|Title:||Chicopee Mill history project|
|Quantity:||1.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes)|
"In 1958 the armory site was purchased by the Chicopee division of Johnson & Johnson, and for the next 20 years was locally called the Chicopee Mill. A New England firm, Athens made the sixth Southern Chicopee mill, manufacturing various cotton textiles, such as surgical gauze, tobacco and print cloth, and diapers. The Chicopee Mill had a short life, closing operations in 1978. " -- Rice, Marion J. "Clarke County's once thriving fiber industry has shrunk considerably." Athens Banner-Herald. http://onlineathens.com/stories/120401/ath_bitextile.shtml (Retrieved January 29, 2010)
In 1950, Chicopee Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, purchased the Athens Manufacturing Company in Athens, Georgia to produce cotton products.
The collection consists of taped oral histories about Chicopee Mill and of photographs, chiefly Polaroids, of Chicopee Mill and Chicopee Mill awards dinners. There are also two operations manuals of Chicopee Manufacturing Company.
Arranged by record type.
Chicopee Mill history project. MS 3394. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.