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ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO. MFGS.
The Wisconsin State Button Society was founded in Milwaukee in June of 1944. The idea to create the button society was conceived by Mrs. Ethel Bishop, who was the chair of the membership committee of the National Button Society, and it was executed at her behest by Henry O. Zander. The society held its first regular meeting on September 2, 1944.
The objective of the WSBS is to improve and educate members and the community on the processes of collecting, cataloging, and displaying a variety of clothing buttons with a focus on furthering knowledge on the historical, cultural, and artistic aspects of buttons. A number of chapters for the WSBS exist throughout Wisconsin, and they frequently coordinate events with the National Button Society.