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Chipman-Union Mill Photograph Collection

Chipman-Union Mill Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Chipman-Union Mill Photograph Collection
Identification: VAM155
Date: 1900-1999
Size/Quantity: 2.8 linear feet (two document cases, four half-sized document cases, and one oversized box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Chipman-Union Mill, Inc.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Chipman-Union Mill was formed by the merger of Charles Chipman's Sons Company, Inc. and Union Manufacturing Company. These photographs document the history of the mill.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Chipman's Sons Company, Inc. began in 1884 with Charles Chipman buying a hosiery mill in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Several years later in 1894, his sons Frank and Evan took over the company and relocated to Easton, Pennsylvania. They later moved to New York City after incorporating in 1915. They brought the Karl Leiberknecht Company, manufacturer of hosiery machines until the 1950s, over from Germany. The company also served as a sales agent for other mills, including Union Manufacturing Company.

Union Manufacturing Company was founded in 1896 in the agricultural town of Union Point, Georgia to provide a year-round payroll for the community. Headed continuously until 1998 by the Bryan family, the mill manufactured underwear initially, but produced men's and boy's socks after the turn of the twentieth century.

In 1972 the two companies merged, with their headquarters located in Union Point in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They established their Bryan-Scott division, named for F. Sibley Bryan, Sr., and Owen O. Scott in Greensboro, and Plant Laurel division in Reynolds. A significant marketing innovation developed during this time was the packaging of multi-packs, particularly six-packs. They also developed in the early 1980s one of their more popular brands, Odor-Eaters.

In 1993, Chipman-Union employees voted to organize a union after several years of negotiations. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2001.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of gelatin silver prints, film (slides and negatives), and color (chromogenic color) prints. The majority of the photographs in this collection are in good condition; however, some fading and yellow staining have occurred.


Arrangement

SERIES 1. Chipman-Union Mill, Inc.

SERIES 2. Charles Chipman's Sons Company, Inc.

SERIES 3. Union Manufacturing Company.

SERIES 4. Other Mills.

SERIES 5. Slides.

SERIES 6. Negatives.


Index Terms

Bryan family
Charles Chipman's Sons Company, Inc.
Chipman family
Hosiery workers--Georgia.
Photographs.
Textile industry--Georgia.
Union Manufacturing Company (Union Point, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Chipman-Union Mill Photograph Collection (VAM155), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Accession #2001.147.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


    Container List

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    Series 1: Chipman-Union Mill, Inc.

