Winthrop Topliff Doolittle, Sr., button collection


Creator: Doolittle, Winthrop Topliff, Sr.
Date(s): 1892-2008
Bulk Dates: circa 1892-1920
Call Number: MSS 0902
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Dr. Winthrop Topliff Doolittle, Sr. (1895-1967), was a Milford, Connecticut, dentist and an avid collector of stamps, coins, campaign buttons and related ephemera. His collection contains approximately 200 political campaign buttons, tobacco and advertising pin-back buttons, pins and medals, the bulk of which date between 1892 and 1920.
Physical Description:
  • 0.66s (2 boxes)
  • Some of the ribbons attached to the buttons are frayed or torn. Some chains connecting parts of certain buttons are broken. Material in this collection should be handled delicately.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Jonathan Briggs Jeffrey, March 2019
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by John Caldwell, February 2020. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard