Date Original

1908 July 7


This collection contains one guest's ticket for the Democratic National Convention held in Denver, Colorado. The ticket is dated July 7, 1908.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Democratic National Convention is a presidential nominating convention that has been held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic party. It has been administered by the Democratic National Committee since the 1852 national convention. The primary goal of the convention is to nominate and confirm a candidate for president and vice president, adopt comprehensive party platform, and unify the party. Pledged delegates from all fifty U.S. states and from American dependencies and territories such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and superdelegates attend the convention to cast their votes to choose the party's presidential candidate. It marks the end of the primary election period and the beginning of the general election season. The 1908 Democratic National Convention took place from July 7 to July 10, 1908, at Denver Auditorium Arena in Denver, Colorado. It was the first convention of a major political party in a western state. The city did not host another nominating convention until 2008. At the 1908 convention, William J. Bryan was unanimously declared the candidate for president.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Democratic National Convention ticket, SMC.178.007


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Democratic National Convention ticket, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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