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"For the West... For America" Kennedy campaign brochure

Object Number: 2012.066.0002
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Document
Date: 1960
Dimensions: folded: 8 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (21.6 × 9.5 cm) unfolded: 3 3/4 × 14 in. (9.5 × 35.6 cm)
Medium: Paper
"For the West... For America" campaign brochure supporting John F. Kennedy for president in 1960. Featuring quotes from Kennedy's acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination in which he invited Americans to join him on a "New Frontier," the brochure lists qualities Kennedy offers:

"Practical Liberalism
Youth and Vigor
Dynamic Leadership
Freshness of Outlook

The brochure unfolds along the top short edge, rather than the left.

Curator's Notes

This item is included in the temporary exhibit titled A Time for Greatness: the 1960 Kennedy Campaign, showing on the Museum's seventh floor May 21 - November 13, 2016.  - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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