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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples MSS.0131

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-27T09:17-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2012
Collection Title:

Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples

Unit ID:

MSS.0131

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (3 items, 3 pieces)

Dates:

1882-1906

Abstract:

Corporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.

creator

Bell Factory. (unknown data)

Scope and Contents note

Corporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.

Preferred Citation:

Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

The Bell Factory was the oldest textile mill in Alabama. The factory was founded in 1819 and was located northeast of Huntsville. The mill burned down in 1841, but it was rebuilt and continued to operate until 1885.

Bell Factory. (n.d.). Retrieved November 26, 2012 from the HMPCL Digital Archives: http://digitalarchives.hmcpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15431coll1/id/392

Acquisition Information:

Swatches gift of James Bragg, 1956. Letterbook purchased from Bert Neville, 1964

Processing Information:

Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Business and Industry (Local)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Business records (aat)

Cotton textiles (lcsh)

Industries - Alabama - History (Local)

Letter books (aat)

Madison County (Ala)--History (lcsh)

Swatches (aat)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

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