    Box

    1VAM155-1: William Chipman, no date
    1VAM155-2: F. Sibley Bryan, Jr. with unidentified female, no date
    1VAM155-3: William Chipman and F. Sibley Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-3a-e: William Chipman and F. Sibley Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-4: Owen Scott, unidentified male, Bryan Jr., no date
    1VAM155-4a: Unidentified males and 1 unidentified female, no date
    1VAM155-4b: 5 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-5: Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-5a-c: Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-6: Bryan, Jr. and family, no date
    1VAM155-7: Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-7a: Bryan, Jr., no date
    1VAM155-8-1, -2: Bryan, Jr., et. al., no date
    1VAM155-9-1-3: Bryan, et. al., no date
    1VAM155-10-1-3: Bryan, et. al., no date
    1VAM155-11: Sibley Bryan, no date
    1VAM155-12: Allen Brumbaugh, no date
    1VAM155-13: Golf - Tom Watson, Calvin P?, Bryan Jr., Fuzzy Zeller, Scott Simpson at Mercer University, no date
    1VAM155-14: Chipman-Union Mill, no date
    1VAM155-15: Unidentified female, Bryan Jr., Zell Miller, unidentified male, 15 April 1996
    1VAM155-16: 12 former Chairmen of the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturing meeting at the Breakers at Palm Beach, FL, November 1985
    1VAM155-17: Holston Office Staff (identification sheet with photograph), no date
    1VAM155-18: Chipman-Union Mill employees, unidentified, no date
    1VAM155-18a-z: Chipman-Union Mill employees, no date
    1VAM155-19: Chipman-Union Mill employees wearing Atlanta Braves apparel, November 1991
    1VAM155-19a-i: Chipman-Union Mill employees wearing Atlanta Braves apparel, November 1991
    1VAM155-20: Bryan, Jr., standing with unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-20a-j: Bryan, Jr., standing with unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-21: William Chipman and unidentified female, November 1985
    1VAM155-21a: William Chipman, November 1985
    1VAM155-21b: Two unidentified females, November 1985
    1VAM155-21c: John Osbourne, Tom McGrath, and William Chipman, November 1985
    1VAM155-21d: Lillian Thompson, November 1985
    1VAM155-21e: William Chipman and Lillian Thompson, November 1985
    1VAM155-21f: Unidentified males standing near machinery, November 1985
    1VAM155-21g: William Chipman talking to 2 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-21h: Carl Hagen, William Chipman, and Tom McGrath, November 1985
    1VAM155-21i: Unidentified female packing socks, November 1985
    1VAM155-21j: Unidentified males standing near machinery, November 1985
    1VAM155-22: Bryan, Jr. throwing small basketball, Christmas 1989
    1VAM155-22a: Bryan, Jr. throwing small basketball, Christmas 1989
    1VAM155-22b-d: Unidentified individuals, Christmas 1989
    1VAM155-22e-f: Food tables, Christmas 1989
    1VAM155-22g: Unidentified, Christmas 1989
    1VAM155-23: Sock Trot Road Race, 1987
    1VAM155-23a-o: Sock Trot Road Race, 1987
    1VAM155-24: Bryan, Jr. and three unidentified males (one playing guitar), no date
    1VAM155-24a: Bryan, Jr. and four unidentified males (one playing guitar), no date
    1VAM155-24b: Bryan with 2 unidentified males (one playing guitar), no date
    1VAM155-24c: Bryan with unidentified male, no date
    1VAM155-24d: Unidentified male playing the piano, no date
    1VAM155-24e: Unidentified males playing piano and guitar, no date
    1VAM155-24f: Unidentified individuals playing piano, no date
    1VAM155-24g: Unidentified individuals standing near bar, no date
    1VAM155-24h: Unidentified male using pay phone, no date
    1VAM155-24i-j: Unidentified male sitting, no date
    1VAM155-24k: Unidentified male playing piano, no date
    1VAM155-24l: Unidentified male standing near refrigerator, no date
    1VAM155-24m: William Chipman with unidentified male, no date
    1VAM155-24n: 2 unidentified males, sitting, no date
    1VAM155-24o: Bryan with 2 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-24p: Unidentified individuals, no date
    1VAM155-25: 3 unidentified males playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-25a-b: 3 unidentified males playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-26: Unidentified males hunting, no date
    1VAM155-27: Trip - M. Dubois Grocer building exterior, no date
    1VAM155-27a: Trip - M. Dubois Grocer sign, no date
    1VAM155-27b: Trip - building, no date
    1VAM155-27c: Trip - unidentified individual standing in front of house, no date
    1VAM155-27d: Trip - unidentified individual, no date
    1VAM155-27e: Trip - 4 unidentified individuals, no date
    1VAM155-27f: Trip - unidentified individual, no date
    1VAM155-27g: Trip - unidentified individual, no date
    1VAM155-27h: Trip - Bryan, Jr. sitting with two unidentified females, no date
    1VAM155-27i: Trip - unidentified individual, no date
    1VAM155-27j: Trip - unidentified female, no date
    1VAM155-27k: Trip - unidentified males (one partially hidden), no date
    1VAM155-27l: Trip - Bryan standing with unidentified individuals, no date
