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About the Collection

Political campaign videos from 1952 to 2002, with many captured directly from broadcast television set screens. The more than 1,000 videos cover many types of election commercials, including presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, house, and local. Also includes public service spots.

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Rights Statement

The Political Campaign Commercials collection videos have the designation of In Copyright - Rights-holder(s) Unlocatable or Unidentifiable "Unknown Rightsholder" logo