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The Allan H. Schell Collection of Campaign Buttons, Pins, And Political Ephemera was created by Allan H. Schell, and chiefly contains political pins, buttons, posters, pennants, and ephemera related to United States and South Dakota political positions in the 20th century.

 

Pins from US Presidential and SD Gubernatorial campaigns are on display in the Archives and Special Collections in ID Weeks.

 

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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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