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Scovill Manufacturing Company records, ca. 1790-1956 (inclusive)
Scovill Manufacturing Company, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Digitized items: Materials relating to the Strike of 1920 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection] 
Digital Object
[Women, Enterprise & Society] 
Networked Resource

Baker Business
321 linear ft.
mixed material

Letterpress copybooks.

Account books.





Scovill Manufacturing Company. ;  Adams, W. Irving (Washington Irving) , 1832- ;  Bishop, Philip W ;  Connelly, F. J ;  Curtis, A. C ;  Davis, Edward H ;  Gorse, F. J ;  Goss, Edward O ;  Goss, John H ;  Holmes, Israel ;  Hyde, B. P ;  Monagan, W. H ;  Power, George T ;  Sanderson, E. S ;  Sperry, H. J ;  Abel Porter and Company. ;  American Brass Association. ;  American Pin Company. ;  Carrington Manufacturing Company. ;  Frankford Arsenal (Pa.) ;  Matthews and Willard. ;  Morency, Van Buren and Company. ;  Oakville Company. ;  Naugatuck Valley Water Power Company. ;  Schrader Company. ;  Scovill and Adams. ;  Scovill Manufacturing Company. ;  S. Peck and Company. ;  Waterbury and Meriden Railroad. ;  Welsbach Commercial Company. ;  Manufactures ;  Brass industry and trade -- Connecticut ;  World War, 1914-1918 ;  Button industry -- Marketing ;  Buttons ;  Industrial relations ;  Metal products ;  Working class -- Connecticut ;  Personnel management ;  Photography -- Equipment and supplies ;  Chicago (Ill.) -- Commerce ;  New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce ;  Manufactures -- Connecticut -- Waterbury ;  Manufacturers


Form & Genre

industrial workers

Industries & Labor

labor unions

Regions of the U.S. -- New England


Correspondence, daybooks, inventory books, payrolls, invoices, sales records, and order books. Letter books cover the Chicago and New York City stores as well as the Waterbury, Conn., office. Includes correspondence with the Welsbach Company, a customer, 1898-1913. Also includes World War I office files; employment office records and advertising material from the post-World War I period; maps, plans, and photos; recordings of World War II events; and research reports.

Scovill Manufacturing Compay Records. Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School.

Manufacturer of brass objects such as buttons and other fasteners, screws, parts for lamps, tools, etc. Also manufactured daguerrotype plates and photographic supplies. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Incorporated in 1850, but the business extended back at least until 1802. Among firms which became part of Scovill were Matthews and Willard, Schrader, Hamilton-Beach, American Pin, and Morency, Van Buren.

Unpublished finding aid in repository.

Box 33A (employee records A-L, 1919-1920) is available on microfilm, (1 reel, 35 mm.) for use in the Historical Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 80-1151.

Vols.243-247 (clippings on the strike 1919-1920), v.267B-E ("Cuts" book), v.281A (scrapbook 1926-1930), and v.282A (scrapbooked advertising 1916-1919) are available on microfilm (3 reels, 35mm.) for use in the Historical Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 85- 3569.
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  Women, Enterprise & Society