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Collection Number: 04961

Collection Title: Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills Records, 1885-1999

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Size 22.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13,000 items)
Abstract Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, founded by brothers John Cooper and David Cooper, in Henderson, N.C., was a single company composed of two separate mill complexes. Henderson Cotton Mills, established 1895, produced textiles. Harriet Cotton Mills, established 1901, produced coarse yarns. The consolidated mills operated since 1995 as Harriet & Henderson Yarns. Workers in the mills organized under the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) in 1943, starting with Harriet (Local 578) and followed several months later by Henderson (Local 584). Unionized workers began a strike against the consolidated mills in 1958. In 1961, the strike ended and both TWUA locals were dissolved. In 2003, Harriet & Henderson Yarns filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors amidst several other textile factory closings across the state. Records, 1885-1999 and undated, relate to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C. They include material about labor relations and labor unions, oral histories, pictures, general business records, financial and legal material, printed material and clippings, and other items. Labor relations materials include arbitration case files, files pertaining to grievances, proposals submitted by the company for union approval, and union-company meeting minutes. Materials related to the 1958-1961 strike include general mill records and items with data on employees. Legal materials related to labor relations include court documents and records of contract negotiations. Printed materials include booklets, pamphlets, and clippings related to the 1958-1961 strike. Taped oral histories, 1984-1991 and undated, conducted by Daniel J. Clark, document relations between the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Locals 578 (Harriet Mill) and 584 (Henderson Mill), and officials at Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, and complement the labor relations materials, providing personal recollections of working conditions, life in the mill villages, and the 1958 strike. Pictures include images of individuals, groups, buildings, and objects related to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills. Business records consist of administrative material, 1898-1998, and items relating to the company or its presidents. Included are business diaries, 1917-1966 (bulk 1960s), kept by company presidents, all members of the Cooper family. There are also employee handbooks; bylaws and rules; labor union agreements, 1942-1990; surveys and proposals, 1936-1948, generated when the mills were preparing to modernize operations and equipment; and data related to worker productivity. Financial and legal materials, 1897-1998, include accounting information, loan information, invoices, and requisitions. Also included are booklets, articles, and brochures related to the company or the textile industry in general and a 1997 videotape with factory footage.
Creator Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills.
Language English
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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 Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills Records #4961, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Daniel J. Clark of Ann Arbor, Mich., in December 1998 (Acc. 98252) and April 1999 (Acc. 98339). Addition received in April 2005 (Acc. 100043).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Brothers John Cooper and David Cooper broke ground for the Henderson Cotton Mill in 1895 and began producing cloth there in 1896. The Coopers opened a companion mill, named Harriet Cotton Mill after their mother, which began producing coarse yarns in July 1901. By 1913, two additional mill buildings had been added to the Harriet grounds, called Harriet #2 and Harriet #3. Equipment at both mills received a massive overhaul in 1939 in hopes of countering the poor economic conditions of the time. The speed of the new equipment and increased demands from supervisors began to generate new tensions between mill workers and management. It is unclear when workers at Harriet & Henderson Mills began organizing. Recollections of mill workers indicate that they had begun making the effort to unionize well before Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) representatives arrived in the Harriet Mill village in November 1942. Harriet workers organized first by forming TWUA Local 578 on 23 March 1943. Henderson followed soon thereafter, forming TWUA Local 584 on 28 June 1943. Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills and the TWUA clashed on several occasions, including a five-week strike in 1951, a seven-week strike in 1954, and a one-day wildcat strike in August 1958. Three months later, a long-term strike broke out, which lasted from mid-November 1958 until it was officially terminated in May 1961, at which time both TWUA locals were dissolved. More than 90% of the mill employees involved in the strike never worked for Harriet & Henderson again. Beginning in 1995, Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, the consolidated company, operated as Harriet & Henderson Yarns, until it filed for bankruptcy in 2003 and was forced to close its doors.

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Records, 1885-1999 and undated, relate to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C. The records include material about labor relations and labor unions, oral histories, pictures, general business records, financial and legal material, printed material and clippings, and other items. Labor relations materials include arbitration case files, files pertaining to grievances, proposals submitted by the company for union approval, and union-company meeting minutes. Material related to the 1958-1961 strike includes general mill records and items with data on employees. Legal materials related to labor relations include court documents and records of contract negotiations. Printed materials include booklets, pamphlets, and clippings related to the 1958-1961 strike. These documents provide insight into union activities at a southern textile mill, including the nature and frequency of grievances, as well as processes used in the settlement of those grievances. Also documented are the company's efforts to alter pay rates, workloads, and job descriptions, especially as a result of upgraded mill equipment. Taped oral histories, 1984-1991 and undated, conducted by Daniel J. Clark, document relations between the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Locals 578 (Harriet Mill) and 584 (Henderson Mill), and officials at Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, and complement the labor relations materials, providing personal recollections of working conditions, life in the mill villages, and the 1958 strike. Pictures include images of individuals, groups, buildings, and objects related to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills.

