button, campaign

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Metal campaign button, round with green background.  An image of a smiling peanut appears in the center.  White lettering spells out the words "THE GRIN WILL WIN, JIMMY IN '76, CARTER FOR PRESIDENT".

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