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Collection Number: 01604

Collection Title: Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 225 items)
Abstract This collection contains records of the Tennessee Woolen Mill Company, a textile mill in McMinnville, Tenn. Volumes, 1890-1939, contain annual reports and inventories, minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings, records of stock transactions, accounts of products sold and wages paid, records of hours worked and orders received, cash account records, and company store accounts. Papers, 1939-1943, are correspondence and reports of the trustees' liquidation of the mill. Also included is a description of the company store written in 1949 by William W. Bass, the son of one of the company's officials.
Creator Tennessee Woolen Mill (McMinnville, Tenn.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, #1604, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mr. E. W. Walling of McMinnvile, Tenn., 1949.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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 Tennessee Woolen Mill Company was located in McMinnville, Tenn., and owned a mill and a company store where employees could purchase goods on credit. The business closed in 1938.

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This collection contains records of the Tennessee Woolen Mill Company, a textile mill in McMinnville, Tenn. Volumes, 1890-1939, contain annual reports and inventories, minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings, records of stock transactions, accounts of products sold and wages paid, records of hours worked and orders received, cash account records, and company store accounts. Papers, 1939-1943, are correspondence and reports of the trustees' liquidation of the mill. Also included is a description of the company store written in 1949 by William W. Bass, the son of an executive of the company. The papers are arranged in chronological order, but the volumes are not.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Papers, 1914-1917 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Papers, 1918-1922 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Papers, 1923-1929 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Papers, 1930-1934 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Papers, 1935-1938 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6-7

Folder 6

Folder 7

Papers, 1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 6-7

Folder 8-9

Folder 8

Folder 9

Papers, 1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 8-9

Folder 10

Papers, 1941 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Papers, 1942-1943 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Papers, undated and miscellaneous #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 1, 1890-1902 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 13

Minutes of stockholders' meetings and directors' meetings; annual reports.

Folder 14

Volume 2, 1891-1925 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 14

Stock ledger

Folder 15

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 15

See Seperated Volume SV-1604/3

SV-1604/3

Volume 3, 1902-1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/3

Certificates of shares of capital stock issued. Book includes loose certificates turned in for cancellation.

Folder 16

Volume 4, 1896-1930 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 16

Trial balance record.

Folder 17

Volume 5, March 1930-May 1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 17

Trial balance record.

Folder 18

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 18

See Separated Volume SV-1604/6

SV-1604/6

Volume 6, October 1894-December 1919 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/6

Journal, double entries. Daily and monthly sales, and records of wages.

Folder 19

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 19

See Separated Volume SV-1604/7

SV-1604/7

Volume 7, January 1920-May 1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/7

Journal, double entries. Daily and monthly sales, and records of wages.

Folder 20

Volume 8, 1927-May 1933 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 20

Orders, listed chronologically.

Folder 21

Volume 9, June 1933-October 1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 21

Orders, listed chronologically.

Folder 22

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 22

See Separated Volume SV-1604/10

SV-1604/10

Volume 10, March 1890-May 1906 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/10

Cash book.

Folder 23

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 23

See Separated Volume SV/1604/11

SV-1604/11

Volume 11, June 1906-December 1927 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/11

Cash book.

Folder 24

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 24

See Separated Volume SV-1604/12

SV-1604/12

Volume 12, January 1928-July 1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/12

Cash book.

Folder 25

Volume 13, 1915-1930 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 25

Cash records, daily.

Folder 26

Volume 14, 1930-1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 26

Cash records: deposits, expenditures, balances.

Folder 27

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 27

See Separated Volume SV-1604/15

SV-1604/15

Volume 15, January 1936-November 1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/15

Cash records: daily records of petty cash.

Folder 28

Volume 16, November 1938-November 1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 28

Petty accounts for individuals for items such as tobacco, food, and clothing.

Folder 29

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 29

See Separated Volume SV-1604/17

SV-1604/17

Volume 17, 1902-1937 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/17

Ledger.

Folder 30

Volume 18, 1930-1938 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 30

Ledger.

Folder 31

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 31

See Separated Volume SV-1604/19

SV-1604/19

Volume 19, 1938-January 1940 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/19

Ledger.

Folder 32

Volume 20, August 1929-4 August 1933 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 32

Ledger: weekly payroll.

Folder 33

Volume 21, August 1933 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 33

Ledger: weekly payroll.

Folder 34

Volume 22, 11 August 1933-1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 34

Ledger: weekly payroll.

Folder 35

Volume 23, 1904-1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 35

Annual inventory.

Folder 36

Volume 24, 1930-1939 #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 36

Annual inventory.

Folder 37

#01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." Folder 37

See Separated Volume SV-1604/25

SV-1604/25

Volume 25, undated #01604, Series: "Tennessee Woolen Mill Records, 1890-1949 and undated." SV-1604/25

Index.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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