The Clinton Ivan Winslow Collection is made up of the personal papers of Dr. Clinton Ivan Winslow as well as his significant collection of political Americana. A longtime political science professor, political activist, and community leader, Winslow taught at Goucher College from 1923 to 1965. He chaired the political science department from 1926 to 1958 and the College Planning Committee, an organization with significant investment in the development and layout of the new Goucher county campus in the 1930s and 1940s. Winslow was considered to be an outstanding authority on state legislatures and legislative committees as well as Maryland constitutional issues.
The personal papers (1918-1978) encompass articles, essays, correspondence, reports, and other records documenting Winslow’s career and civic activities. They include a rich collection of political commentaries, records from the Citizens League of Baltimore, and the 1967 Maryland Constitutional Convention for which Clinton was a delegate.
Winslow's political memorabilia includes hundreds of unique political pins, buttons, and ephemera such as tickets and ballots from U.S. elections from the 1840s to 1980s. These items were collected by Winslow during his lifetime reflecting his love and interest in providing information on national issues, concerns, and political messages of a specific time.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Patricelli Family Foundation, a Goucher student was able to pursue an independent research project in the Special Collections & Archives to work with the Winslow collection. The finding aid and selections of political Americana are the result.
- Finding Aid
- Political Americana