Dick Herman [RG3682.AM]


RG3682.AM: Dick Herman, 1928-2015

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Journalist
Papers: 1968-1974
Size: 2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes


Dick Herman was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1928. His family moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1935. He attended public school and then went on to receive his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1949. He worked for various newspapers over the years, including the Davenport Times in Iowa, the Dodge City Daily Globe in Kansas, and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald and Sidney Telegraph in Nebraska. From 1957 until his retirement in 1993, Herman worked for the Lincoln Journal Star. Dick Herman died in Lincoln on October 28, 2015.


This collection consists of four boxes of political memorabilia mostly relating to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 1968 and 1972. The collection is divided into five series: 1) The Republicans, 1968; 2) The Democrats, 1968; 3) The Republicans, 1972; 4) The Democrats, 1972; and 5) Non-Convention Materials, 1970-1974.

Several oversized items are listed at the end of this inventory. Of special interest is the “Welcome Nixon” poster. This is an example of a poster that Omaha school children were encouraged to make for Richard Nixon’s visit to Omaha in the fall of 1970. Many of these posters were taken by anti-Nixon protesters. On the back of this poster is an anti-Nixon slogan.


Series 1 – The Republicans, 1968
Box 1

  1. Richard Nixon
  2. Nelson Rockefeller
  3. Rhodes, Romney, Reagan, Percy
  4. Non-Commercial Convention material
  5. Magazine Coverage – The Convention
  6. Newspaper Coverage – The Convention
  7. Miscellaneous 1968 material – Commercial interests,
  8. Congressional Quarterly

Series 2 – The Democrats, 1968
Box 2

  1. Eugene McCarthy
  2. Robert Kennedy
  3. Hubert Humphrey
  4. Harold Stassen
  5. Birch Bagh
  6. Other Candidates (Edward Kennedy, Channing Phillips)
  7. Protest Material – Youth International Party (Yippies)
  8. Official Convention Material, 1968
  9. Remarks by Richard Daley
  10. Convention Literature
  11. Press releases and copy
  12. Dick Herman’s reports and by-laws
  13. Convention (commercial) material
  14. Major press coverage – magazines

Box 3

  1. Major press coverage – newspapers
  2. Major press coverage – newspapers

Series 3 – The Republicans, 1972

  1. Nebraska State Convention, June 10, 1972
  2. Republican newsletters
  3. Richard M. Nixon, 1972
  4. Official campaign programs and material
  5. Protest material – minority reports
  6. Political tricks Journalism – newspaper by Dick Tuck
  7. Invitations Miami
    Indiana delegation newsletter

Series 4 – The Democrats, 1972
Box 4

  1. George S. McGovern
  2. Hubert H. Humphrey
  3. Sam Yorty, P. Lucey
  4. Official Convention Literature
  5. Minority Platforms and Protest Plans
  6. Press releases and copy
  7. Miscellaneous Democratic Material – Preconvention and convention, resident requirements, convention handbook
  8. Major media coverage – magazines
  9. Major media coverage – newspapers

Series 5 – Non-Convention Materials, 1970-1974

  1. Governor’s race, 1970
  2. Congressional and Senatorial elections, 1970
  3. Constitutional Amendment #10, 1970 – State aid to private schools
  4. Presidential visit to Lincoln, 1971
  5. Miscellaneous pre 1972 material
  6. State office seekers, 1972
  7. Nebraska elections, 1974

Miscellaneous oversize

  1. Sign, “Helen Boosalis for Governor”
  2. Poster, “Welcome Nixon.”

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