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James 'Jim' Roosevelt (Democratic, Masachusetts, 8), 1985-1986

MSS. Amer. s. 33 / 16 / 5


Letter from the Jim Roosevelt for Congress Committee enclosing the following campaign materials:

  1. Three stickers: "[Jim] Roosevelt Congress" and "Vote today"
  2. Circular letter of support from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (Jim Roosevelt's uncle)
  3. Transcript of Roosevelt's announcement speech, with related photograph*
  4. Two invitations to fund-raisers in California, Nov. 1985, and New York, Feb. 1986
  5. Contribution card
  6. Details of volunteer positions available
  7. Circular Christmas card from Jim Roosevelt and family
  8. Schedule of 8th district candidate forums, Apr.-June 1986
  9. Nine leaflets including statements on "Encouraging Democracy in Nicaragua" and "U.S. Policy toward South Africa"

Also Comprises:

Six press releases from 1986 including:

  1. "Roosevelt announces in eighth congressional", 4 Mar.
  2. "Roosevelt rips Kennedy for 'naiveté' on Nicaragua. Issues 10-point plan", [13] Mar.
  3. "Roosevelt releases 10 years of taxes, urges rivals not to raise rates", 18 Apr.
  4. "Roosevelt issues daycare paper, calls for a comprehensive national plan", 23 Apr.

Also Comprises:

  1. Newspaper cuttings (articles) from the Boston Ledger and People Magazine, Apr.-May 1986

*the photograph shows Roosevelt, Ann Conlon Roosevelt (his wife), Anne Roosevelt Johnston (his sister) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (his uncle).


  • Creation: 1985-1986


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is consulted at the Vere Harmsworth Library.


MSS. Amer. s. 33 / 16 / 5

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom