Once more beneath the patronage of good St. Valentine,
Who ever cheers us with his day when we our hopes resign;
Again I come fair lady mine some tribute slight to bring,
And wish thee health and happiness for the ensuing spring.
On July 12, 1984, nearly thirty years ago, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress.
Visit Special Collections and explore the many manuscript collections related to “Women and Politics.” Here are just a few.