01/AR0867 Guide to the David Duke Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Video Collection Duke, David Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Video Collection Finding Aid Authors: Hailey LaRock.

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Guide to the David Duke Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Video Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection David Duke Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Video Collection 1991 01/AR0867 Duke, David, 1950- 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
This collection contains videos of political advertisements for David Duke's 1991 campaign for the Louisiana gubernatorial race.
Biographical Information:

David Duke was born on July 1, 1950 in Oklahoma to parents David H. Duke and Alice Crick. David Duke is known as a Louisianan politician and public figure. He is currently a self-proclaimed “racist realist” and white/national supremacist.

After attending Louisiana State University, Duke began his political career with a campaign for Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat. Between 1979 and 1999 David Duke would continue failed campaigns for Louisiana senate seats, presidential nominations, gubernatorial elections and Louisianan Congress. Throughout his career, Duke switched his political identification several times to encompass not only the Democratic and Republican Party, but also the Reform, Populist, and Tea Parties. In 1988 Duke made a successful run for the Louisiana District 81 House of Representatives seat where he served till 1992. Though announcing in July of 2016 his intention to run for U.S. State Senate, Duke has yet to act as of August 2016. In December of 2015 David Duke voiced his support of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

David Duke has become notorious for several affiliations and activities. In 1967, at the age of 17, Duke joined the Ku Klux Klan where he was so successful he became a Grand Wizard. While in college, David Duke formed the white student group, the “White Youth Alliance” that affiliated themselves with the National Socialist White People’s Party. Duke became known for donning a Nazi uniform while picketing and hosting parties on Adolf Hitler’s birthdate; one of his most infamous protests involved traveling to Tulane University in such a uniform in 1970 to denounce Jewish civil rights lawyer William Kunstler. After several violent events related to the KKK, Duke abandoned the group and instead founded the National Association for the Advancement of White People (NAAWP), which many consider a play on the NAACP or National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

David Duke has authored several books and published medi, such as DVDs and clothing, in support of his political beliefs. Along with his now ex-wife, Chloe Hardin, Duke has two daughters, Kristen and Erika.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Campaign literature--United States Campaign speeches--United States Governors--Election. Political activity. Political campaigns--United States Television commercials.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2016-058

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

David Duke Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Digital surrogates of items in this collection are available in The Portal to Texas History.

Digital surrogates of items in this collection are available in the UNT Digital Library.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four WAFB media reels that contain fifteen commercials of David Duke promoting his 1991 gubernatorial campaign in Louisiana. Within the clips, David Duke lays out his basic running platform, describes his disagreements with the state of welfare in Louisiana, and his disapproval of opposing candidates Buddy Roemer and Edwin Edwards. Each clip runs approximately 45 seconds each, with 30 seconds of David Duke speaking. Duke was a state representative from the 81st district in the Louisiana House from February 1989 through January 1992.

Researchers may locate and watch the content of this collection digitally on The Portal to Texas History.

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David Duke Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Video Collection

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