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Textile Mill photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0087

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains photographs from textile mills in the west Georgia region, including the Arrow Shirt Company.

Dates

  • 1956-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1929, G. E. Bell, J. A. Mandeville, and J. H. Schoolfield formed Bremen Mills Incorporated, whose main specialty was making Arrow shirts. In 1931 Bremen Mills closed, but was reopened as a subsidy of Cluett Peabody & Co., a national retailer of men’s shirts, in 1933. The Arrow Shirt Company plant was built in 1945 and managed by G. E. Bell. Over the course of the following years, the company expanded and became rivals with its competitor Sewell Manufacturing Company. The Arrow Shirt plant remained in operation until 1990 when all the Arrow Shirt plants were closed in the area.

Extent

0.14 Linear feet (1 map folder)

Language

English

Overview

Photographs of textile mills and their employees throughout the west Georgia region.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Recycling the Past Antiques in Newnan, Georgia. These were purchased on two separate occasions: one being November 2014 and the other being December 2014.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2015

Creator

Title
Guide to the Textile Mill photographs LH-0087
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Candice Larson
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States