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Model Democratic Convention: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A04.13

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Scope and Content

This collection contains organizational material for the Model Democratic Convention as well as state delegation materials and ballots. Includes correspondence, reports, nominating petitions, surveys, volunteer registration forms, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1976


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Model Democratic Convention held at Bowdoin College, February 13-15, 1976, was designed to simulate a real political convention including the adoption of a platform and nomination of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Christopher Wolf and Robert Harvey, members of the Class of 1976, served as the planning committee's chairman and co-chairman. The College's Department of Government and Legal Studies, and the Bowdoin Political Forum, a non-partisan student organization, assisted with arrangements. Dean Alice Early served as faculty advisor, and members of the College community volunteered to be state delegates. According to Christopher Wolf, a Democratic convention was chosen because the Democratic party was out of office, which traditionally resulted in a more interesting convention. Bowdoin's model convention preceded all of the national primaries and resulted in a ticket with Hubert H. Humphrey as the presidential nominee and Jimmy Carter as the vice presidential nominee.


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Guide to the Model Democratic Convention Records
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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