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General University Organizations. Presidential Debate 2000 Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Wake Forest University hosted the Presidential Debate on October 11, 2000, in Wait Chapel. Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat candidate Vice President Al Gore debated on stage in the second of three debates for the 2000 presidential election. This collection contains materials related to the 2000 debate, such as budgetary materials, planning documents, media and promotional materials, and correspondence.

Biographical and Historical Note

Wake Forest University hosted the Presidential Debate on October 11, 2000, in Wait Chapel. Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat candidate Vice President Al Gore debated on stage in the second of three debates for the 2000 presidential election. The debate was sponsored by non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Jim Lehrer of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program The NewsHour posed the questions for each candidate. An estimated 37.5 million viewers watched the broadcasted debate.

This is the second debate that Wake Forest hosted; in 1988, presidential candidates George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis debating in Wait Chapel in front of an estimated 65 million television viewers.

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials related to the 2000 presidential debate, including budgetary materials, planning documents, media and promotional materials, and correspondence. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Inventory

  • Budget projections (2000 March-May) box 1 folder 11
  • Campus closure memorandums (2000 September-October) box 1 folder 21
  • Checklists and timelines (2000 August-October) box 1 folder 16
  • Correspondence  (2000 August-September) box 1 folder 1
  • Correspondence. Boyette, Sandra  (2000 June-September) box 1 folder 2
  • Correspondence. Cox, Kevin (2000 March-September) box 1 folder 3
  • Correspondence. Davies, Rory (2000 September 27-30) box 1 folder 9
  • Correspondence. Dragisic, Stephen (2000 September) box 1 folder 4
  • Correspondence. Graham, Melody (2000 August-September) box 1 folder 5
  • Correspondence. Lindsey, B. H. (2000 September 23-26) box 1 folder 6
  • Correspondence. McNally, Minta (2000 September 11-17) box 1 folder 7
  • Correspondence. Nachand, Peter (2000 September 12-15) box 1 folder 8
  • Correspondence. Poovey, Cherin C. (2000 September 24) box 1 folder 10
  • C-SPAN Commission on Presidential Debates tote (2000 October 11) box 1
  • Debate website sign  (2000 October) oversize 1
  • Debate welcome sign  (2000 October) oversize 1
  • Deaver, Danielle. "Read All About It," Winston-Salem Journal newspaper article  (2000 October 13) oversize 1
  • Dominico, Dana and Phoebe Zerwick. "Word War II at WFU," Winston-Salem Journal newspaper article  (2000 October 12) oversize 1
  • Focus group materials and announcements (2000 August-October) box 1 folder 26
  • Information packet (2000 October) box 1 folder 29
  • Internal Revenue Service documents and correspondence (2000 January-August) box 1 folder 23
  • Law enforcement planning (2000 July-October) box 1 folder 19
  • Marketing committee materials (2000 March-October) box 1 folder 14
  • Media contact list (circa 2000 October) box 1 folder 25
  • Notebooks and billboard photograph (circa 2000 August-October) box 1 folder 28
  • Old Gold and Black Presidential Debate edition  (2000 October 5) oversize 1
  • Parking planning (2000 September-October) box 1 folder 18
  • Preparation committee materials (2000 January-September) box 1 folder 15
  • Presidential debate 3/4 length raglan t-shirt (2000 October 11) box 1
  • Presidential debate tapes. 8 mini-cassettes  (2000) box 1
  • Railey, John. "After the debate, a sigh of relief," Winston-Salem Journal newspaper article  (2000 October 13) oversize 1
  • Room plans and reservations (2000 September-October) box 1 folder 24
  • Site visit materials (2000 May-October) box 1 folder 12
  • Sponsorship information  (2000-2000) box 1 folder 20
  • Vendor correspondence (2000 August-October) box 1 folder 13
  • Volunteer materials (2000 October) box 1 folder 17
  • Wake Forest University financial report  (2001-2001) box 1 folder 30
  • Website drafts and correspondence (2000 February-August) box 1 folder 22
  • YMCA of the Triangle Area brochure floppy disk (2000 October) box 1 folder 27

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
General University Organizations. Presidential Debate 2000 Records
ID
RG13.18
Date [inclusive]
1999-2000
Quantity
1 record carton, 1 oversize folder
Extent
3.00  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2020 January
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for researchers. 
Conditions Governing Use
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
General University Organizations. Presidential Debate 2000 Records (RG13.18), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Related collections in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives include the Alumni and Communications Development. Office of Communications and External Relations Records (RG3.10).

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