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Catalog Number 13066-8
Title Button, Nebraska State Teachers Association, District 4
Object Name Button, Membership
Description A round button with pin on back. Front: "District 4 N.S.T.A. 1933". Back: "St. Louis Button Co. MFRS, [union label] St. Louis M.O." Colors: gold, white
Material metal, plastic, paper
Made St. Louis Button Co.
Place of Origin USA: Missouri, St. Louis
Makers mark Union label: "Local No. 5 MalGamate Lithographers of America St. Louis, MO"
People Finley, Howard J.
Search Terms Nebraska State Teachers Association
St. Louis Button Co.
History This object belonged to Howard J. Finley, who taught in the Grand Island school system beginning around 1921 until his death in 1958. He also taught in Kearney for several years prior to 1921. Finley was the first principal of the R.J. Barr Junior High in Grand Island (established around 1923). When the new Grand Island High School was built, Finley became principal of Walnut Junior High, which occupied the old Senior High School building. He served there as principal until his death.
Credit line Collection of Howard J. Finley by Roland W. Finley, San Mateo, California
Collection Finley, Roland W.