Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Objects bearing special or distinctive marks and worn for decoration or to signify affiliation. Originally, badges were heraldic symbols worn as identifying marks by a knight and his retainers, e.g., a badge of arms. In later use, the term refers to any distinctive device, emblem, or mark worn to indicate a person's affiliation, rank, office, name, or membership in an organization or support for a cause, particularly objects that comprise small pieces of metal, card, plastic, etc., that bear a distinguishing design or words.
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Scope and Contents
The collection is composed of several materials addressed to Glowing Embers, a Girl Scout Troop of Galesburg, Michigan, ranging from the 1930 to 1971. Material includes meeting notes, reports, registration lists, badges, and other various materials.