Kanawha County



Charleston

John F. Kennedy came on October 10, 1959, February 6, 1960, March 16, April 11, 20, and 30, May 4-5, 6, and 11, and September 19.
Hubert Humphrey was here on March 11 and November 21, 1959, January 25, 1960, April 8, 25, and 28, and May 4, May 8, May 9, and 10-11.
Stuart Symington visited on March 19.
Richard Nixon came on September 27.
Jacqueline Kennedy was here on May 11.
Muriel Humphrey was here on April 18, April 28, May 8, May 9, and May 10-11.
Pat Nixon came on September 27.
Robert Kennedy was here on April 6 and 30 and May 10-11.
Ted Kennedy came on January 13 and March 19.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. was here on May 6.
Eleanor Roosevelt came on October 19.
Frances Howard was here on March 19.
Orville Freeman came on April 29.
South Charleston

John F. Kennedy gave a speech here on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Muriel Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Clendenin

John F. Kennedy visited on May 7.
Muriel Humphrey was here on April 18.
Eskdale

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Marmet

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Chesapeake

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Chelyan

Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Orville Freeman came on April 29.
East Bank

Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
United

Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Leewood

Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Cedar Grove

John F. Kennedy visited on April 20.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Decota

Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
Dry Branch

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 8.
St. Albans

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 29.
Jacqueline Kennedy came on May 5.
Ted Kennedy came on April 27.
Dunbar

John F. Kennedy visited on April 30.
Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Muriel Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Orville Freeman visited on April 29.
Institute

John F. Kennedy visited on May 5.
Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Muriel Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Orville Freeman visited on April 29.
Cabin Creek

John F. Kennedy visited on April 20.
Elkview

John F. Kennedy visited on May 7.
Campbells Creek

Hubert Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.
Muriel Humphrey was scheduled to visit on May 9.

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Campaign in Kanawha County

John F. Kennedy was in Charleston on numerous occasions: October 10, 1959, February 6, 1960, March 16, April 11, April 20, and 30, May 4, May 5, May 6, May 7, May 11, and September 19. Kennedy also visited Cabin Creek and Cedar Grove on April 20; Chesapeake, Dunbar, Eskdale, Marmet, South Charleston, and St. Albans on April 30; Institute on May 5, and Elkview and Clendenin on May 7.

Hubert Humphrey also visited Charleston several times: March 21, 1959, November 21, 1959, January 25, 1960, April 8, April 25, April 28, May 4, May 8, 9, and May 10. He remained into May 11 to offer his concession speech. On April 8, Humphrey made campaign stops in Cedar Grove, Chelyan, Chesapeake, Decota, Dry Branch, East Bank, Eskdale, Leewood, Marmet, and United. He was in St. Albans on April 29. He was scheduled to visit Kanawha City, Dunbar, Institute, South Charleston, and Campbells Creek on May 9.

Stuart Symington and his wife were in Charleston on March 19, and Richard Nixon and Pat came on September 27. Jacqueline Kennedy was in St. Albans with her husband on April 30 and in Charleston when he claimed victory on May 11. Muriel Humphrey visited Charleston and Clendenin on April 18, and she was with her husband on April 28, May 8, May 9, and election day.

For the Kennedy campaign, brother Robert was in Charleston on April 6, April 30, and May 10, and brother Ted came to Charleston on January 13 and March 19, and was in St. Albans on April 27. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. came on May 6. Eleanor Roosevelt spoke in Charleston on October 19.

Humphrey aides filed his papers for the primary on February 4 and opened his campaign headquarters on February 29. His sister Frances Howard came to Charleston on March 19, and Goveror Orville Freeman of Minnesota and his wife campaigned at Charleston, Chelyan, Dunbar, and Institute on April 29.

Newspapers
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 18, 1959
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 21, 1959
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, March 22, 1959
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 22, 1959
Article, Charleston Gazette Mail, October 11, 1959
Article, Charleston Gazette, January 14, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, January 26, 1960
Editorial, Charleston Gazette, January 26, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, February 4, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, February 5, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, February 6, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette-Mail, February 7, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 1, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 15, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 17, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette-Mail, March 20, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, March 21, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, April 6, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 9, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, April 11, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 11, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 12, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, April 18, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 21, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 28, 1960
Article, St. Albans Advertiser, April 28, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, April 29, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 29, 1960
Article, St. Albans Times, April 29, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, April 30, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 1, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 3, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 4, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 5, 1960 (includes transcript of Kennedy-Humphrey debate in Charleston)
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 6, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 7, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 8, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 10, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, September 20, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, September 27, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, September 27, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, September 28, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, September 28, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, October 20, 1960

Advertisements
Advertisement, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at Nitro-St. Albans Democratic Rally, St. Albans Jr. High Auditorium, on April 30, St. Albans Times, April 29, 1960
Advertisement, John F. Kennedy itinerary in Kanawha County, Charleston Gazette, April 30, 1960
Advertisement, John F. Kennedy Television Rally, with Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Charleston Gazette, May 6, 1960
Advertisement, Hubert Humphrey and Muriel Humphrey on Channel 3 on May 8, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 8, 1960
Advertisement, Hubert Humphrey and Muriel Humphrey itinerary in Kanawha County for May 9, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 8, 1960

