Summary

Round badge with the slogan 'Better Active Today Than Radioactive Tomorrow' made by Donnelly Colt Buttons, circa 1960s-1980s. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum following the exhibition 'Peace: an Exhibition' which explored the Peace movement and was part of the Victorian Government contribution to International Year of Peace in 1986.

The company that produced this badge, Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources was founded in 1975 in America as a small, family-owned business that provides social justice materials and buttons for consciousness raising and fundraising. Their first bumper sticker was “Jail to the Ex-Chief”, in reference to Richard Nixon resigning as President and their low-tech equipment forced them to make items one at a time. Nowadays, this company is one of America’s oldest producers of such material. They have been involved in many movements for social change over the past decades.

Physical Description

Circular badge, with yellow text on a black background. There is a small, hard to distinguish logo in the centre.

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