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  • Collection: Governor Madeleine Kunin

"Kunin for VT '84" sticker

Bumper sticker created by a private enterprise for Madeleine Kunin's 1984 gubernatorial campaign. Although the sticker uses her trademark exclamation point, the "for VT" message and two lines were non-standard.

Kunin appoints Gretchen Morse to Human Services, 1985

Madeleine Kunin appointed a significant number of women to powerful governmental positions during her three terms as governor. On January 3, 1985, the governor-elect announced her appointment of Gretchen Morse as secretary of the Agency of Human…

Kunin takes oath, 1985

Madeleine Kunin takes the oath as Vermont's first female governor from Vermont Chief Justice Frederic W. Allen. Holding the Bibles is Kunin's husband, Arthur Kunin

First Kunin Inaugural Gown

Evening gown worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin at her first inaugural ball. Designed by Lucy Strelcyzk of South Burlington with Kunin's input, worn only once more, to meet President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

Governor Kunin's first press conference

During Governor Madeleine Kunin's first press conference, someone noticed that nearly all of the reporters and camera operators were women, and took this photograph to document the moment. From left are Bob Kinzel (partially hidden from view);…

Kunin photographic portrait, 1985?

This undated photograph, probably obtained from the governor’s office by the Vermont Historical Society, shows Governor Kunin as she appeared during her tenure as governor.

Sanders announces run for governor, 1986

Bernie Sanders, mayor of Burlington, announced his candidacy for Vermont governor in May 1986, challenging Kunin after her first year in office and creating a three-way race with Republican Peter P. Smith. Kunin narrowly won the popular vote with…

Kunin in ceremonial office, 1986

Governor Madeleine Kunin poses for a photograph in the governor's ceremonial office in the Vermont State House. The ceremonial office is distinct from the governor's working office (which is located next door, in the Pavilion Building) and is used…

Governor Kunin sworn in for a second term

Governor Madeleine Kunin is sworn in for a second term on January 9, 1987, by Vermont Chief Justice Frederic W. Allen.

Second Kunin Inaugural Gown

Evening gown worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin at her second inaugural ball. Designed by Elaine Horseman of Essex Junction with Kunin's input. The fabric in the skirt is a shot silk: woven with a blue/green in one direction and black in the other, so…

Kunin signs Women’s History Month proclamation, 1988

Madeleine Kunin signed many proclamations in the governor’s ceremonial office in the State House during her six years in office. Here she is shown signing the proclamation to create Women’s History Month, March 1988. Also in the photograph are, left…

"Send Madeleine a paddlin' in '88" sticker

By the time that Madeleine Kunin ran for her third term as governor, opposition to her progressive policies were growing. This bumper sticker reflected the dissatisfaction of some voters, although she won handily with 55% of the vote, the largest…