Patricia Dycio Pete du Pont political ephemera collection
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
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Patricia Buchanan Dycio (1935-2018) worked for Diamond State Telephone before marrying her husband of 57 years, Stephen J. Dycio, a building superintendent for Ehret Construction and founder of Blue Hen Construction. In addition to being a wife and mother, Dycio was active in the community, volunteering for the Lewes Historical Society, Lions Club, and Wilmington Flower Market. Dycio died on May 1, 2018, at age 83 in Lewes, Delaware.
"Patricia B. Dycio," Legacy.com Obituary, https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-b-dycio&pid=188905538&fhid=7883 (accessed January 6, 2021). "Stephen J. Dycio," Legacy.com Obituary, https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=stephen-j-dycio&pid=156512669 (accessed January 6, 2021). "Obituary for Lynn Marie Dycio," Cape Gazette, page 28, June 19, 1998, http://cpg.stparchive.com/Archive/CPG/CPG06191998p028.php (accessed January 6, 2021).
The Patricia Dycio Pete du Pont political ephemera collection focuses primarily on Delaware congressman and governor Pete du Pont, including campaign buttons, t-shirts, a newspaper clipping, an inaugural program from Governor du Pont's 1981 inauguration, and campaign literature. Additional material in the collection relates to American politics in the late 1970s, including commemorative inaugural invitations for the 1977 and 1981 presidential inaugurations and Reagan/Bush campaign buttons.
Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches)
Gift of Kim Taylor, 2019
Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, November 2020.
- Du Pont, Pierre S.
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
- Castle, Michael N., 1939-
- Gordy, William J., 1910-
- Reagan, Ronald
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2020 November 16
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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Three homemade campaign buttons featuring black and white photographs of Pete du Pont with green and red plaid ribbon. Two buttons also incorporate stickers for Pete du Pont and Mike Castle for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively.
Two red, white and gray campaign buttons.
Two campaign mailers from the 1980 election.
One campaign poster signed by Pete du Pont. Text reads: "Pat- Many thanks. Pete."
Official state map of Delaware. Includes a welcome message on the back by Governor Pete du Pont.
Commemorative inaugural invitation and guide to inaugural cermeonies for the 1977 inauguration of President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale.
Ceremonial invitation for the inaugural ceremonies for President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush.
Four white t-shirts, one in each size: small, medium, large, and extra large. Text reads "The Best for Delaware... Pete du Pont Governor (in red) Mike Castle Lt. Governor (in green)." Text is the same on the front and back.
One white t-shirt. Text reads "Mike Castle Lt. Governor." Text is white in a green circle. Text is the same on both the front and the back.
Black t-shirt with silver text. Text reads "Happy Birthday Pete."