Jerome O. Herlihy political campaign ephemera collection


Creator: Herlihy, Jerome O.
Date(s): 1876-2018
Call Number: MSS 0896
Language: Materials primarily in English, with a small number of items in Spanish.
Abstract: Delaware native and former Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy maintained an active connection to national and local politics throughout his life. The Jerome O. Herlihy political campaign ephemera collection spans over a century of United States and Delaware politics, and includes campaign buttons and pins, bumper stickers, a wide array of political artifacts, and paper ephemera.
Physical Description:
  • 2100 items (This collection contains approximately 1500 campaign buttons and pins, 400 unique bumper stickers, 375 political artifacts, paper ephemera, and posters and signs in 27 boxes. )
  • 2 VHS tapes
  • 1 phonograph record
  • 1 oversize removal
  • Most material is in good condition. Some of buttons have ribbons that will require careful handling due to fragility. Some of the bumper stickers have deterioration issues (adhesive and ink) and require careful handling.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Jerome O. Herlihy, 2018-2019
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Sarah A.V. Ellington, October 2019 Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard