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Crafting Victories: Campaign Materials from the Larry Gibson Collection   Tags: special collections  

A guide to resources and materials dealing with Maryland politics with a particular focus on the changing role and influence of local African American political leadership.
Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Audio / Video Materials

From the first campaign of Joseph Howard for Judge on the Supreme Bench in 1968 until his recent efforts in Liberia, sound and images were essential to the campaigns run by Larry S. Gibson. In fact, Gibson was one of the first campaign managers to use video tapes, when VHS was new, in a manner similar to flyers - distributed door-to-door. This approach played an important part in the election of Kurt Schmoke for Mayor of Baltimore City and continued to be a key ingredient in Gibson's recipe for electoral success. The Larry Gibson Collection contains a wealth of local audio and video, commercial documentaries on African American political history, and oral histories focused on local political figures recorded by Professor Gibson. 

Campaign Images  -  Via DigitalCommons@UMLaw. This will open a separate window.


Larry Gibson's trials scrapbook | Friends of Kurt Schmoke fund raising letter, 1986 | Vanita Enterprises, Inc. to Larry Gibson, 1986 | Larry Gibson to Carter Campaign, 1980 | Clinton - Gore Campaign - "Election Day Sound Equipment," 1992 |

Slide Shows

View slide show of campaign images. [This will open a separate window]


Joesph Howard, 1968
| Kurt Schmoke, 1997 | Wayne Curry, 1994  

Editorial Cartoons

The Shadow Larry Gibson KnowsOn the Kurt Schmoke campaign of 1982

"I was urged to use television, and we could have afforded to do so - at least in limited quantities. We did not. We used bumper stickers and lots of posters. We had a large number of volunteers …It was an overwhelming victory. Kurt Schmoke received over 110,000 votes, the most ever for a State's Attorney, and more than many winning mayors….Black turnout in Baltimore for the first time exceeded white turnout - and there was no TV!" - Larry Gibson

The Shadow Larry Gibson Knows. The Baltimore Sun, 1994 (left) | No Room on the Bus. Baltimore 'Rooster,' 1994


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