Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Records

Collection Number: 6589

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Records, 1919-1963
Collection Number:
6589
Creator:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company.
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, records (documents), scrapbooks .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection contains incoming correspondence, 1930-1963, reports on cloth production for the armed forces, 1941-1945, and other war-related materials; papers concerning the mill closing, 1962-1963; and information files including clippings, pamphlets, notes and articles on wages and hours, company history, fashions, mill closings, and imports.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The company, started in 1879, was located in Stafford Springs, Conn., with selling offices on Madison Ave., New York. It manufactured fine wool suitings and overcoatings. The company was sold in 1963. During the period covered s collection, it operated 10 sets of cards, 100 looms, and 4,000 spindles.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection contains incoming correspondence, 1930-1963, on topics such as machinery, advertising, fashion, business conditions, imports and mill closings. It also contains cloth test results compared with Japanese cloth for tensile strength and shrinkage, including consulting report from Barnes Textile Associates; survey of carding machinery with recommendations from Davis & Furber Machine Co.; reports on cloth production for the armed forces, 1941-1945, and other war- related materials; papers concerning the mill closing, 1962-1963; and information files including clippings, pamphlets, notes and articles on wages and hours, company history, fashions, mill closings, and imports.

PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company.
PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company

Subjects:
Advertising
Coats
Men's clothing industry
Selling
Suits (Clothing)
Swatches (Dry-goods)
Textile industry
Wool fabrics
Woolen and worsted manufacture
Wool technology -- General
Samples (Cloth)

Geographic Subjects:
Stafford Springs (Conn.)
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence
Records (documents)
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Records #6589. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
6589 F: Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Films
6589 G: Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Graphics
6589 P: Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Photographs

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1952-1961
Format: Text
September 29, 1952-September 12, 1961
Box 1 Folder 2 1933-1938
Format: Text
New York office to mill in Connecticut; February 1933 - August 1938
Box 1 Folder 3 1938-1943
Format: Text
New York office to mill in Connecticut; November 1938 - October 1941, October 1943
Box 1 Folder 4 1924-1963
Format: Text
June 1924, June 1935 - July 1963
Box 1 Folder 5 1924-1963
Format: Text
June 1924, June 1935 - July 1963
Box 1 Folder 6 1953-1960
Format: Text
Mill closings; April 1953 - April 1960
Box 1 Folder 7 1930
Format: Text
Box 1 Folder 8 1941-1945
Format: Text
circa 1941-1945
Box 1 Folder 9 1945-1960
Format: Text
1945, 1957-1960
Box 1 Folder 10 1958
Format: Text
and Recommendations by Davis & Furber Machine Company; July 11, 1958
Box 1 Folder 11 1943
Format: Text
Box 1 Folder 12
Format: Text
Undated
Box 1 Folder 13 1962
Format: Text
August 10, 1962
Box 1 Folder 14 1963
Format: Text
April 26, 1963
Box 2 Folder 1 1919-1923
Format: Text
1919, 1923
Box 2 Folder 2 1962
Format: Text
Purchase by Guilford Industries; July 1962
Box 2 Folder 3 1950-1959
Format: Text
Box 2 Folder 4 1943
Format: Text
Box 2 Folder 5 1943
Format: Text
March 29, 1943
Box 2 Folder 6 1943
Format: Text
August 12, 1943
Box 2 Folder 7 1943
Format: Text
August 17, 1943
Box 2 Folder 8 1943
Format: Text
August 18, 1943
Box 2 Folder 9 1943
Format: Text
July 15, 1943
Box 2 Folder 10 1943
Format: Text
August 5, 1943
Box 2 Folder 11 1943
Format: Text
August 12, 1943
Box 2 Folder 12 1943
Format: Text
August 19, 1943
Box 2 Folder 13 1945
Format: Text
February 1, 1945
Box 2 Folder 14 1943
Format: Text
July 18, 1943
Box 2 Folder 15 1943
Format: Text
April 23, 1943
Box 2 Folder 16 1943
Format: Text
August 17, 1943
Box 2 Folder 17 1943
Format: Text
August 12, 1943
Box 2 Folder 18 1935-1943
Format: Text
Strike - 1935, Vacation - 1943, Town history - 1943
Box 2 Folder 19 1952
Format: Text
Box 2 Folder 20 1958-1959
Format: Text
Re: Wool industry, general fashion trends
Box 2 Folder 21 1954-1961
Format: Text
Box 2 Folder 22 1953-1963
Format: Text
Printed on typescript material
Box 2 Folder 23 1954-1957
Format: Text
Box 2 Folder 24 1961
Format: Text
By Laurence T. Ritchie; February 5, 1961
Box 2 Folder 25
Format: Text
Carbon copy; No author; Undated
Box 2 Folder 26 1928-1938
Format: Text
Francis Henry Mitchell; 1928, 1938