Joan Rollenhagen Collection of Textile Industry Photographs

Collection Number: 6722 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Joan Rollenhagen Collection of Textile Industry Photographs,
Collection Number:
6722 P
Creator:
Joan Rollenhagen
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Gelatin silver print, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Mostly photographs of mill workers and mill interiors.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Joseph A. Dancewicz was born in Monastzysko, Poland on March 10, 1906 and came to the U. S. in 1921. As a young man he worked as a loom fixer in Slater Mills, superintendent of the Blackstone Mill, Lonsdale Company, Blackstone, Massachusetts; manager of the Soule Mill, New Bedford; president of Sagamore Manufacturing Co., Fall River. By 1959 he was the President and Treasurer of the Hunt-Spiller Manufacturing Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Joseph Dancewicz married Christine Brown in 1946.
Mr. Dancewicz died n May 23, 1978 in New Bedford.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes photographs of mill workers and executives at Slater Mills in Webster, Massachusetts and mill interiors of the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Massachusetts, and unknown mill interiors. Also includes a photograph of Joseph Dancewicz and a portrait of a woman with three children.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Dancewicz, Joseph Anthony, 1906-1978
Derrickson, H. P.
Johnson, Carl.
Blackstone Mill.
Crompton & Knowles Loom Works.
Hunt-Spiller Manufacturing Corp. (Boston, Mass.)
Lonsdale Company.
Rhode Island Plush Mills (Woonsocket, R.I.)
Sagamore Manufacturing Company
Slater Mills (Webster, Mass.)
Soule Mill (New Bedford, Mass.)

Subjects:
Clerks
Combing machines
Cotton manufacture
Diesel motor
Executives
Glass fiber industry
Immigrants
Industries
Women employees
Male employees
Industrial relations
Looms
Metal castings
Polish Americans
Spinning machinery
Superintendents
Textile factories
Textile industry
Textile industry-- Management
Textile machinery
Textile workers
Weaving
Yarn--Examinations, questions, etc.

Geographic Subjects:
Blackstone (Mass.)
Webster (Mass.)
Woonsocket (R.I.)
Worcester (Mass.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Gelatin silver print
Photographs


