond's 1990 campaign for State Representative.

Dever Sheriff

A slide button from John F. Dever, Jr.'s 1970 campaign for Middlesex County Sheriff.

A Proven Leader

A mailer from James V. DiPaola's 1998 campaign for re-election as Middlesex County Sheriff.

Donnelly for Governor

Literature from Brian Donnelly's 1998 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Make Massachusetts Work for Everyone

Literature from Mike Dukakis' 1982 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Durkin for Congress

A button from Thomas J. Durkin's 1986 campaign for US House of Representatives. Durkin won the Democratic Primary, however, he lost the State Election to Peter G. Porkidsen.

Vote Early

A button from one of Edward J. Early's campaigns for Register of Deeds. Early won the elections in 1976, 1982, and 1988.

Strike up a Friendship with Fanitini

A matchbook from Donald Fantini's 1978 campaign for Middlesex County Treasurer. Fantini was among the candidates that lost to Rocco J. Antonelli.

Ferraro for Vice President

A button from Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 campaign for Vice President of the United States of America.

Andover's Representative

A door hanger from one of Barry Finegold's campaigns for State Representative. Finegold served in the position from 1996 through 2010.

Joe Fitzpatrick for City Council

A button from Joe Fitzpatrick's 1987 campaign for Lowell City Council.

Nobody Owns Him

Literature from Tim Flaherty's 1998 campaign for District Attorney in the Northern District of Massachusetts.

Ford and Dole

A button from Gerald Ford and Bob Dole's 1976 campaign for election to the office of President and Vice President of the United States of America. Having become Vice President under the 25th Amendment, and after Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, Ford became the first President not elected to the position.

Happy Birthday to Barney!

An invitation from Senators Ted Kennedy and Tip O'Neill to a 1982 birthday party fundraiser for Sen. Barney Frank.

New Talent.

Inside cover page from a pamphlet for Mike Gallagher's campaign for Lowell School Committee.

Renewal has Begun

Literature from Charles Gargiulo's 1983 campaign for Lowell City Council.

We Were 12-2

Advertisement literature from political consulting agency Gaudet & Mazel Political Communications, which features several candidates.

Dorothy Kelly Gay Lieutenant Governor

A diamond shaped sticker from Dorothy Kelly Gay's 1998 campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Gay lost the Democratic Primary to Warren Tolman.

Bill Geary for Lieutenant Governor

Literature from Bill Geary's 1982 campaign for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor.

Mike Gianotis

Literature from Mike Gianotis' 1979 campaign for the Lowell School Committee.

Believe in the Future Again

Literature from John Glenn's 1984 campaign for President of the United States.

A Proven Leader

A handout from one of Tim Golden's campaigns for State Representative. Golden ran in 1992 and 1996, winning the Republican Primary.

Who Should You Vote for?

Literature from Len Golder's 1998 campaign for Governor's Council.

Elect Goldman City Council

A bumper sticker from one of Mark Goldman's campaign for City Council. Goldman ran 1975- 1985, 1989, 1995, and 1996.

Why Vote for Goldstein

A campaign kick-off party invitation for Howard Goldstein's 1998 campaign for the Governor's Council.

Gramm for President

A bumper sticker from William Gramm's 1996 campaign for the US Presidency. Gramm lost the Republican Primary to Sen. Bob Dole.

Re-Elect Our Assemblyman

Literature from Yucaipa, CA Assemblyman Brett Granlund's campaign for re-election. Granlund was elected to represent California's 65th District in the state Assembly in 1994 and retired in 2000.

We Are G.L.A.D.

A bumper sticker from the Greater Lowell Area Democrats.

Defeat Reaganism

Literature from Gus Hall's 1984 campaign for President of the United States.

I Believe in Bob Hall

A button from one of Bob Hall's campaigns for the Massachusetts State Senate. Hall was elected to five terms, serving from 1973-1983.

President '76

A button from Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris' 1976 campaign for President of the United States of America.

Scott Harshbarger for District Attorney

A bumper sticker from one of Scott Harshbarger's campaigns for the District Attorney's office. Although Harshbarger lost in 1978, he went on to win in 1982 and 1986.

Gary Hart

A button from Gary Hart's 1984 campaign for President of the United States of America.

Open Cover Before Voting

A matchbook from J. Harvey's 1978 campaign for Register of Probate.

Governor Hatch and Lt. Governor Cowin

A button from Francis W. Hatch and William I. Cowin's 1978 campaign for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Elect a Congressman who Agrees with Us

Literature from Bob Hatem's 1978 or 1980 campaign to the United States House of Representatives as the Representative for the 5th Congressional District. Congressman James Shannon won both races.

Character Stands Out

Literature from Ed Henneberry's 1980 campaign for Middlesex County Sheriff.

Maura Hennigan

A sticker from Maura Hennigan's 1986 campaign for State Auditor.

Lowell is Pretty Special

Literature from Thomas J. Hogan's 1979 campaign for Lowell City Council.

Register of Deeds

A button from one of Richard P. Howe, Jr.'s campaigns for Middlesex County's Register of Deeds. Howe was first elected in 1994 and, as of 2017, is serving his fourth term in office.

Experience Knowledge Advocacy

Literature from Gilbert Hoy's 1998 campaign for State Representative.

H.H.H. '76

A button from the anticipated 1976 Presidential campaign of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. The Minnesota Senator chose not to run for the Oval Office and passed away in 1978.