Buttons, Pins, Patches, and Tokens: RHP Ephemera Collection

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Buttons, Pins, Patches, and Tokens: RHP Ephemera Collection


This is a collection of loose items collected from several different donors. Primarily composed of buttons with political messages, it also includes pins and patches from several different groups as well as other 3D objects (like drink tokens, wooden nickels, and match books).

Most of the pins have dates, locations, events, or organizational names that identify them. The bulk of these are from the 1980s onwards, yet also exist some from the Mattachine Society and the Gay Liberation Front, as well as the 1979 March on Washington.


Rainbow History Project has collected these materials from various sources. Whenever possible, individual donors have been identified.


Deacon Maccubbin
Robert Coggin Collection
Rainbow History Project
Bruce Pennington Collection
Unknown Donors


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Alternative Title

MS 0764 Rainbow History Project
Series XXII: Buttons, Pins, Patches, and Tokens

Collection Items

Logo of Tracks dance club.
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