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Collection Number: 05290

Collection Title: A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills Records, 1920-1930 (bulk 1928-1930)

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 18 items)
Abstract The A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills in Burlington, N.C., was originally built in 1927 and extensively expanded in 1929. The company was reorganized in 1930 as the Carolina Cotton Mills. The mill was closed in 1931. Materials document the mill's products, particularly the "Johnsonette" yarn, and the 1929 expansion of the manufacturing plant. Included are letters, newspaper clippings, booklets of capital stock certificates, account ledgers, and financial and chemistry binders.
Creator A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills (Burlington, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills Records #5290, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Walnut Creek Historical Society in August 2006 (Acc. 100486) and May 2007 (Acc. 100656).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills in Burlington, N.C., was originally built in 1927 and expensively expanded in 1929. The company was reorganized in 1930 as the Carolina Cotton Mills. The mill was closed in 1931.

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Materials chiefly related to the A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills, a textile mill in Burlington, N.C., with emphasis on the mill's products, particularly their "Johnsonette" yarn, and plans for the 1929 expansion of the plant. Materials include letters, newspaper clippings, booklets of capital stock certificates, account ledgers, and financial and chemistry binders. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1928 and 1930; earlier materials are not directly related to the mill.

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Contents list

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18 items.
Folder 1

Papers, 1929-1930 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." Folder 1

Materials include clippings from the Daily News Record and several letters from its editor, Stephen S. Marks, regarding the expansion of the mill and the products that the mill produced; other materials relate to mill construction and W. O. Mitscherling, A. M. Johnson Rayon Mill's vice president and chemical director.

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills stock certificate booklet, 1928-1929 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." Folder 2-3

Contains stock certificates and names of individuals and corporations that purchased shares.

Folder 4

"Burlington Mill Rayon, No. 1," 1928-1930 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." Folder 4

Binder includes accounts payable information, balance sheets, production reports, payroll figures, and other financial information pertaining to the maintainence and development of the plant.

Folder 5

"Dr. Mitscherling Rayon Industry, No. 1" #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." Folder 5

Binder contains two chemistry articles, possibly written by Dr. Mitscherling, entitled, "The Chemistry of Viscose," and "Analytical Examination of Cellulose Raw Materials."

Folder 6

"Chemistry," 1920-1927 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." Folder 6

Binder contains letters, notes, pamphlets, and reports on various chemical processes. Materials are not directly related to A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills.

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Account ledger, 1929-1930 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." SV-5290/1

Ledger arranged alphabetically by account name.

Oversize Volume SV-5290/2

Account ledger, 1929-1930 #05290, Series: "Records, 1920-1930." SV-5290/2

Entries pertain chiefly to construction costs incurred during the 1929 mill expansion.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Devon Lee, April 2007

Encoded by: Devon Lee, April 2007

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