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APIC National Convention 1983

APIC National Convention 1983 Chicago Button Museum
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APIC National Convention 1983 button back Chicago Button Museum
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50th AnniversaryA CENTURY OF PROGRESS Meet Me In Chicago A.P.I.C. NATIONAL CONVENTION CHICAGO 1983
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Red, white and blue text on a red, white and blue background with an illustration of a planet on the red top third.

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The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, known as the Century of Progress International Exposition marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Chicago, and its symbol was the “swirly planet”.

Fifty years later in 1983, the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) held their 11th convention at the Sheraton O’Hare Hotel. Programs included button preservation, a discussion of mail order auctions, and collecting women’s campaign items. APIC was founded in 1945 to study and collect political memorabilia.

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11th APIC National Convention Program. (2020). [Ebook]. Retrieved from https://dl.mospace.umsystem.edu/umsl/islandora/object/umsl%3A320164#page....

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CH0289
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