Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Political Memorabilia collection, SMC.0171.0002

Sheffield Nelson was the chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party from 1990-1992; during Governor Mike Huckabee’s tenure, Nelson was a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Nelson challenged William Clinton for the governor’s seat in 1990 but lost the race.

Winston Bryant served one term as the Secretary of State from 1977-1978, was Lieutenant Governor from 1981-1991, and attorney general from 1991-1999. While serving as Arkansas Attorney General, Winston Bryant ran for United States Senate seat in 1996 and 1998. He lost both races.

This collection houses political memorabilia from the 1990 Arkansas Governor’s race, a photograph of Winston Bryant, campaign material from Bryant, an interview with Clinton, and a copy of the Arkansas Outlook.

Donated by Steve Schafer, 2006.

Arkansas Political Memorabilia collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
·         Bryant, Winston
o    Bumper sticker
o    Pamphlet for U.S. Senate, 1996
o    PH.ArkPoliticalMemor.01: Winston Bryant headshot. Black and white. 1996.
·         Clinton, William
o    Bumper sticker
o    Interview of William Clinton, 1990
o    Negative propaganda against Clinton
o    Rack card: Clinton for Governor, 1990
·         Nelson, Sheffield
o    Bumper sticker
o    Pamphlet for Governor, 1990
o    Postive propaganda for Sheffield Nelson
o    Publication: "The Nelson Update", 1990 August; 1990 September
o    Sheffield Nelson's stance on issues
·         Publication
o    Arkansas Outlook: 1990 September, Vol. 29, No. 4
o    "Clinton or Nelson?", Arkansas Democrat, 1990 October 21