pin, President's Committee on Mental Retardation

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 buttons related to disability, including this one. It was created by the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation in 1991 to mark its 25th anniversary. The Committee’s name was changed in 2003 to President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Currently not on view
Object Name
disability awareness
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (part: bag material)
cardboard (part: backing material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 in x 3 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 3 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 5/16 in; 8.255 cm x 4.7625 cm x .79375 cm
part: pin: 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 5/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 2.8575 cm x .79375 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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