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Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection of 1976 Republican National Convention Material

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1976 Convention

1981 D.C. Visit



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Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection of 1976 Republican National Convention Material, 1976-1981 | Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection of 1976 Republican National Convention Material, 1976-1981Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1976

ID: 01/032

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is separated into two series: 1976 Convention and 1981 Capitol Tour. Documents were organized chronologically within their appropriate series. During processing objects were removed from the papers and housed according to format and size.

Date Acquired: 11/14/2016

Abstract

Material from the 1976 Republican National Convention. Items were collected by Richard and Janet Rees and donated by Richard in memory of Janet.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection consists of objects and documents from the 1976 Republican National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. The documents include newsletters, transcriptions, pamphlets, press releases, schedules, and reporter notebooks. Buttons and bumper stickers make up the majority of the memorabilia, however, some ephemera like streamers and balloons are also present in the collection. Most items reflect candidates from the Republican party - Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, Ronald Reagan - although some memorabilia from Democratic nominees Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale is present.

A small portion of the collection includes documents from 1981, when the Reeses traveled to Washington, D.C., and contacted Senator Dole’s office for a tour of the Capitol.

Collection Historical Note

President Gerald Ford and Senator Bob Dole were declared the Republican President and Vice President nominees at the 1976 Republican National Convention, held at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, August 16 - 19. Wanting to see what the convention had been like, Richard and Janet Rees snuck into the arena after it was over but before cleanup had begun. They collected whatever seemed interesting from the foor and wastebaskets, and they kept the documents and memorabilia at their home for decades.

During the summer of 2016, the Kansas City Public Library and the Dole Institute partnered on an exhibit about the 1976 convention, which connected Richard Rees and the Dole Archives. Some items from this collection were displayed during the exhibition. In November 2016, Mr. Rees donated the collection to the Dole Archives in honor of his late wife, Janet.

Administrative Information

Repository: Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different kinds of materials. Some of the documents and other historical materials in the Dole Archive are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. However, there are other materials that carry a copyright interest that must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Dole Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted materials.


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Series 1: 1976 Convention, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: News from U.S. Senator Bob Dole, 1976 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Pro-Reagan Handouts, 1976 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Mailgram from the Governor Bob Ray Committee to Roy Eiguren, 1976 August 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: President Ford Convention Committee Fact Book, 1976 August 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Release: Senator Bob Dole, Temporary Chairman, "Dole Proposes Republican Platform Economic Policy", 1976 August 10Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Western Union Welcome Packet, 1976 August 13Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The President Ford Committee "Delegate Special", 1976 August 14, 16, 18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1976 Republican National Convention News: Official Program, 1976 August 15-19Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press Release: Office of the White House Press Secretary - The President's Schedule, 1976 August 16Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Republican National Committee Booklets, 1976 August 16Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pool Report - President to John Rhodes Reception, 1976 August 16Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Press Release: Senator Bob Dole, Temporary Chairman, "Senator Bob Dole Cites Democrat Candidate and Platform for Deceptions", 1976 August 16Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1976 Republican National Convention News - Biographies of the Committee on Resolutions Chairmen, 1976 August 17Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Office of the White House Press Secretary to Mrs. Ford - First Family Schedule, 1976 August 17Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Republican National Convention Calendar, 1976 August 18Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1976 Republican National Convention News - Remarks of Arch A. Moore, Jr., 1976 August 18Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Remarks of Governor William G. Milliken, 1976 August 18Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Agendas: Republican National Convention, Fifth Session, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1976 Republican National Convention News: Results of Vote on Proposal to Amend Rule 16, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Press Release: Office of the White House Press Secretary - Text of the President's Acceptance Address, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Press Release: Office of the White House Press Secretary - Remarks of the President, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Press Release: Nomination of Senator Bob Dole for Vice President by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1976 Republican Convention News - Remarks of Senator Bob Dole, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Drafts: "A New Lead GOP" by James Wieghart and Frank Jackman of the Washington Bureau, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Reports: Senator Bob Dole's Nomination for Vice President, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Press Release: Publisher Launches Candidacy for Conservative Party Nomination, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Press Pools for President Gerald Ford's Trip to Russell, Kansas, and Vail, Colorado, 1976 August 20Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Keynote Address by the Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr., 1976 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: 1976 Republican National Convention Hand Outs, 1976 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Republican National Convention - 1976 Tally Sheet, 1976 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Reports: Bob and Elizabeth Dole Biographies, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Kansas City, Missouri, Visitor Guides, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Press Release: American International Pictures, Inc., 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Proposed Changes to Republican National Committee Rules, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 2: Large Memorabilia, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bumper Sticker "'76 Reagan for President", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: Delegates and Press Seating Chart, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 3: Poster Board: CBS News 5, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bicentennial Flag, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1976 Republican National Convention Burlap Bag, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: Red Shag Carpet (2 Pieces), 1976Add to your cart.
Box 3: Memorabilia, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 1: Red Balloon, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: Envelope: (6) Addressed to Richard and Janet Rees with a GOP 1976 postmark, 1976 August 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: Campaign Flyer: (2) Pro Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale Flyer and Button Set, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1976 Republican National Convention Crepe Paper Streamers, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 5: Ford-Richardson Ribbon, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: Bumper Sticker: (2) "President Ford '76", blue background, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 7: Bumper Sticker: (2) "I'm for Reagan", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 8: Bumper Sticker: "Reagan", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 9: Bumper Sticker: (2) "President Ford '76", red background, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 10: Bumper Sticker: "Ford Dole", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 11: Sticker: "President Ford", 1976Add to your cart.
Box 4: Buttons, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 1: Button: Sunflower "Bob Dole", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: Button: "(Ford) for President", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 3: Button: "The Peanut Buster Machine", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 4: Button: "President Ford", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 5: Button: "Kansas City Salutes Republican National Convention", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: Button: "Kansas City Salutes Republican National Convention", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 7: Button: "Reagan", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 8: Button: "Reagan", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 9: Button: "John J. Rhodes for Speaker of the House", 1976Add to your cart.
Item 10: Button: "John J. Rhodes for Speaker of the House", 1976Add to your cart.

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