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Scovill Manufacturing Company

The Scovill Manufacturing Company produced brass objects, such as buttons, screws, and tools, in Waterbury, Connecticut, from 1802 to 1956. The company kept detailed records about its work force.

Records of a 1920 strike that analyze employee participation by gender and marital status, as well as skill level, nationality, age, literacy level, and distribution through the factory, are among the holdings of Historical Collections in Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Materials digitized for the Immigration to the US collection

Full Collection Citation

Scovill Manufacturing Co. Collection. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Finding Aid

There is an unpublished finding aid in the repository. A collection description is availble online in HOLLIS.

The manuscript and archival materials selected for Immigration to the US can be used for research, for the creation of class projects, or to provide a deeper context for exploring topics documented in published works. In some cases the items are drawn from larger collections at Harvard. Most of the digitized selections from collections contain a range of materials providing a broader context for understanding the subject.