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The Schell Collection contains 85 George McGovern pins and buttons. 

McGovern ran for president in several election between 1968-1984

Some of the pins include his wife, Eleanor, as well.

Eleanor McGovern

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Eldridge Cleaver ran for president in 1968 under the Peace and Freedom party. 

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The Schell Collection contains pin of candidates who did not win the election as well. This pin is from Thomas Dewey’s campaign. It suggests a comparison between President F.D.R. and Hitler. 

Dewey ran for president in 1944 and in 1948

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The Schell Collection contains 47 Jimmy Carter pins and buttons. The collection also includes a Billy Beer can and maps and brochures of Plains, Georgia, President Carter’s hometown.

39th President 1976-1980

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The Schell Collection also contains several pins and buttons relating to South Dakota. 

Mobridge

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The Schell Collection contains 3 pins relating to Theodore Roosevelt’s presidential campaigns.

26th President 1904-1908

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The staff from the Archives and Special Collections needs your help in identifying this pin. Our assumption is that it is from World War II, but we would like to have more information. Please comment if you have any more information about this pin.

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The Schell Collection contains 10 pins relating to the William McKinley Political Campaigns. One such pin is shown below.

25th President 1896-1904

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This summer students processed Allan H. Schell’s Collection of Political Buttons, Pins, and Political Ephemera. The collection includes over 1,000 pins and buttons dating from the 1884 Presidential Campaign to the 2000 Presidential Campaign. In addition, the collection contains pins and buttons relating to South Dakota’s gubernatorial and senatorial elections beginning in 1901.

William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson

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–Information gathered from the USD Photograph Collection, Series 3

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