Inventory of the Bill Clinton and Al Gore visit to Elon, 1992 Collection, 1992 - 1992 Mss.Coll.008

Inventory of the Bill Clinton and Al Gore visit to Elon, 1992 Collection, 1992 - 1992
Mss.Coll.008


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Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: Bill Clinton and Al Gore visit to Elon, 1992 Collection, 1992 - 1992
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains a letter, photographs, and newspaper clippings that relate to the visit made by Bill Clinton and Al Gore to Elon College during their 1992 presidential campaign tour in North Carolina. Bill Clinton and Al Gore, as well as their wives Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore, visited the campus of Elon College on October 26, 1992. The collection primarily contains photographs and newspaper clippings that portray and discuss the Clinton/Gore visit to Alamance County, NC, specifically Elon College.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill Clinton and Al Gore visit Elon, 1992 Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, December, 2005

Encoded by Katie Nash, December, 2008


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Biographical Note

N/A


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter, photographs, and newspaper clippings that relate to the visit made by Bill Clinton and Al Gore to Elon College during their 1992 presidential campaign tour in North Carolina. Bill Clinton and Al Gore, as well as their wives Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore, visited the campus of Elon College on October 26, 1992. The collection primarily contains photographs and newspaper clippings that portray and discuss the Clinton/Gore visit to Alamance County, NC, specifically Elon College. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into three series. The series are: Correspondence; Photographs; Printed Material. The only series arranged chronologically is Printed Material.

The correspondence series contains one letter discussing the arrival of Bill Clinton and Al Gore to Elon College on October 26, 1992. Gerald Francis (then Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs) sent a letter to all faculty, staff, and students letting them know that Clinton and Gore were stopping at Elon College in front of the Alamance Building during their presidential campaign tour in North Carolina (1:1).

The largest series in the collection contains photographs, slides, and negatives showing the crowds that came to see Clinton and Gore at Elon College, Clinton and Gore speaking to the crowd in front of the Alamance Building, and members of the Clinton/Gore bus caravan (news crews, security agents, etc…). Since this series only contains photographic materials, it offers no textual information regarding their visit to Elon College in 1992 (2:1-2:7).

One of the smaller series in the collection is printed material. This series contains only one folder of newspaper clippings taken from the Burlington Times-News and the Greensboro News and Record. The majority of the articles discuss events that took place in various cities/towns that the Clinton/Gore presidential campaign visited during their tour in North Carolina. However, there are a few articles that discuss specific events that took place during their visit at Elon College (3:1).


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into three series. The series are: Correspondence; Photographs; Printed Material. The only series arranged chronologically is Printed Material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon (N.C.)
Elon College
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Gore, Tipper, 1948-
Clinton, Chelsea
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Presidential candidates -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1992
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Correspondence. October 1992.
1 Folder. 1 Item.
This is one of the smallest series in the collection, containing only one letter. The letter is dated October 23, 1992 and it is addressed to all faculty, staff, and students from Gerald Francis regarding the Clinton/Gore presidential tour coming to Elon College on October 26, 1992. Francis states that the bus tour will stop in front of the Alamance Building around 11 a.m. Of particular historical interest pertaining to Elon College, is Francis’s statement that “About one half hour prior to the caravan’s arrival, the Elon College community will be alerted by the town siren” (1:1).
Folder 1. Letters. October 23, 1992.
* Clinton/Gore bus caravan
* Francis, Gerald
2. Photographs. October 1992.
7 Folders. ca. 170 Items.
The photographs represent the largest series in the collection. However, this series provides no textual information regarding the Clinton/Gore visit to Elon College. Primarily, the photographs, slides, and negatives are of Clinton and Gore standing in front of their bus/caravan speaking to the Elon Community and crowd (2:1-2:7). Other photographs, slides, and negatives show the vast number of people who crowded in front of the Alamance Building (2:1, 2:2). This series contains some close up shots of Bill Clinton and Al Gore, as well as their wives Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore.
Folder 1. October 1992.
* Francis, Gerald
* Gore, Al
* Clinton, Bill
Folder 2. October 1992.
* Fighting Christian-Elon College mascot
* Clinton, Bill
* Gore, Al
* Young, Fred
* Gore, Tipper
* Clinton, Hillary
Folder 3. October 1992.
* Fighting Christian-Elon College mascot
* Clinton, Bill
* Gore, Al
* Young, Fred
* Cheerleaders
* Clinton, Hillary
* Clinton, Chelsea
* Gore, Tipper
Folder 4. October 1992.
* Clinton, Bill
* Gore, Al
* Young, Fred
* Fighting Christian-Elon College mascot
* Gore, Tipper
* Clinton, Hillary
Folder 5. October 1992.
* Clinton, Bill
* Gore, Al
* Cheerleaders
* Young, Fred
* Gore, Tipper
* Clinton, Hillary
Folder 6. Negatives. October 1992.
* Gore, Al
* Clinton, Bill
* Young, Fred
* Gore, Tipper
* Clinton, Hillary
Folder 7. Slides. October 1992.
* Clinton, Bill
* Clinton, Hillary
* Gore, Tipper
3. Printed Material. October 1992.
1 Folder. 5 Items.
Along with the correspondence series, the printed material series is another small series in this collection. It contains newspaper articles pertaining to the Clinton/Gore tour across North Carolina, including some articles specifically about the stop at Elon College. All of the articles are either from the Burlington Times-News or the Greensboro News and Record (3:1). Since their visit to Elon College was prior to the 1992 presidential election, many of the articles discuss various topics and issues that Clinton and Gore were campaigning about, as well as events that took place in each city/town they visited in North Carolina (3:1).
Folder 1. Newspaper Clippings. October 1992.
* Burlington Times-News
* Greensboro News and Record