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Gaston County textile mill ledgers

Identifier: MS0421

Scope and Contents

Four ledgers or journal volumes produced by textile mills in Gaston County, one binder notebook containing technical leaflets and several books about the textile industry and science.


  • circa 1900-1970s


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gaston County Textile Mill Ledgers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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.

Biographical / Historical

Gaston County, located just to the west of the commercial city of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, became a center of textile entrepreneurship in the late 19th century and early 20th century. In its day, Gaston County may have had the largest concentration of combed-yarn sales mills of any area in the U.S. in addition to vertical mills, dye houses and machinery manufacturers.


1 Linear Feet

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Four ledgers on textile mills in Gaston County, NC, 1950-1970 and several textile books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Norfleet Smith, 2009.


Gaston County textile mill ledgers
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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