The Eisenhower Collection. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The Eisenhower Collection
The Eisenhower Collection

The Eisenhower Collection

Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI: Ann Arbor News; Detroit News; Campaign for Nuclear Free Ann Arbor, 1969; 1984. First Printings. Loose Folded Sheets; Single Sheet. General & President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969, affectionately nicknamed "Ike") was called "The Quintessential American" by journalist Andy Rooney. Not since George Washington had one great man accomplished so much, first in war as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II; then as two-term President of the United States during 1953-1961, years of peace, prosperity, progress- & a level of national unity that we can look back on now amidst our shameful division and regret. Eisenhower's death on March 28, 1969 was marked by grief & solemn tributes by a grateful nation. Here are six complete editions of The Ann Arbor News, along with front & second sections of one edition of The Detroit News, that chronicle this event from the day of his passing through his burial near his boyhood home in Abilene, Kansas. Also included is a broadside-poster from fifteen years later that invokes Eisenhower in the noble if Quixotic cause of creating a nuclear-free Ann Arbor: (1) Ann Arbor News, Friday, March 28, 1969 with front-page headline "GEN. EISENHOWER DIES: His Family With Him" with stories, short editorial. The news was so fresh that most of this edition is devoted to other national & local matters. (2) Ann Arbor News, Saturday, March 29, 1969 with front-page headline-articles "Eisenhower Mourned By World; Mrs. Eisenhower Grieves In Private; Body Lies In Cathedral; Funeral Procession Scheduled Sunday" etc. Much of this edition is devoted to Eisenhower, retrospectives of his life & careers etc., esp. front section. (3) Ann Arbor News, Sunday, March 30, 1969 with front-page headline-article "Thousands Pay Their Respects," various Eisenhower-related articles esp. in front section of this large Sunday edition. (4) Detroit News, Sunday, March 30, 1969 (front & second sections only) with front-page headline-article "World tributes paid to Ike," various relevant articles throughout sections. (5) Ann Arbor News, Monday, March 31, 1969 with front-page headline-article "Long Lines Trudge Past Casket: World Leaders In Last Tribute, Funeral Train Leaves Tonight," images of then-President Nixon, Charles DeGaulle paying their respects etc. (6) Ann Arbor News, Tuesday, April 1, 1969 with front-page headline-article "Many Greet Ike's Train," a few other Eisenhower-related articles elsewhere. (7) Ann Arbor News, Wednesday, April 2, 1969 with front-page headline-article "Eisenhower Buried Near Boyhood Home," a few other related articles throughout. All of the above issues contain many images that accompany the articles, & are fascinating time capsules of contemporary local, national & world events as life galloped along in the wake of Eisenhower's passing near the end of the most-eventful 1960s. (8) Broadside-poster (appx. 13&1/4" x 23") published by The Campaign for Nuclear Free Ann Arbor, promoting "Proposal 1, The Nuclear Free Zone Act," which was voted on during November 6, 1984. A headline in bold font with graphics of Eisenhower & his signature quotes him: "The People Want Peace/ So Much That the/ Governments Had Better/ Stand Out of the Way/ and Let Them Have It." With text & larger shadow-graphic of Eisenhower in background of entire surface. An exemplary relic of our belovedly idealistic college-town headquarters that enlists Ike in the cause of world peace that "...begins at home." All newspapers (1-7) in relatively fine condition with inevitable light browning esp. (4); light wear & closed tears at edges & corners of all sheets. (8) very fine with only a bit of light rubbing-scuffing at blank area near upper left corner; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners; series of very slight horizontal waves through surface. (8) will be mailed separately from (1-7), carefully rolled in a tube. This method & two separate packages will require extra postage for this bundle. Fine-Very Fine. [Item #4034]

Price: $60.00