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MS Thr 770

Button badge collection, circa 1900-2001: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 770
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Button badge collection,
Date(s): 1900-2001 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Button badges from American theatrical productions, political campaigns, and some concerning popular culture.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Button Badge Collection, circa 1900-2001 (MS Thr 770). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

A button badge is a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment. A metal tab button badge is a single piece of metal with a fold down tab for adhering to a garment.


Arranged alphabetically by text on each button.

Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous collection of button badges, and a few metal tab button badges, concerning primarily theatrical events, clubs, and topics, but also includes American popular culture, American political buttons, among others.

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