Business records consist of administrative material, 1898-1998, and items relating to the company or its presidents. Included are business diaries, 1917-1966 (bulk 1960s), kept by company presidents, all members of the Cooper family. There are also employee handbooks, bylaws and rules, and written agreements between Harriet & Henderson and its labor unions, 1942-1990. Also included are surveys and proposals, 1936-1948, generated when the mills were preparing to modernize operations and equipment; there are also documents recording data related to worker productivity. Financial and legal material, 1897-1998, includes accounting information, loan information, invoices, and requisitions. There are also booklets, articles, and brochures related to the company or the textile industry in general and a 1997 videotape with factory footage.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Labor Relations, 1943-1959 and undated.

About 2100 items.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005.

Arrangement: by file type.

Files, 1943-1959 and undated, of both settled and arbitrated grievances filed by members of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) against Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C.; minutes of joint meetings between TWUA and Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills; and notices of proposed changes in mill operations from administrators at Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills to officials at TWUA.

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2 items.

Arrangement: by mill.

Summary lists of arbitrated grievances, 1943-1958, brought against Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills by members of the Textile Workers Union of America. Separate summary sheets were compiled for each mill. These sheets list the date of arbitration, arbitration number, case number, arbitrator, department, grievance numbers involved, job classifications involved, nature of the case arbitrated, and disposition of the case. The authorship of these lists is uncertain.

Folder 1

Harriet Cotton Mills (OP-4961/1) #04961, Subseries: "1.1. Summary Lists of Arbitrated Cases, 1943-1958." Folder 1

Folder 2

Henderson Cotton Mills (OP-4961/2) #04961, Subseries: "1.1. Summary Lists of Arbitrated Cases, 1943-1958." Folder 2

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: by arbitration number.

Files, 1943-1958, including correspondence, transcripts, and recorded testimony related to grievances brought by the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) before arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association against Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills. These files contain lists of union demands; correspondence among arbitrators, mill administrators, TWUA officials, and members of the American Arbitration Association; case notes prepared by Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills; evidence and exhibits used by the mills during arbitration; and opinions handed down by arbitrators. Additional items include typed transcripts of testimony that took place during arbitration and scattered stenographer's notes (Arb. #10, #11, #12, #14) or sound recordings (Arb. #20, #22, #23, #24), on which transcripts were based. Sound recordings, labeled D-4961/1-45, are filed separately. Arbitration files are numbered continuously and incorporate both mills. folders labeled "Twister Award" pertain to a case arbitrated for the twisting department at Harriet Cotton Mills, to which no arbitration number was assigned. Additional information concerning arbitrated cases can be found in Subseries 1.1, Subseries 1.3, and Subseries 1.4.

Folder 3

Arbitration Case No. 1 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 3

Folder 4

Arbitration Case No. 2 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 4

Folder 5-7

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Arbitration Case No. 3 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 5-7

Folder 8-10

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Arbitration Case No. 4 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 8-10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Arbitration Case No. 5 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 11-12

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

Arbitration Case No. 6 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 13-14

Folder 15-17

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Arbitration Case No. 7 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 15-17

Folder 18-19

Folder 18

Folder 19

Arbitration Case No. 8 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 18-19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

Arbitration Case No. 9 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 20-21

Folder 22

Arbitration Case No. 10 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 22

Folder 23-25

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Arbitration Case No. 11 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 23-25

Folder 26-28

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Arbitration Case No. 12 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 26-28

Folder 29-34

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Arbitration Case No. 13 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 29-34

Folder 35-38

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Arbitration Case No. 14 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 35-38

Folder 39

Arbitration Case No. 15 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 39

Folder 40

Arbitration Case No. 16 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 40

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

Arbitration Case No. 17 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 41-42

Folder 43

Arbitration Case No. 18 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 43

Folder 44

Arbitration Case No. 19 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 44

Folder 45-47

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Arbitration Case No. 20 (D-4961/1-13) #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 45-47

Folder 48

Arbitration Case No. 21 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 48

Folder 49

Arbitration Case No. 22 (D-4961/14-18) #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 49

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

Arbitration Case No. 23 (D-4961/19-24) #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 50-51

Folder 52-54

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Arbitration Case No. 24 (D-4961/25-45) #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 52-54

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Arbitration Case No. 25 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 55-56

Folder 57-58

Folder 57

Folder 58

Arbitration Case No. 26 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 57-58

Folder 59

Arbitration Case No. 27 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 59

Folder 60

Arbitration Case No. 29 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 60

Folder 61

Arbitration Case No. 31 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 61

Folder 62

Arbitration Case No. 32 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 62

Folder 63

Arbitration Case No. 33 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 63

Folder 64

Arbitration Case No. 34 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 64

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

Arbitration Case No. 35 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 65-66

Folder 67

Arbitration Case No. 36 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 67

Folder 68-69

Folder 68

Folder 69

Twister Award, Harriet #2 #04961, Subseries: "1.2. Arbitration Files, 1943-1958." Folder 68-69

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Master Lists of Grievances, 1943-1958.

2 items.

Arrangement: by mill.

