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Object Name Fan, Fixed
Common Name Fan, Political
Catalog Number 1994.6.48
Date 1967 - 1979
Material(s) Cardboard/Paper/Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-13.375 W-7 inches
Description This political fan is composted of a piece of rectangular white cardboard with rounded corners which has been stapled to a thin wooden handle. Blue text on the white cardboard reads "I'm a / Louie B. Nunn / fan." The two staples are 3.5 inches apart.
Notes Louie Broady Nunn was the 52nd governor of Kentucky from 1967 until 1971. This fan is probably from Nunn's unsuccessful run for a second term in the governor's office in 1979 against Democrat John Y. Brown, Jr. He also unsuccessfully challenged Walter "Dee" Huddleston in the 1972 senatorial election.

This object was donated on January 14, 1994 by Drexell Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Nunn, Louie B.
Subjects Campaigns, Political
Fans (Accessories)
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Search Terms Republicans
Republican party
Fan, Political
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS