From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidential candidates have captured the American voter’s attention with music and memorabilia. In the spirit of the 2008 presidential election, campaign songs from the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, and buttons, tie tacks, and other souvenirs from some of America’s most memorable elections will be displayed at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music documents American history and America’s popular culture—from songs of homage to George Washington in the 18th century to familiar tunes of the late 20th-century. The pieces highlight the periods, people, and events that have formed, inspired, and described the American past. To view the collection, visit http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/
To learn more about the exhibit, visit http://www.library.jhu.edu/about/news/exhibits/campaignmusic.html