Lists of settled grievances, 1943-1958, brought against Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills by members of the Textile Workers Union of America. Separate lists have been compiled for each mill. These sheets provide the date of the grievance, grievance number, department involved, nature of the grievance, and disposition of the case.

Folder 70

Harriet Cotton Mills (OP-4961/3) #04961, Subseries: "1.3. Master Lists of Grievances, 1943-1958." Folder 70

Folder 71

Henderson Cotton Mills (OP-4961/4) #04961, Subseries: "1.3. Master Lists of Grievances, 1943-1958." Folder 71

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958..

About 600 items.

Arrangement: by mill and grievance number.

Records, 1943-1958, of grievances filed by members of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) against Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills. These grievances were settled without outside arbitration. Each grievance file typically contains some combination of the following: handwritten or typed grievance form submitted to the union, typed copy of the same form prepared by the mill, the superintendent or general manager's decision, transcripts of testimony concerning the grievance, and notes prepared by the mill for use in deciding each case. Harriet Cotton Mills and Henderson Cotton Mills each use a separate numerical sequence for filed grievances, and Harriet Cotton Mills appear to have begun labeling grievances by letter before converting to a numerical system. In neither case, however, is the numerical run complete. Grievances sent to arbitration were often removed from these files by the mill and can be found in Subseries 1.1. Consult the master lists of grievances in Subseries 1.4 and arbitration summaries in Subseries 1.2 for clarification in these instances.

Filed with the grievances is a folder containing similar materials related to a one-day wildcat strike at Harriet Cotton Mills on 11 August 1958.

Folder 72

Harriet A-U #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 72

Folder 73

Harriet 1-110 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 73

Folder 74

Harriet 112-139 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 74

Folder 75

Harriet 140-154 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 75

Folder 76

Harriet 155-173 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 76

Folder 77

Harriet 174-192 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 77

Folder 78

Harriet 193-217 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 78

Folder 79

Harriet 218-241 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 79

Folder 80

Harriet 242-261 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 80

Folder 81

Harriet 262-279 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 81

Folder 82

Harriet 281-303 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 82

Folder 83

Harriet 304-325 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 83

Folder 84

Harriet 329-345 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 84

Folder 85

Harriet 347-360 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 85

Folder 86

Wildcat strike at Harriet #1 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 86

Folder 87

Henderson 1-17 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 87

Folder 88

Henderson 18-38 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 88

Folder 89

Henderson 39-55 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 89

Folder 90

Henderson 56-86 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 90

Folder 91

Henderson 89-110 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 91

Folder 92

Henderson 111-149 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 92

Folder 93

Henderson 150-180 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 93

Folder 94

Henderson 182-190 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 94

Folder 95

Henderson 191 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 95

Folder 96

Henderson 192-198 #04961, Subseries: "1.4. Grievances Settled, 1943-1958.." Folder 96

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: chronological by mill.

Notices, 1943-1958, from Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills to the Textile Workers Union of America, informing the union of proposed changes in mill operations. These proposals chiefly concern wages, work assignments, and plant rules. Most proposals show whether they apply to the Harriet Cotton Mills or to the Henderson Cotton Mills.

Folder 97

Harriet proposals, 1948-1950 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 97

Folder 98

Harriet proposals, 1951-1954 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 98

Folder 99

Henderson proposals, 1950-1951 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 99

Folder 100

Henderson proposals, 1952-1953 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 100

Folder 101

Henderson proposals, 1954-1955 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 101

Folder 102

Henderson proposals, 1956-1957 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 102

Folder 103

Henderson proposals, 1958 #04961, Subseries: "1.5. Company Proposals, 1943-1958." Folder 103

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological by mill.

Stenographers' transcripts, 1948-1958, of meetings between representatives of Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills and the Textile Workers Union of America. A large number of the transcripts pertain to the settlement of specific grievances, although some also relate to company proposals and other topics. The subject of the meeting is often noted in the heading of the transcript. Separate chronological runs for the Harriet Cotton Mills and the Henderson Cotton Mills have been maintained.

Folder 104

Harriet, 1948-1950 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 104

Folder 105

Harriet, 1951-1952 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 105

Folder 106

Harriet, 1953 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 106

Folder 107

Harriet, 1954 January-July #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 107

Folder 108

Harriet, 1954 August-November #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 108

Folder 109

Harriet, 1955 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 109

Folder 110

Harriet, 1956 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 110

Folder 111

Harriet, 1957 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 111

Folder 112

Harriet, 1958 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 112

Folder 113

Henderson, 1948-1949 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 113

Folder 114

Henderson, 1950 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 114

Folder 115

Henderson, 1951-1954 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 115

Folder 116

Henderson, 1955-1957 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 116

Folder 117

Henderson, 1958 #04961, Subseries: "1.6. Union-Company Meeting Minutes, 1948-1958." Folder 117

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated.

About 100 items.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005

Arrangement: chronological.

Miscellaneous files, 1945-1959 and undated, of Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, including a directive from the National War Labor Board concerning wages, union contracts and contract provisions between the mills and the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), notices to the TWUA of work-load and pay changes, plant rules, weekly cost reports, changes approved by members of the general shop committee, and undated summary sheets comparing the staffing of the mill over three shifts.

