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U.S. Presidential Inauguration Memorabilia

U.S. Presidential Inauguration Memorabilia

Collection Number: 
18
Collection Length: 
1.00ft
Period: 
1933 to 1985
Finding Aid: 

The United States Presidential Inauguration collection was donated to St. Lawrence University by J. Harold Launders, class of 1932. Mr. Launders was a member of the Inaugural Committee for several years during which time he collected the materials. The collection consists of materials from the U.S. Presidential Inaugurations of 1933 to 1985 (excluded are the inaugurations of 1945, 1953, 1965, and 1977). Among the items are: inaugural programs, some of which are signed, numbered and bound; invitations to inaugural events; badges of committee members; license plates, tickets to events, programs of events, inauguration guide books and assorted other items. The Presidents represented in the collection are: George W. Bush, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. The Vice Presidents represented are: Spiro T. Agnew, Alben W. Barkley, John N,. Garner, and Henry A. Wallace.