1page 2 of 12341112 Back1960 presidential election map and score cardObject Number: 2001.005.0027Category: BooksPublisher: Rand McNallyType of Object: BookletDate: 1960Credit Line: Kathleen Morrow Whatley Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaDimensions: Folded: 10 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (26 x 13.3 cm) Unfolded: 20 1/2 × 31 1/2 in. (52.1 × 80 cm)Medium: PaperDescription1960 Presidential Election Scoreboard published by Rand McNally and distributed by the First National Bank in Dallas and WFAA-TV Channel 8. When folded it seems like a booklet, but when unfolded it is a map on one side and on the other an election score card with additional information about the role of president. It includes such information as a list of U.S. presidents and their party affiliations, the qualifications required of candidates for the presidency, a description of the structure of the American federal government and an explanation of how the electoral college works. On the map, each state is marked with the year it became a state, its population, the number of electoral votes it has, and its capital, as well as the dates and methods by which each area joined the United States. The document makes no reference at all to the specific candidates running for office in 1960.This image is not available online larger than a thumbnail to protect the copyright of its creator(s). For a more detailed examination of this item, please schedule an appointment in the Museum’s Reading Room.Curator's NotesAlaska and Hawaii both became states in 1959. This map reflects the first time that 50 United States voted in a federal election. - Ani Simmons, Education Coordinator All requests for permission to reproduce, publish or broadcast materials in this collection must be submitted to the Museum's registrar, using the Rights & Reproductions Request Form. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.