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Collection Number RG3682.AM
Collection Name RG3682 Herman, Dick, 1928-2015
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes
Title Dick Herman papers
Date or Date Span 1968-1974
Year Range from 1968
Year Range to 1974
Admin/Biographical History Dick Herman was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1928. His family moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1935. He attended public school and then went on to receive his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1949. He worked for various newspapers over the years, including the Davenport Times in Iowa, the Dodge City Daily Globe in Kansas, and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald and Sidney Telegraph in Nebraska. From 1957 until his retirement in 1993, Herman worked for the Lincoln Journal Star. Dick Herman died in Lincoln on October 28, 2015.
Scope & Content This collection consists of four boxes of political memorabilia mostly relating to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 1968 and 1972. The collection is divided into five series: 1) The Republicans, 1968; 2) The Democrats, 1968; 3) The Republicans, 1972; 4) The Democrats, 1972; and 5) Non-Convention Materials, 1970-1974.

Several oversized items are listed at the end of this inventory. Of special interest is the "Welcome Nixon" poster. This is an example of a poster that Omaha school children were encouraged to make for Richard Nixon's visit to Omaha in the fall of 1970. Many of these posters were taken by anti-Nixon protesters. On the back of this poster is an anti-Nixon slogan.
Creator Herman, Dick, 1928-2015
Subjects Political campaigns
Political elections
Politicians
Politics & government
People Boosalis, Helen G., 1919-2009
Herman, Richard "Dick"
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978
Kennedy, Robert F.
McCarthy, Eugene Joseph
McGovern, George
Nixon, Richard M.
Rockefeller, Nelson
Stassen, Harold
Search Terms Political campaigns
Political elections
Politicians
Politics & government