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Thomas H. Dodge
William Edenborn
Isaac Leonard Ellwood
Joseph F. Glidden
Jacob Haish
Phillip Moen
Ichabod Washburn
Barbed Wire Museums and Association Relations

The Antique Barbed Wire Society will assist the wire museums, The Symposium and all participating barbed wire and related collector organizations. All of the mentioned entities, with their elected and appointed officials, are committed to collecting, displaying, and preserving the history of barbed wire and related items.

The Antique Barbed Wire Society, comprised of representatives of all of the mentioned entities, is committed to promoting the hobby and to establishing a means of world-wide compilation and storage of permanent records, files, pictures, patent data, and all associated information for future referencing through the internet and advanced technology, as it becomes available.

The goals of the Society are to work with all of the entities and to conduct, cooperate, or assist with, but not limited to, the following activities:
  • Providing Internet access to museum, association, and historical information pertaining to barbed wire and related items.
  • Establishing an Internet opportunity to procure barbed wire, books, and related items.
  • Digitizing and documenting current and historical records.
  • Preparing newsletter access for each entity's news.
  • Supplying technical assistance with patent information.
  • Witnessing for court or legal proceedings.
  • Providing referral services.
  • Photographing collections for permanent records and registration.
  • Liquidating and selling estate collections.
  • Offering appraisal services through The Symposium.
  • Developing specific guidelines to enhance the hobby.
  • Maintaining a list of interested collectors.
  • Obtaining grants, endowments and endorsements.
  • Communicating between entities.
  • Advertising and promoting hobby activities.
  • Recording and storing media based articles.
  • Preserving all records of a dissolving organization.
  • Locating buyers and/or sellers of collections.
  • Video recording and microfilming where applicable.
  • Coordinating efforts in organizing a barbed wire and related item collectors' show.
  • Presenting educational, hobby related talks.
  • Arranging storage facilities for barbed wire and related items.
  • Distributing collections to museums.
  • Disbursing association / society records for permanent storage.

Devil's Rope Musuem

California Barbed Wire Collectors Association

Ellwood House

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Society

Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
Jacob Haish Mfg. Co.