Folder 118

Changes approved by members of the General Shop Committee #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 118

Folder 119

National War Labor Board directive order regarding wages #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 119

Folder 120

Contracts and contract provisions #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 120

Folder 121

Notice of work-load changes #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 121

Folder 122

Plant rules #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 122

Folder 123

Notices of make-up money #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 123

Folder 124

Weekly cost reports #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 124

Folder 125

Staffing summary sheets (OP-4961/5) #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records related to Labor Relations, 1945-1959, undated." Folder 125

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991.

53 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by interviewee.

Taped oral history interviews conducted with employees of the Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills by Daniel J. Clark between 1984 and 1991. These interviews typically discuss working conditions, home and family life in the mill villages, social activities, and unionization. About two-thirds of the taped interviews are accompanied by typed transcripts, presumably prepared by Clark.

Folder 126

Abbott, Mary (T-4961/1) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 126

Folder 127

Adams, Edith (T-4961/2) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 127

Folder 128

Blue, Earline Collins and Clayborne (T-4961/3) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 128

Folder 129

Braswell, Joseph (T-4961/4, T-4961/5; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 129

Folder 130

Camp, William (T-4961/6) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 130

Folder 131

Carter, Clifton E., Jr. (T-4961/7; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 131

Folder 132

Collins, Lucy(T-4961/8) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 132

Folder 133

Cooper, Marshall Y.(T-4961/9, 2 tapes, T-4961/10; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 133

Folder 134

Crocker, Grover and Evelyn (T-4961/11; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 134

Folder 135

Ellis, James A. and Lila Mae (T-4961/12) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 135

Folder 136

Faulkner, Roy (T-4961/13) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 136

Folder 137

Forsythe, Eleanor (T-4961/14) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 137

Folder 138

Fry, Julius (T-4961/15, 2 tapes) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 138

Folder 139

Harris, Harvey (T-4961/16) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 139

Folder 140

Harris, Ralph and Emma (T-4961/17) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 140

Folder 141

Jackson, Luther (T-4961/18, 2 tapes) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 141

Folder 142

Johnson, Esther and James (T-4961/19; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 142

Folder 143

Jones, Rachel (T-4961/20) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 143

Folder 144

Johnson, Woodrow (T-4961/21) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 144

Folder 145

Littleton, Sam (T-4961/22) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 145

Folder 146

Newton, Johnnie [E.?] (T-4961/23; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 146

Folder 147

Nipper, George (T-4961/24) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 147

Folder 148

Renn, Edith (T-4961/25) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 148

Folder 149

Renn, Melvin (T-4961/26; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 149

Folder 150

Roberson, Esther (T-4961/27) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 150

Folder 151

Webster, W. D., Sr. (T-4961/28; no transcript) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 151

Folder 152

Wilkins, Lloyd (T-4961/29) #04961, Series: " 2. Oral Histories, 1984-1991." Folder 152

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1 item.

Processing Note: See also Addition of April 2005.

Photograph, undated, of unidentified individuals probably associated with the 1958-1961 strike of the Textile Workers Union of America at Harriet & Henderson Mills. This photograph may relate to Daniel J. Clark's oral histories with mill workers, 1984-1991.

Image Folder P-4961/1

Strikers, undated #04961, Series: "3. Pictures, undated." P-4961/1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of April 2005 (Acc. 100043), 1885-1999 and undated.

About 10,800 items.

Processing note: The Addition of April 2005 is arranged in the same way as, but has not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1. Labor Relations, 1943-1962.

About 550 items.

Material concerning relations between Harriet & Henderson and its labor force, especially during the 1958-1961 strike. General mill records and miscellaneous items include data on employees, letters, and memos. Legal material includes court documents and contract negotiations. Printed material includes booklets and pamphlets and clippings related to the 1958-1961 strike.

Researchers interested in the 1958-1961 strike or labor relations should also see Series 4.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960.

About 400 items.

Other mill records related to labor relations include material about the 1958-1961 strike at Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, including data on employees; a paper about the strike written by a graduate student who corresponded with President J. D. Cooper Jr.; and other items related to the strike, among them letters, memos, and a transcript of a radio broadcast by Mayor Carol Singleton, 27 May 1959.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 153

Company proposals for union for Harriet Mills, 1949-1956 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 153

Folder 154

Harriet 1 and 2 Mills: Alphabetical list of employees that signed grievances, 1943-1958 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 154

Folder 155

Harriet Mills: Data on striking employees that applied for work and are not shown on NLRB list labeled "Attachment", 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 155

Folder 156

Harriet Mills: Data requested by NLRB on job replacements, 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 156

Folder 157

Harriet Mills: All information that is due to union since 16 February 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 157

Folder 158

Harriet Mills 1 and 2: Miscellaneous data concerning strikers and replacements #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 158

Folder 159

Harriet & Henderson production record, 16 February 1959-1 January 1960 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 159

Folder 160

Material related to graduate student Arthur M. Bagley's paper "The Textile Strike at Henderson, N.C.", 24 July 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 160

Folder 161

Strike related: payroll losses, changes with union agreements etc., 1958 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 161

Folder 162

J. D. Cooper Jr.'s statements and memos concerning strike and other material #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 162

Folder 163

Radio transcripts, letters, and records related to strike, 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 163

Folder 164

Letters, statements, list of strike-related violence, and other material, 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 164

Folder 165

Letters, articles, other material related to strike, 1959-1960 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 165

Folder 166

Telegrams, poem, phone transcript, and other material, 1959 #04961, Subseries: "1.7. Other Mill Records Related to Labor Relations, 1943-1960." Folder 166

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.9. Printed Material and Clippings Related to Strike, 1955-1962.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated.

