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Welcome to the Historic Button Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning.  Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                                          Leta Hendricks

Button, Button: A Selected Bibliography

Edwards, Nina. On the Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item. London: Tauris, 2012.

Compiled by Ms. Leta Hendricks


The purpose of this selected bibliography is to assist The Ohio State University Libraries' patrons in finding resources on buttons. This bibliography is organized alphabetically by topic.  This is not an exhaustive bibliography.  For additional material and/or assistance in using any of these resources, consult a subject librarian.  Most of these resources, are located in the Thompson Library or the Book Depository.  The National Button Society Archives, The Buckeye State Button Society Archives and other special collections are located in Rare Books.

Button Creations. 1001 Buttons: And Other Related Items. Chalfont, Pennsylvania: Button Creations; 1983. Note: 64 p.: ill.: 22 cm. NK3668.5 B875 1983.

A Descriptive Catalog of Pictorial Buttons Worn on Work Clothing, 1900-1935. Adams, Jane Ford and Lillian Smith Albert. Washington, D.C.: National Button Society; 1965. Note: 32 p. ill.; 22 cm. NK3668.5 A43.

The Magic Land of Kate Greenway. Tarbox, Alice T. Southington, Connecticut: Just Buttons; 1968. Note: 64 p.: ill.; 23 cm. NC139 G7 T37.

Political Campaign and Commemorative Buttons: An Illustrated Catalog with Descriptions of the Buttons and Other Campaigns Including the Washington Inaugural Buttons and Other Commemorative and Patriotic Buttons. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Hightstown, New Jersey: The Author, 1966. Note: A, 76 p.: ill.; 22 cm. 
NK3670 A37.

Running Rabbit Video Auctions. Button Auction #11: Closing May 16, 1997. Waverly, TN: Running Rabbit Video Auctions, 1997. Note: 1 videocassette (108 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 auction list. Describes 300 lots of buttons, including picture buttons and 18th century buttons for auction. NK3668.5 A43.

Buttons in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum: The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design. Dauterman, Carl C. New York: The Museum; 1982. Note: 31 p.: ill.; 21 cm. NK3670 B87 1982.

Buttons of the Confederacy: A Descriptive and Illustrated Catalog of the Buttons Worn by the Troops of the Confederates States of America, 1861-65. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Hightstown, New Jersey: The Author; 1963. Note: xvii, 93 p.: ill.; 23 cm. UC487 A53.

Buttony: The Dorset Heritage. Bright, Mervyn. Dorset: The Old Button Shop; 1971. Note: 16 p.: ill.; 20 cm. 
NK3668.5 B74.

Catalogue of an Important Collection of Early Buttons: Formerly the Property of the Duc de Meppem. Sotheby & Co. London, England; 1961. Note: 33 p.: ill.; 22 cm. NK3668.5 S67 1961.

The Colorful World Of Buttons. Ertell, Viviane Beck. Princeton, New Jersey: Pyne Press; 1973-1; ISBN: 0878610375. Note: xvi, : ill. 43 plates; 29 cm. NK3670 E74.

The Emilio Collection of Military Buttons: American, British, French and Spanish, With Some of Other Countries, and Non-Military, in the Museum of the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts; A Descriptive Catalog with Historical Notes and Ten Plates Illustrating Two Hundred and Forty Important Specimens. Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute; 1942. Note: xx, 264p.: ill.; 25 cm. 
UC487 E77 1942.

History Written With Pick and Shovel: Military Buttons, Belt-Plates, Badges and Other Relics Excavated torn Colonial, Revolutionary, and War of 1812 Camp Sites by the Field Exploration Committee of the New York Historical Society. Calver, William Louis and Reginald Pelham Bolton. New York: New York Historical Society; 1950. Note: 320 p.: ill. maps; 25 cm. F121 C35.

Photographic Re-Productions of Antique Buttons. Wegener, Helen. Tacoma, Washington: H. Wegener; 1941. Note: 115 p.: ill.; 24 cm. NK3668.5 W45 1941.

