Connie Blomen Vice Presidential Campaign Collection

Biographical / Historical Note

Connie Blomen ran for Vice President of the United States in 1976 on the Socialist Labor Party (SLP) ticket. Jules Levin ran for President on the same SLP ticket. Blomen was married to Henning Blomen who ran for Vice President of the United States on the SLP ticket in 1964, and for President in 1968.


Scope and Content Note

The collection, most likely assembled by Bernie Scates, an acquaintance of Connie Blomen, consists of a handmade campaign button, two notes between Connie Blomen and Bernie Scates, and two pieces of campaign literature produced by the Socialist Labor Party. The button features a photograph of Connie Blomen.

Collection Details

Object ID: 2000.145.22
Creator: Blomen, Connie 
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1977
Size: 0.02 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Language: English

Collection Access & Use

Item Location: Not Currently On Exhibit

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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Connie Blomen Biography and Campaign Fact Sheet, 1976

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Connie Blomen Biography and Campaign Fact Sheet, 1976

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Artifact

Flier (Printed matter)

Date Made

1976

Summary

Connie Blomen ran for Vice President of the United States in 1976 on the Socialist Labor Party (SLP) ticket. Blomen had been a member of the SLP for seven years serving in various capacities; this was her first run for public office. The ticket, headed by 30-year party veteran Jules Levin, received less than 10,000 votes.

Object ID

2000.145.22.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Connie Blomen Biography and Campaign Fact Sheet, 1976

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Connie Blomen Campaign Button with Note, 1976-1977

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Connie Blomen Campaign Button with Note, 1976-1977

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Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Summary

Connie Blomen ran for Vice President of the United States in 1976 on the Socialist Labor Party ticket. It was her first run for public office. The ticket, headed by 30-year party veteran Jules Levin, received less than 10,000 votes. Blomen sent this hand-made political button to Bernie Scates, who had requested a "picture pin" she may have created for the campaign.

Creators

Blomen, Connie 

Object ID

2000.145.22.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Connie Blomen Campaign Button with Note, 1976-1977

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Note from Connie Blomen to Bernie Scates, February 5, 1977

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Note from Connie Blomen to Bernie Scates, February 5, 1977

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Artifact

Correspondence

Summary

Connie Blomen ran for Vice President of the United States in 1976 on the Socialist Labor Party ticket. It was her first run for public office. The ticket, headed by 30-year party veteran Jules Levin, received less than 10,000 votes. Blomen returned to her home state of Massachusetts after the campaign and continued to speak on behalf of the party.

Creators

Blomen, Connie 

Object ID

2000.145.22.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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thehenryford.org

Note from Connie Blomen to Bernie Scates, February 5, 1977

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What is The Henry Ford?

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