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Leaksville Woolen Mill (Homestead Plant) Records

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Leaksville Woolen Mill (Homestead Plant) Records

Records of the Leaksville Woolen Mills collection
MS0175

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Homestead Mill (Charlotte, N.C.).
Title
Leaksville Woolen Mill records
ID
MS0175
Date [inclusive]
1900-1988
Extent
0.5 Linear foot
General Physical Description note
30 items (including 13 photographs and 6 cassette tapes)
Language
English
Abstract
Material relating to the history of a West Charlotte mill. Includes photocopies of a promotional piece (1900) and a notebook (1919-20) involving construction of mill #2, an historical essay by former executive vice president James P. Wilson, photographs, interviews with former employees, and a letter (1988) by major league baseball player Whitey Lockman describing his youth at Leaksville.

Preferred Citation note

Leaksville Woolen Mills (Homestead Plant) Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

Material relating to the history of a West Charlotte mill. Includes photocopies of a promotional piece (1900) and a notebook (1919-20) involving construction of mill #2, an historical essay by former executive vice president James P. Wilson, photographs, interviews with former employees, and a letter (1988) by major league baseball player Whitey Lockman describing his youth at Leaksville.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives 1992

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Paula Stathakis, 1989.

Processing Information note

Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1992.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Homestead Mill (Charlotte, N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--History
  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--History

Subject(s)

  • Textile industry--North Carolina

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Collection Inventory

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INTERVIEWS 1988-1989

Scope and Contents note

Cassette tape interviews by Paula Stathakis with former Leaksville employees and residents for the UNC Charlotte Oral History Program. Interviewees include James P. Wilson, Houston and Blannie E. Cline, F. Ray Goodson, Sarah E. Pryor, Virginia I. Oates, and Adrian Abernathy.

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Box Folder

LEAKSVILLE WOOLEN MILLS (HOMESTEAD PLANT) COLLECTION 1900-1988

Scope and Contents note

includes a photocopy of a 95-page company promotion piece, "The Middle South Wool Book" (1900); photocopy of a notebook (1919-20) involving construction of mill #2; historical essay and notes by James P. Wilson, former executive vice president; obituaries of John L. Morehead, former president; a letter (6/20/88) from baseball player Whitey Lockman in which he reminisces about his youth at Leaksville; and photostatic copies of photographs of the company baseball team, which include bat boy Tommy Helms, one-time player with the Cincinnati Reds.

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PHOTOGRAPHS

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Blannie Cline [boarding house in background] undated

Scope and Contents note

Blannie Edwards Cline was married to Houston Cline.

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Employees and families undated

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Employees

Scope and Contents note

(left to right): Houston Cline, Harue McCall, Ed Houston, Frank Stewart, Jack Miller

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