Notarianni Political Collection exhibit on the 4th floor of the Dayton Memorial Library
It took 30 years for Aldo and Peggi Notarianni to collect the over 3,000 items in the Notarianni Political Collection. Residents of Denver, CO. and long-time benefactors of Regis University, the collection of presidential campaign memorabilia spans the presidency of John Adams, 1796 to the Obama- McCain campaign of 2008. In addition to campaign items of successful presidential candidates, the collection also includes hopefuls who threw their hat in the ring but were not chosen to represent their parties.
The range of memorabilia is broad, such as buttons, broaches, silk lapel ribbons, walking sticks, banners, license plates, dinner ware, jewelry, pharmaceuticals, lithographs, posters, and a variety of household items.
Lincoln & Hamlin campaign, 1860
Stocking and lace flounce with celluloid
from the inauguration table of William Taft, 1908
Regis University Archives and Special Collections is located on the fourth floor of Regis University Library. The collections do not circulate and may be accessed only in the Reading Room.
The Reading Room is open on Tuesdays from 10:00am- 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Drop ins are welcome during these hours, however patrons are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with the archivist ahead of time. Patrons that have not set an appointment are not guaranteed consultation with the archivist at time of arrival.
During academic interims and other University closures the reading room will be closed. Please contact Archives and Special Collections at 303.964.3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.