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 Item — Box: OV_SZ 5, Folder: Section 2. Bottom Level., Object: 2

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

This subseries contains 96 pin-back buttons; 94 of which are unique, two of which are duplicates (the Junius Williams Campaign Button and the United Nations’ 1975 Year of Women Button). The buttons in this subseries are the product of numerous activities and campaigns that Dr. Hidalgo was involved in or supported. There are also buttons that reflect Dr. Hidalgo’s sense of humor, social issues she was passionate about, and even musicians who she enjoyed, like Bob Marley. Of note are the badges she received while serving as a delegate to the 1976 Democratic National Convention, the very rare pin back button supporting the Young Lords, and a pin from the ACT UP campaign to raise AIDS/HIV awareness with their “Silence = Death” Campaign. A complete inventory of the button collection, including digital photographs of the items and brief notes on their provenance may be found in the document, Appendix B: Hilda A. Hidalgo, PhD Button Collection.

In Appendix B, each of the buttons are tagged with the subject topic(s) they represent. The most common subject tags are: social justice, LGBT advocacy, feminism, Latino advocacy, civil rights, and community activism. See below for a complete list of the buttons’ subject tags and the number of buttons the subject tags represent.

Subject Tags # Buttons Tagged
AIDS Activism1
Añeses, Ramon1
Anti-War Movement2
Bilingual Services2
Carter, Jimmy, 1924 - 1
Chávez, César, 1927 - 19931
Civil Rights18
Community Activism10
Community's Choice Convention1
Complete Count Committee2
Congreso Pro-Independencia [C.P.I.]1
Democratic National Convention (1972)1
Democratic National Convention (2002)1
Education -- Funding1
Education -- Public Schools4
El Grito de Lares1
Girl Scouts1
Gubernatorial Candidate -- New Jersey (1973)1
Higher Education5
Income Disparity4
Iran Contra Affair1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941 – 2
Labor Organizing2
Latino Advocacy18
Latino Culture2
LGBT Advocacy28
Livingston College1
McGovern, George S., 1922 - 20121
Miami Beach (FL)1
National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights [NCPRR]2
National Organization of Women [NOW]1
New Jersey1
New Jersey -- Politics and Government1
New York1
New York (N.Y.)1
Newark (N.J.)7
Newark (N.J.) -- Politics and Government4
Paterson (N.J.)1
Performing Arts -- Dance2
Performing Arts -- Theater1
Political Protest5
Popular Culture1
Positive Body Image2
Presidential Candidates -- United States (1984)1
Presidential Candidates -- United States (1988)1
Presidential Election -- United States (2008)1
Public Broadcasting System [PBS]1
Public Television Support1
Puerto Rican Culture2
Puerto Rican Independence3
Puerto Rico1
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition1
Red Scare1
Reggae Music1
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey2
Senior Citizen Advocacy1
Social Justice33
Taíno Culture1
United Farm Workers of America [UFW]1
United Nations3
United States -- Census, 19903
United States -- Politics and Government8
Vieques Island (P.R.)1
Vietnam War3
Voter Drive2
Washington D.C.1
Watergate Scandal2
Williams, Junius, 1943 - 1
WNET, New York Public Media1
Young Lords Party1
Young Women's Christian Association [Y.W.C.A.]1


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Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers.


From the Collection: 23 Cubic Feet (23 Boxes, Flat Files; 14 document boxes, 9 oversize boxes, other oversize materials also found in PRCA flat files)

Language of Materials



~2 ⅜” diameter


[Translation: Pride, Respect]

Repository Details

Part of the Puerto Rican Community Archives, New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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