About 70 items.

Pictures include images of individuals, groups, buildings, and objects related to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills. Pictures of individuals include past presidents of Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, including J. D. Cooper Jr., M . Y. Cooper Sr., and M. Y. Cooper Jr., and unidentified individuals. Group photographs include an undated photographs possibly from the early 1900s of what appears to be employees of the mills and groups from the 1960s and 1980s. Photographs from a "womanless wedding" fundraiser in 1997 are also included, featuring several Harriet & Henderson male employees dressed as women (see also Folder 254 in Series 5). There are also photographs that were used in articles, including a picture of strikers during the 1958-1961 strike and pictures used in an article about Harriet & Henderson's cutting-edge use of computers in 1968. Pictures of building exteriors and aerial photographs of factory grounds, as well as photographs of items such as a desk used by the second president of Harriet & Henderson, S. P. Cooper; cotton bales; and one of the toy cats designed after Harriet & Henderson's Three Cats logo, are also included in this series.

Image Folder P-4961/2

J. D. Cooper Jr., 1959 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/2

Image Folder P-4961/3

M. Y. Cooper, 1964-1970s #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/3

Image Folder P-4961/4

M. Y. Cooper Jr., 1980s #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/4

Image Folder P-4961/5

Unidentified individual, corporate portrait #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/5

Image Folder P-4961/6

Unidentified individuals #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/6

Image Folder P-4961/7

Unidentified individuals, 1980s? #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/7

Image Folder P-4961/8

Groups: identified individuals, 1960s? #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/8

Image Folder P-4961/9

Unidentified group, early 1900s #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/9

Image Folder P-4961/10

Unidentified groups, 1960s-1980s #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/10

Image Folder P-4961/11

Womanless wedding fundraiser, 1997 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/11

Image Folder P-4961/12

Strikers, from American Textile Record articles, 1959-1960 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/12

Image Folder P-4961/13

Photographs from article: "At Harriet & Henderson Computer Reports Implement 'Do it Now' Philosophy", Modern Knitting Management, February 1968 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/13

Image Folder P-4961/14

Harriet & Henderson Yarns, building exterior, 1980s? #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/14

Image Folder P-4961/15

Building exterior and aerial view #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/15

Image Folder P-4961/16

Unidentified building exterior #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/16

Image Folder P-4961/17

Desk of S. P. Cooper and later Leland Howland until 1964 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/17

Image Folder P-4961/18

Cotton bales piled in Harriet Mill yard from 1 December 1944 to 1 April 1945 #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/18

Image Folder P-4961/19

Stuffed cat from Harriet & Henderson Yarns logo #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/19

Image Folder P-4961/20

Harriet & Henderson Yarns, Three Cats logo #04961, Subseries: "3. Pictures, 1944-1997 and undated." P-4961/20

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4. Business Records, 1898-1998.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: mostly chronological.

Business records consist of material related to the administration of Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills, 1898-1998, and miscellaneous material related to the company or its presidents. Included are pocket-sized business diaries kept by the presidents of the company, 1917-1966, mostly from the 1960s. In the diaries, the presidents jotted down notes and addresses related to the company. Small booklets include employee handbooks, bylaws and rules, and written agreements between Harriet & Henderson and its labor unions, 1942-1990. A large part of this series is devoted to studies, data, and standards. In the 1930s, Harriet & Henderson's mills were preparing for the large undertaking of modernizing their operations and equipment. They hired J. E. Sirrine & Co., Engineers and Whitin Machine Works to conduct several surveys of all the mills' departments and submit proposals with suggestions for the improvement of the facilities. These surveys and proposals cover the years 1936 to 1948. The mills were also concerned with worker productivity and observed workers performing tasks in several departments, recording the data over time.

Also included are letters from Stanfield and letters of recommendation from several companies vouching for Efton A. Stanfield who was applying for the position of Harriet & Henderson's Director of Personnel and Industry Relations in the midst of the 1958-1961 strike. Notebooks, desk manuals, and procedure manuals provide administrative information from the 1960s to 1980s. Business workshop materials, Harriet & Henderson's application for a Baldrige Award for quality, and material from a "womanless wedding" fundraiser cover the period of the 1990s.

Miscellaneous material, 1898-1980, includes information about the history of the trademark; a letter C. J. Cooper wrote advocating white supremacy, 1900; and an article labor leader Boyd Payton wrote in 1962, after being released from prison where he had served a partial term for conspiracy to commit violence during the 1958-1961 strike.

