button, Roll Back Reaganism

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. In its efforts to reduce government spending, the Reagan administration attempted to decrease the number of people who qualified for disability –related benefits.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
disability awareness
date made
n.d.
maker
N. G. Slater Corp.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 5/16 in; 5.23875 cm x 5.23875 cm x .79375 cm
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; .9525 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2004.3055.15
nonaccession number
2004.3055
catalog number
2004.3055.15
subject
Disabilities
Reform Movements
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund through Pat Wright

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