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:
Joan Rollenhagen Collection of Textile Industry Photographs #6722 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
6584 G: Ralph Huey Collection of Crompton & Knowles Graphics
6584 P: Ralph Huey Collection of Crompton & Knowles Photographs
6585/001: Crompton & Knowles General Records
6585 G: Crompton & Knowles Graphics
6585 P: Crompton & Knowles Photographs
6732: Joseph Dancewicz Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [194-?]. Image depicts cotton weave room of unknown mill, with one male and one female worker visible. Probably Draper looms. May be the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co. in Blackstone, Mass. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [194-?]. Image depicts large cotton weave room of unknown mill, with a few workers visible. Probably Draper looms. May be the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co. in Blackstone, Mass. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1946
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts four men in suits in office of unknown mill, possibly the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Man seated on left is Carl Johnson, superintendent (1936-40) and general superintendent (1940-46) of the Blackstone Mill. The man seated on the right is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked at the Blackstone Mill from 1936 to 1952. 9 x 12.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [1939?]. Image depicts three men at Crompton & Knowles: man on left is H.P. Derrickson, an executive at the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass.; man in middle is Carl Johnson, superintendent (1936-40) and general superintendent (1940-46) of Blackstone; man on right is Joseph A. Dancewicz (1906-78), who was overseer of weaving and slashing for the Blackstone Mill from 1936 to 1942. 13.5 x 9 cm. (w/out mount); 14.5 x 11 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1939
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts five men at Crompton & Knowles Loom Works [Worcester, Mass.]: man second from left is Carl Johnson, superintendent (1936-40) and general superintendent (1940-46) of the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass.; man second from right is H.P. Derrickson, an executive at the Blackstone Mill; man at far right is Joseph A. Dancewicz (1906-78), who was the overseer of weaving and slashing for the Blackstone Mill from 1936 to 1942. 14 x 8.5 cm. (w/out mount); 15 x 11 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1942
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts two men; man on left is Joseph A. Dancewicz (1906-78) who was overseer of weaving and slashing at the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co. in Blackstone, Mass., from 1936 until 1942; the man on the right is H.P. Derrckson who was an executive at the Blackstone Mill. 9.5 x 7.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1925-1930
Gelatin silver print. Image of Joseph A. Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked at the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. from 1922 until 1936, then in the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co. in Blackstone, Mass. from 1936 until 1952. Photograph taken outside; picket fence in background. 8 x 14 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1915-1920
Gelatin silver print. Studio portrait of a woman with two children, most probably members of the Dancewicz family. Joseph A. Dancewicz (1906-78) is most likely the boy on the right; the other two may be his mother and sister. Note the wristwatch on the girl's right arm. This print appears to be a copy made from an earlier photograph that had tears and cracks through it. 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male mill workers with supervisors or overseers in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The group supposedly includes Joseph Dancewicz, but he does not appear to be here. See 1990.20.23 for another image taken in this room. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male mill workers with supervisors or overseers, in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suitcoat, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Copy A.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male mill workers with supervisors or overseers, in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suitcoat, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. Copy B, probably a copy print. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female mill workers in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man fourth from the left in the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. The woman seated on his right, in the plaid dress, is Helen Kiwack [sp?]. Copy A. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. The woman seated on his right, in the plaid dress, is Helen Kiwack [sp?]. Copy B. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. A different set of employees from other photos in this collection. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. A different set of employees from other photos in this collection. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. A different set of employees from other photos in this collection. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass., grouped around a loom. The man in the suit on the left is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1947
Format: black and white photograph
Photo by Joseph W. Whittaker, Commercial Photographer, 128 Main St., Woonsocket, R.I. Gelatin silver print, 1947. Image depicts employees of the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co. in Blackstone, Mass., at some sort of celebration. Workers appear to be lined up to speak to Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), second from left in the photo. Dancewicz worked for the Blackstone Mill from 1936 to 1952, as superintendent from 1944 to 1952. Calendar on the wall reads August 1947. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1942
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts 14 men who are in management or supervisory positions of one or more textile mills. Man fifth from the left is H.P. Derrickson, an executive at the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Man fourth from the right is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who was employed by the Blackstone Mill as the overseer of weaving and slashing from 1936 to 1942. Photo taken outside unknown mill building, possibly Blackstone Mill. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts Dancewicz in mill office with two women office workers, identified as Margaret E. Minott and Mary J. Grady on the reverse of Copy A; mill floor visible through windows in background. Dancewicz (1906-78) was employed by the Blackstone Mill as the overseer of weaving and slashing from 1936 to 1942. Copy B. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts Dancewicz in mill office with two women office workers, identified as Margaret E. Minott and Mary J. Grady on the reverse of the photograph; mill floor visible through windows in background. Dancewicz (1906-78) was employed by the Blackstone Mill as the overseer of weaving and slashing from 1936 to 1942. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Copy A
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [194-?]. Image depicts Dancewicz on the left with an unidentified man in suit and tie on the right. Both are standing in front of a cotton spinning frame, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Dancewicz (1906-78) was employed by the Blackstone Mill as the overseer of weaving and slashing (1936-42), as assistant superintendent (1942-44) and as superintendent (1944-52). 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, [19--]. Image depicts exterior of mill complex, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Mill complex in background; trees in foreground; railroad tracks run through center. 16 x 12.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts posed group of male and female mill workers of the Slater Mills, Webster, Mass., with supervisors or overseers, possibly Aldea Dancause. See 1990.20.10 for another image taken in this room. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1925-1935
Gelatin silver print. Snapshot-size image depicts exterior of mill building, partially hidden behind wooden frame building. Car parked at side of frame building; one person in front of car, two people barely visible behind brick smokestack. 7 x 11.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1946
Gelatin silver print. Snapshot image depicts nine men and one woman, posed outside in a parking lot, possibly on a recreational outing. The first man standing on the left is Carl Johnson, superintendent (1936-40) and general superintendent (1940-46) of the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. The third man from the right (standing) is Joseph Dancewicz, overseer of weaving and slashing (1936-42), assistant superintendent (1942-44) and superintendent (1944-52) of the Blackstone Mill. 15.5 x 10 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts female mill worker in front of spinning machine, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass., with pre-combing cotton ribbon lappers. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass., with Whitin Model J combers. The bi-coil combed slivers produced slivers coiled as if one strand. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass., with long draft slubbers engaged in cotton roving. Note the cart full of bobbins. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass., with male employee working at one of the cotton ribbon lappers. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Large room contains Whitin machinery that does long draft spinning and ring spinning. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Large room contains extensive number of looms. Note the difference in alley width: the front alley is narrower, the back ("beam") alley is wider. 25.5 x 20.5 cm. Copy A
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Large room contains extensive number of looms. Note the difference in alley width: the front alley is narrower, the back ("beam") alley is wider. Copy B. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts female mill worker at machinery involved in some sort of combing process, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. This view shows the motors running the cotton spinning machinery. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts closeup view of the roving process, probably in the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts closeup view of drawing and twisting machinery, probably in the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts interior of mill, probably the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Two male employees tend the spinning machinery. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts closeup view of yarn inspection as it comes off a machine, probably in the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Copy A. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1940-1950
Gelatin silver print. Image depicts closeup view of yarn inspection as it comes off a machine, probably in the Blackstone Mill of the Lonsdale Co., Blackstone, Mass. Copy B. 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1930-1936
Gelatin silver print. Image shows posed group of male and female employees in the Slater Mills in Webster, Mass. The man in the center of the first row, in a suit, is Joseph Dancewicz (1906-78), who worked for the Slater Mills from 1922 to 1936. A different set of employees from other photos in this collection. 21.5 x 16.5 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.