The Scrivener's Button Cabinet: A Twentieth Century Clothing Button Collection. Jackson, Sandra. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009: ISBN: 9781434381941. Note:  vi, 160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. NK3670 .J23 2009.

Washington Historical Buttons: Washington Inaugural Buttons, and Other Buttons Bearing the Portrait of Washington or Alluding to Him and His Administration. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Highstown, New Jersey: The Author; 1949. Note: xi, 82 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. NK3670 A375.

About Buttons: A Collectors Guide, 150 A.D. to the Present. Osborne, Peggy Ann. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1994; ISBN: 88740-5554. Note: 320p.: ill.; 31 cm. NK3670 O73 1994

All About Buttons, 1761-1980 A Descriptive and Annotated Bibliography of Publications Containing Information About the Making, Wearing, and Collecting of Buttons; Adams, Jane Ford. San Diego, California: The Author; 1981. Note: 53p. ; 23 cm. Z7914 B94 A43

All Because of a Button: Folklore, Fact and Fiction. Lockie, Ellaraine. Haworth, NJ: St. Johann Press, 2000; ISBN: 1878282204. Note: xi, 203 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.                                                                               NK3668.5 .L63 2000  

The Big Book of Buttons. Hughes, Elizabeth and Marion Lester. Sedgwick, Maine: New Leaf Publishers; 1991; ISBN: 0962904600. Note: iv, 813p. :ill ; 29 cm. NK3668.5 H84 1991.

Button Guide Book. Watkins Glen, New York: American Life Foundation; Books are sold and distributed by Century House; 1969. Note: 2 v. : ill.; 22 cm. NK3668.5 B877.

The Button Industry. Jones, W. Unite (William). London (New York): Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. (Lithographed copy); 1924. Note: ix, 113, 23p. : ill. ; 19 cm. 
HD9969 B88 J65 1924A.

The Button Lover's Book. Green, Marilyn V. Radner, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company; 1991; ISBN: 0801981840. Note: ix, 181 p. : ill ; 23 cm. NK3668.5 G74 1991.

Buttonhooks and Shoehorns. Brandon, Sue. Aylesbury Bucks: Shire Publications Limited; "1984; ISBN: 0852636962. Note: 32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. NK4890 B8 B73 1984

Buttons. Epstein, Diana and Millicent Safro. New York : H.N. Abrams; 1991; ISBN: 081093113. Note: 175p. : ill. ; 26 cm. NK3668.5 E665 1991.

Buttons: A Collector's Guide. Houart, Victor. New York: Scribner's; 1977; ISBN: 0684153343. Note: 128p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 H63 1977.

Buttons & Sew On. James Grove and Sons. Halesowen, England: James Grove and Sons; 1957. Note: 41p. : ill. ; 26 cm. TS2301 B9 J35.

The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons. Luscomb, Sally C. New York: Crown Publishers; 1967. Note: xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. NK3670 L79.

The Complete Button Book. Albert, Lilian Smith. Garden City, New York: Doubleday; 1949. Note: xix, 409 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. NK3670 A4.

The Encyclopedia of Collectibles: Buttons to Chess Sets. Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books; 1978. Note: 160 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK1125 E53.

The Evolution of Fastening Devices: From Bone Pin to the Koh-l-Noor Kover-Zip. Manchester, Herbert. Long Island, New York: Waldes Koh-i-nor, 1938. Note: 40 p. : M. ; 22 cm. GT235O M26 1938.

The Romance of Pearls: And Their Manufacture Into "Lady Washington" Pearl Buttons, Washington, Iowa: American Pearl Button Company; . Note: 16p. : ill. ; 23 cm. TS2301 B9 R65.

American Military Button Makers and Dealers: Their Backmarks & Dates, Revised Edition. McGuinn, William F. and Bruce S. Bazelon. Mc Lean, Virginia: W.F. McGuinn; 1984. Note: 12 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. UC487 M45 1984.

