Query: *
Iowa Button Industry Collection
Creators:
Automatic Button Company.
American Pearl Button Company.
Claus Schmarje Button Company.
Barry Manufacturing Company.
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Dates:
1898 - 1993
Size:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0504
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.