Note that original file folder tities have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 190-196

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

Folder 196

Business diaries, 1917-1966 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 190-196

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-4961/2

Map of Harriet Cotton Mills, 1924 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." OP-P-4961/2

Folder 197-198

Folder 197

Folder 198

Agreements between Harriet & Henderson and TWUA, 1943-1955 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 197-198

Folder 199

Employee handbooks, bylaws, and rules, 1942-1986 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 199

Folder 200

Employee handbooks, labor agreements, 1983-1990 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 200

Folder 201-202

Folder 201

Folder 202

J. E. Sirrine & Co., Engineers: Reports on assessment of Harriet & Henderson mills for modernization, 1936-1948 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 201-202

Folder 203-209

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Whitin surveys and proposals, 1936-1948 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 203-209

Folder 210-212

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1 Packing Department: Studies, summaries, and standards for packing yarn, August 1954" #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 210-212

Folder 213-215

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1 Packing Department: Studies and consolidated summaries of all operations," and "Time Study Observation Sheet," 1944 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 213-215

Folder 216

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1 Packing Department: Work data, job descriptions, and standard unit values" and "Time Study Standard Computation Sheet", 1944 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 216

Folder 217

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1: Winding and packing data on proposed changes in building, etc.," 1953-1954 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 217

Folder 218

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1: Spinning and winding estimated data on proposed installment of 2 3/4" rings," 1955 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 218

Folder 219

Studies, data, and standards: "Data on pay scale: Patterson Mills, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1956, and Borden Mill at Goldsboro, N.C., 1954" #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 219

Folder 220

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1 and 2: Data on estimated savings due to possible changes in mill and machinery, March 1954" #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 220

Folder 221

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 1 Packing Department: Standards for each packer completing own cases and cartons (not used)," 1944 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 221

Folder 222

Studies, data, and standards: "Rocky Mount Mill data", 1945 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 222

Folder 223

Studies, data, and standards: "Time study of spinning assignment at Harriet Cotton Mills, November 1943" #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 223

Folder 224

Studies, data, and standards: "Harriet No. 2 Winding Department: Work file, technical data, job assignments, and piece rates for fidelity reels, 1947" #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 224

Folder 225-226

Folder 225

Folder 226

Studies, data, and standards: "Expected times for yarn packers," 1955, and "Standard specifications for equipment," 1954-1957 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 225-226

Folder 227

Studies, data, and standards: "Labor cost budget and technical data", 1951-1954"", 1945 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 227

Folder 228-229

Folder 228

Folder 229

Studies, data, and standards: "Henderson Mill canceled job specifications, carding", 1942-1957 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 228-229

Folder 230

Studies, data, and standards: "Proposed changes in the process of the yarn and cloth divisions of Henderson Cotton Mills," undated #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 230

Folder 231

Insurance report for Harriet & Henderson, 1948 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 231

Folder 232

Insurance valuation of Harriet & Henderson buildings, 1952 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 232

Folder 233

Relating to Efton A. Stanfield with some strike and financial information, 1957-1964 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 233

Folder 234

Rations issued during strike, 1958 and 1959 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 234

Folder 235

Personnel selection manual, 1961 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 235

Folder 236

Material related to President Kennedy's Textile Aid Program, 1961 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 236

Oversize Image Folder OP-P-4961/3

Plans of duct layouts for Harriet 1 and Harriet 2, 1964 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." OP-P-4961/3

Folder 237

President's notebook, including bid information and instructions, 1968-1975 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 237

Folder 238

Waste control manual, 1968-1976 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 238

Folder 239

Analysis of textured yarn market, 1970 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 239

Folder 240

Company policy and procedure manual, 1972-1974 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 240

Folder 241

Desk Manual, Executive Secretary/Vice-President-Manufacturing, 1982-1990 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 241

Folder 242

Policy and procedure guide, 1983-1984 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 242

Folder 243

"What is Meant by World Class Manufacturing?" presentation, 1990? #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 243

Folder 244-245

Folder 244

Folder 245

Material Safety Data for U.S. Department of Labor, 1990-1993 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 244-245

Folder 246

Baldrige Award information, 1991 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 246

Folder 247

Baldrige Award, self-assessment, 1991-1992 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 247

Folder 248

Baldride reports, 1992 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 248

Folder 249

Benefits, health and dental, 1992-1993 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 249

Folder 250

Robert Bass materials, 1992-1998 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 250

Folder 251

North Carolina Quality Leadership Foundation, conference material and booklets, 1993 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 251

Folder 252

Substance abuse policy, management training, 1994 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 252

Folder 253

Inventory, trucking, and production reports, 1996-1997 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 253

Folder 254

Womanless Wedding fundraiser scrapbook, 1997 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 254

Videotape VT-4961/1

Womanless Wedding fundraiser videotape, 1997 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." VT-4961/1

Folder 255

Desk manual, secretary, technical services, 1997-1998 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 255

Folder 256

"Protecting Your Company from Employment Liability and Staying Non-Union" workshop booklet, 8-10 December 1998 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 256

Folder 257

"New Employee Orientation Procedures," undated #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 257

Folder 258

Miscellaneous material related to Harriet & Henderson, 1898-1980 and undated: including history of trademark; C. J. Cooper white supremacy letter, 1900; article Payton wrote after prison, 1962 #04961, Subseries: "4. Business Records, 1898-1998." Folder 258

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998.

