Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection RG.F.0021

Descriptive Summary

Creator Jesse Jackson for President Campaign
Title: 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection
Identification: RG.F.0021
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet, 1 document box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.

Jackson was the second African-American to mount a nationwide campaign for the Presidency. He garnered 3.5 million votes during the primaries, third behind candidates Hart and Mondale. He won in Virginia, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and split Mississippi, where there were two separate contests for Democratic delegates. Through the process, Jackson helped confirm the black electorate's importance to the Democratic Party in the South at the time.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of campaign materials from Jackson’s 1984 campaign for the Texas Democratic Primary.


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Index Terms

Jackson, Jesse, 1941
Political campaigns--Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: George Werner, October 1984.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Jackson-for-President Campaign

Box Folder
1 1 Photograph of Jesse Jackson and Supporters.
2 Jackson ’84 Bumper Stickers and Campaign Buttons.
3 Jesse Jackson for President Campaign Committee. January, April and May 1984
4 Jackson Delegate Convention Information. May 1984
5 Jesse Jackson for President Campaign Committee Letters, Press Release, Caucus, and Convention Materials. February through June 1984
6 We Need More Black Judges and Two Newspaper Clippings. March and May 1984
7 Rules of the Democratic Party of Texas and Precinct Manual. January 1984
8 Harris County Voter Registration Cards, Pledge Envelopes, Volunteer Cards and Envelopes, Letter to Precinct Captain, and Extra Envelopes. April 1984
9 Facts, Fairness and the Failure of Reagan, A 1984 Briefing Book for Democrats and Texas Democratic Party in Convention. 1984
10 Jesse Jackson Campaign Materials.
11 Floor Manager Instructions.
12 The Texas Democratic Party National Delegate Selection Plan for 1984
13 PAM-APC Newsletter April 1984
14 Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1984
15 Newspapers and Voter Guides 1984
--Loose in box: Jackson for President posters.