The collection predominantly contains the Diamond Match Company's Good-Fellowship bulletins from 1923 to 1947, which contain
general announcements and news, articles and information on persons related to the company. Also contained are match book
design themes, a scrapbook and issues of the company’s digest.
The Diamond Match Company was formed in 1881 through a partnership between the Swift, Courtney & Beecher Match Company of
Wilmington (Delaware) and the Barber Match Company of Akron (Ohio). By 1889 the company had expanded, incorporating locations
in Connecticut and Illinois. In the following years the company introduced various types of matches, and in 1911-1912 a safety,
strike-anywhere, match was developed. During World War I there was a shortage of several ingredients used to make matches,
including muriate and potash. In response, the company expanded westwards, developing methods to extract these materials from
kelp and salt deposits. The company re-incorporated in 1931 in the state of Maryland. In 1986 the Diamond Match Company was
acquired by Diamond Brands.