Records, circa 1911-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Paris Woolen Mills (Stayton, Or.)
Title
Records
Dates
circa 1911-1990 (inclusive)
1944-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
92 cubic feet, (81 record cartons, 28 flat boxes, 5 document cases, 2 oversize folders.)
Collection Number
Mss 6024
Summary
Records of a small woolen mill located in Stayton, Oregon, which operated from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries and produced primarily blankets and clothing fabrics. Most materials date from the 1950s through the 1970s and include extensive correspondence files, finanical records, and detailed production records.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

Personnel records contained in boxes 50, 79, 80, and 81, are restricted and can only be used under the following condition: individuals who are represented in the records, or their authorized representatives, may request copies of their own individual records. Physical access is limited to Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2080.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Located on the North Santiam River near Stayton, Oregon, the Paris Woolen Mills were among the longest-running woolen mill operations in the state. Although marginally profitable throughout its existence, the mill did operate successfully at several periods, most notably during World Wars I and II. Ownership changed frequently, but there was a period of relative stability under the proprietorship of the Etzel family, from 1947 to 1982. Despite efforts to rejuvenate the business in the 1980s, the mill closed for good around 1989.

The Paris Woolen Mills had its origins in a carding operation built in the late 1860s by pioneer Drury S. Stayton, who founded the town of Stayton in 1872. In 1905 a group of citizens headed by Fred A. Carter and S. Philippi organized a new enterprise incorporated as the Stayton Woolen Mills Company. A mill building was completed at the end of that year. The mill continued operation with varying degrees of success and numerous changes in ownership. In 1913 the name was changed to the Wilbur Woolen Mills Company, the result of a purchase by J. P. Wilbur and others the previous year. Profits increased in the late 1910s, in part the result of World War I. New buildings were built after another change of ownership in 1919, when the name was changed to the Santiam Woolen Mills. Despite large orders from Montgomery Ward in the early1920s, the mill declined and was sold to a group of Portland investors in 1926 and was re-incorporated as the Western Woolen Mills.

In 1933 the mill was purchased by Robert D. Paris, who had been the superintendent of the Portland Woolen Mills. New equipment was purchased and the name was changed to the Paris Woolen Mills. The operation continued with moderate success until 1944, when it was purchased by John W. Powell and his son John E. Powell, who modernized much of the operation.

The most significant change came in August 1947, when John W. Etzel (1895-1980) and his family purchased the mill from the Powells. Etzel, who had worked for the mill as a wool buyer and sorter, was primarily a farmer who had little experience in wool manufacture. He relied on a series of superintendents to run the plant, most notably Claude Phillips in the 1950s and early 1960s. Phillips's wife, Eunice, who had started at the mill in 1937, was the company's financial officer and became a partner by the 1960s. In the 1960s and 1970s, the operations were run by John Etzel's son Elmer (b. 1920), who also operated a cattle ranch in the area. At this time the principal products of the mill's 24 looms were auto robes, pram robes, blankets, and cooler cloth for racehorses. The plant employed approximately 65 people at the height of its operation. Among its principal customers was the Jantzen company of Portland, the Curvon Corporation of New Jersey, and the Horner Woolen Mills. In addition, the Paris Woolen Mills supplied blankets to a number of government institutions such as prisons and universities.

John W. Etzel kept the company running despite increasing financial losses. He personally promoted the company's products, travelling extensively to maintain close contacts with suppliers and customers. As the mill suffered from the competition of inexpensive overseas goods, Etzel lobbied government officials for tariff protection. His vigorous efforts continued until 1967, when he suffered a stroke and had to reduce his management role.

With the mill's profits declining steadily in the1970s, the Etzel family sold the company in 1982 to Pettygrove Industries, headed by Don and Karen Lachman. The new owners hoped to revive the business through high-volume orders, but their efforts were largely unsuccessful. In 1988, an attempt was made to sell the operation to Harbin HiTec, a company based in Edmonton, Alberta, but backed by the Kanghua Chongming Corporation of China. There was no sale, however, and the mill was closed for good by 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records primarily document the Paris Woolen Mills operations in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the period of John W. Etzel's active involvement. There are, however, scattered materials from the 1920s, the 1930s, and some documentation from the 1940s. A number of documentation gaps exist within the sequence of years, and it is likely that these materials were damaged or destroyed before accessioning.

Of special note is the series, Correspondence, which reflects John W. Etzel's day-to-day work in running the company. Much of the material involves orders from suppliers and customers and difficulties in manufacture and shipping. Correspondence with the Curvon Corporation, one of the mill's principal customers, is particularly extensive. A 1970-1971 exchange between Etzel and Curvon's head, John Banta, is revealing of the declining state of woolen manufacture in the U.S. Also of note is a letter of June 15, 1973, from Etzel to Banta regarding the difficulties of the business. A letter of Febuary 25, 1974, from Etzel to U.S. Senator Bob Packwood (filed under "1974—Personal") complains about U.S. export-import policies. A letter of 1973 from Westech Engineering concerns the the issue of waste water discharge from the plant. Other substantial files of correspondence are those for Crompton & Knowles, Horner Woolen Mills, J.C. Penny, Jantzen, Mongomery Ward, and Sears, Roebuck.

The extensive series of financial records documents the mill's complex network of suppliers and customers. Order records and invoices often contain detailed descriptions of the materials bought and sold. Order records also include some correspondence.

Of particular note within the Personnel Records is a series of employment applications revealing personal work histories and origins of the employees. These records are restricted as noted in the Restrictions on Access statement.

Production records document day-to-day operations of the plant, including reports from weave rooms and finishing rooms. Of special interest is a set of time books recording each worker's productivity. The large selection of equipment manuals and catalogs was sampled during processing, and only those directly related to Oregon firms or the operation of the Paris Woolen Mills were retained, along with a few samples of unusual printing. Also of interest among the Production Records are the pattern cards, which specified how each textile was to be woven. A file titled "Historical production information" in the subseries, General Production Records, provides an overview of the plant's production from 1955 to 1970.

Included with the production records are a small group of photographs of the plant interior, taken in the 1980s.

Throughout the collection, most fabric samples attached or enclosed with paper records were removed for separate storage. In place of the removed texile, a "Textile Removed" slip has been included, providing the file number of the textile. These removed textiles are housed in boxes 110-112.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Paris Woolen Mills Records, Mss 6024, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Correspondence, 1938-1987Return to Top

Correpondence is most complete for the period from the early 1950s to the late 1970s, but there are many gaps, most notably in the late 1950s. Portions of some years' files are missing—probably due to poor storage conditions before accessioning.

Files titled "Dunn and Bradstreet" contain detailed financial and historical information on customers and suppliers.

Also included in the Correspondence are letters formerly filed in the series "Orders."

