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Object ID 003211

Object Name Great Issues and National Leaders of1908

Object Desc "The Voter's Non-Partisan Handbook and Campaign Guide" for the 1908 presidential campaign.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002895

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1908

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords history,books,1908 presidential campaign,William Howard Taft,William J. Bryan,Thomas Watson,John Temple Grave,William R. Hearst,Eugene V. Debs,Eugene W. Chafin,

Title Great Issues and National Leaders of1908

Sub-Title Live Questions of the Day Discussed...

Series Great Issues and National Leaders

Edition First, 1908

Description / Abstract ...The Voter's Guide for the campaign of 1908 A guide book which explains how the United States' system of government and elections work. It also goes over each presidential candidate from all noted parties with essays. Includes photographs of candidates and other political figures.

Physical Description A yellow-gold clothbound hardcovered book with red, white, blue, and gold inlay on the cover. Two portraits of William H. Taft and William J. Bryan are in the center in front of a shield and a bald eagle. The spine has the title and a torch with a US monogram in the center of it.

Author Various Authors

Author Details Many essays are written by prominent figures of the time like: Hon. Samuel L. Powers (1848-1929) William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) Henry Watterson (1840-1921) Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926) Charles H. Parkhurst (1842-1933) Thomas E. Watson (1856-1922) and many, many more.




Language English

Publisher W.E. Scull

Publisher Details Published stories about famous individuals, like Queen Victoria and Theodore Roosevelt, and recent historical events (like the Russo-Japanese War and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906) from 1898 until 1909.

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Image Caption CMY2895



Date APR 12,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cover has fading with the gold title letters. Discoloration around the edges of the front cover. The back cover has glass rings. The spine is cracked and fraying on the top and bottom. The back inner cover is cracked. Corners are curved. Foxed pages, and some are chipped or cornered. Spotting on the paper edges when closed.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin