January 21 – June 12, 2010
For over two and a half years, volunteers from the Buckeye State Button Society (BSBS) have been working steadily to sort through Ann W. Rudolph’s extensive button collection, which was bequeathed to the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection in 1991.
Organizing the collection was a painstakingly slow process until Marilyn Regrut, then president of the BSBS, first contacted the HCTC in 2006. A year later, an intensive operation to sort through Mrs. Rudolph’s buttons and get them organized, stored, catalogued, and photographed began.
Happily, the collection is now organized and properly stored, with the cataloging and photography currently being worked on. As a thank you for all their countless hours of volunteerism, we at the HCTC decided our next exhibition in the upper level Gladys Keller Snowden gallery would coordinate with the BSBS Spring meeting theme of “Flora in Fashion.”