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American Political Items Collectors, Records of


American Political Items Collectors, Records of
American Political Items Collectors (A.P.I.C.)
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33.00 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

This collection documents the activities of the American Political Items Collectors (A. P. I . C.), a non-profit membership organization that specializes in political memorabilia. A. P. I. C. encourages the collection, preservation, and study of political campaign-related materials with the goal of better understanding American politics. The organization's records consist of bylaws, catalogs, clippings, committee files, constitution-related files, correspondence, directories, financial records, membership files, memorabilia, minutes, press releases, and publications. The collection also includes photography by Edmund Sullivan used in his books about political Americana. An index to The Keynoter , the primary publication of A.P.I.C. is available as a Microsoft Excel document (click the link to download).

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Yes. Certain files relating to the Ethics Committee and meeting minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Board must be screened by the curator and A. P. I. C. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

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American Political Items Collectors, Records of, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


This collection is currently UNPROCESSED. This abstract may represent one of many unprocessed accessions in this collection. Please contact the Curator of State of Maryland and Historical Collections for more information.