While the 2008 presidential elections are gearing up, I thought it might be useful to share some sources I’ve come across relating to campaign ads in presidential races.
I started thinking about this when I heard this NPR piece Exploring the History of Presidential Ads, which talks about the exhibit “The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004.” This online exhibit has clips from presidential campaign ads starting in 1952. They will be making the 2008 advertisements available at some point in the future.
If you are interested in this topic you may want to take a look at the resources in the library’s collection listed under the following headings:
* presidential candidates
* Campaign funds
* Political campaigns