Audio-Visual

Hubert H. Humphrey speaking to the West Virginia legislature     (dialup)     (broadband)
Hubert Humphrey and the Humphrey for President bus on a tour of Cabin Creek     (dialup)     (broadband)
Political advertisement using footage of John F. Kennedy at a press conference at the state capitol     (dialup)     (broadband)
Muriel Humphrey campaigning in Charleston for her husband Hubert     (dialup)     (broadband)
Hubert Humphrey campaigning in Charleston front of the federal building on Capitol Street and at Morris Harvey     (dialup)     (broadband)
John F. Kennedy campaigning in the Kanawha Valley, including a stop at West Virginia State College     (dialup)     (broadband)
John F. Kennedy speaking on May 11, 1960, after his victory in the May 10th primary     (dialup)     (broadband)
John F. Kennedy in Charleston, September 19, 1960.    (dialup)     (broadband)
Vice President Richard M. Nixon speaking at the Civic Center in Charleston     (dialup)     (broadband)
Eleanor Roosevelt campaigning in Fayette and Kanawha counties for John F. Kennedy     (dialup)     (broadband)

Documents
Program, 2nd Annual Democratic Women’s Day, Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston, March 21, 1959
Handbook, 2nd Annual Democratic Women’s Day, Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston, March 21, 1959
Remarks, by Senator Jennings Randolph in introducing John F. Kennedy in Wellsburg and Charleston
Telegram, John F. Kennedy to Hulett Smith, announcement of candidacy in West Virginia primary
Program, 2nd Annual Democratic Women’s Day, Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston
Handbook, 2nd Annual Democratic Women’s Day, Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston
Description of 1960 Democratic primary and Kennedy/Humphrey visits, Pauline Tompkins to Roger Tompkins, April 21, 1960
Program Cover, Humphrey-Kennedy debate on WCHS, May 4, 1960
Analysis of the Humphrey-Kennedy debate on WCHS by Goodwin F. Berquist Jr., May 4, 1960
Remarks, Mutual Broadcasting Network, Washington DC, May 9, 1960
Ticket, 1960 Kennedy Dinner, Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston
Invoice, newspaper ad for Kennedy speech at Civic Center, Charleston
Usher Tag or Placeholder, Kennedy Conference Dinner, Charleston
Logo, Kennedy Conference Dinner, Charleston
Dinner Ticket, Kennedy Conference Dinner
News Release, Kennedy Conference Dinner
Press Release, Kennedy Conference Dinner
Newspaper Ad, John F. Kennedy speech at Civic Center, Charleston
Press Release, August 26, 1960, for September 19 conference, Charleston
Tentative Agenda, September 19 conference
Letter, William S. Bolden to Syd Barksdale, Jr., regarding Civic Center rental, September 16, 1960
Letter, A. S. Barksdale, Jr. to Hon. John M. Slack, September 15, 1960
Contract, Atlantic Greyhound, for bus, September 16, 1960
List, Out of State guests to be introduced at Kennedy Conference
Letter, William S. Bolden to Syd Barksdale, Jr. regarding lunch menu
Night Letter, to county chairmen, September 13, 1960
Press Release, delegations to Kennedy Conference, September 18, 1960
Invitation, from Underwood to Nixon to visit WV September 26, 1960
Memo, Richard Nixon motorcade

Oral Histories
Oral History, Esther Peters, Charleston

Photographs
Photograph, Tables set for Senator John F. Kennedy banquet at the Civic Center in Charleston
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy at the desk of West Virginia Secretary of State Joe Burdett filing to run in the presidential primary, Charleston
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy at the desk of West Virginia Secretary of State Joe Burdett filing to run in the presidential primary, Charleston
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy on the streets of Charleston
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey talking to a miner in Cabin Creek
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey campaigning outside the post office at Dry Branch
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey distributing campaign literature outside his bus while campaigning in Kanawha County
Photograph, John Fitzgerald Kennedy campaigning in a crowd
Photograph, John F. Kennedy making a speech in front of the Federal Building, Charleston
Photograph, John F. Kennedy talking to the press at the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy giving a speech on the steps at the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy giving a speech on the steps at the State Capitol
Photograph, View over the crowd of John F. Kennedy giving a speech at the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy giving a speech on the steps at the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy campaigning at the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy delivering a campaign speech on the steps in front of the State Capitol
Photograph, John F. Kennedy delivering a speech in a courtroom in the Kanawha County Courthouse
Photograph, Kennedy-Humphrey debate, showing Senator Hubert Humphrey, Dale Schussler of WTRF-TV, Bill Ames of WCHS-TV and Ned Chilton of the Charleston Gazette
Photograph, Kennedy-Humphrey debate, showing Senator John F. Kennedy
Photograph, Senator Hubert Humphrey arriving at the WCHS studio
Photograph, Kennedy-Humphrey debate, showing Senator John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and Hawthorne D. Battle, president of WCHS
Photograph, John F. Kennedy speaking at West Virginia State College
Photograph, John F. Kennedy campaigning at West Virginia State College
Photograph, Jacqueline Kennedy at the Kanawha Hotel
Photograph, John F. Kennedy and WSAZ studio cameraman Russell "Turk" Gates
Photograph, Francis Pinyon, secretary at WSAZ, and Senator John F. Kennedy
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy with WSAZ news director Nick Basso and Ken Kurtz
Photograph, Katie Doonan chats with Senator John F. Kennedy on WSAZ broadcast
Photograph, Katie Doonan chats with Senator John F. Kennedy on WSAZ broadcast
Photograph, Katie Doonan chats with Senator John F. Kennedy on WSAZ broadcast
Photograph, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and wife Pat Nixon at a West Virginia Salute to Nixon rally at the Charleston Civic Center
Photograph, West Virginia Republican politicans responding to an address by Vice President Richard M. Nixon at a West Virginia Salute to Nixon rally at the Charleston Civic Center
Photograph, Governor Cecil H. Underwood with Vice President Richard M. Nixon
Photograph, Richard M. Nixon appearing on WSAZ-TV

Speeches
Speech, John F. Kennedy, Charleston, April 20
Speech, John F. Kennedy, South Charleston
Speech, John F. Kennedy, St. Albans
Speech, John F. Kennedy, Charleston, May 5


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