St. Louis Mercantile Library http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Political Collection At Mercantile Library 'Makes History Real' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-collection-mercantile-library-makes-history-real <p></p><p>This Sunday an exhibition called “<a href="http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/Events/Shop%20maker.html">Presidents and Politics</a>” opens at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri St. Louis.</p><p>The campaign buttons, posters and cartoons on display seem quaint compared to this year’s high-tech presidential race, but they also show American politics has always been spirited.</p><p>The memorabilia is part of the Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Political Collection, a gift to the Mercantile Library.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:27:13 +0000 Maria Altman 4729 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Collection At Mercantile Library 'Makes History Real'