The correspondence is arranged by year and thereunder by letter of the alphabet. There are individual folders for some correspondents or subjects in certain years, such as the Curvon Corporation. Some years contain files titled "Government," which include materials related to both state and federal governments. Folders titled "Oregon" may include Oregon state government agencies as well as state universities.Materials for some years include folders titled either "Personnel" or "Personal." Often these are materials that may have been of particular interest to John W. Etzel, the company's president. In some years these materials were labeled "Paris" or "Paris personal."
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Water power
1938-1942; 1959
1/2
Federal Trade Commission
1941-1944
1/3
Stauffer Chemical Co.
Includes contract
1943
Correspondence
1944-1945
Box/Folder
1/5
A
1/6
B
1/7
Browne, H. F.
1/8
C
1/9
C. H. Bradley Co.
1/10
D
1/11
E
1/12
F
1/13
Fox-Knapp Manufacturing Co.
1/14
G
1/15
Gamble-Skogmo, Inc.
1/16
Geigy Co. Inc., Portland, Or.
1/17
H
1/18
Hickerson and Co.
1/19
I
1/20
J
1/21
K
1/22
Krasnow Wool Stock Co.
1/23
L
1/24
M
1/25
Meyer, Harry (salesman)
1/26
Miller, R. & V.
1/27
Montgomery Ward & Co.
1/28
N
1/29
O
1/30
Office of Price Administration
1/31
P
1/32
Penny, J. C. & Co.
1/33
Peterson, Clyde S. (Pendleton Woolen Mills)
1/34
Portland Woolen Mills, Inc.
1/35
R
1/36
S
1/37
Safren Wool Stock Co., Los Angeles, Calif.
1/38
Sears Roebuck & Co.
1/39
Stahl-Urban Co.
1/40
T
1/41
U
1/42
V
1/43
W
1/44
War Production Board
1/45
X-Z
Box/Folder
1/46
Correspondence
1950-1951
Correspondence
1956
Box/Folder
2/1
A
2/2
Ayres, William, and Sons
2/3
B
2/4
C
2/5
Crompton & Knowles
2/6
Curvon
2/7
D
2/8
Dunn and Bradstreet
2/9
E
2/10
F
2/11
G
2/12
H
2/13
Horner
2/14
I-J
2/15
Jantzen
2/16
K
2/17
L
2/18
M
2/19
Montgomery Ward
2/20
N
2/21
O-P
2/22
Oregon, State of
2/23
Penny, J. C. & Co.
2/24
Personal
2/25
R
2/26
S
2/27
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
3/1
T-V
3/2
U.S. Government
3/3
W-Z
Correspondence
1957
Box/Folder
3/4
A
3/5
Ayres, William, and Sons
3/6
B
3/7
C
3/8
Crompton & Knowles
3/9
Curvon Corporation
3/10
D
3/11
Dunn and Bradstreet
3/12
E
3/13
F
3/14
G
3/15
Government
3/16
H
3/17
Horner Woolen Mills
3/18
I
3/19
Inventories (mostly Jantzen), part 1
3/20
Inventories (mostly Jantzen), part 2
3/21
J
3/22
Jantzen
3/23
Johnson & Taylor
3/24
K
3/25
L
3/26
Mc
3/27
M
3/28
Mainous, Fred
3/29
Montgomery Ward & Co.
3/30
N
3/31
O
3/32
Oregon, State of
3/33
Oregon Worsted
4/1
P
4/2
Paris—Personal
4/3
Penny, J. C. & Co.
4/4
Q-R
4/5
S
4/6
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
4/7
T
4/8
U
4/9
V
4/10
W
4/11
X-Z
Correspondence
1958
Box/Folder
4/12
A
4/13
Advertising, Misc.
4/14
Ayres, William, and Sons
4/15
B
4/16
C
4/17
Crompton & Knowles
4/18
Curvon Corporation
4/19
D
4/20
Dunn & Bradstreet
4/21
E
4/22
F
4/23
G
4/24
H
4/25
Horner Woolen Mills
4/26
I
4/27
J
4/28
Jantzen
5/1
K
5/2
L
5/3
Mc
5/4
M
5/5
Middleton and Kuykendahl (McDougal Fringer)
5/6
Montgomery Ward & Co.
5/7
MWM Color Press
5/8
N
5/9
O
5/10
Oregon, State of
5/11
P
5/12
Paris Woolen Mills—Personal
5/13
Penny, J. C. & Co., California
5/14
Penny, J. C. & Co., Oregon
5/15
Penny, J. C. & Co., General
5/16
R
5/17
S
5/18
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
5/19
T
5/20
U
5/21
U.S. Government
5/22
V
5/23
W
Correspondence
1961
Box/Folder
5/24
A
5/25
B
5/26
Ayres and Sons
5/27
B
5/28
C
5/29
Curvon
5/30
D
6/1
DeLand Fiber
6/2
Dunn & Bradstreet
6/3
E
6/4
F
6/5
G
6/6
H-Horner
6/7
I
6/8
J
6/9
K
6/10
L
6/11
M (part 1)
6/12
M (part 2)
6/13
O (part 1)
6/14
O (part 2)
6/15
P-Q
6/16
R
6/17
S (part 1)
6/18
S (part 2)
6/19
T
6/20
U
6/21
V
6/22
W
6/23
Washington, D.C.—papers from
Includes National Security Council
Correspondence
1962
Box/Folder
7/1
A
7/2
B
7/3
C
7/4
Curvon Corp.
7/5
D
7/6
E
7/7
F
7/8
G
7/9-10
H
7/11-12
Horner
7/13
I
7/14
J
7/15
K
7/16
L
7/17
M
7/18
N
7/19
O
7/20
P
7/21
Q-R
7/22
S
7/23
T
7/24
U
7/25
V-W
7/30
X-Z
Correspondence
1963
Box/Folder
8/1
A
8/2
Ayres, William and Sons
8/3
B
8/4
C
8/5
California, State of
8/6-7
Crowley, Joseph (Superintendent, Paris Woolen Mills)—Correspondence of
8/8
Curvon
8/9
D
8/10
Dunn & Bradstreet
8/11
E
8/12
F
8/13
G
8/14
