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Biographical / Historical

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Paper and printed matter

Series II: Memorabilia

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the 1992 Republican National Convention, Houston Host Committee records MS 562



Title: 1992 Republican National Convention, Houston Host Committee records
Dates: 1992
Identification: MS 562
Quantity: 1 Cubic Feet1 box
Language: English
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The 1992 Republican national convention was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Aug. 17-20, culminating in the nomination of hometown favorite George H.W. Bush for president and Dan Quayle for vice-president. It featured Ronald Reagan's last major public address, a fiery oration by Pat Buchanan, and an address by HIV activist Mary Fischer. Numerous local volunteers were instrumental before, during, and after the convention to be sure the events proceeded smoothly and that the delegates' needs were met.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the official guide and calendar, the Houston Chronicle special convention edition, and numerous give-aways and souvenirs.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the 1992 Republican National Convention, Houston Host Committee must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

memorabilia
calendars
clippings (information artifacts)
United States -- Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

1992 Republican National Convention, Houston Host Committee, MS 562, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received as gift from the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park, via Wally Saage, Aug. 30, 2010

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Paper and printed matter

Box
1 Master calendar of events
Houston Chronicle special sections
Profiles magazine with George H.W. Bush on cover
File folder of tourist information, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention"
Delegate packet, "Welcome to Our Hometown," from Panhandle Eastern Corp.
Envelope of pamphlets and coupons, "Houston Host Committee neighborhood information"
Houston guide book, Houston Host Committee
Houston Host Committee stationery
Guest passes, Aug. 20 (2)
Paper fan, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention," Compaq Co.
Card listing donor companies and businesses, Houston Hospitality Committee
Notepad, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention," Chas. P. Young & Co.
Paper eyeglasses with "Enjoy Coke" logo
Note cube, Uncle Ben's Rice
Collector's Edition VI packet of Christmas cards from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
"Kid's Recipes for Success," cookbook from Success Rice, Rivianna Foods, Inc.

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Series II: Memorabilia

Box
1 Houston Host red, white and blue tote bag, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention," (2)
Banners: "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican Convention," and "92 Republican Convention Goodbye and Thank you"
Lapel pins (6)
Brass pins (2), Houston Ambassador '92 Republican Convention
T-shirt, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention," Arthur Anderson & Co.
American flag bandanna, Stelzig's Western Wear
Polo tie cord, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Sunglasses, TGI Friday's
Beverage glass, NFL and Houston Oilers logo
Key chain, Houston Rockets and the Summit
Plastic cup, Texas flag
Ceramic mug, "Houston Welcomes '92 Republican National Convention," compliments of Dr. Eugene and Reina Fontenot
Cassette tape, "Houston's Favorite Country Hits"
Round metal tin, Miss Penny's Texas Trash
Lead pencil with eraser, stars and stripes pattern

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