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Hamer Spinning Mills photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1175

Content Description

Four black and white photographs of the Hamer Spinning Mills plant in Hamer, South Carolina, and three portraits of its owners.

Dates

  • approximately 1930s-1980s

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Hamer Spinning Mills, located in Dillon County, South Carolina, was a subsidiary of Macanal Mills of Salisbury, North Carolina. Another subsidiary, Maiden Cotton Mill was located in Maiden, North Carolina. All three were purchased in 1945 by New Yorkers Alex Madans and his brother-in-law Max Schiffman.

The mills spun fine cotton yarns for the textile trade. Hamer Spinning Mill was sold in either 1977 or 1978.

Extent

1 oversize paper folder

Abstract

Four black and white photographs of the Hamer Spinning Mills plant in Hamer, South Carolina, and three portraits of its owners.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2014 by Audrey Madans.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Bickel, August 2023.

Source

Title
Inventory of the Hamer Spinning Mills Photographs, approximately 1930s-1980s
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
Date
2023
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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