Category Archives: Business and Industry

Philip G. Hammer papers, 1934-1988.

Creator: Hammer, Philip G.
Collection number: 4527
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Abstract: Philip Gibbon Hammer (1914- ), urban economist and city planner of Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., and Palm Harbor, Fla. Subject files, about eighty articles and speeches by Hammer, pictures, and other materials of Philip Continue reading Philip G. Hammer papers, 1934-1988.

Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox papers, 1814-1863; 1890; 1909.

Creator: Knox, Elizabeth Washington Grist, 1808-1890.
Collection number: 4269
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Abstract: Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox was the wife of Dr. Reuben Knox (1801-1851) of St. Louis, Mo., and mother of Franklin R. Grist (b. 1828), a Yale graduate, painter, and diplomat. Her Continue reading Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox papers, 1814-1863; 1890; 1909.

Mildred Gwin Andrews papers, 1913-1985.

Creator: Andrews, Mildred Gwin, 1903-1984.
Collection number: 4436
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Abstract: Mildred Gwin Andrews was executive secretary of the Southern Combed Yarn Spinners Association (SCYSA), 1936-1946; expert consultant on textiles to the U.S. Army Office of Quartermaster General and member of the War Production Board’s Committee on Industrial Continue reading Mildred Gwin Andrews papers, 1913-1985.

Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.

Creator: Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.
Collection number: 2161-z
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Abstract: The Washington Mining Company ran the Washington Mine, which was probably the precursor of the Silver Hill Mine in Davidson County, N.C. The collection is a daybook, 1845-1846, 225 pages, of a general merchandise Continue reading Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Continue reading Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

Creator: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-
Collection number: 4930
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Abstract: Floyd B. McKissick (1922-1991) was born in Asheville, N.C. He was an attorney, businessman, and civil rights leader. McKissick married Evelyn Williams, with whom he had four Continue reading Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

George Johnson Baldwin papers, 1884-1936.

Creator: Baldwin, George Johnson, 1856-1927.
Collection number: 850
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Abstract: George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), capitalist and civic leader, was born in Savannah, Ga. An 1877 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began his career as a chemist, but quickly became associated with diverse industries Continue reading George Johnson Baldwin papers, 1884-1936.

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Creator: McNeil, Bryan T.
Collection number: 20298
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Abstract: Interviews conducted in West Virginia in 1997 by Bryan T. McNeil for his honors essay “In My Time: The Strike of 1949 in the Lives of the Coal Miners of Southern West Virginia” Continue reading Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Joseph Button papers, 1897-1934 (bulk 1924-1934).

Creator: Button, Joseph.
Collection number: 4664-z
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Abstract: Joseph Button was Virginia Commisioner of Insurance, 1925-1929. He also served on the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors and was a member of the Noble Order of the Blue Goose and of the Shriners. He became president Continue reading Joseph Button papers, 1897-1934 (bulk 1924-1934).