John F. Kennedy Campaign Poster, circa 196010 October 2008
Staff Person: Dale Sauter
Today’s staff pick is a John F. Kennedy campaign poster (circa 1960) from the Joseph F. and Lala Carr Steelman Papers (#924). The Steelmans, who taught in ECU’s Department of History for many years, were active politically. The poster is believed to have been one used at Kennedy’s appearance at ECU (then East Carolina College) on September 17, 1960, during his campaign for President. This appearance marked the first time a presidential candidate had visted the city of Greenville. A photo of the event from East Carolina University’s Archives is also featured with the poster.