Irma Callahan Papers, 1948-1968
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Active in local and national politics and was a delegate to the National Democratic Primary in 1956.The Irma Callahan of Fargo's papers from the late 1940s to the late 1960s cover national and state politics, particularly of the Democratic Party. The scrapbooks contain letters from hopeful presidential nominees and telegrams from presidential nominees such as Adlai Stevenson. They show how the political process works on the state and national levels and how the candidates vie for support among the delegates. Also, they show the building up of contacts over the years as evidenced by the numerous letters and Christmas cards Callahan received. The collection of letters and other material from Callahan’s time, as an active participant in politics, shows the transformation of the convention and nominating system.