H
8/15
Horner
8/16
I
8/17
J-K
8/18-19
Jantzen
8/20
L
8/21
Los Angeles, County of
8/22
M
8/23
Montgomery Ward
8/24
MWM Color Press
8/25
N
8/26
O
8/27
Oregon, State of
8/28
P
9/1
Parts and supplies
9/2
Penny, J. C. & Co.
9/3
Personal
9/4
Q-R
9/5
S
9/6
Sears, Roebuck, & Co.
9/7
T-V
9/8
U.S. Government
9/9
U.S. Government blanket bid
9/10
W-Z
9/11
Washington, State of
Correspondence
1964
Box/Folder
9/12
A
9/13
Acme Fast Freight Claim
9/14
B
9/15
C
9/16
Curvon
9/17
D
9/18
Dunn & Bradstreet
9/19
E
9/20
F
9/21
G
9/22
H
9/23
Horner
9/24
I-J
9/25
Jantzen
10/1
K
10/2
L
10/3
M
10/4
Montgomery Ward & Co.
10/5
Moss-Still
10/6
MWM Color Press
10/7
N
10/8
O-P
10/9
Oregon, State of
10/10
Penny, J. C. & Co.
10/11
Personal
10/12
Q-R
10/13
S
10/14
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
10/15
T
10/16
U-V
10/17
U.S. Government
10/18
W-Z
10/19
Washington, State of
Correspondence
1965
Box/Folder
10/20
A
10/21
B
10/22
C
10/23
Curvon
10/24
D-E
11/1
F-G
11/2
H-I
11/3
Horner
11/4
J
11/5
Jantzen
11/6
K-L
11/7
M
11/8
N
11/9
O
11/10
Oregon, State of
11/11
P
11/12
Penny, J. C. & Co.
11/13-14
Personal
11/15
Q-R
11/16
S
11/17
Sears, Roebuck, & Co.
11/18
T-V
11/19-20
U.S. Government
11/21
V-Z
Correspondence
1966
Box/Folder
11/22
A
11/23
B
12/1
C
12/2
Curvon
12/3
D-G
12/4
H
12/5
I-J
12/6
K-L
12/7-8
M
12/9
N-O
12/10
Oregon, State of
12/11
P
12/12
Penny, J. C. & Co.
12/13-14
Personal
12/15
Philip Arthur Wool Corp.
12/16
Q-S
12/17
T-U
12/18-19
U.S. Government
12/20
V-Z
Correspondence
1967
Box/Folder
12/21
A
13/1
B
13/2
C
13/3
Curvon Corp.
13/4
D-F
13/5
G-H
13/6
I-K
13/7
L-M
13/8
N-P
13/9
Oregon, State of
13/10
Penny, J. C. & Co.
13/11-12
Personal
13/13
R-S
13/14
T-U
13/15
U.S. Government
13/16
V-Z
Correspondence
1968
Box/Folder
13/17
A
13/18
B
13/19
C
13/20
Curvon
13/21
D-F
14/1
G-H
14/2
Horner
14/3
J-K
14/4
Jantzen
14/5
Koppe, Paul (Superintendent, Paris Woolen Mills)
14/6
L-M
14/7
N-O
14/8
Oregon, State of
14/9-10
P-Q
14/11
R-T
14/12
U-Z
14/13
U.S. Government
Correspondence
1969
Box/Folder
14/14
A
14/15
B
14/16
C
14/17
D-E
14/18
Etzel, Elmer—Personal
14/19
F
14/20
G-H
15/1
Horner Woolen Mills
15/2
I-L
15/3
Jantzen
15/4
M
15/5
Manufacturers and Wholesalers Indemnity—Insurance contracts
15/6
N-O
15/7
P
15/8-9
Personal
15/10
Q-R
15/11
S-U
15/12
U.S. Government
15/13
V-Z
Correspondence
1970
Box/Folder
15/14
A
15/15
B-C
15/16
Bagley
15/17
Curvon Corp.
15/18
D
15/19
Dunn and Bradstreet
Sherlock Merrill / H.L. Friedlen case
1968-1970
15/20
E-G
15/21
H
15/22-23
Horner Woolen Mills
16/1
I-K
16/2
Investors Insurance Corp.
16/3
L-M
16/4
Manufacturers and Wholesalers Insurance—Contracts
16/5
N-O
16/6
Oregon, State of
16/7
P
16/8
Personal
16/9
Q-S
16/10
T-U
16/11
U.S. Government
16/12
V-Z
Correspondence
1971
Box/Folder
16/13
A
16/14
B
16/15
C
16/16
Curvon
16/17
D-E
16/18
F-G
16/19
H-I
16/20
Horner Woolen Mills
16/21
J-L
16/22
M
16/23
Manufacturers and Wholesalers—Expired insurance
16/24
O, Oregon
16/25
P
16/26
Penny, J. C. & Co.
16/27
Personal
16/28
Q-T
16/29
U-V
16/30
U.S. Government
16/31
W-Z
Correspondence
1972
Box/Folder
16/32
A
17/1
B
17/2
C
17/3
Curvon Corp.
17/4
D-F
17/5
G-J
17/6
K-N
17/7
Manufacturere and Wholesalers—Insurance policies
17/8
O-P
17/9
Oregon, State of
17/10
Penny, J. C. & Co.
17/11
R-S
17/12
T-U
17/13
U.S. Government
17/14
W-Z
Correspondence
1973
Box/Folder
17/15
A
17/16
B
17/17
C
17/18
Curvon Corp.
17/19
D-E
17/20
F-G
17/21
I-L
17/22
M-O
17/23
Mid-Willamette Valley Air Pollution Authority
17/24
P
17/25
Paris—Personal
17/26
Q-T
18/1
U-V
18/2
U.S. Government
18/3
W-Z
18/4
Westech Engineering—Waste water discharge
Folder
Oversize 2
Westech Engineering—Pre-treatment basin scale drawings
Correspondence
1974
Box/Folder
18/5
A
18/6
B
18/7
C
18/8
Curvon Corp.
18/9
D-E
18/10
F-I
18/11
J-M
18/12
N-O
18/13
Oregon, State of
18/14
P
18/15
Personal
18/16
Personal—Account statements
18/17
Q-S
18/18
T-V
18/19
U.S. Government
18/20
V-Z
18/21
Westech Engineering—Waste water treatment
Box/Folder
18/22
Correspondence
1977
Correspondence
1978
Box/Folder
18/23
A-C
18/24
Curvon Corp.
18/25
D-F
18/26
G-I
18/27
J-L
18/28
M-O
18/29
P-R
18/30
Release forms—Indemnification for injury
18/31
S-T
18/32
U-Z
18/33
Washington, State of
Box/Folder
18/34
Correspondence
1979-1888; undated

