We are delighted to announce that once again thanks to very generous donations, we now have access to two collections of US party convention records:
- Electing the President: Proceedings of the Democratic National Conventions, 1832-1988
- Electing the President: Proceedings of the Republican National Conventions, 1856-1988
The collections include the proceedings for the National Conventions of each party, providing gavel to gavel coverage of the conventions, including speeches, debates, votes, and party platforms. Also included are lists of names of convention delegates and alternates. Records of the earliest proceedings are based in part on contemporary newspaper accounts.