Pinning Your Hopes: Political Button Exhibition & Reception 11/2 at 4:30


Pinning your Hopes: The Steven M. Rothstein Political Buttons Collection at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Library. The exhibit highlights selections from our recently digitized collection of political pins donated by Steven M. Rothstein. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the collection and light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:30-6:00

HKS Library, Ground Floor Littauer, 79 JFK St.


About the Collection: In 2012, Steven M. Rothstein generously donated his personal collection of over 1,500 campaign buttons to the Harvard Kennedy School Library & Knowledge Services. This rich collection represents state, local and national U.S. political campaigns from Calvin Coolidge to Barack Obama as well as important ballot initiatives and social issues. In 2015 the library received a grant to digitize the collection from the Arcadia foundation as part of the Harvard Library’s Open Your Hidden Collections project. The entire collection is now accessible to classrooms and researchers through VIA.  Mr. Rothstein, an accomplished nonprofit administrator and leader, led Citizen Schools and the Perkins School for the Blind before becoming the Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

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