Halpern for Congress records
Two 8.5 x 11 inch handbills and one six-panel illustrated brochure promoting Francis Halpern's Peace and Freedom candidacy, 35th district 1968 Congressional election. Halpern's platform included environmentalism, affordable housing, equal education and employment, ending the Vietnam War, legalizing marijuana, freedom of protest, and government assistance to contraception and abortion. Handbills are letters to potential campaign contributors and possible speaking engagements, from Halpern and W. Coats, respectively.
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Biographical / Historical
Online Archive of California biographical note of Francis R. Halpern, from "University of California: In Memoriam, 1997." Accessed October 4, 2022.
Biographical / Historical
The Peace and Freedom Party was founded on June 23, 1967 and has a platform addressing socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and community activism. The Peace and Freedom Party has largely remained on ballots in California throughout its history and holds a biannual state convention.
"About PFP," Peace and Freedom Party, last modified February 21, 2008, https://www.peaceandfreedom.us/about-us/about-peace-and-freedom.
Two handbills and one brochure from Francis Halpern's campaign for Congress, 35th district, 1968 as the Peace and Freedom Party Candidate.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by library, 2022.
Handbills in fine condition. Uneven toning on brochure, otherwise fine.
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