button, campaign

Catalog Number
Round, metal campaign button with the word "McGovern" on a yellow background in orange letters and with orange stripes.  The button base is white.  George McGovern ran for president in 1972.
2015.42 is a collection of campaign buttons belonging to Holland, MI resident and former Hope College biology professor Paul Van Faasen (1934-2015). He graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1952 and Hope in 1956. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served for two years.
Paul’s wife Jan dropped this collection off at the museum in September, 2015. She told me that Paul had always been interested in politics, therefore, he took up collecting campaign buttons.
Gift of
Van Faasen, Paul and Jan