Series B:  Financial Records, circa 1928-1989,   (bulk circa 1940-1985) Return to Top

Although the Financial Records are voluminous and sometimes duplicative, they contain a wealth of information regarding the specifics of purchases and sales. Some correspondence is included in the subseries Orders. Wool Records, filed within the subseries Invoices, provide information on individual wool suppliers throughout Oregon and elsewhere.

Container(s) Description Dates
Orders
1937-1968
Box/Folder
19/1
Orders and spinning report
1937; 1944-1945
19/2
Orders/shipments book
1942-1943
19/3
Order book
1944-1946
76/1
Orders ledgers (4 v.)
1944-1948
19/4
Order book
1954-1955
Orders
1956
Box/Folder
19/5
A
19/6
Ayers & Sons
19/7
B
19/8
C
19/9
Curvon
19/10
D
19/11
E
19/12
F-I
19/13
Horner Woolen Mills
19/14
J
19/15
Jantzen
19/16
K-L
19/17
M
19/18
Montgomery Ward—Mail order
19/19
Montgomery Ward--Retail
19/20
N-P
19/21
Oregon
19/22
Penny, J. C. & Co.—California
19/23
Penny, J. C. & Co.—General
19/24
R
19/25
Richfield Oil Co.
19/26
S
20/1
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
20/2
T-Z
Orders
1957
Box/Folder
20/3
A
20/4
Ayres, William & Sons
20/5
B
20/6
C
20/7
Curvon Corp.
20/8
D-G
20/9
H
20/10
Hamburger, Siegfried
20/11
Horner Woolen Mills
20/12
I-K
20/13-14
Jantzen
20/15
L-M
20/16
Montgomery Ward
20/17
N-P
20/18-19
Penny, J. C. & Co.
20/20
R
20/21
S
20/22
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
20/23
T-Z
Orders
Note: orders for letters A-N were missing from the original accession.
1958
Box/Folder
21/1
O
21/2
P
21/3-4
Penny, J. C. & Co.
21/5
S
21/6
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
21/7
T-Z
21/8
Bills of lading (sample)
21/9
Ledgers
Orders
1962
Box/Folder
21/10
A
21/11
B
21/12
C
21/13-14
D
21/15
F-G
21/16
H-J
21/17
Jantzen—Shipped from 1959 Aug. 20-1962 Aug. 27
21/18
Jantzen—General
21/19
K-L
21/20
M
22/1
N-P
22/2
Q-T
22/3
U-Z
22/4
Order book
Orders
1963
Box/Folder
22/5
A
22/6
B
22/7
C
22/8
Curvon Corp.
22/9
D-G
22/10
H-J
22/11
Horner Woolen Mills
22/12
Jantzen
22/13
K-L
22/14
Lisker
22/15
M-O
22/16
P-R
22/17
Peck & Assoc.
22/18
Penny, J. C. & Co.
22/19
S
22/20
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
22/21
T-Z
Orders
1964
Box/Folder
23/1
A
23/2
B
23/3
C
23/4
Curvon Corp.
23/5
D-G
23/6
H
23/7
Horner Woolen Mills
23/8
J-L
23/9
Jantzen
23/10
M
23/11
N-P
23/12
Peck & Assoc.
23/13
Penny, J. C. & Co.
23/14
R
23/15
S
23/16
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
23/17
T-Z
23/18
Utah Woolen Mills
23/19
General
Orders
1965
Box/Folder
23/20
A
23/21
B
23/22
C
23/23
Curvon Corp.
24/1
D-E
24/2
Escott, Don
24/3
H
24/4
Horner Woolen Mills
24/5
I-J
24/6
K-L
24/7
Lisker
24/8
M
24/9
N-O
24/10
P
24/11
Peck & Assoc.
24/12
Penny, J. C. & Co.
24/13
Q-R
24/14
S-T
24/15
General
Orders
1966
Box/Folder
24/16
A
24/17
B
24/18
C
24/19
Curvon Corp.
24/20
D-G
24/21
H
25/1
Horner Woolen Mills
25/2
I-L
25/3
M
25/4
N-O
25/5
P
25/6
Penny, J. C. Inc.
25/7
Q-S
25/8
T-V
25/9
W-Z
Orders
1967
Box/Folder
25/10
A
25/11
B
25/12
C
25/13
Curvon Corp.
25/14
D-F
25/15
G-H
25/16
I-L
25/17
M-N
25/18
O-P
25/19
Penny, J. C. & Co.
25/20
R-T
26/1
U-Z
26/2
General
Orders
1968
Box/Folder
26/3
A-B
26/4
C-E
26/5
Curvon Corp.
26/6
F-H
26/7
Horner Woolen Mills
26/8
I-K
26/9
L-N
26/10
O-Q
26/11
R-T
26/12
U-Z
Invoices
1944-1981
Invoices
1944
Box/Folder
27/1
A
27/2
B
27/3
C
27/4
D-G
27/5
Freight bills
27/6
H-L
27/7
M-O
27/8
P-Payroll
27/9
Paris, Robert D.
27/10
Penny, J. C. & Co.
27/11
R-S
27/12
Stauffer Chemical Co.
27/13
Standard Oil Co.
27/14
T-V
27/15
W
Invoices
1956
Box/Folder
27/16
A-B
27/17
Blue Cross
27/18
C
27/19
Columbia Wool Scouring
27/20
Cromton & Knowles
27/21
D
27/22
E
27/23
Etzel, J. W.—Expenses
27/24
F
27/25
First National Bank (including Curvon)
27/26
Freres Building Supply
27/27
G
27/28
Geigy Dyestuffs
27/29
Goodyear Rubber and Asbestos
28/1
H
28/2
Harris Supply
28/3
I-J
28/4
K-L
28/5
M-O
28/6
Oregon, State of
28/7
Oregon Worsted Co.
28/8
P
28/9
R
28/10
S
28/11-12
Stayton bills
28/13
S-T
28/14
U-V
28/15
W-Z
28/16
Wool records from John
28/17
Wright Truck Line
Invoices
1957
Box/Folder
29/1
A
29/2-3
B
29/4
Blue Cross
29/5
C
29/6
Columbia Wool Scouring
29/7
Crompton & Knowles
29/8
D
29/9
E
29/10
Etzel, J.—Notes
29/11
F
29/12
First National Bank
29/13
Freres Building Supply
29/14
G
29/15
H-I
29/16
Harris Supply
29/17
J
29/18
K
29/19
L
29/20
M
29/21
N-O
29/22
Oregon, State of
29/23
Oregon Worsted
29/24
Q-R
29/25
S
29/26
Standard Oil Co.
30/1
Stayton firms
30/2
T-V
30/3
W-Z
30/4-5
Wool records
1957-1958
30/6
Wright-Lund Line
Invoices
1958
Box/Folder
30/7
A-B
30/8
Blue Cross
30/9
C
30/10
Curvon
30/11
E
30/12
F-G
30/13
Freres Building Supply
30/14
H-J
30/15
Harris Supply
30/16
K-L
30/17
M
31/1
N-P
31/2
Oregon, State of
31/3
R
31/4
S
31/5
Stayton bills
31/6
T-V
31/7
W-Z
Invoices
1961
Box/Folder
31/8
A
31/9
B
31/10
C
31/11
D
31/12
E-G
31/13
H
31/14
I-K
31/15
L-M
31/16
N-P
32/1
S
32/2
T-U
32/3
V-Z
32/4-5
Wool records
Box/Folder
32/6
Invoices—Wool records
1962; 1964
Invoices
1965
Box/Folder
32/7
A-B
32/8
C
32/9
Columbia Wool Scouring
32/10
Curvon Corp.
32/11
D-F
32/12
G
32/13
H-J
32/14
K-O
32/15
Oregon, State of
32/16
P
32/17
R
32/18
S
32/19
Sites Silver Wheel Freight
32/20
Stayton bills
33/1
T-V (including U.S. Governmnet)
33/2
W-Z
33/3
Wool records
Invoices
1966
Box/Folder
33/4
A
33/5
B
33/6
C
33/7
Curvon Corp.
33/8
D-F
33/9
G
33/10
H-J
33/11
K-M
33/12
N-O (including State of Oregon)
33/13
P-R
33/14
S
33/15
Sites Silver Wheel
33/16
Stayton bills
33/17
T-Z
33/18
Wool records
Invoices
1967
Box/Folder
34/1
A-B
34/2
C
34/3
Curvon
34/4
D-F
34/5
G
34/6
H-K
34/7
L-M
34/8
N
34/9
O-P
34/10
Q-S
34/11
Stayton bills
34/12
T-Z
34/13
Wool records
Invoices
All 1968 invoices and 1969 invoices A-N were missing from original accession. See subseries Bills Paid for similar 1968 records.
1969
Box/Folder
34/14
O-P
34/15
Q-S
35/1
T-V
35/2
W-Z
35/3
Wool records
Invoices
1970
Box/Folder
35/4
A-B
35/5
C
35/6
Curvon Corp.
35/7
D-E
35/8
E-G
35/9
H-J
35/10
K-M
35/11
N
35/12
O-R
35/13
S
36/1
Stayton bills
36/2
T
36/3
U-Z
Invoices
1971
Box/Folder
36/4
A-B
36/5
C
36/6
Curvon Corp.
36/7
D-E
36/8
F-G
36/9
H-M
36/10
N-O (including Oregon, State of)
36/11
OSHA
36/12
P
36/13
R
36/14
S
36/15
Stayton bills
37/1
T-U
37/2
V-W
37/3
Wool records
37/4
X-Z
Box/Folder
37/5
Invoices and statements
1972
Invoices
1973
Box/Folder
37/6
A
37/7
B
37/8
C
37/9
D-F
37/10