About 8,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Financial and legal material, 1897-1998, includes accounting information, loan information, invoices, and requisitions. The older items include account books, time books, and information about accounts and stocks. Items from the 1950s include term loan agreements and contracts with banks, especially refering to Harriet & Henderson's attempt to help administer Highland Cotton Mills. Material from the 1990s includes invoices and requisitions, usually in chronological order, although some are alphabetical by company. The alphabetical invoices also include information about the companies with which Harriet & Henderson did business, including supply and service companies.

Note that original file folder tities have, for the most part, been retained.

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4961/7

Account information; stock, manufacturing, machinery, etc., 1897-1919 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." OP-4961/7

Folder 259

Account books: "Cotton Book #1", 1898, and "R. A. Bishop in Account with J. C. Cooper, Jr.", 1900-1902 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 259

Folder 260

Financial information including profits and losses and dividends, 1898-1932 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 260

Folder 261

Harriet & Henderson stock certificates, 1900-1939 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 261

Volume V-4961/S-1

Time book for night shift workers, 1919-1923 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." V-4961/S-1

Folder 262

Time book, 1928-1929 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 262

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4961/9

Salaries by department, 1937-1938 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." OP-4961/9

Folder 263

Settlement of cash receipts and disbursements after dissolution of Cooper's Warehouse Company, 1939 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 263

Folder 264

Time book and payroll, 1941-1943 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 264

Folder 265

Yarn prices, 1942-1960 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 265

Box blah

Card file including name, date, item, cost, 1943-1944 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Box blah

Folder 266

Time book and payroll, 1943-1946 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 266

Folder 267

Shop and maintenance mechanic's time book, 1949-1955 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 267

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4961/10

"Report of Special Examination, Highland Cotton Mills, Inc., and Cloverdale Dye Works, Inc.", 1954 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." OP-4961/10

Folder 268

Loan agreement and correspondence with Wachovia bank and others, 1954-1955 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 268

Folder 269-270

Folder 269

Folder 270

Term loan agreement with Wachovia information and management contract correspondence with Highland Cotton Mills, 1955-1960 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 269-270

Folder 271-272

Folder 271

Folder 272

Loan agreements and correspondence: First and Merchants National Bank, 1954-1958 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 271-272

Folder 273

Loan agreements and insurance information, 1959-1960 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 273

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4961/12

Yarn prices, 1961-1966 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." OP-4961/12

Folder 274

Recommendations to reduce overhead, administrative, and various service departments cost, 1964 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 274

Folder 275

Harriet Cotton Mills: Financial notes and stock purchases, 1966 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 275

Folder 276

Henderson Cotton Mills: Financial notes and stock purchases, 1966 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 276

Folder 277

Registration information for Securities and Exchange Commission; stockholder meeting notes, 1966-1967 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 277

Folder 278

Copies of legal papers related to purchase of land, escrow agreement, 1967 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 278

Folder 279-280

Folder 279

Folder 280

Account with Sherman and Boddie, trucking company, 1994 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 279-280

Folder 281-283

Folder 281

Folder 282

Folder 283

Invoices: Machinery, 1992-1997 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 281-283

Folder 284-303

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

Folder 301

Folder 302

Folder 303

Invoices, 1996-1998 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 284-303

Folder 304-313

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Purchase requisitions, 1995-1997 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 304-313

Folder 314-316

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Blanket requisitions, 1996-1998 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 314-316

Folder 317-319

Folder 317

Folder 318

Folder 319

Packing lists, 1995-1997 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 317-319

Folder 320-329

Folder 320

Folder 321

Folder 322

Folder 323

Folder 324

Folder 325

Folder 326

Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 329

Invoices, 1995-1999: A-D #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 320-329

Folder 330-339

Folder 330

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

Folder 338

Folder 339

Invoices, 1995-1999: E-O #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 330-339

Folder 340-345

Folder 340

Folder 341

Folder 342

Folder 343

Folder 344

Folder 345

Invoices, 1995-1999: O-W #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 340-345

Folder 346

Comparison price lists by part and by company, 1996 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 346

Folder 347

Repair and maintenance expenses, 1998 #04961, Subseries: "5. Financial and Legal Material, 1897-1998." Folder 347

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About 150 items.

Arrangement: mostly alphabetical

Printed material and clippings include booklets, articles, and brochures related to Harriet & Henderson Cotton Mills. Booklets include instruction and factory equipment manuals. Also included are Harriet & Henderson's newspaper, Cat Tales, and their newsletter, Cat's Three. Miscellaneous clippings include clippings from 1910 to 1998 about the Berryton Mills, a 1927 strike at the cotton mills, and a 1943 advertisement for war bonds sponsored by Harriet & Henderson.

