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S.B. Woo for Lieutenant Governor campaign poster

Identifier: GRA 0098-F0010

Scope and Contents

Red, white, and blue campaign poster for S.B. Woo, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware in the 1984 election cycle. Campaign poster measures 37 inches x 17 inches.


  • Creation: 1984

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical / Historical

S. B. (Shien Biau) Woo was born in Shanghai, China, in 1937, and came to the United States from Hong Kong at age 18. Woo studied mathematics and physics at Georgetown College in Kentucky, and earned a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1964.

Woo came to the University of Delaware in 1966 as an assistant professor in physics. Over the course of his 36 year career at the University, he served as Chief Negotiator for the UD Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and a term on the UD Board of Trustees from 1976-1982. Woo retired from the University of Delawre in 2002.

In 1984, Woo, a Democrat, ran for lieutenant governor, winning the Democratic primary and defeating Repubican candidate Battle Robinson by 425 votes. Woo served one term as Lieutenatn Governor. In 1988, Woo challeged incumbent Repulican Senator Bill Roth in the U.S. Senate election, losing to Roth.

"S.B. Woo, Ph.D." Who's Who of Asian Americans. (accessed August 16, 2021.). Jerry Rhodes, "UDARF series: S.B. Woo tells retired faculty of his journey in academia, politics," UDaily, April 17, 2015. (accessed August 16, 2021).


1 item ; 37 inches x 17 inches


S. B. Woo, a Chinese-American physics professor and politician, ran for lieutenant governor of Delaware in 1984, winning the election. This item is a campaign poster from that campaign.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Mabrey, 2021

Related Materials in This Repository

This item forms part of GRA 0098 Graphic Materials - Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

GRA 0098, F0010: Shelved in SPEC oversized

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, August 2021.


Finding aid for S.B. Woo for Lieutenant Governor campaign poster
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2021 August 16
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