G-J
37/11
K-M
37/12
N-P
37/13
Q-U
37/14
V-Z
Invoices
1974
Box/Folder
37/15
A
37/16
B-C
37/17
Curvon
37/18
D-F
37/19
G-K
38/1
L-N
38/2
O-T
38/3
U-Z
Invoices
1975
Box/Folder
38/4
A-B
38/5
C-F
38/6
G-O
38/7
P-Z
Invoices
1976
Box/Folder
38/8
A
38/9
B
38/10
C-G
38/11
H-K
38/12
L-Z
Invoices
1977
Box/Folder
38/13
A
38/14
B-C
38/15
D-I
38/16
K-R
38/17
S-Z
Invoices
1978
Box/Folder
39/1
A-B
39/2
C
39/3
D-F
39/4
Filson
39/5
G-M
39/6
N-S
39/7
T-Z
Box/Folder
39/8-17
Invoices
1980
Invoices
1981
Box/Folder
39/18
A-C
39/19
Curvon
39/20
D-J
40/1
K-O
40/2-3
P-Z
Bills paid
1961-1978
Bills paid
1961
Box/Folder
40/4
A-B
40/5
Blue Cross
40/6
C
40/7
D-E
40/8
F-G
40/9
H-K
40/10
L-N
40/11
O-P
40/12
R
40/13-14
S
40/15
Stayton bills
41/1
T-V
41/2
V-Z
Bills paid
1962
Box/Folder
41/3
A
41/4
B
41/5
C
41/6
Curvon
41/7
D
41/8
E
41/9
F
41/10
G
41/11
H-L
41/12
Jantzen
41/13
M
41/14
N
41/15
O
41/16
P
41/17
R
41/18-19
S
41/20
Sites Silver Wheel (part 1)
42/1
Sites Silver Wheel (part 2)
42/2
T-V
42/3
W-Z
Bills paid
1964
Box/Folder
42/4
A-B
42/5
C
42/6
Curvon corp.
42/7
D-F
42/8
G
42/9
H-L
42/10
M-O
42/11
Oregon, State of
42/12
P-R
42/13
S
42/14
Stayton bills
42/15
T-V
42/16
U.S. Government
42/17
W-Z
42/18
Wright Truck Line
Bills paid
Letters T-Z were missing in original accession.
1968
Box/Folder
42/19
A
42/20
B (part 1)
431/
B (part 2)
43/2-3
C
43/4
D-E
43/5
F
43/6-7
G
43/8
H-I
43/9
J-L
43/10
M
43/11-12
N
43/13-14
O-P
43/15
Q-R
43/16-17
S
Bills paid
1978
Box/Folder
43/18
A-B
43/19
C
43/20
Columbia Scouring Mills
43/21
Curvon
44/1
D-E
44/2
F-G
44/3
H-I
44/4
J-K
44/5
L-M
44/6
N-P
44/7
Oregon, State of
44/8
Q-R
44/9-10
S
44/11
T-V
44/12
U.S. Government
44/13
V-Z
44/14
Workman's Comp.
General ledgers
1944-1950
Box/Folder
45/1
General ledger
1944
87/1
General ledger
1944-1947
45/2
General ledger
1945
45/3
General ledger
1946
45/4-5
General ledger
1947
88/1
General ledger
1947-1948
45/6-7
General ledger
1948
89/1-2
General ledger
1949-1950
45/8-9
General ledger and accounts receivable
circa 1950
74/1
General ledger
1951-1977
89/3
General ledger (?)
1981-1982
Inventories
1944-1983; undated
Box/Folder
91/2
Inventory ledger
1944-1952
46/1
Inventories
1952
46/2
Inventories
1952-1954
46/3
Inventories
1953
46/4
Inventories
1954
46/5
Inventories
1955
46/6
Inventories
1956-1957
46/7
Inventories
1957-1958
46/8
Inventories
1961
46/9
Inventories
1964
46/10
Inventories
1965-1966
46/11
Inventories
1967
46/12
Inventories
1968
46/13
Inventories
1968-1970
46/14
Inventories
1914
46/15
Inventories
1976
46/16
Inventories
1977
46/17
Inventories
1978
46/18
Inventories
1978
46/19
Inventories
1979
46/20
Inventories
1980
46/21
Inventories
1981
46/22
Inventories
1981-1987
46/23
Inventories
1982-1983; undated
General financial records
Box/Folder
64/1
Accounts Payable (?) ledger
1949
65/1
Accounts payable (?)
1951
66/1
Accounts receivable (?)
1952
67/1
Accounts receivable (?)
1952-1955
47/1-2
Accounts receivable
1957-1965
47/3
Accounts receivable and payable
1962-1963
47/4
Accounts receivable and payable
1964
47/5
Accounts receivable and payable
1965
47/6
Accounts payable
1966
47/7
Accounts receivable and payable
1967
47/8
Accounts receivable and payable
1968
47/9
Accounts receivable and payable
1969
85/1
Accounts receivable
1968; 1974-1975
47/10
Accounts receivable and payable
1978
47/11
Accounts receivable ledger
1980-1983
47/12
Accounts receivable and payable
1981
47/13
Bank account, accounts received, notes
1969
47/14
Bank book, payable account
1945-1979
47/15
Bank book
Includes subordination, 1957, with Jantzen.
1957-1969
47/16
Bond allotment data
1944
85/3
Cash book
1928-1930
86/1-2
Cash received; proof journals
circa 1952-1962
47/17
Chart of accounts
1983
47/18
Checks and balances (notebooks)
1977
47/19
Color shipments
1944
47/20
Cost accounting
1965-1966
47/21
Cost accounting
1975
47/22
Cost accounting
1980
47/23
Cost analysis
1944
47/24
Cost sheets
1951-1953
47/25
Cost sheets—cloth
1953-1963
47/26
Cost sheets—robes
1953-1962
47/27
Cost sheets—blankets
circa 1954-1962
47/28
Curvon Corp. shipments
1976-1980
47/29
Curvon Corp.—Summary of sales
1975-1981
47/30
Deposit and withdraw ledger
circa 1966-1967
47/31
Deposit and withdraw ledger—"John's book"
1970
47/32
Deposit and withdraw ledger
1971
47/33
Deposit and withdraw ledger
1972
47/34
Deposit and withdraw ledger
1973
47/35
Deposit and withdraw ledger
1974
68/1
Disbursements ledger
1952-1956
69/1
Disbursements ledger
1952-1966
70/1
Disbursements
1955-1965
48/1
Disbursements and receipts
1963-1981
71/1
Distribution of invoices or vouchers
1951-1957
72/2
Distribution of invoices or vouchers
1958-1966
48/2
Don Lachman file
circa 1982-1983
48/3
Financial reports
1952
48/4
Financial statement
1944 March 1-Dec. 31
48/5
Financial statements
1967
48/6
Historical data and statistics
1969-1980
48/7
I.R.S. and tax information
1977-1978
48/8
Income statements and balance sheets
1974-1975
48/9-11
J. C. Penny shipments
1940-1943
48/12
Jantzen yarn record book
1953-1954
48/13-21
Ledger sheets, general
1967-1980
48/22
Montgomery Ward shipments and general commission sheets
1948
48/23
Operating statements and operating cost detail
1982
48/24
Payroll and recap, check register, bank reconciliation
1982
90/1
Payroll ledger sheets (not restricted)
1944-1945
90/2
Payroll summary (not restricted)
1957
90/3
Payroll summary (not restricted)
1958
90/4
Payroll summary (not restricted)
1959
48/25
Petty cash journal
1981
82/1
Posting jounal (possibly accounts receivable)
circa 1970-1980
48/26
Pre-sale accounts payable
circa 1982
48/27
Priority orders and other order information
1940-1943
48/28
Production reports
1983
48/29
Production statistics
1983
48/30
Profit and loss ledger pages
1975
48/31
Purchase order book
1968-1971
83/1
Sales ledger
1951-1956
48/32
Sales book—larger accounts
1937
48/33
Sales book—larger accounts
1938
48/34
Sales book—larger accounts
1941
48/35
Shipping instructions
circa 1976-1980
48/36
Tax records
1953
48/37
Tax forms
1980
48/38
Tax reports
1958
48/39
Transaction summary
1982
91/1
Trial balance ledger
1944-1947
49/1
Trial balance information
1944; 1953
49/2
Trial balance information
1956
49/3
Trial balance report
1956; 1958
49/4
Vacation pay and schedules
1957; 1966-1976
49/5-6
Vendor ledger sheets
1980-1982
49/7
Weave and finishing room reports
1980-1981
49/8
Wool Bureau reports
1981-1982
49/9-21
General financial information
1946-1979

