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1960 Presidential Campaign in West Virginia

The exhibit on the 1960 Presidential Campaign in West Virginia was on display in the Archives and History Photo Gallery between May 2010 and January 2011 during the 50th anniversary of that historic campaign and as a companion piece to the online exhibit "Battleground West Virginia: Electing the President in 1960."


Photograph, Eleanor Roosevelt arriving at the Benedum Airport for a speaking engagement in Clarksburg, October 1, 1956. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Pat Nixon, Hovah Underwood, and West Virginia Governor Cecil H. Underwood at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, August 31, 1957. Cecil H. Underwood Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Stuart Symington with Jennings Randolph and Cleveland Bailey at the Waldo Hotel, Clarksburg, for the Harrison County Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, March 7, 1959. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Jennings Randolph and Paul Watson, assistant general superintendent, U. S. Steel Cleaning Plant, Gary, McDowell County, May 9, 1959. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Jennings Randolph and unidentified miners, U. S. Steel Cleaning Plant, Gary, McDowell County, May 9, 1959. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy in McDowell County, probably May 9, 1959. Sam Solins is at Kennedy's right, Charles W. Conner Jr., general superintendent of U. S. Steel, is at his left. Rose Marino Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Tables set for Senator John F. Kennedy banquet at the Civic Center in Charleston, possibly October 10, 1959. Civic Center Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy at Secretary of State Joe Burdette's desk filing to run in the presidential primary, February 6, 1960, Charleston. Photograph by Emil Varney. Emil Varney Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Senator John F. Kennedy on the streets of Charleston, probably March 16, 1960. Photograph by Emil Varney. Emil Varney Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey talking to a miner in Cabin Creek, April 8, 1960. Herb Kaplo of NBC behind Humphrey. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey campaigning outside the post office at Dry Branch, April 8, 1960. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey distributing campaign literature outside his bus, April 8, 1960, while campaigning in Kanawha County. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John Fitzgerald Kennedy campaigning in a crowd of what appears to be college students, possibly April 11, 1960. Charleston Newspapers Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy talking to the press at the State Capitol during the West Virginia primary campaign, April 11, 1960, Charleston. David Todd Carden Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Close-up of John F. Kennedy giving a speech on the steps at the State Capitol during the West Virginia primary campaign, April 11, 1960, Charleston. David Todd Carden Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy delivering a campaign speech on the steps in front of the State Capitol, April 11, 1960, Charleston. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy standing in front of the Post Office at Ona, probably April 11, 1960. Ebay Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey and his wife Muriel at a private luncheon in the Central Café, Welch, April 11, 1960. Speaker of the House of Delegates Harry R. Pauley is at Humphrey’s right; Humphrey is speaking to Sidney L. Christie, McDowell County politician. Rose Marino Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy on camera at WBOY-TV, Clarksburg, possibly April 18, 1960. Photograph by Milton Furner. Milton Furner Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Muriel Humphrey opening the Humphrey for President headquarters at the Latstetter Building in Clarksburg on April 18, 1960. Among the children in the photograph are Barbara Minehart, Susie Woolard, Bobby Berman, Douglas Humphrey, Mary Kaye Minehart, and Linda Holden. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy outdoors with crowd at school, Gauley Bridge, probably April 20, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy speaking at Gauley Bridge High School, Gauley Bridge, probably April 20, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy greeting students at Gauley Bridge High School, Gauley Bridge, probably April 20, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with nine young girls of the American Legion Children Junior Auxiliary at Gauley Bridge High School, Gauley Bridge, probably April 20, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. with the Winebrenner children in Gauley Bridge, probably April 21, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey in beauty shop at Buckhannon, probably April 25, 1960. Photo by Milton Furner. Milton Furner Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy, John Blair (Williamson radio announcer) and Ed Jude in front of the Mingo County courthouse, probably April 25, 1960, Williamson. Marcelene Jude McClellan Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, After campaigning in the 1960 primary, John F. Kennedy joined reporters for steaks and beer in back room of the Smoke House, Logan, April 25, 1960. L-R Al Otten, Wall Street Journal; Hank Walker, LIFE; Burt Meyers, Time; Norm Ritter, Life; Kennedy; Herb Little, Associated Press; R. J. H. Johnston, New York Times; Don Wilson, Life; John Kady, United Press International; Rowland Evans, New York Herald-Tribune. Herb Little Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy speaking to crowd at parking building, April 26, 1960, Welch. Rose Marino Collection
Photograph, Interior scene at reception for John F. Kennedy, with Circuit Judge Otis St. Clair and Sam Solins, and Tony Lambert in rear, May 3, 1960, Welch. Rose Marino Collection, West Virginia State Archives
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, May 4, 1960, Charleston. Harry Brawley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Kennedy-Humphrey debate, showing Senator John F. Kennedy, May 4, 1960, Charleston. Harry Brawley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey, with his wife Muriel Humphrey and sister Frances Howard, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Clarksburg, probably May 7, 1960. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Lyndon B. Johnson arriving at the Benedum Airport in Bridgeport, May 7, 1960. Also in the photograph are Jennings Randolph and Robert C. Byrd. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Lyndon B. Johnson talking with Hubert H. Humphrey in the banquet hall at the Masonic Temple, Clarksburg, May 7, 1960. Jennings Randolph is standing behind them, and John Amos is standing beside Humphrey. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey, wife Muriel, and sons Douglas and Robert leaving the First Methodist Church in Clarksburg, May 8, 1960, after attending Sunday service. Clarksburg Engraving Company Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Jacqueline Kennedy at the Kanawha Hotel, in the overnight hours after the West Virginia primary, May 11, 1960, Charleston. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, John F. Kennedy and WSAZ studio cameraman Russell "Turk" Gates, 1960, Charleston. Elaine Gates Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Katie Doonan chats with Senator John F. Kennedy on WSAZ broadcast, 1960, Charleston. Photograph by Emil Varney. Emil Varney Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Robert C. Byrd and Joe Rahall wearing Johnson for President campaign badges at the Democratic National Convention, July 1960, Los Angeles. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Campaign dinner in Morgantown for Jennings Randolph and John F. Kennedy, attended by Randolph, Harley Staggers, and Eleanor Roosevelt, September 24, 1960. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Jennings Randolph and another man helping Eleanor Roosevelt exit a Baker and Coombs Construction Company plane at the Morgantown airport, September 24, 1960. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Eleanor Roosevelt speaking to a crowd at Gauley Bridge, October 19, 1960. Town of Gauley Bridge/Midge Crandall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Governor Cecil H. Underwood with Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Cecil H. Underwood Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Richard M. Nixon appearing on WSAZ-TV. Elaine Gates Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Jennings Randolph with John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, President John F. Kennedy and Governor William W. Barron at Centennial festivities with Senator Robert C. Byrd behind Barron, June 20, 1963. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, President John F. Kennedy delivering speech at the West Virginia Centennial, June 20, 1963, Charleston. Don Flesher Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, President John F. Kennedy at the West Virginia Centennial, June 20, 1963, Charleston. Don Flesher Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Crowd gathered for President John F. Kennedy's speech at the West Virginia Centennial, June 20, 1963, Charleston. Don Flesher Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, President John F. Kennedy delivering speech at West Virginia’s centennial celebration, June 20, 1963, Charleston. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, President John F. Kennedy speaking to people outside the capitol at West Virginia’s centennial celebration, June 20, 1963, Charleston. Photograph by Frank Wilkin, Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Tribute in downtown store following Kennedy assassination, November 1963, Charleston. George Holbrook Collection, West Virginia State Archives
 
Battleground West Virginia: Electing the President in 1960


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