Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Graphics

Collection Number: 6589 G

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Graphics,
Collection Number:
6589 G
Creator:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company.
Quantity:
2.7 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Paintings (Visual works), watercolors (paintings), graphics.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Artwork of millworkers by K. Stephens. Also, loose newspaper clippings of advertisements and scrapbooks containing newspaper and periodical advertisements, mostly menswear.; cloth samples (swatches) appear in many ads.
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 by this collection, it operated 10 sets of cards, 100 looms, and 4,000 spindles.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Artwork of millworkers by K. Stephens. Also, loose newspaper clippings of advertisements and scrapbooks containing newspaper and periodical advertisements, mostly menswear, for the company's cloth and products made from it, 1927-1954; cloth samples (swatches) appear in many ads.

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:
Crompton & Knowles Loom Works.
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company.
Davis & Furber Machine Co.

Subjects:
Carding-machines
Dyes and dyeing
Women employees
Male employees
Looms
Textile fabrics
Textile factories
Textile industry
Textile industry--Connecticut
Textile machinery
Textile workers
Weaving
Winding machines
Women textile workers
Woolen and worsted manufacture

Geographic Subjects:
Stafford Springs (Conn.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Paintings (Visual works)
Watercolors (Paintings)
Graphics


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
Cyril Johnson Woolen Company Graphics #6589 G. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: Artwork
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: Graphics
Robert K. Stephens, artist. Watercolor, ca. 1942-1944. Image depicts two older men sorting wool at the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company. Men stand at table sorting wool, while baskets loaded with raw wool are everywhere in the room. Clock on wall reads 3:55 p.m. Signed "R. Stephens" in the lower right-hand corner. 61 x 47.5 cm. .
Box 1 Folder 2
Format: Artwork
Box 1 Folder 2 1943
Format: Graphics
Robert K. Stephens, artist. Watercolor, 1943. Image depicts men working at dye vats at the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company. The men are stock dyeing by hand. The man in the foreground appears to be either removing or inserting wool into a large dye vat; the man in the center ground may be doing the same or may be stirring the dye vat. Another man watches from the background, while another stands in the left background. Signed "Robert K. Stephens '43" in the lower right-hand corner. 61 x 51.25 cm. .
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Artwork
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Graphics
Robert K. Stephens, artist, Watercolor, ca. 1942-1944. Image depicts view of the card room at the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company. One man operates a woolen card with the tape condenser at the end in the foreground, while another man can be seen working at a carding machine behind him. Signed "R. Stephens," barely visible in lower right-hand corner. 59.75 x 47.25 cm. .
Box 1 Folder 4
Format: Artwork
Box 1 Folder 4
Format: Graphics
Robert K. Stephens, artist. Watercolor, ca. 1942-1944. Image depicts the weave room at the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company. The room is filled with looms; two male employees can be seen at the looms, which are Crompton & Knowles power looms (probably W-3s). "R. Stephens" signed in the lower center edge. Matted. 61.25 x 47 cm. .
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Artwork
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Graphics
Robert K. Stephens, artist. Watercolor, ca. 1942-1944. Image depicts a view of a shearing machine for shearing woolen cloth in the Cyril Johnson Woolen Company. A male employee operates the shearing machine; piled cloth is seen to the left. Shearing is the process for woolens and worsteds of mechanically cutting or trimming the projecting fibers from the surface of cloth. Signed "R. Stephens" in the lower left-hand corner. 60.5 x 47 cm. .
Box 1 Folder 6
3 copies
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Graphics
Number One of a Series: "The U.S. Coast Guard At War".
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Graphics
Number Two of a Series: "The U.S. Coast Guard At War".
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Graphics
Number Three of a Series: "The U.S. Coast Guard At War".
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Graphics
Number Four of a Series: "The U.S. Coast Guard At War".
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Graphics
Number Five of a Series: "The U.S. Coast Guard At War".
Box 1 Folder 7
Box 1 Folder 8
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 2 Folder 6
Box 2 Folder 7 1927-1928
Box 2 Folder 8 1928-1931
Box 3 Folder 1
Barks' Parables ; Connecticut Progress Exhibit ; Fine Woolens in the making ; Nylaine: A Story of the Development of a Fabric / by Carroll D. Newell ; Five Star Fabrics for 1940-1941 ; Concerning Coverts ; Connecticut Circle: the Story of Stafford
Box 3 Folder 2
Box 3 Folder 3
Box 3 Folder 4
Box 3 Folder 5
Box 3 Folder 6
Howard Bros. Mfg. Co, Roving Weight in Grains When Spinning Draft (card giving fabric specifications)
Box 4 Folder 1 1941-1954
Box 4 Folder 2 1942-1954