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Campaign files, 1954-2010

Identifier: MANUSCRIPT HCPC00011

Scope and Contents

Campaign files, 1954-2010, consist of records from the Senator’s election campaigns: his two campaigns for Hawaii territorial House of Representatives in 1954 and 1956, his two campaigns for U.S. House of Representatives in 1959 and 1960, and his campaigns for U.S. Senate, 1962-2010. Records include flyers, brochures, and other campaign materials; correspondence; mailing lists; itineraries and schedules; records on finances; congratulatory letters; speech transcripts; and other records. The records are organized by date, then alphabetically by subject. Records from his campaign for Hawaii territorial Senate in 1958 are missing. In addition, not all campaigns are equally documented. The majority of the records cover campaigns from 1962 to 1974, with fewer records existing from subsequent campaigns.

Also included are other materials not specifically from the Senator’s campaigns but are campaign-related, including records on the Democratic Party of Hawaii; records on two “Dinner with Dan” fundraisers, 1965 and 1973; materials from State of Hawaii candidates’ campaigns, 1974-2008; records from his work on the Speakers’ Bureau (1964), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (1969-1970), and Rules Committee for the 1980 Democratic National Convention; and voting histories.

Finally, included is some campaign ephemera, such as bumper stickers, buttons, hand fans, and ball-point pens. Some of this ephemera is dated with the campaign year, some is not.


  • Creation: 1954-2010

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

Access restrictions apply to certain records in the papers that have been determined to contain sensitive personal or government information. Series assessed to contain sensitive information will remain closed until 2028 with the exception of Constituent Services Case Work, which contains high levels of personal identifiable information. Constituent Services Case Work will be available to requesting individuals upon review and approval of the archivist or librarian managing the Property. Individual files or records assessed to contain sensitive information may also carry restrictions. Series assessed with medium risk may be made available to the researcher after the files are reviewed for sensitive information or formats. Series assessed to be of low risk of disclosing sensitive information may be open and available to researchers.

Low risk: The following series pose little risk of revealing sensitive information and could be made available to the public with little harm: Administrative Files, Campaign Files, Constituent Services(Correspondence and Projects), House Records, Kaho’olawe, Native Hawaiian Issues, Japanese Latin American Internment, Personal, Political Affairs, Speeches, Scheduling Files, Medal of Honor, Legislative Files, Photographs, Public Relations, Books, and Subject Files.

Medium risk: ABSCAM, Staff Files, Born-Digital (format-based), Microfilm.

Series with sensitive information: Constituent Services (Case Work), Watergate, Iran-Contra, and subseries containing records related to military and defense appropriations.

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection is accessible in the University Archives and Manuscripts Department's John Troup Moir, Jr., and Gertrude M.F. Moir Archives Reading Room. For more information, please contact the Congressional Papers Archivist by email:, or phone: 808-956-6047.


11.5 Linear Feet (27 archives document boxes, 1 flat box)

Physical Location

HL A553c, 15-5-2 through 15-5-6 (Boxes CP1-CP27)
HL A553c, 19-11-6 (Box CP28)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries Repository