Series C:  Personnel records, circa 1944-1983Return to Top

Personnel records contained in boxes 50, 79, 80, and 81, are restricted and can only be used under the following condition: individuals who are represented in the records, or their authorized representatives, may request copies of their own individual records. Physical access is limited to Research Library staff only. This restriction expires in 2080.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
50/1
Accident reports
1949; 1951
50/2
Accident reports
1967-1971
50/3
Employee tally sheets
circa 1966-1972
50/4-6
Employment applications
1974-1977
50/7
Injury reports
1978
50/8
Payroll book
circa 1940-1950
50/9
Payroll breakdown
1980
50/10
Payroll deductions
1955-1956
79/1
Payroll ledger
1937-1948
80/1
Payroll ledger—Part 1, A-Metcalfe
1945-1959
81/1
Payroll ledger—Part 2, Miller-Z
1945-1959
50/11
Payroll ledger
1960
50/12-14
Payroll ledger
circa 1960-1969
50/15
Payroll reports
1953
50/16-18
Payroll reports
1956-1958
50/19
Payroll tax information
1948; 1951; 1952
50/20
Payroll tax reports
1952-1953
50/21
Personnel and payroll records, general
1951; undated
50/22
Personnel information
circa 1983
50/23
State payroll records
1944

Series D:  Legal records, 1944-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
51/1
Deeds, contracts, and agreements
1944-1962; 1974
51/2
Documents re: sale to Pettygrove Industries
1982-1983
51/3
Partnership agreement
1944 Feb. 28
51/4
Subordination agreements
1949 Aug. 26
51/5
Turco Engineering lawsuit
1983
Insurance
Box/Folder
51/6
Forgery and check alteration
1948; 1958-1962
51/7
Insurance policies
1961-1969
51/8
Insurance policies
circa 1976-1980
51/9
Manufacturers and wholesalers
1965-1969
51/10
Royal Globe
1980-1981
51/11
United of Omah
1975-1977
51/12
United States Government—OSHA workman's comp.
1976-1982
Box/Folder
51/13
Workman's comp. insurance
1977-1978
51/14-27
U.S. Government contract specifications
1961-983

