Jimmy Carter presidential election clippings and memorabilia
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Jimmy Carter presidential election clippings and memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Jimmy Carter next hit presidential election clippings and memorabilia
Dates: 1976-1981
Extent: 1.34 cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 2663

Biographical/Historical Note

James Earl "previous hitJimmy" Carter next hit, Jr. (b. 1924) was born on October 1, in Plains, Georgia. After graduating from Plains High School in 1941 he studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern College, later transferring to Georgia Tech in 1942 and in 1943 gained admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. During his naval career he assisted in the shutdown of the Chalk River reactor, an experience that influenced his views on atomic energy. Carter was honorably discharged in 1953, but served in the Navy Reserves until 1961; his rank upon leaving was Lieutenant. He returned to Plains in 1946 after marrying Rosalynn (Smith). Jimmy inherited very little after his father's death and lived in public housing for a time. He studied agriculture while Rosalynn learned accounting and put his engineering background to use in peanut farming. A Democrat and supporter of John F. Kennedy, Carter soon entered the world of politics starting with his election to the Georgia Senate from 1963-1971, and then serving as Governor from 1971-1975. In 1976 he began his presidential campaign with Walter Mondale as his running mate. He defeated Republican incumbent Gerald Ford. Carter served a single term as the 39th President from 1977-1981. After an unsuccessful bid against Republican Ronald Regan for a second term, Carter returned to his peanut farm. Since his presidency previous hitJimmy Carter next hit has written books, taught at Emory University, worked in expanding Habitat for Humanity, promoted democracy and free election processes around the world, created the Carter Center to promote the advancement of human rights and alleviate human suffering. He has also participated in diplomatic peace efforts in the Middle East, Africa, and North Korea all of which earned him the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2015 he underwent treatment for cancer and received a positive prognosis in 2016.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains magazines, clippings, election, and inauguration material related to previous hitJimmy Carter's next hit presidential campaign and term as president.


This collection is arranged into 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder:

Box 1: contains clippings of political cartoons prior to and after previous hitJimmy Carter's next hit presidential election, inauguration materials, a thank you card from previous hitJimmy Carter next hit, as well as Time and Life magazines, and newspaper clippings on previous hitJimmy Carter next hit. 1976-1981.

Box 2: contains election campaign material including buttons, ashtray, pencils, a wooden nickel, and a peanut charm.

Oversize folder: contains a previous hitJimmy Carter next hit Inauguration Day pennant.

Index Terms

Artifacts (object genre)
previous hitCarter, Jimmy, 1924-
Clippings (information artifacts)
Ford, Gerald.
Magazines (periodicals)
Political cartoons.
Presidential campaigns--United States.
Presidents--United States--Inauguration.
Presidents--United States.
Reagan, Ronald.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.