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Collection Number: 04906

Collection Title: Edna Mill Records (#4906) 1891-1959

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Size About 500 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract The Edna Mill was a textile mill incorporated in 1889 in Reidsville, N.C. The mill was owned by Willis Benton Pipkin. It became part of the Cone Mills organization in 1946. Records of the Edna Mill include documents reporting finances and wages, financial history, and audits. There is also a 1942 report by owner Willis Benton Pipkin discussing a possible 10-cent-per-hour increase in wages for workers; correspondence between representatives of the Edna Mill and the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA); agreements made between the union and Edna Mill; minutes of TWUA-Edna Mill meetings and the Edna Mill Grievance Committee meetings; lists of Edna Mill union members; flyers promoting the union; and booklets outlining TWUA policies and methods of collective bargaining. Also included are news clippings about union activities at Edna Mill, an anti-union speech delivered by Pipkin, and an anti-union flyer distributed by Edna Mill. There are also corporate minutes, 1931-1944; a 1937 scrapbook with clippings about labor relations; and a short history of Edna Mills that was written by Pipkin in 1959.
Creator Edna Mill (Reidsville, N.C.).
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Ash Pipkin of Raleigh, N.C., in November 1997 (Acc. 97159), September 2000 (Acc. 98736), November 2000 (Acc. 98792), and May 2001 (Acc. 98950).
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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The Edna Mill was a textile mill incorporated in 1889 in Reidsville, N.C. The mill was owned by Willis Benton Pipkin. It became part of the Cone Mills organization in 1946.

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Records of the Edna Mill, a textile mill in Reidsville, N.C., include documents reporting finances and wages, financial history, and audits. There is also a 1942 report by owner Willis Benton Pipkin discussing a possible 10-cent-per-hour increase in wages for textile workers; correspondence between representatives of the Edna Mill and the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA); agreements made between the union and Edna Mill; minutes of TWUA-Edna Mill meetings and the Edna Mill Grievance Committee meetings; lists of Edna Mill union members; flyers promoting the union; and booklets outlining TWUA policies and methods of collective bargaining. Also included are news clippings about union activities at Edna Mill, an anti-union speech delivered by Pipkin, and an anti-union flyer distributed by Edna Mill. There are also corporate minutes, 1931-1944; a 1937 scrapbook with clippings about labor relations; and a short history of Edna Mills that was written by Pipkin in 1959.

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About 200 items.

Records of the Edna Mill, a textile mill in Reidsville, N.C., include documents reporting finances and wages, financial history, and audits. There is also a 1942 report by owner Willis Benton Pipkin discussing a possible 10-cent-per-hour increase in wages for textile workers; correspondence between representatives of the Edna Mill and the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA); agreements made between the union and Edna Mill; minutes of TWUA-Edna Mill meetings and the Edna Mill Grievance Committee meetings; lists of Edna Mill union members; flyers promoting the union; and booklets outlining TWUA policies and methods of collective bargaining. Also included are news clippings about union activities at Edna Mill, an anti-union speech delivered by Pipkin, and an anti-union flyer distributed by Edna Mill. There are also corporate minutes, 1931-1944; a 1937 scrapbook with clippings about labor relations; and a short history of Edna Mills that was written by Pipkin in 1959.

Folder 1

1891-1921 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1922 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1923 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1924 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1925 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1926 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1927 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1928 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1929 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1930 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1931 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1932 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1933 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1934 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1935 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1936 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1937 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1938 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1941 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20-23

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

1942 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 20-23

Folder 24-26

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

1943 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 24-26

Folder 27

1944 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1931-1944: Corporate minutes #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1945 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

1945: Labor matters #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 30-31

Folder 32

1946 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1947 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1951-1959 #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Undated #04906, Series: "Records, 1891-1959 and undated." Folder 35

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