Kaspar Wire Works Collection, 1977-1981Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Kaspar Wire Works Collection, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ BA. 13
Extent: 2.0 Boxes


This collection is of Kaspar Wire Works Company concerning history of the firm in Shiner, Texas.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes brochures, business cards, clippings, memo, pages from book, publication, report and a sketch.

Collection Historical Note

Kaspar Wire Works Company began in the 1890s developing wire baskets for farming including wire muzzles for horses, wire baskets for cotton, hay, and vegetables. Kaspar Wire Works Company got its main start during the great depression by selling florist easels, wreaths, and hangers for funerals and weddings, creating wire baskets and hangers for gym clothes and football uniforms, and eventually by creating baskets for grocery stores. By the 1950s they were producing holders for ice cream, chips, sodas, blood, cleaning supplies, and coin operated newspaper racks. Today they are still producing baskets, gym equipment, display items, furniture, and outdoor equipment.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproductions and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Preferred Citation: Kaspar Wire Works Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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  • Box 1: Oversized Box 1056-1197BAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    This collection is housed with the War Labor Board Collection and the A. B. Jolley Collection. Box 1197 house the Kaspar Wire Works Collection.

    The individual box number indicate the original box number that the documents were removed from and are now housed in one box: Oversized Box 1056-1197. For example Box 1197 is two items both labeled 1197 in Oversized Box 1056-1197.

    Box 1197 contains a sketch of original backyard building and a "Shinner's Booming Little Industry" article in Fun, the Advocate Sunday Magazine on March 16, 1975.

    UNT: 7433

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