Skip to main content

Textile industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Account Books Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-0001
Abstract

The books fall into three categories: farmers, storekeepers and businesses.

Dates: 1774-1892

American Thread Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0302
Abstract

In 1898, the English Sewing Company of England purchases the Willimantic Linen Company and other New England mills and form the American Thread Company. The Willimantic mill was closed when the company moved to North Carolina in 1985.

Dates: 1953-1978

Belding Brothers and Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-0076
Abstract

Belding Brothers and Company were silk manufacturers in Rockville, Connecticut, with additional mills in Northampton, Massachusetts, Belding, Michigan, San Francisco, California, and Montreal, Canada.

Dates: 1893-1903

Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0026
Abstract In 1838, six Cheney brothers established the Mount Nebo Silk Company in Manchester, CT. The company adopted the family name in 1843. Aided by booming national markets, a protective tariff, and innovative production methods, the company grew into the nation's largest and most profitable silk mill by the late 1880s. The company pioneered the wastesilk spinning method and the Grant's reel. The company reached its peak in 1923, after which it quickly declined due to industry wide overproduction...
Dates: undated, 1734 - 1979

Deep River Lace Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0002
Abstract

The collection contains administrative and financial records, correspondence, patterns and samples documenting the later years of the last Leavers loom lace manufacturer in the state of Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1922-1983

Thomas Dublin Research Collection of the Jewett City Cotton Manufacturing Company

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-0141
Abstract

The collection consists of research notes and datasets compiled by Thomas Dublin while he conducted research in the 1980s about workers at the Jewett City Cotton Manufacturing Company in Jewett City, Connecticut. Professor Dublin used materials about the company that are in the Slater Company Records, held in Archives & Special Collections at the University of Connecticut Libraries.

Dates: undated, 1985-1991

Roselin Manufacturing Company, Inc., Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-0130
Content Description

The collection consists of payroll ledgers, legal documents such as partnership agreements and by-laws, stock certificates, Board of Directors meeting minutes, ribbon samples on warp order cards, and photographs of a company party in 1939 and of the silk system warper, shown in the company building in Willimantic, Connecticut, after the company closed and soon before the warper was dismantled.

Dates: 1921 - 1999

Slater Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-0017
Abstract In 1809, John W. Tibbits and Lafayette Tibbits came to Jewett City, Connecticut, and purchased a mill privilege on the Pachaug River. After enjoying several good years during the War of 1812, the company was reorganized in 1815, and incorporated on 20 September 1816. The company was soon struggling and was finally sold in 1823 to John Slater. On the death of John Slater in 1843, his two sons John Fox and William S. Slater inherited his business properties. John F. Slater was succeeded by his...
Dates: 1795-1892

Smith Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1965-0001
Abstract

The Smith family of Canterbury, CT, owned and operated a number of mills in the section of Hanover from the mid-eighteenth century until the 1940s. The original site on Little River, north of Hanover and Woodchuck Hill Roads, became the home to five successive generations of Smiths.

Dates: 1774-1981

Somersville Manufacturing Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-0030
Abstract

The Somersville Manufacturing Company was established in 1879 by Rockwell Keeney and produced fine woolens in Somersville, Connecticut. The company was run by members of the Keeney family for the 90 years of its existence. The collection consists of administrative and financial records, marketing materials, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Dates: undated, 1867-2013

Joseph A. Sposato Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0032
Abstract

Joseph Sposato was born 25 March 1912 in Retsof, NY. He began his employment at the American Velvet Company in 1927. He was a founding member of the first organized union at the company (1936) and was president of Local #110, Textile Workers Union of America (Stonington, CT) from 1940 until 1948 and elected again in 1952 until 1958. He retired from the American Velvet Company in 1980.

Dates: undated, 1934-1972