Series E:  Production records, 1911-1988,   (bulk 1940-1988) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Time books and piecework ledgers
Time books and piecework ledgers are records of each production worker's daily output.
1944-1981
Box/Folder
52/1
Time books
1944 December-1945 March
52/2
Time books
1944
52/3
Weaving records
1944
52/4
Time books
1945
52/5
Piecework ledgers
1945 December-1946 April
52/6
Piecework ledgers
1946 May-August
52/7
Time book—Weaving Department
1946 August-September
52/8
Piecework ledgers
circa 1946
52/9
Weaving employee time book and stock inventory
1946 September-December; 1944
52/10
Weaving and spinning employee time book
1946 December
52/11
Weaving and spinning time books
1947 January-March
52/12
Time books
1947 March-July
52/13
Time books
1947 August-December
52/14
Time books
1947 December-1948 May
52/15
Time books
1948 May-August
52/16
Time books
1948 September-December
52/17
Time books
1949 February-June
52/18
Time books
1949 June-September
53/1
Piecework ledger
circa 1949 April-June
53/2
Piecework ledgers
1949 Sept. 16-1950 Jan. 31
53/3
Piecework ledgers
1950 February-September
53/4
Piecework ledger
1950 October-November
53/5
Piecework ledger
1950 Deember.-1951 January
53/6
Time book
1951
53/7
Monthly time books
1961-1976
53/8
Incentive report, spinning room
1980-1981
Finishing room reports
1963-1982
Box/Folder
53/9
Finishing room reports
1963
53/10
Finishing room reports
1963
53/11
Finishing room reports
1964
53/12
Finishing room reports
1964
53/13
Finishing room reports
1965
53/14
Finishing room reports
1965
53/15
Finishing room reports
1966
53/16
Finishing room reports and financial ledgers
1966
53/17
Finishing room reports and financial ledgers
1967
53/18
Finishing room reports
1968
53/19
Finishing room reports
1969
53/20
Finishing room reports
1970
53/21
Finishing room reports
1973
53/22
Finishing room reports
1973
53/23
Finishing room reports
1974
53/24
Finishing room reports
1974
54/1
Finishing room reports
1975
54/2
Finishing room reports
1975
54/3
Finishing room reports
1975
54/4
Finishing room reports
1976
54/5
Finishing room reports
1977-1978
54/6
Finishing room reports
1979
54/7
Finishing room reports
1980-1982
Weave room reports
1962-1988
Box/Folder
84/1-2
Weave room reports
1962-1964
54/8-9
Weave room reports
1965
54/10
Weave room reports
1966
54/11
Weave room reports
1967
54/12
Weave room reports
1968
54/13
Weave room reports
1969
54/14
Weave room reports
1970
54/15
Weave room reports
1971
55/1
Weave room reports
1971-1973
55/2-3
Weave room reports
1972
55/4
Weave room reports
1973
55/5
Weave room reports
1974
55/6
Weave room reports
1975
55/7
Weave room reports
1976
55/8
Weave room reports
1977
55/9
Weave room reports
1979
55/10
Weave room reports
1979-1986
55/11
Weave room reports
1982-1983
55/12
Weave records
1984-1986
55/13
Weave room reports
1986
55/14
Weave record
1986-1988
General production records
circa 1932-1988
Box/Folder
56/1
Advertising
circa 1970-1980
56/2
Basic safety code, Oregon Industrial Accident Commission
1949
56/3
Blank forms
undated
56/4
Boiler analysis reports
1981-1982
56/5
Brochures
1980
56/6
Carding and spinning data
1963
56/7
Cut tags
circa 1980-1988
56/8
Cut tags
circa 1984
56/9
D. R. Kenyon drying machines—repair correspondence
1940-1954
56/10
Daily carding reports
1981-1985
56/11
Daily spinning reports
1981; 1985
56/12-16
Dressing orders
1959-1978
56/17
Dye reports
1963-1964
56/18
Dye reports
1970
56/19
Dye reports (?)
1979
56/20
Elevator inspection
1987
56/21
Federal register, Department of Labor
1971
56/22-23
Federal specifications
1945-1963
56/24
Historical production information gatherd by John Etzel
1955-1970
57/1
Inspection reports—Fire, boiler, accident, elevator
1933-1960
57/2
Item tags (sample)
circa 1965
57/3
Jim's dye records
circa 1987
57/4
Notebook—possibly dye records
1971-1976
57/5
Parts diagrams
undated
78/1
Payroll ledger (not restricted)
1937-1944
57/6
Photographs of plant interior
circa 1970; 1980
57/7
Pick readings (sample)
1963
57/8
Pick readings (sample)
1967-1969
57/9
Pick readings (sample)
1980
57/10
Plate steel boiler data report
circa 1932
57/11
Procedures manual
circa 1952
57/12-13
Product labels
undated
57/14
Production book
1944
57/15
Production book
1956 July-December
57/16
Production data
circa 1980-1981
57/17
Production data
1984
57/18
Production data
1985-1986
57/19
Production data—labeled "Bull book"
1986
57/20
Production data
1988
57/21
Production records
1961
57/22
Record of shipments for scouring
1958-1966
57/23
Repair orders and invoices
circa 1940-1982
57/24
Safety Committee minutes
Includes "Material safety data sheet" for Atlacid Violet 5BNS, Atlantic Industries, Inc., 1988.
1986; 1988
57/25
Safety posters
Humorous safety posters, most distributed by Liberty Mutual Loss Prevention Service.
undated
91/1
Scale drawings
Contains: blueprints for portions of Buckeye engine, 1911; scale drawing of Paris Woolen Mills site, 1935; and scale drawing of Elmer Etzel propery, showing water flow, circa 1970. See also Oversize Folder 1 for additional equipment blueprints.
1911-1912; 1935; circa 1970
Oversize 1
Scale drawings--oversize
Contains oversize equipment blueprints, 1925-1955; property survey of Paris Woolen Mills site, 1919; and blueprint of a mill building, 1935.
1919-1955
57/26
Shipping records (sample)
1948
57/27
Shipping record book
1985-1987
58/1
Shrink-proofing of wool—Report by J. J. Berliner
undated
58/2
Spinning daily reports (sample)
1963
58/3
Spinning efficiency percentages
1963
58/4
Spinning frame, Davis & Furber
undated
58/5
Spinning reports
1944
58/6
Spinning room inventory
1977
58/7
Time cards (sample)
1980-1981
58/8
Warp reports
1970-1974
58/9
"Weave room—Doug" (notebook)
undated
58/10
Wool purchases
1967-1976
58/11
Yarn record
1945 May
Equipment catalogs and manuals
1918-1985; 1940-1985
Box/Folder
58/12
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists—Technical manual
1961
58/13
American Steel Warehouse, Portland, Or.
circa 1950
58/14
Atlas Bronze Bushings—Catalog
1943
58/15
Ball bearings—Catalogs
circa 1935
58/16
Belmont Packings
1940
58/17
Benjamin Lighting Bulletin
undated
58/18
Boilers—Correspondence, drawings, and brochures
circa 1940-1955
58/19
Buckeye automatic engine—Instructions
1918
58/20
Buckeye Engine Co.—Catalog
1930
58/21
Chemicals
1985; undated
58/22
Crompton & Knowles—Loom supply parts
1924
58/23-24
Davis & Furber—Catalogs
1931-1946
59/1
Davis & Furber—Catalogs
1952-1958
59/2
E. J. Bartells Co., Seattle—Fire brick catalog
circa 1940
73/1
E. J. Bartells Co.—Supply catalog
circa 1980
59/3
Electric Steel Foundry Co., Portland, Or.
circa 1961
59/4
Foster Machine Co.—Catalog
1959
59/5
General Aniline and Film Corp.—Dyestuffs, chemicals, pigments, price list
circa 1966
59/6
