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Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection MSS.2007.11.14
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  • Publication Rights
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2007.11.14
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.0 Linear feet, 1 Box, 2 Flat File Drawers
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1960-1979
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1989, 2008
    Abstract: The Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection represent the history of social and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Political buttons have been used for centuries as a means to support political candidates and later became popular in promoting specific social causes. Political buttons, pins, fobs and banners were very popular and inexpensive to produce. The buttons in the collection represent many of the social and political movements of the 1960's and 1970's, including the Civil Rights Movement, Anti-war movement in Vietnam, feminism and women’s rights, the war on poverty, immigrant and farm labor, gay rights, and the counterculture movement in San Francisco. Images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Seal, Angela Davis, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, Cesar Chavez, are well represented, as well as the Black Panther Party, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the National Organization of Women (NOW), and many others. A small collection of newspapers documenting San Jose State University and Martin Luther King Jr. are included.
    Physical Location: The button collection is located in vault 1, folio 02-13 and 02-14; newspapers are located in vault 1, shelf range 20-20-05.
    creator: Diane Solomon

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Diane Solomon Collection, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Toni Nix. Finding aid created in the Archivsts' Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Biographical History

    Diane Solomon is a local journalist and political activist in San Jose, California. Solomon attended San Jose State College as a student of New College, an experimental four-year libral arts program, and later she received a Masters degree. She developed an early interest in political and social movements and at age 14 she started collecting political buttons. Solomon continues the hobby of button collecting, while working as a freelance journalist, accountant, and as the radio host of “A Meeting of the Ways, on Radio KKUP.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection represent the history of social and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Political buttons have been used for centuries as a means to support political candidates and later became popular in promoting specific social causes. Political buttons, pins, fobs and banners were very popular and inexpensive to produce. The buttons in the collection represent many of the social and political movements of the 1960's and 1970's, including the Civil Rights Movement, Anti-war movement in Vietnam, feminism and women’s rights, the war on poverty, immigrant and farm labor, gay rights, and the counterculture movement in San Francisco. Images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Seal, Angela Davis, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, Cesar Chavez, are well represented, as well as the Black Panther Party, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the National Organization of Women (NOW), and many others. A small collection of newspapers documenting San Jose State University and Martin Luther King Jr. are included.

    Arrangement

    The Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Political Buttons, 1954-1989, 2008 (Bulk 1960-1979); Series II: Newspapers, 1957-1968 (Bulk 1962-1964).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil Rights Movement
    Martin Luther King, Jr and the Civil Rights Movement
    San Jose State College
    San José State University
    Social Movements -- United States -- History
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements