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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan

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This is a button with the phrase "I am a Sangamon County Republican" in blue and red lettering.

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This pro-Republican Party button attempts to unify voters and move the country in a new direction by focusing on one main issue and platform--recovery.

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Written by Tony Leone--who has served as the election administrator for the Sangamon County Clerk and City Election Commission, as well as many other roles as an election expert--this 1996 editorial weighs the options of whether or not Springfield…

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This button highlights the Republican Party and their legacy as the Party of Abraham Lincoln.

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This pro-Ronald Reagan button--with the phrases "Land of Lincoln" and "We're Standing Tall in '84" wrapped around a picture of the State of Illinois--in one way represents Reagan's attempt at reelection in the 1984 Presidential race. However, this…

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A hand carved 1863 Lithuanian Catholic Prayer book. Made in Lithuania and brought to America with a Lithuanian immigrant family. Passed down the generations to today. Pocket sized.

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A 1946 NAACP button given to a nurse at a hospital by an African American male in his 40's, who received treatment because of the riot in Chicago of 1966. The button was a token of appreciation to the nurse who was placed on "Red Alert" due to the…

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This is a button from the June 12, 1982 Illinois Republican State Convention in Springfield, Illinois. With the slogan, "Meeting the Challenge of the [19]80's," this button may have been worn by Republican State Chairman Don Adams.

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A book written by a local Illinois Author about Lithuanians in Springfield. Inspired by a blog filled with stories about Lithuanian Americans in Springfield Illinois.
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