button, The President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one from the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. The President’s Committee is a federal agency established in the 1940s to encourage hiring of disabled veterans. In 1989, the committee was renamed the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
n.d.
maker
Benhaven
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.27 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; .635 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
2004.3055.14
nonaccession number
2004.3055
catalog number
2004.3055.14
Credit Line
Gift of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund through Pat Wright
subject
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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