The Pinback Buttons (formerly Political Buttons) image database from the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan consists of nearly 1000 pinback buttons covering the topics of Anarchism, Atheism, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Communism, Cooperatives, Ecology, Labor, Narcotics, Pacifism, Political Parties, Radical Right, Sexual Freedom, Socialism, Spain, Women, and Youth/Student Protest. The earliest is dated 1907, but the majority are from the 1930s and later. Many are undated. All originals are held in the Joseph A. Labadie Collection.
The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact Special Collections. If you have concerns about the inclusion of an item in this collection, please contact Library Information Technology.