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Which? Gold or Silver pamphlet

 Collection — Folder: S2139
Identifier: S2139

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the pamphlet, Which? Gold or Silver. Copyrighted by C. M. Daniels Publishing Co. in 1896, the pamphlet is "a compilation by a workingman" regarding the question of whether the United States should base its money on the gold standard of on free silver coinage and was published and distributed (for 10 cents a copy, plus 2 cents in stamps) prior to the 1896 presidential election.


  • 1896

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Due to an economic depression begun in 1893, the central issue during the 1896 United States presidential election was whether to base the country's money supply on the gold standard or on free silver. The Republican candidate, William McKinley, supported the gold standard, while the Democrats' candidate, William Jennings Bryan, supported the use of both gold and silver. McKinley defeated Bryan both in the popular vote and the electoral college to become the 25th president of the United States.


"United States presidential election of 1896." Encyclopaedia Britannica. August 19, 2014. Accessed January 18, 2017.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


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Collection processing completed 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/18 by Laura Eliason.
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