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Halpern for Congress records

Identifier: SC035

Content Description

Two 8.5 x 11 inch handbills and one six-panel illustrated brochure promoting Francis Halpern's Peace and Freedom candidacy, 35th district 1968 Congressional election. Halpern's platform included environmentalism, affordable housing, equal education and employment, ending the Vietnam War, legalizing marijuana, freedom of protest, and government assistance to contraception and abortion. Handbills are letters to potential campaign contributors and possible speaking engagements, from Halpern and W. Coats, respectively.


  • 1968

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Biographical / Historical

Online Archive of California biographical note of Francis R. Halpern, from "University of California: In Memoriam, 1997." Accessed October 4, 2022.

Biographical / Historical

The Peace and Freedom Party was founded on June 23, 1967 and has a platform addressing socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and community activism. The Peace and Freedom Party has largely remained on ballots in California throughout its history and holds a biannual state convention.

"About PFP," Peace and Freedom Party, last modified February 21, 2008,


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Two handbills and one brochure from Francis Halpern's campaign for Congress, 35th district, 1968 as the Peace and Freedom Party Candidate.

Physical Location

Small manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by library, 2022.

Related Materials

SC036, Peace and Freedom Party of San Diego County records relate to the 1968 Peace and Freedom Party's platform.

Condition Description

Handbills in fine condition. Uneven toning on brochure, otherwise fine.

Statement on Potentially Harmful Language and Content in our Records and Resources

Guide to the Halpern for Congress records
Sean Visintainer
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

California State University San Marcos Library
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