    1VAM155-27m: Trip - unidentified group walking, no date
    1VAM155-27n: Trip - unidentified group walking, no date
    1VAM155-27o: Trip - et. al., no date
    1VAM155-27p: Trip - Bryan standing with unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-27q: Trip - 3 unidentified individuals sitting at a table, no date
    1VAM155-27r: Trip - 3 unidentified individuals sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-28: Seminar - Bryan and Chipman standing with unidentified male, no date
    1VAM155-28a: Seminar - unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-28b: Seminar - unidentified male speaking to unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-28c: Seminar - 3 unidentified females, no date
    1VAM155-28d: Seminar - 2 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-28e: Seminar - unidentified female, no date
    1VAM155-28f: Seminar - Bryan speaking with unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-28g: Seminar - 3 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-28h: Seminar - unidentified male standing, no date
    1VAM155-28i: Seminar - 3 unidentified females standing, no date
    1VAM155-28j: Seminar - 4 unidentified females talking, no date
    1VAM155-28k: Seminar - unidentified male speaking to unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-28l: Seminar - 2 unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-28m: Seminar - unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-28n: Seminar - food table, no date
    1VAM155-29: Social event - unidentified group sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-29a: Social event - unidentified group sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-29b: Bryan, sitting with unidentified group at table, no date
    1VAM155-29c: Social event - Chipman sitting with two unidentified females, no date
    1VAM155-29d: Social event - unidentified group eating at table, no date
    1VAM155-29e: Social event - unidentified group eating at table, no date
    1VAM155-29f: Social event - unidentified males sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-29g: Social event - unidentified group on stage with musical instruments, no date
    1VAM155-29h: Social event - unidentified group eating at table, no date
    1VAM155-29i: Social event - Bryan and Chipman holding microphone, no date
    1VAM155-29j: Social event - unidentified group sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-29k: Social event - unidentified group sitting at table, no date
    1VAM155-29l: Social event - et. al., no date
    1VAM155-29m: Social event - Bryan and Chipman standing near table, no date
    1VAM155-29n: Social event - unidentified group eating at table, no date
    1VAM155-29o: Social event - Bryan standing with unidentified males near bar, no date
    1VAM155-29p: Social event - identified group standing, no date
    1VAM155-30: Motel - unidentified male sitting, no date
    1VAM155-30a: Motel - unidentified male and female, no date
    1VAM155-30b: Motel - exterior, no date
    1VAM155-30c: Motel - unidentified group, no date
    1VAM155-31: Interior room, unidentified, no date
    1VAM155-31a: Kitchen, no date
    1VAM155-31b: Living room, no date
    1VAM155-31c: Interior room, no date
    1VAM155-32: Unidentified individual on bus, no date
    1VAM155-32a: Unidentified male and female on bus, no date
    1VAM155-33: Unidentified males standing on porch with grill, no date
    1VAM155-34: Railroad building, interior, December 1985
    1VAM155-34a: Railroad building, interior, December 1985
    1VAM155-35: Unidentified street or parking lot, no date
    1VAM155-36: Unidentified child sitting in bathtub, no date
    1VAM155-36a: Unidentified male, no date
    1VAM155-37: Golf course, no date
    1VAM155-37a: Unidentified female in golf cart, no date
    1VAM155-37b: 2 unidentified males playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37c: Male playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37d: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37e: Group playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37f: Group playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37g: et. al., no date
    1VAM155-37h: et. al., no date
    1VAM155-37i: Bryan at golf course, no date
    1VAM155-37j: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37k: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37l: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37m: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37n: Bryan playing golf, no date
    1VAM155-37o: Bryan at golf course, no date
    1VAM155-37p: Group at golf course, no date
    1VAM155-37r: Group at golf course, no date
    1VAM155-37s: Golf lessons, no date
    1VAM155-37t: Golf lessons, no date
    1VAM155-38: Men standing in unidentified mill, no date
    1VAM155-38a-t: Men standing in unidentified mill, no date
    1VAM155-39: Chipman and Bryan standing with unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-39a: Bryan standing with unidentified males, no date
    1VAM155-40: 9th Annual Lakeland School Christmas Party, unidentified child with Santa Claus, no date
     

    Series 1: Oversized

    Box

    2VAM155-34oz-7: Chipman-Union Mill building, no date
    2VAM155-35oz-9-100: Building construction, August 1973-1974
    2VAM155-36oz: C. C. Sons, 349 Broadway, NY, 1914
    2VAM155-52e-oz: Edward Heathcoate, William Pilar, Charles Edwards, Jr., William Burston with Charles Chipman, 1963
    2VAM155-52f-oz: Frank Chipman, no date
    2VAM155-52g-oz: Charles Chipman talking to group, no date
    2VAM155-52h-oz: August 1976
    2VAM155-53oz: Dinner tendered, Charles Chipman, New York (Empire Photographers), May 1937
    2VAM155-58oz: Union Manufacturing Company - employees standing outside office, ca. 1900
    2VAM155-67oz: Rosedale Knitting Mill, aerial view, no date

    Box

    Fldr

    31Chipman Union New Photography Review - Union Point Mill with correspondence, Rob Levin to Sibley Bryan, 1 April 1999
    32Chipman Union New Photography Review - Union Point Mill, 9 April 1999
    33Chipman-Union Mill Archival Art, Cataloging Data, no date
     

    Series 2: Charles Chipman's Sons Company, Inc.

    Box

    4VAM155-41: Two males loading materials into boxes, no date
    4VAM155-42: Office interior, no date
    4VAM155-42a: Office interior, May 1937
    4VAM155-43: Charles Chipman, et. al., no date
    4VAM155-43a: Charles Chipman, et. al., no date
    4VAM155-44: Male driving horse-drawn buggy, no date
    4VAM155-45: W. Evan Chipman, no date
    4VAM155-46: David's Day Festival, London, 1938
    4VAM155-47: 1 female and 2 males standing on sidewalk, street scene, no date
    4VAM155-48: 2 males walking on sidewalk, street scene, no date
    4VAM155-49: Male near water (ocean or lake), no date
    4VAM155-50: 3 males on boat fishing, no date
    4VAM155-51: Group standing on sidewalk, no date
    4VAM155-52: Playing golf: R. P. Shephard, George Griffin, Ken Burns, and Barry Cutting, no date
    4VAM155-52a: Males playing golf, no date
    4VAM155-52b: E. B. Beacham, F. Dudley, A. B. Cutting, G. Timmons, 1941
    4VAM155-52c: Playing golf, Biltmore, 28 October 1936
    4VAM155-52d: Playing golf, Biltmore, 28 October 1936
    4VAM155-53: Individuals standing with two horses, 10 August 1937
    4VAM155-53a: Mrs. L? and P. Chorse, 10 August 1937
    4VAM155-53b: Mr. Lee and L? (dog), 10 August 1937
    4VAM155-54: Clipping, Chipman News (newsletter), image of Charles Chipman III, September 1948
    4VAM155-55: Chipman Knitting Mills, imported cigars from Cuba, no date
    4VAM155-55a-c: Chipman Knitting Mills, imported cigars from Cuba, no date
    4VAM155-56: Testimonial dinner to H. B. Cutting, The Plaza (photo in two pieces), 12 December 1935
    4VAM155-57: Testimonial dinner to Percy T. Cuthbert and Walter Tuthill, Hotel Pennsylvania, NY (photograph in two pieces), 19 May 1941
     

    Series 3: Union Manufacturing Company

    Box

    4VAM155-58-1: Union Manufacturing Company (original 155-58 housed in Box 2), ca. 1900
    4VAM155-59: H. B. cutting standing with Union Manufacturing employee, 23 April 1940
    4VAM155-60: Mill, male and female holding textile materials, no date
    4VAM155-60a: Mill, female working on textile, no date
    4VAM155-60b: Male on mill machine, no date
    4VAM155-60b-1,2: Male on mill machine, no date
    4VAM155-61: Pete Culver Retirement Event, 8 April 1970
    4VAM155-62: O. O. Scott Retirement, 1970
    4VAM155-62a: O. O. Scott, Bryan Jr., and Bryan, Sr., no date
    4VAM155-63: 1966 Textile International, 1966
    4VAM155-64: 3 unidentified males, no date
    4VAM155-65: Males at a social event, no date
    4VAM155-66: Unidentified building, no date
    4VAM155-67: Bryan standing with 5 males, November 1974
     

    Series 4: Other Mills

    Box

    4VAM155-67a: Aerial view of Union Manufacturing Company, no date
    4VAM155-68: Belmount Hosiery Mill, no date
    4VAM155-68a-h: Belmount Hosiery Mill, no date
     

    Series 5: Slides

    Box

    Fldr

    51Union Point Directors, Union Point Plant and Belmount, NC Plant, no date
    52Union Point Plant, 1999
    53Chipman-Union Mill, Union Point Directors, no date
    54Greensboro Plant - Bryan Scott, no date
    55Belmount Hosiery Plant, no date
     

    Series 6: Negatives

    Box

    Fldr

    61VAM155-55
    62Unidentified image, no date
    63VAM155-18
    64Chipman-Union Art-171, Frame #34, no date
    65Chipman-Union Mill, golfing, VAM155-37
    66VAM155-27
    67VAM155-1
    68VAM155-9
    69VAM155-10

    Box

    Negative BoxVAM155-69: Chipman-Union Mill, architectural rendering, no date
    Negative BoxVAM155-70: Unidentified male, no date
    Negative BoxVAM155-71: Unidentified male, no date
    Negative BoxVAM155-72: Unidentified males sitting at a desk, no date
    Negative BoxVAM155-73: Unidentified, no date