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Collection of United States social pinback buttons

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-3822

Scope and Contents

Collection of 294 pinback buttons distributed by or on behalf of social organizations, political campaigns, individuals, movements, issues, and events in the United States, circa 1900-2011, and undated. Circa 130 buttons document political and social conditions in California; circa 40 buttons concern Angola, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tiao-Yu Tai (or Diaoyu Dao), the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Dates

  • circa 1900-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Collection of United States Social Pinback Buttons is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bolerium Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2014.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by organization, campaign, political party or candidate, event, or slogan.

Extent

2.08 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.usbuttons

Overview

Collection of 294 pinback buttons distributed by or on behalf of social organizations, political campaigns, individuals, movements, issues, and events in the United States, circa 1900-2011, and undated. Circa 130 buttons document political and social conditions in California; circa 40 buttons concern Angola, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tiao-Yu Tai (or Diaoyu Dao), the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Source

Title
Collection of United States Social Pinback Buttons
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.