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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2016 - Political Memorabilia

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John L. Knuppel, an Illinois Democrat, who ran for re-election for State Senate in the 48th District. In 1976 he was re-elected and served until 1980.

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Sign From the Rockefeller campaign unsuccessful Republican presidential nomination
Served as Vice President from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald R. Ford

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1983 Jim Dunham Mayoral Campaign Sign, "DUNHAM, Mayor for all Springfield." Brother-in-law to Ossie Langfelder, James Dunham (D) ran for the office of Mayor of Springfield, IL in 1983 but lost in the general municipal election against J. Michael…

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A Mixture of political buttons ranging from 1968-present including Nixon and Humphrey.

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Political Button for 1996 Election of Bill Clinton (President) and Al Gore (Vice President)--Democratic Party

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Numerous political buttons produced to support Republican candidates for Illinois state offices. Items include supporting Ryan for Governor, Jerry Weller for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 11th congressional district.
Jim…

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Political Christmas tree, using political buttons and pins as the ornamental decorations.

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Several political campaign buttons, primarily relating to Republican candidates in Presidential elections. Items include:
Buttons from the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
Ronald Reagan .
George H W Bush 1988
Bob Dole…

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Gideon John Tucker was an American lawyer, newspaper editor and politician.

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Several buttons relating to local campaigns, including:
"I am a Sangamon County Republican"
"McDonough County Republican"

The collection includes some humorous items, including one button reading "Politically incorrect and proud of it"
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