The Button Industry in the United States
by Edward Louis Newberger
The Button Industry in the United States is a historical treasure. Written by Edward Newberger in 1940 as his thesis in American History at Yale University, it was updated in 1946. It was then updated in 1998 by Ralph Langer, president of Blumenthal Lansing Company. Perhaps the most compact short history of the button industry it is a must read for anyone who wants to know the history of an industry that interests so many collectors around the world.