Folder 348

Booklets: Productivity, Supervision, and Employee Morale , 1948, and 101 Ways to Better Spinning and Better Carding , 1960 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 348

Folder 349

Brochure: "Harriet & Henderson Yarns Brings Your Knit Fabrics into the Jet-Ait Age", WindSpun Yarn, 1980s? #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 349

Folder 350

Magazines: Journal of Quality and Participation, 1993; Textiles: NCSU and the Industry, 1986 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 350

Folder 351

The Whitin Review magazine, 1954; and Cotton and Cotton Futures booklet, 1952 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 351

Folder 352

Clark's Directory of Southern Textile Mills, 1928 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 352

Folder 353

Custom Industries: "Replacement Parts of Autoconer Winders" #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 353

Folder 354

Booklets: DuPont Fibers technical information and "Man-Made Fiber Fact Book", 1969 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 354

Folder 355

Eastman Textiles Fibers: Kodel, processing information, 1964 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 355

Folder 356

Gunter and Cooke, Inc.: equipment announcements, 1982 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 356

Folder 357

Henderson Cording Yarn: Combed and Synthetic Division: Lubrication Chart, 1968 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 357

Folder 358

Platt Saco Lowell: Rovematic, 1975 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 358

Folder 359

Rieter Machine Works, Ltd.: Instructions, undated #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 359

Folder 360

Rieter: Equipment procedures #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 360

Folder 361

Roberts: Equipment manual for the Arrow, 1969 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 361

Folder 362

Roberts: Equipment manual for the Arrow, 1970 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 362

Folder 363

Saco-Lowell: Revolving Flat Cards, Coilers, Drawing Frames , 1925 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 363

Folder 364

SKF: equipment information, 1970s #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 364

Folder 365

Whitin equipment manuals, 1941, 1950 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 365

Folder 366

Whitin equipment manual, Comber, 1968 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 366

Folder 367

Whitin equipment manual, Roving, 1964 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 367

Folder 368

Whitin equipment manual, Roving, 1971 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 368

Folder 369

Whitin Machine Works, Component Parts of Band Drive Pinning Frames and Twisters , 1924 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 369

Folder 370-371

Folder 370

Folder 371

Zinser equipment manual, Zinser Drawing, 1980, and complaints #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 370-371

Folder 372-373

Folder 372

Folder 373

Zinser equipment manual, Zinser High Speed Draw Frame #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 372-373

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4961/13-16

OP-4961/13

OP-4961/14

OP-4961/15

OP-4961/16

Harriet & Henderson's newspaper, Cat Tales , 1984-1998 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." OP-4961/13-16

Folder 374

Harriet & Henderson's newsletter, Cat's Three , 1995, (100th anniversary issues) #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 374

Folder 375

Article: "At Harriet & Henderson Computer Reports Implement 'Do it Now' Philosophy", Modern Knitting Management, February 1968 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 375

Folder 376

Miscellaneous clippings, 1910-1998, related to Harriet & Henderson including Berryton Mills, 1927 strike, and 1943 advertisement for war bonds #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 376

Folder 377

Clippings related to trucking, 1993 #04961, Subseries: "6. Printed Material and Clippings, 1910-1998." Folder 377

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5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The relation of material in this series to the rest of the collection is unclear, although it seems to have belonged to employee Robert Bass (Folder 250). "To Robert" appears on one of the Miss Henderson programs. The papers refering to J. B. V. Tunstall, a Civil War veteran, are photocopies of forms refering to an injury sustained during the war and pension information, 1885.

Folder 378

J. B. V. Tunstall: Civil War veteran, 1885 #04961, Subseries: "7. Other Material, 1885 and 1993." Folder 378

Folder 379

Miss Henderson Pageant programs, 1993 #04961, Subseries: "7. Other Material, 1885 and 1993." Folder 379

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2 items.

These audio and video materials are not related to the oral history recordings of Series 2. The microcassette includes a note, 100th Club, August 24, which might refer to the 100th anniversary that Harriet & Henderson celebrated in 1995. The videotape includes an unidentified man explaining factory equipment at the mills, but the sound is drowned out by the equipment. Also on the videotape is silent footage of the waste house pump.

Audiotape T-4961/30

Microcassette with note, "100th Club, August 24" #04961, Subseries: "8. Audio and Video Material, 1995? and 1997." T-4961/30

Videotape VT-4961/2

Videotape labeled "Waste House Pump" and "Henderson, 27 March 1997". #04961, Subseries: "8. Audio and Video Material, 1995? and 1997." VT-4961/2

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Processing Information

Processed by: Julie Ann Ludwig, September 1999, and Nathalie Wheaton, August 2005

Encoded by: Julie Ann Ludwig, September 1999, and Nathalie Wheaton, September 2005

The Addition of April 2005 (Acc. 100043) is arranged in the same way as, but has not been incorporated into, the original deposit of materials. Researchers should always check additions to be sure they have identified all files of interest to them.

Finding aid updated in September 2005 by Nathalie Wheaton because of addition.

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