Backs of Buttons. Brown, Dorothy Foster and George Elbert Adams. Glocester, Rhode Island: Adams; 1946. Note: 42p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 B68.

Black Glass Buttons.  Jones, Nora Owens and Edith Mattison Fuoss. Ypsilanti, Michigan: University Lithoprinters; 1945. Note: vii, 150p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK5440 B86 J64.

Button Mounts. Rodway, Edith A. Somerville, Massachusetts: The Author, Note: 1 v. : ill.: 21 cm. 
NK3668.5 R62 1900Z.

Buttons Are Art. Jarvis, Louise Huntington. Grand Rapids: Wobbema & Son, Printers; 1945. Note: -98-p. : ill. ; 25 cm. NK3670 J37.

Buttons: Art in Miniature. Schiff, Stefan O. Berkeley, California: Lancaster-Miller, 1979; ISBN: 0895810131. Note: 74 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 S3.

Check List Calico Buttons. Morgan, Wilfred B. South Hanover, Massachusetts: The Author, 1940. Note: 3v. : ill. ; 18 cm.  NK3670 M67. 

A Classification of Pearl and Shell Buttons: Kelso, Margaret F. and Ellen A. Coolidge, editor. National Button Society; 1971. Note: 62 p.: ill. ; 22 cm. NK3668.5 K45.

A Collector's Guide to Peasant Silver Buttons: An Illustrated Guide to Three Centuries of Souvenir and Peasant Silver Buttons from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Perry, Jane. Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2007; ISBN: 9781847998507. Note: 186 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK8459.B88 P47 2007.

Guidelines for Collecting China Buttons. Lamm, Ruth Beatrice and Lester Lorah, and Helen W. Schuler. n.p.: National Button Society of America; 1970. Note: A, 151 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 G85.

Picture Buttons of the Past. Swenson, Evelyn. Stratford, Connecticut: New England Pub. Co; 1978; ISBN: 0932268080. Note: 47 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK3668.5 S84 1978.

Return Engagement of Black Glass Buttons. Smith, Caroline and Edith E. Fuoss. Ypsilanti, Michigan: University Lithhoprinters; 1952. Note: viii, 144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. HD9969 B88 S64 1952.

Set and Non-Set. Tacoma, Washington: Packard, E. Goofies; 1951.  Note: 2 v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm. 
NK3670 P32 1951.

Button Classics. Couse, Laura Erwina (Blanchard) and Marguerite Maple. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company; 1941. Note: 249 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. NK3670 C68.

A Button Collectors Journal. Albert, Lilian Smith. Highstown, Now Jersey: The Author, 1941. Note: 111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 376.

A Button Collectors Second Journal. Albert, Lillian Smith. Highstown, New Jersey; Yardley, Pennsylvania: The Cook Printers ; 1941. Note: 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. NK3670 A3764.

Button Heritage. Chamberlin, Erwina and Minerva Miner. Sherburne, New York: Fay Edward Faulkner Print Company; 1967. Note: 247 p. : ill.; 30 cm. NK3670 C43.

Button Heritage, Revised Edition Sherburne. Chamberlin, Erwina. New York: Faulkner Printing Company; 1976. Note: 247 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Button Parade: A Book Of Button Groupings Drawn and Described by Dorothy Foster Brown. Brown Dorothy Foster. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Co.; 1942. Note: 111 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. NK3670 B7 1942.

Button Parade: A Book of Button Groupings Drawn and Described, 2nd ed. Brown, Dorothy Foster. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company; 1942. Note: 143 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. NK3670 B7 1942B.

Button Parade: A Book of Button Groupings, New Enlarged and Revised. Brown, Dorothy Foster. Leon, Iowa: Mid-America Book Company; 1968. Note: 270 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 B7 1968.

The Button Sampler. Albert, Lilian Smith and Jane Ford Adams. New York: Grimercy Publishing Company; 1951. Note: xiv, 143 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. NK3670 A377 1951.

"Little Buttons". Cassidy, Ethel Bugbee. Wellington, Ohio: Wellington Printing Company; 1943. Note: 43 p. : 20 cm. NK3670 C37.

