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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:461 1828-1953 B592

Bigelow & Sanford Carpet Company records

Incomplete records of Bigelow-Sanford and many of its predecessors. Included are minutes and accounts books for Thompsonville Carpet Manufacturing Company (1828-1854); Hartford Carpet Company (1854-1901); Hartford Carpet Corporation (1901-1914); E. S. Higgins Carpet Company (1837-1901); Lowell Manufacturing Company (1828-1899); Stephen Sanford and Sons (1838-1929); Bigelow-Hartford (1914-1929). There are also minutes and reports for some of the divisions of Bigelow-Sanford. These materials were collected in the writing of a history of the Company at the Harvard Business School, and some of the history project files are also in the collection.


  • 1828-1953

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may be stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information


33.5 linear feet (55 volumes, 11 boxes, 18 cartons, and 1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Carpet manufacturing firm, Thompsonville, Connecticut, formed in 1929 as the successor to eleven predecessor companies with histories extending back to 1825.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, 1951, 1953.

Processing Information

Processed: July 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Bigelow & Sanford Carpet Company. Bigelow & Sanford Carpet Company Records, 1828-1953: A Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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