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Graduate School of Political Management political advertisement videocassette collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS2241-UA

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains video cassettes used for educational purposes in GSPM classes. The videos contain political advertisements; local and national news reports and other broadcast programming related to politics; educational programs including forums, panels, lectures, and series; speeches, debates and political conventions; and political movies and documentaries. They range in date from 1970-2005 with some videos undated. The bulk of the collection materials cover 1988-1998.

This collection is a valuable historical record of television coverage of past elections, including candidate advertisements; news coverage; broadcasted debates, speeches and conventions; and interest group advertisements. This collection also provides a wealth of information on the process of creating effective political advertisements; the political process, including the political profession; and social issues relevant to elections or the political process.

This collection was donated by the Graduate School of Political Management in 2007.

Dates

  • 1970-2005

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The Graduate School of Political Management, GSPM, part of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is the nation's first school for professional politics. Its mission is to "improve politics by educating its students and professionals in the tools, principles and values of participatory democracy, preparing them for careers and ethical and effective advocates and leaders at the international, national and local levels."

In 1986, Neil Fabricant, a lawyer from New York City and former Legislative Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, proposed the creation of a dedicated school to nurture the development of the profession of politics. The Graduate School of Political Management was founded in September 1987 with 24 students. It was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and operated as an independent graduate school on the Manhattan campus of Baruch College. Christopher Arterton was named Dean of the School. In September 1991, the School opened a degree program on The George Washington University campus. GSPM was acquired by the University in July 1995 and made a component of its Columbian School of Arts and Sciences.

The School offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Political Management, Legislative Affairs and Strategic Public Relations, and graduate certificates in PACs and Political Management and Public Relations.

Extent

19 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains video cassettes used for educational purposes in GSPM classes. The videos contain political advertisements; local and national news reports and other broadcast programming related to politics; educational programs including forums, panels, lectures, and series; speeches, debates and political conventions; and political movies and documentaries. They range in date from 1970-2005 with some videos undated. The bulk of the collection materials cover 1988-1998.

Collection Organization

Organized into five series: Political advertisements; Broadcast programming; Political education; Speeches and debates; and Movies and documentaries.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Graduate School of Political Management, 2007(Accession 2007.082)
Title
Guide to the Graduate School of Political Management political advertisement videocassette collection, 1970-2005
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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