Yesterday's Button Classics. Couse, Laura Erwina Blanchard and Marguerite Maple. Watkins Glen, New York: Century House; 1970. Note: 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. NK3670 C68 1970.

Antique Buttons: Their History and How to Collect Them. Peacock, Primrose. New York: Drake Publishers; 1972; ISBN: 0877492352. Note: 128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. NK3670 P4 1972.

Button Collecting. Crummett, Polly De Steiguer. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company; 1939. Note: 157 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 C78.

The Button Collectors History. Ford, Grace Horney. Springfield, Massachusetts: The Author (Pond- Ekberg Company); 1943. Note: xiv, 238 p.: ill. ; 24 cm. NK3670 F67.

Button Hand Book. Nicholls, Florence Zacharie Ellis. New York: The Author; 1943. Note: 128 p.: ill. ; 23 cm. 
NK3670 N6.

Button Hand Book. Nicholls, Florence Zacharie Ellis. Supplement; Comparative Values, Serial Numbers : The Author; 1944. Note: Update of the 1943 edition. NK3670 N6 SUPPL.

The Button String. Shull, Thelma. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company; 1942. Note: 71 p.: ill. ; 30 cm. 
NK3670 S58.

Buttons. Epstein, Diana. New York: Walker; 1968. Note: 84 p. : ill.; 22 cm. NK3670 E67.

A Carnival of Iridescent Luster Buttons. Clark, Ruth Miller. Temple, Texas: R.M. Clark; 1986. Note: 147 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK5440 B86 C53 1986.

The Collectors Guide to Buttons. Epstein, Diana. New York: Walker; 1990; ISBN: 0802773427. Note: 84 p.: ill. ; 21 cm. NK3668.5 E67 1990.

Discovering Old Buttons. Peacock, Primrose. Aylesbury, Bucks: Shire Publications Limited; 1978; ISBN 0852634455. Note: 76 p.: ill.; 18 cm.  . NK3670 P42.

Hunting Buttons in Vermont. Davis, Minnie (Staples). Montpelier, Vermont: The Author; 1948. Note: 82 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. NK3670 D38.

The Old Button Box. Luscomb, Say C. and Ethel Cassidy. Southington, Connecticut: Just Button Magazine; 1951. Note: 180 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. NK3668.5 L87 1951.

On the Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item. Edwards, Nina. London: Tauris, 2012; ISBN-10: 1848855842. Note: xxviii, 260 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.                                                                                       TS2301.B9 E48 2012 

Supplement II and Index to Nicholls Button Books, Nicholls, Florence Zacharie Ellis; 1945. Ithaca, New York: Art Craft of Ithaca, Inc.; 1945. Note: 50 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 N6 SUPPL.2.

Supplement III to Button Hand Books. Nicholls, Florence Zacharie Ellis. Ithaca, New York: Art Craft of Ithaca, Inc.; 1949. Note: 79 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 N6 SUPPL.3.

Through the Buttonhole: A Book for Beginning Collectors - Young and Old. Burkheimer, Harriet A. Marshalltown, Iowa: The Author, 1972. Note: 45 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK3670 B84 1972.

Who's Got The Button? Old and New Anglesto Button Collecting. Roberts, Catherine Christopher. New York,: McKay; 1962. Note: 97p. : ill.; 21 cm. NK3670 R63.

Button Collecting and Crafting. Newsome, Arden J. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard; 1976; ISBN: 0688417426. Note: 96 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. TT880 N47.

Button Gardens and Diminutive Arrangements. Casebolt, Florence Waye. Berkeley, California: Button Garden Studio; 1952. Note: 65 p. : ill.; 24 cm. SB499.5 B8 C37.

Buttons and Spoon Gardens: How to Make Them. Casebolt, Florence Waye. Berkeley, California: Button Garden Studio; 1953. Note: -20-p. : ill. ; 15 cm. SB433.5 C38 1953.

