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Essential references for the political collector.

Albert, Alpheus H. Political Campaign and Commemorative Buttons. Boyertown, Pennsylvania: Boyertown Publishing Co., 1966.
——. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons. Bicentennial Edition. Hightstown, New Jersey: O'Donnell Publications, 1976.

Almquist, Eldon and Crain, Chris. The Political Collectibles of Richard M. Nixon. Nixon Political Items Collectors, 1989.

Arman, David and Linda. Anglo-American Ceramics: Transfer Printed Creamware and Pearlware for the American Market 1760-1860. Portsmouth, Rhode Island: Oakland Press, 1998.

Baker, W. S. Medallic Portraits of Washington. Philadelphia: Robert M. Linsay, 1885. Reprinted as Rulau-Fuld, 1985.

Bristow, Dick. The Illustrated Political Button Book. Fourth Edition. Author, 1973.

Buhle, Paul and Sullivan, Edmund B. Images of American Radicalism. Hanover, Massachusetts: Christopher Publishing House, 1998.

Collins, Herbert R. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present. Washington: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.
——. "Political Campaign Torches." United States National Bulletin, Paper 45. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1964.

DeWitt, J. Doyle. A Century of Campaign Buttons: 1789-1889. Hartford, Conn.: privately printed, 1959. Revised as Sullivan, 1982.

Dusterberg, Richard B. The Official Inaugural Medals. 2nd ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Medallion Press, 1976.

Fischer, Roger A. Tippecanoe and Trinkets Too: The Material Culture of American Presidential Campaigns, 1828-1984. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
——, ed. "The APIC Brummagem Project." The Keynoter, Vol. 85, Nos. 3 and 4.

Ford, Marian A. Project '68: The presidential election of 1968 as seen through campaign pins. American Political Items Collectors, 1971.

French, Tom. The 1972 Campaign in Buttons. Capitola, California: author, 1973.

Fuld, George and Melvin. Patriotic Civil War Tokens. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1991.

Gardner, Bonnie C. and Goldberg, Harvey E. The Political Items of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy Political Items Collectors, 1980.

Gardner, Bonnie et al. The Campaign Items of Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy Political Items Collectors, 1982.

Goldberg, Harvey. J.F.K. Book II, A Supplement to the Original Campaign Items of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy Political Items Collectors, 1992.
——. Kennedy Ribbons, A Guide for Collectors. Clark, New Jersey: KPIC Publications, 1988.

Gores, Stan. Presidential and Campaign Memorabilia. Des Moines: Wallace-Homstead Book Company, 1982.

Hake, Theodore. The Encyclopedia of Political Buttons 1896-1972. New York: Dafran House Publishers, 1974.
——. Political Buttons: Book II, 1920-1976. York, Pennsylvania: Hake's Americana and Collectibles, 1977.
——. Political Buttons: Book III, 1789-1916. York, Pennsylvania: Hake's Americana and Collectibles, 1978.
——. Hake's Guide to Presidential Campaign Collectibles: An Illustrated Price Guide to Artifacts from 1789-1988. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1992.

Hamilton, Charles and Ostendorf, Lloyd. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. Reprinted by Morningside Bookshop, 1985.

Israel, Fred L. et al. Running for President: The Candidates and Their Images, 1789-1896; 1900-1992 (2 Volume Set). New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Kahler, James G. Hail to the Chief: An Illustrated Guide to Political Americana. Princeton, New Jersey: The Pyne Press, 1972.

Klamkin, Marian. American Patriotic and Political China. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973.

Krohn, Edward. Nobel's Catalog and Price Guide of National Political Convention Tickets and Other Convention Ephemera. North Miami, Florida: Nobel Publishing, Inc., 1996.

Larsen, Ellouise B. American Historical Views on Staffordshire China. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1939. Reprinted by Dover Publications, 1976.

Levine, H. Joseph. Collectors Guide to Presidential Inaugural Medals and Memorabilia. Danbury, Connecticut: Johnson & Jensen, 1981.

Low, Lyman. Catalogue of Hard Times Tokens Issued for and Against the United States Bank. Boston: T. R. Marvin and Sons, 1886. Rev. 1899. Revised as Rulau, 1981.

Marsh, Tracy H. The American Story Recorded in Glass. Minneapolis: privately printed, 1962.

Mayhew, Aubrey. The World's Tribute to John F. Kennedy in Medallic Art. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1966.

Melden, Keith. Hail to the Candidate: Presidential Campaigns from Banners to Broadcasts. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Miller, Lillian B. et al. If Elected... Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency. Washington: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972.

Post, Robert C. ed. Every Four Years: The American Presidency. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1980.

Powell, Julie and Robin. Political Brummagem: An End of the Millennium Synopsis. Authors, 1999.

Rochette, Edward C. The Medallic Portraits of John F. Kennedy. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1966.

Rulau, Russell. Hard Times Tokens: A Complete Revision and Expansion of Lyman H. Low's Classic 1899 Reference. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1981. Revision of Low, 1899.

Rulau, Russell and Fuld, George. Medallic Portraits of Washington: An illustrated, priced revision of W. S. Baker's 1885 catalog of the coins, medals and tokens of the Father of His Country. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1985. 2nd ed. 1999.

Schornstein, Fred. Bryan Money. Lake Mary, Florida: Token and Medal Society, Inc., 2001.

Seeley, Mary Evans. Season's Greetings from the White House: The Collection of Presidential Christmas Cards, Messages and Gifts. New York: MasterMedia, Ltd., 1996.

Sievert, William A. All for the Cause: Campaign Buttons for Social Change 1960s - 1990s. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware: For Splash, Inc., 1997.

Sigoloff, Marc. Collecting Political Buttons. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1988.

Sullivan, Edmund B. American Political Badges and Medalets 1789-1892. Lawrence, Mass.: Quarterman Publications, Inc., 1981. Revised edition of DeWitt, 1959.
——. Collecting Political Americana. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1980.

Sullivan, Edmund B. and Fischer, Roger A. American Political Ribbons and Ribbon Badges 1825-1981. Lincoln, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, Inc., 1985.

Wagner, Dale E. American Campaign Graphics 1789-1972. Washington: Public Policy Research Associates, 1972.