Browse Items (201 total)

  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2016 - Political Memorabilia

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The button depicts Uncle Sam hanging Hitler from a tree with the phrase, "Let's Pull Together." The button was passed from father to daughter

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Wooden political party tic-tac-toe game made up of donkeys to represent the Democratic Party and elephants for the Republican Party. The pieces are painted brown and grey and all pieces are shown wearing blankets that resemble the American flag. The…

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A welcome poster or the Republican National Convention in New Orleans, LA on August 15-18. 1988. The convention nominated Vice President George H. W. Bush for President. Bush was nominated without opposition during the roll call vote, but with…

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Pin to support the re-election of Walton and Leary. No information on office or year for election.

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These political buttons span a wide range of presidential elections, with the exception of Carol Moseley Braun for U.S. Senate. Candidates on the buttons come from a variety of political parties, Democrat, Republican, and Independent, as well as…

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"Nixon Now" was a campaign slogan from Richard Nixon's run for president in 1972. He had a campaign song with a similar chorus. This button includes a union stamp on the back.

The striped button is a replica of the Uptown People's Coalition…

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Poster of Republican Tony Leone for his 1977 campaign for Sangamon County County Clerk. He ran against incumbent Gary A. Tumulty who would win the election and go on to serve until 1986. Despite his loss, Leone would have a long career as Clerk to…

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Several more government and campaign buttons, including buttons on single issue campaigns. Examples include buttons supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, and reading 'No New Liquor Tax'. The collection also includes census buttons from 1990 and…

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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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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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