Buttons: A Guide for Collectors. Squire, Gwen. London: Frederick Muller, 1972; ISBN: 0584100353. Note: A, 200 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. NK3670 S65 1972.

Buttons of the British Army, 1855-1970. Ripley, Howard. London: Arms and Armour Press; 1971; ISBN: 0853680655. Note: 64 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 R57.

Discovering British Military Badges and Buttons. Wilkensen-Latham, R. J. Aylesbury, Bucks (Princes Risborough): Shire Publications Limited; 1973; ISBN:0852631782. Note: 80 p.: ill.; 18 cm. UC535 G7 W55.

Fort Michilimackinac, 1715-1781: An Archaeological Perspective on the Revolutionary Frontier. Stone, Lyle M. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University; 1974. Note: xvii, 367 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. 
F572 M16 S65 1974.

Military Buttons of the Gulf Coast, 1711 -1830. Jenkins, Dan L. Mobile, Alabama: Museum of the City of Mobile; 1973. Note: viii, 44 p.: ill. 19 cm. 
NK3670 J46.

Old Buttons and Their Values. Olson, Lorraine. Chicago: Lightner Publishing Company; 1940. Note: 109 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 O52.

Police Forces of Great Britain and Ireland: Their Amalgamations and Their Buttons. Ripley, Howard. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire:: R. Hazaell & Co.; 1983; ISBN: 0901718297. Note: 75 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. HV8195 A2 R56 1983.

Railway Buttons, Badges & Uniforms. Froggatt, David J. London: I. Allan, Ltd.: 1986; ISBN: 0711016496. Note: 270,131 p. : ill. : .30 cm. HD8039 Rl F76 1986.

Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons ... 1775-1976. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Hightstown, New Jersey: The Author, 1976. Note: Bicentennial Edition 487p. :111. ; 23 cm. NK3670 A374 1977.

Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons ... 1775-1968. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Boyertown, Pennsylvania: Boyertown Pub. Co.; 1969. Note: 448 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 A374 .

Shoulder-Belt Plates and Buttons. Parkyn, Harry Gordon. Aldershot, England: Gale & Polden; 1956. Note: 341 p : ill. ; 23 cm. UC535 G7 P37.

Supplement to Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons. Albert, Alphaeus Homer. Boyertown, Pennsylvania (Highstown, New Jersey): Boyertown Publishing Company (The Author); 1973. Note: 28 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. NK3670 A374 1973 SUPPL .

Transportation Uniform Buttons. Van Courl, Donald P. Madison, New Jersey: D.P. Van Court; 1987; ISBN: 0961830107. Note: 2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK3670 V36 1987.

Uniform Buttons: American Armed Forces, 1784-1948. Johnson, David Funston. Watkins Glen, New York: Century House; 1948. Note: 2 v. : ill. UC487 J64.

Unlisted Backs of Uniform Buttons. Lovell, Dorothy B. Southington, Connecticut: Collector of Historical Buttons, Just Buttons Museum; 1962. Note: 24 p. ; 23 cm. NK3670 L57 1962.

Unlisted Uniform Buttons of the U.S. Armed Forces. Southington, Connecticut: Collector of Historical Buttons, Sally Lewis House; 1900. Note: 3 v : ill. : 23 cm. NK367O U65 1900Z.

20,000 years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment, Boucher, Francois. Expanded Edition New York: H.N. Abrams; 1987; ISBN: 0810916932. Note: 459 p. : ill. , maps ; 29 cm.  
GT51O B681 1987.

American Indian Beadwork. Hunt, W. Ben (Walter Ben) and J.F. "Buck" Burshears. New York: Collier Books; 1971. Note: 63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.  E98 C8 H7 1971.

Bibliography of Costume; a Dictionary Catalog of about Eight Thousand Books and Periodicals. Hiller, Hilaire, and Meyer Hiler. New York: Benjamin Blount; 1939. Note: xi, 9 11 p. ; 23 cm. Z5691 H64 1939A.

Costume, Clothing, Fashion, Information Access: Sources and Techniques. Oliver, Valerie Bumham. Earlville, Maryland: Costume Society of America; 1993. Note: vi, 101 p. ; 29 cm. GT511 O45 1993.

The Costume Institute. The Metropolitan Museum of New York. Fabulous Fashion, 1907-1967: Exhibition From The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York: The Metropolitan Museum; 1981; ISBN: 0959412212. Note: 112 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Rudolph Gift Costume exhibit catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of New York. Comes with bibliography. Catalog written by Stella Blum and Louise Hamer, edited by Rowena Clark. TT502 B65.

Cuff Links. Jonas, Susan and Marilyn Nissenson. New York: H.N. Abrams; 1991; ISBN: 0810931680. Note: 112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. GT2282 J66 1991.

Fashion Accessories, 3rd ed. Peltz, Leslie Klein. Mission Hills, California: Glencoe Publishing Company; 1986; ISBN: 0026829207. Note: xii, 164 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. TT560 P39 1986.

Four Hundred Years of Fashion. Natalie Rothstein, editor. London: Victoria and Albert Museum; 1992; ISBN: 18351771166. Note: 175 p. : ill.; 28 cm. GT733 F68 1992.

Handbook of English Costume in the Nineteenth Century. Cunnington C. Willett (Cecil Willett) and Phyllis Cunningham. Boston: Plays, Inc.; 1970; ISBN: 0823800806. Note: 617 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. GT737 C79 1970A.

Handbook of English Costume in the Eighteenth Century. Cunnington, C. Willett (Cecil Willett) and Phillis Cunnington.  Boston: Plays, Inc.; 1972; ISBN: 0823801284. Note: 453 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
GT736 C8 1972A.

Handbook of English Costume in the Seventeenth Century, Willet C. 2nd ed. London: Faber and Faber Limited; 1966. Note: 222 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. GT735 C8 1966.

Historic Dress in America, 1607-1800. McClellan, Elisabeth. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company; 1904. Note: 407 p. : ill. : 29 cm. GT601 M19.

Historic Dress in America, 1800-1870. McClellan, Elizabeth. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company; 1910. Note: p.: ill.;. GT601 M2 1910.

History of English Costume From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, Planche, J. R. 3d ed. London: George Bell and Sons; 1874. Note: xxiv, 416 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. GT730 P5 1874.

Jet Jewellery and Ornaments. Muller, Helen. Aylesbury (Bucks, England): Shire Publications; 1980. Note: 32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. NK5755 M85.

Let There Be Clothes: 40,000 Years of Fashion. Schnumberger, Lynn Edelman. New York: Workman; 1991; ISBN: 0894808338. Note: 412-6- p.: ill. ; 30 cm. GT520 S38 1991.

Love of A Glove: The Romance, Legends and Fashion History of Gloves, With an Appendix, How to know Gloves and How They are Made, Revised Edition. Collins, C. Cody. New York: Fairchild Pub. Company; 1947. Note: xii, 132 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. GT2170 C6 1947.

A Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, Tortora, Phyllis G. and Keith Eubank. 2nd Edition. New York: Fairchild Publications; 1994; ISBN: 1563670038. Note: xiii, 522 p.; 29 cm. GT580 T67 1994.

Western Reserve Historical Society Chisholm Halle Costume Wing. Costume. Cleveland, Ohio: The Society; 1986; ISBN: 0911704353. Note: 35 p. : ill. ; 3'1 cm. GT605 W47 1986.

Applied and Decorative Arts: A Bibliographic Guide, 2nd Edition. Ehresmann, Donald L. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited; 1993; ISBN: 0872879062. Note: xxxvii, 629, p. ; 24 cm. Z5956 A68 E47 1993.

Handbook of Decorative Design and Ornament. Alexander, Mary Jean. New York: Tudor Pub. Co.; 1965. Note: 128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.  . NK1530 A47.

Ornaments and Designs: 138 Pages Containing Over 1250 Original Illustrations. Placek., Karl Josef. New York: Bonanza Books; 1951. Note: 138 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. NK 153O P63 1951.

Button, Button. Bramhall, Marion. Garden City, New York: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran and Co.; 1944. Note: 199 p. : 20 cm. PS3503 R235 B87 1944.

The Charm String: A Social Studies Reader. Palenske, Bess Torian. New York: American Book Company; 1943. Note: A, 128 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. PE1127 H5 P35.

Mr. Bremble's Buttons: A Novel. Langly, Dorothy. New York: Simon & Schuster; 1947. Note: 186 p. ; 21 cm. PS3521 I7672 M7 1947.

A Selection of Ancient Games From the Collection of Burton Y. Berry. Berry, Burton Yost. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Art Museum; 1965. Note: 67 p. : ill. ; 30 x 14 cm. NK5515 B4154.

Collecting Militaria. Wilkinson-Latham, Robert. London: Gifford; 1975; ISBN: 017104831. Note: 192 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. U790 W56 1975.

Old-Time Tools and Toys of Needlework.. Whiting, Gertrude. New York: Dover Publications; 1971; ISBN: 0486225178. Note:  , 357 p. : ill.; 24 cm. R TT845 W48 1971.

Uniforms of the World: A Compendium of Army, Navy, and Air Force Uniforms, 1700-1937. Knotel, Richard and Herbert Knotel, Jr. With 1,600 Illustrations of Uniforms. New York: Scribner's; 1980; ISBN: 0684163047. Note: xii, 483 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. UC480 K561.

Women in Uniform: Through the Centuries. Ewing, Elizabeth. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield; 1975; ISBN: 08747169OX. Note: 160 p.: ill. ; 26 cm. GT1720 E94 1975.

Buttons in Sets 1896-1972. Levin, Marshall N. and Theodore L. Hake. York, Pennsylvania: Hake's Americana & Collectibles Press; 1984; ISBN: 0918708044. Note: viii, 88 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. NK3670 L48 1984.

Encyclopedia of Political Buttons, United States 1896-1972. Hake, Ted. York, Pennsylvania: Americana & Collectible Press; 1974. Note: 256 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. NK3669 H25 1985.

British Button Society. Button Lines: The Journal of The British Button Society. Great Britain: The Society; Jan; ISBN: 0309-121X. Note: v.: ill. ; 30 cm. 
NK3668.5 B88.

Buckeye State Button Society. Buckeye State Button Society Bulletin. Columbus,  Ohio:  Buckeye State Button Society; 18; Note: v.: ill. ; 28 cm. Three issues yearly. 
NK3670 B83.

Button Creations. Creative Button Bulletin: Produced For - Button Users, Crafters, and Collectors by Button Creations, Inc. Chalfont, Pennsylvania: Button Creations; 1978 Jan. Note: v. : ill. ; 38 cm. 
NK3668.5 C74.

Just Buttons. Southington, Connecticut: Sally C. Luscomb; 1978 May; ISBN: 0022-7005. Note: v. : ill. ; 20 cm. 
NK3668.5 J87.

Michigan Button Society. Quarterly Bulletin. Detroit: Michigan Button Society; 1964. 
HD9969 B9 Q37.

National Button Society. The National Button Bulletin. Akron, Ohio: The National Button Society; 18; ISBN: 0027-884x. Note: v. : ill. ; 22 cm.  Published quarterly. 
NK3668.5 N382.


National Button Society Archives, 1937-present. SPEC.RARE.CMS.389; Thompson Library Rare Books. Archival collections of the Columbus Fibulatics, Buckeye State Button Society, and National Button Society. Arranged into 9 series: 1. Historical documents incorporation, by-laws and setting up an archive. 2. National Button Society and local organizations, annual meetings and other smaller gatherings registers, buttons. 3. Oversize items. 4. Items donated by members. 5. Buckeye State Button Society papers. 6. Items donated by Buckeye State Button Society members. 7. New Jersey State Button Society. 8. General button collecting materials. 9. Scrapbooks

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