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Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominee Advance Operations Manuals

Identifier: SPEC-D-001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes digital copies of the Presidential Nominee Advance Operations manual from the Robert J. Dole 1996 presidential campaign and the Vice Presidential Nominee Advance Operations manual from the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign. The manuals outline detailed expectations, requirements, and procedures for planning for nominee visits including room setup, transportation, communication with campaign officials, and other directives.


  • 1996, 2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.


0.1 Cubic Feet (247 digital files (22 GB))

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

File formats include TIF master files and Adobe PDF access files.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from on Bertram G. Hahn on 2013/08/27.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original print copies received in three ring binders were digitized in 2013 and returned to the donor.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/08/05 by Brandon Pieczko. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/05 by Brandon Pieczko.

Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominee Advance Operations manuals
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA