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Little River Mill Visual Materials

Little River Mill Visual Materials

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Little River Mill Visual Materials
Identification: VAM201
Date: 1906-1946
Size/Quantity: 0.25 linear feet (3 folders and an oversized folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Johnston, Richard
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collections contains a number of schematics, photographs, and blue prints pertaining to the mill formerly located at Little River in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Located in Woodstock (Cherokee County), Georgia, the Little River Mill, as described by an archeological report included in the companion manuscript collection (MS201), most likely began as a grist mill in the 1840s before transitioning and becoming a yarn mill in the 1870s. Textile milling continued at the site until 1949 when the mill closed due to the formation of Lake Allatoona. The mill focused its later productions on cotton rope manufacturing. From the turn of the 20th century until its closing, the mill was known as the Little River Mill or the Dorn Rope Mill and then lastly, as Cherokee Cotton Mill. The mill site is currently on the backwaters of Lake Allatoona and is part of the Olde Rope Mill Park, a city park of Woodstock.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a variety of pictures, blue prints, and schematics pertaining to machines at the Little River Mill. The blue prints are primarily of Haskell-Dawes Machine Co. winding machines, which include part listings for the machinery, with some of the blue prints being in poor condition. The photographs are of two machines, Universal Winding Company machine No.7 and machine No. 2391. The schematics deal with machine No. 7 and provide detailed part listings for the machine.

Index Terms

Cotton textile industry.
Little River (Ga.)
Textile machinery.
Textile manufacturers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Little River Mill Visual Materials (VAM201), Archives, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology.


This collection was donated to the Georgia Tech Archives in 2007, accession #2007.012

Processing Information

Taylor Prichard and Mandi D. Johnson processed this collection in February of 2014.


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Separated Material

Manuscript materials, including a history of the mill site (9CK410), are processed separately as MS201.

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2h4Haskell-Dawes Machine Company and Fairbanks Morse and Co. Blue Prints, 1906-1929 and undated
VAM201-01: 8X10 Haskell-Dawes Machine Co. Former with part details, undated
VAM201-02: 8X10 Haskell-Dawes Machine Co. No. 3 Former, drawing with part listings meant to identify parts that need repair, undated
VAM201-03: Fairbanks Morse and Co. Pump Machine (Order Number 10118), 1925
VAM201-04: Assembly Blue Print of 8X10 4-strand No.3 Roper Machine, 1929
VAM201-05: Haskell-Dawes Machine Co. Blue Print of 8X10 No. 3 Roper Machine, 1906



11Floor Plan for No.3 3-strand roper, 1945
VAM201-06: Floor Plan for Machine No.3: 3-strand roper, 1945
12Universal Winding Company Pictures, including Machine No.7 and No. 2391, 1946 and undated
VAM201-07: 7B Style Universal Winding Company Winding Machine (listed as Traverse Mechanism), undated
VAM201-08: Universal Winding Company Machine No.7 Picture, showing traverse mechanism, 1946
VAM201-09: Universal Winding Company Machine No.7 picture (No. 2391) with part information, 1946
13Universal Winding Company Detailed Drawings of Machine No.7 with part names, 1912 and 19122
VAM201-10: Universal Winding Company Detail Drawing of Style #7 Machine, with part listings, 1912
VAM201-11: Universal Winding Company Detail Drawing of Style #7 Machine with part names, 1922
VAM201-12: Universal Winding Company Detail Drawing of Style 7B Machine with part names, 1912