Conference and Convention Memorabilia Collection : Buttons, Medals, Ribbons and Campaign Ephemera, 1897-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Compiler
University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections
Title
Conference and Convention Memorabilia Collection : Buttons, Medals, Ribbons and Campaign Ephemera
Dates
1897-2008 (inclusive)
1940-1999 (bulk)
Quantity
1.38 cubic feet (4 boxes plus 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
5130 (Accession No. 5130-001)
Summary
Buttons, medals, ribbons, pins, tabs, hats, etc.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Buttons, medals, ribbons, pins, tabs, hats, etc. Ephemera collected from: labor union conventions and organizing campaigns; Washington State political and initiative campaigns; Presidential and other political campaigns; library information, literacy and professional organization leadership campaigns; community organizations; special events and anniversaries; political and social justice movements and causes; veterans' groups; and miscellaneous other promotions and campaigns.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Presume copyrights for buttons, medals and ribbons are in the public domain.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Community Organizations, 1897-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-2
Labor Convention Badges and Ribbons
1922-1969
1/6-7
Buttons: Labor Unions
1897-2000
3/10
Buttons and Flier: Democratic Party Community Supporters
1992, 2003
3/11
Buttons: Veterans and Military
1995
3/12
Buttons: Community Organizations
1990

Series 2:  Libraries, 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/3-4
Buttons: Libraries and Library Associations
1980s (mostly undated)
1/5
Buttons: Library Information
undated

Series 3:  Local and State Candidates and Elections, 1982-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/8
Magnuson and Jackson campaign buttons
undated
4/1-2
Washington State Candidates campaign buttons
approximately 1970-2000
3/3
Henry "Scoop" Jackson campaign balloons
1982
3/6
Jim McDermott buttons
undated
4/3
Seattle mayoral candidate bumper stickers
approximately 1989-1994
Map Folder
Ballots
1972 King County Primary Election, Notice of Election in King County from 1972
1972

Series 4:  National Candidates and Elections, 1972-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/9
Buttons: Presidential Candidates/Campaigns
2008
1/10
Clinton/Gore, Gore/Lieberman Buttons
1992, 1996
1/11
Republican Presidential Candidate Campaign Buttons
undated
4/4
Campaign Bumper Stickers
2000-2008
4/4
Presidential campaign bumper stickers
2000-2008
4/5
U.S. Senate/Congress campaign bumper stickers
approximately 1980-1990
3/5
Campaign Ephemera
Leaflets, signs, press badges, Burton K. Wheeler campaign coins
2000-2008
3/9
Buttons: Anti-Candidate or Elected Official
2000-2010
Box
2
Democratic Convention Memorbilia
One styrofoam boater-style hat featuring buttons for various Washington state candidates and Henry "Scoop" Jackson's presidential campaign.
Gift of Stuart Michelson
1972
Box/Folder
Map Folder
Ballots
1980 Primary Election, 1980 General Election
1980

Series 5:  Political/Social Causes and Initiatives, 2001-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/12
Buttons: Political Causes
undated
1/13-14
Buttons: Initiatives
undated
4/6
Bumper stickers: Initiatives
undated
3/8
Causes and Movements
2004

Series 6:  Events, Anniversaries, and Commemoratives, 1957-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/4
Century 21 Exposition Commemorative Coin
The coin reads: Good for one dollar in trade during America's space-age World's Fair at the exposition grounds or any cooperating business in Washington state through October 21, 1962.
1962
3/7
Events and Anniversaries
1957-2004

Series 7:  Miscellaneous, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/15
Buttons: Small Miscellaneous
undated
3/1-2
Buttons: Large Miscellaneous
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Awards--Washington (State)--Specimens
  • Campaign buttons--Washington (State)--Specimens
  • Hats--Washington (State)--Specimens
  • Pin-back buttons--Washington (State)--Specimens
  • Ribbons--Washington (State)--Specimens