65 ft., 3 in.
Organized into six series: I. Interviews. II. Subject files. III. Project internal files. IV. Printed materials. V. Videocassettes. VI. Project publications Arranged alphabetically and chronologically by type of material.
Interviews, newspaper clippings, printed materials, correspondence, literary productions, videocassettes, memoranda, lists, audiocassettes, and computer discs document the United States presidential campaign and election of 1988 -- Consists of 413 interviews of 268 campaign staff members, journalists, and candidates about the various campaigns; relevant newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and newsletters; as well as videotapes of television news reports, political advertisements, interviews, debates, and convention activities.
The Presidential Election Study, a research project of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of The University of Texas at Austin, was conducted from 1989-1992, to analyze campaign organizations, issues, personalities, events, and finances, as well as voting and polling results in primaries, caucuses, conventions, and the general election, and the impact of party rules on the nominating process -- Michael L. Gillette directed the project with a bipartisan Advisory Committee.
Are closed for fifty years.
Are closed to researchers, due to restrictions placed by interviewees.
Presidential Election of 1988 Study Collection, 1984-1992, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
May have copyright restrictions.
Inventory available: folder level control.
Presidential election study series: Snapshots of the 1988 presidential election. Vol. 1, the Bush campaign; Vol. 2, the Dukakis campaign; Vol. 3, the Jackson campaign. Michael L. Gillette, ed. Austin, TX: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.