General Electric—Electric equipment for industry
1935
59/7
General Electric—Equipment manuals and diagrams
circa 1936-1939
59/8
General Electric—Electric equipment for industry
1939-1940
59/9
General Electric—Catalogs
1940-1945
59/10
General Electric—General information
circa 1955
59/11
General Tool Co., Portland, Or.
1950
59/12
General Napper—Correspondence and catalogs
1954; 1970
59/13
Graton & Knight—Leather belting catalog
circa 1949
59/14
H. F. Livermore—Catalog
circa 1947
59/15
H. F. Livermore—Improved loom parts catalog
1971; undated
60/1
Harris Supply Co., Portland, Or.
circa 1950
60/2
High-pressure power boiler log sheets
1985-1986
60/3
Hills-McCanna—Catalogs
circa 1961
60/4
Honeywell regulator
1957
60/5
J. E. Haseltine, Portland, Or.—Catalog
1946
60/6
J. E. Haseltine—Catalog
1956
60/7
James Hunter Machine Co.—Correspondence and catalogs
circa 1954-1956
60/8
James L. Kearns Co., Portland, Or.
undated
60/9
Johnstone Supply, Portland, Or.
1982
60/10
Kiley & Mueller—Valves
1936
60/11
Link Belt—Catalog 22
1931
60/12
Link Belt Co.—Standard equipment
1945
60/13
Linn Sprockets, Lebanon, Or.
circa 1975
60/14
Material Flow and Storage Systems, Portland, Or.
1981
60/15
Munnel & Sherrill—Catalog
circa 1955
60/16
Munnel & Sherrill—Catalog
1979
61/1
New York Belting and Packing Co.—Mechanical and rubber goods catalog
1940
61/2
North Coast Electric Co., Seattle, Portland
1969
75/1
Norwest Safety, Eugene, Or.—Catalog
circa 1980
61/3
Pacific Metal Co., Portland, Or.
1956
61/4
Paramount Supply Co., Portland, Or.
circa 1956
61/5
Peerless Pacific Co., Portland, Or.
circa 1935
61/6
Penberthy Injector Co.—Catalogs
circa 1932
61/7
Pennsylvania Pump Compressor Co.
1967
61/8
Portland Iron Works, Portland, Or.—Power transmitting appliances
1928
61/9
Proctor & Schwarz--Catalog of parts
undated
61/10
Richard Gray Co.—Cleaver-Brooks boilers
circa 1962
61/11
Riggs & Lombard—Catalogs and diagrams
circa 1954-1956
61/12
Riggs and Lombard—Wet finishing machinery catalog
circa 1945
61/13
Sarco Steamtraps
circa 1937
61/14
Standard Mill Supply Co.
1947
61/15
Standard Steel Tube Supply, Portland, Or.—Catalog
1970
61/16
Strong Steam Specialists, W. G. Ballantyne Co.
1948
61/17
Stubbs Electric Co., Portland, Or.
circa 1950
61/18
Taylor Instruments—Catalog
undated
61/19
Textile Industries—"101 ways to weave"
undated
61/20
Textile World—Yearbook and catalog
1945-1946
61/21
Troy Engberg—Modern steam engines
circa 1940
62/1
Whiten—Brochure
circa 1938
62/2
Whiten—Parts catalogs
1939
62/3
Whiten—Parts catalogs
1950-1953
62/4
Whiten—Parts catalogs
circa 1954-1980
62/5
Whiten-Schweiter—Automatic filling bobbin winder catalog
1962
62/6
Woodbury & Co., Portland, Or.—Catalog
1942
62/7-11
Miscellaneous Catalogs
circa 1940-1980
62/12
Manuals and instructions
circa 1930-1985
Oversize 1
Oversize blueprints for machines
1925-1955
Pattern cards
circa 1937-1985
Box
63
Pattern cards
circa 1940-1985
77
Pattern sheets
circa 1937-1949
114-115
Pattern cards, damaged
These pattern cards were damaged by mold and are stored separately. Requests for use will be evaluated by Research Library staff on an individual basis.
circa 1937-1980
Textile samples
Throughout the collection, most fabric samples attached or enclosed with paper records were removed for separate storage. In place of the removed texile, a "Textile Removed" slip has been included, providing the file number of the textile. These removed textiles are housed in boxes 110-112.
Fabric samples and other textiles have been removed from the paper records due to the possibility of infestation. Although described in the finding aid, these materials are currently (August 2004) housed under controlled conditions. Requests for access to these textiles will be reviewed by the library staff.
Box
92
Loose fabrics
undated
93
Loose fabrics
undated
94
Loose fabrics
undated
95
Loose fabrics
undated
96
Loose Fabrics
undated
97
Loose fabrics
undated
98
Foldered samples, unlabeled
undated
99
Foldered samples, unlabeled
undated
Foldered samples, labeled
Arranged alphabetically by company or type
circa 1970-1988
Box/Folder
100/1
A-Best
undated
100/2-3
A & M
1987
100/4
Adirondack black
1988
100/5
Albion I
1987-1988
100/6
Albion II
1987-1988
100/7
Andrea Lenzi
undated
100/8
Anglo
1983-1984
100/9
Beever & Thomas
undated
100/10
Blacks
1986-1988
100/11
Brown color
undated
100/12
C-F
undated
100/13
Cooler and Sunbuster
1987-1988
100/11-12
Curvon
1986-1988
101/1
Dennis Uniform
1987-1988
101/2
Eddie Bauer
1986-1988
101/3
Equidesign
1987-1988
101/4
Equis NW—Lisa Howell
1987
101/5-7
Filson
1985-1988
101/8
Golden Bear
1987-1988
101/9
Homestead
1987
101/10-12
Item House
1987-1988
101/13
Jackson
1987
101/14-15
Keystone
1986-1988
102/1
King of the Mountain
1985-1988
102/2
Leonetti Furniture
circa 1984
102/3
London Styles
undated
102/4
Penteadora
undated
102/5-6
Mendocino Woolens
1986-1988
102/7
North Face
1983-1984
102/8
Orange County
1987
102/9
Paris X66-30
1985-1988
102/10
Pendleton
undated
102/11
Pennguard
1987-1988
102/12
Red and navy plaid
1987
102/13
Stockwell
undated
102/14
Triple Crown
1987
102/15
Turun-Verka
undated
102/16
Tweeds
1987
102/17
University of Oregon
1987-1988
Box
103-104
Villayhtymä Oy samples
undated
Box/Folder
105/1-4
Villayhtymä Oy samples
undated
105/5
Warren Green
1987
105/6
Western W.O.S. C.
1988
105/7
White Stag
1983-1984
105/8
Wilson
1986-1988
105/9-10
Dye Formula 720s
1986-1987
105/11
6470, 6000, 6010
1986-1988
106/1
Picking product layouts
1948-1949
106/2-4
Layouts, general
1938-1949
106/5
unidentified samples
undated
Box
107
Unsorted sample cards
108
Amana sample cards
109
Dye and thread samples
Textile samples removed from paper records
Box
110
Sample numbers 1-35
111
Sample numbers 36-69
112
Sample numbers 70-94
113
Sample numbers 95-

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Textile industry--Oregon--History
  • Woolen and worsted weaving --Oregon--History
  • Woolen and worsted machinery --History
  • Woolen and worsted manufacture--Oregon--History
  • Woolen and worsted spinning--Oregon--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Phillips, Claude
  • Powell, John E.
  • Powell, John W.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Paris Woolen Mills (Stayton, Or.) (creator)
  • Curvon Corporation
  • Horner Wooolen Mills
  • J.C. Penney Co.
  • Jantzen, Inc.
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Family Names :
  • Wetzel family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--History--1859-
  • Stayton (Or.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Operating manuals
  • Personnel records
  • Photographs
  • Trade catalogs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Etzel, John W.--Archives (creator)
    • Etzel, Elmer--Archives (creator)
    • Phillips, Eunice--Archives (creator)