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Frank Lidinsky Political Campaign Collection

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: R0159-FLPC

Scope and Contents

This collection contains local Baltimore, Maryland political campaign ephemera from the second half of the 20th century spanning 1940-2000. While most material relates to Baltimore elections, some state and a few national political candidates are also represented. The collection includes flyers and other textual ephemera, organized alphabetically by candidate; political campaign stickers, buttons, and campaign signs; and records of Baltimore Democratic clubs, including the Mount Royal Democratic Club, the Young Men's Bohemian Democratic Club of the Seventh Ward, and the Young Men's Democratic Club of the Eigth Ward.

The majority of materials in the collection represent Democratic local, state, and national Democratic campaigns and candidates. Campaigns represented in the collection include examples of elections for Baltimore City Council, elections for judgeships, mayoral elections, Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate elections, State Comptroller elections, gubernatorial elections, U.S. congressional elections, and U.S. presidential elections between 1940 and 2000.


  • 1940-2000


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Biographical Note

Frank G. Lidinsky, Esq. was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Archbishop Curley High School, Mt. St. Mary's College, and the University of Baltimore School of Law. His law practice, Frank G. Lidinsky, P.A., specializes in wills, probate, and Social Security Disability cases. His father, Richard A. Lidinsky Sr., worked for Thomas J. D'Alesandro Jr. and served as Baltimore’s deputy city comptroller for almost 30 years.


11.33 Linear feet (8 containers)


Collection is arranged in six series:

  • Campaign Signs, 1951-1999
  • Bumper Stickers, 1960-1998
  • Political Buttons and Pins, 1960-1999
  • Other Campaign Ephemera
  • Campaign Literature Files, 1940-2000
  • Political Clubs, 1946-2000

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore Foundation by Frank G. Lidinsky, Esq. on September 28, 2016.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Aiden Faust in 2016.

Finding aid for the Frank Lidinsky Political Campaign Collection
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust (2016). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA