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Peanuts election posters

Identifier: GRA 0099-F0045

Content Description

Set of 6 Peanuts election posters illustrated by Charles M. Schulz and manufactured by Hallmark Cards, Inc. during the 1968 presidential election.

The posters, printed primarily in a red, white and blue motif, are bound together by a wire ring with a cardboard back and include the original Hallmark cover sheet attached. The posters depict classic Peanuts characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy as candidates for office. Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy each appear in one poster in classic depictions of the characters: Charlie Brown with a kite, Linus with his security blanket, and Lucy appearing to yell or shout with a raised fist. The remaining three posters all depict Snoopy, including one where he is depicted as his alter ego, the Flying Ace; the remaining posters show Snoopy as a surfer and as a baseball player. Each poster contains an image of the character along with a tag line related to the image.


  • Creation: 1968


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. (Charles Monroe) Schulz, the noted American cartoonist, was born on November 26, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From childhood, Schulz, nicknamed Sparky by his family, enjoyed reading the Sunday "funnies" with his father Carl, sparking a desire to be a cartoonist. As a teenager, he honed his artistic style, completing a correspondence cartoon course and having a drawing of the family dog published in Ripley's Believe It or Not.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Schulz returned to Minnesota to become a professional cartoonist. He began a weekly panel comic, Li'l Folks, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, in the late 1940s. The first Peanuts strip was published on October 2, 1950, when Schulz was 27. The Peanuts strip would run for 50 years, gaining international fame. By 2000, it was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide, and printed collections of the strip were translated into more than two dozen languages.

Schulz died on Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the age of 67. The final Peanuts strip ran the next day, Sunday, February 13, 2000.

"Charles M. Schulz Biography." Charles M. Schulz Museum. (accessed March 2023).


1 item (6 connected posters)


Set of 6 Peanuts election posters illustrated by Charles M. Schulz and manufactured by Hallmark Cards, Inc. during the 1968 presidential election.


Gift of Jaime Margalotti, December 2022.

Related Materials

This item forms part of GRA 0099, Miscellaneous Graphic Materials collection.

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Shelving Summary

F0045: Shelved in SPEC GRA oversized boxes (20 inches)

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Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, March 2023.

Finding aid for Peanuts election posters
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2023 January 4
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