The Stetson Kennedy papers include a large amount of information and documentation on Stetson Kennedy’s 1950 write-in independent candidacy on a platform of “peace and equality.”
The documents in this collection include speeches, transcripts, invoices, campaign contribution receipts, correspondence with prominent individuals and agencies seeking endorsements, articles, letters of support, and a large corpus of correspondence with TV and radio stations requesting broadcast time, as well as supporting documents concerning allegations of candidate discrimination that Kennedy filed with the FCC.
Not much secondary source material addresses Kennedy’s 1950 Senate campaign, so the contents of these folders would be a good starting point for a student who is looking to complete a project entirely using primary source material.
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