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Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Wool, silk, metal
Artist/Maker:Saks Fifth Avenue
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Related Institution:Americans for Democractic Action
Overall: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Front: blue with white lettering; back: L. J. Imber CO
Gift of Sheila Charney
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), formed in 1947, is an American political organization advocating liberal policies. ADA works for social and economic justice through lobbying, grassroots organizing, research and supporting progressive candidates.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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