Guess Who Came to Evansville? Political Edition!

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.

In the University Archives and Special Collections, there are several collections relating to local and national politics. Evansville has had their fair share of political candidates come to visit or campaign. Can you guess who these famous American politicians?

Let’s begin!

*Answer key and photograph information is located on the bottom of this post.

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Inside of online digital gallery at the University Archives and Special Collections, there are numerous collections relating to politics, such as Harry Thompson, Charles LaFollette, Winfield Denton, Roger Zion, Ralph Gray, and many more collections. UASC has created a research guide on politics.

Answers:

Politician #1: Robert F. Kennedy

  • Visited Evansville, Ind. on April 22, 1968.
  • Source: Sonny Brown collection (MSS 228-1417).

Politician #2: Ralph Nader

  •  Visited ISUE in 1980.
  • Source: University Photographs collection (UP 03159).

Politician #3: George Wallace

  • Visited Evansville, Ind. on April 22, 1968.
  • Source: Sonny Brown collection (MSS 228-0993).

Politician #4: George H. W. Bush

  • Visited ISUE in 1988.
  • Source: University Photographs collection (UP 12085).

Politician #5: John F. Kennedy

  • Visited Evansville, Ind. on October 5, 1960.
  • Source: Sonny Brown collection (MSS 228-1373).

Politician #6: William Taft

  • Visited New Harmony, Ind. on June 8, 1914.
  • Source: Don Blair collection (MSS 247-4477).

Politician #7: Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Visited Evansville, Ind. on October 26, 1964.
  • Source: Sonny Brown collection (MSS 228-1442).

Politician #8: Richard Nixon

  • Visited Evansville, Ind. on May 3, 1968.
  • Source: Sonny Brown collection (MSS 228-1310).
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