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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:442 1864-1954 S957

Suncook Mills records

Scope and Contents

Extensive series of financial records of Suncook and its predecessor firms. For Suncook there is also considerable unbound material, including correspondence, tax papers, and employment materials. Included are a few records of Superior Diaphragm Manufacturing Company, 1935-1936. Wellington, Sears and Company was selling agent for Suncook for much of the time.


  • 1864-1954

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


30 linear feet (134 volumes, 14 cartons, 4 boxes, 7 folders)

Biographical / Historical

Textile manufacturer of Suncook, N.H. Suncook Mills was established in 1907 by the merging of the China Manufacturing Company, Pembroke Mills, and Webster Manufacturing Company; Suncook in turn was taken over by Textron in 1943. The Suncook Mills made rayon goods, and in the 1930's and 1940's Flightex cloth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the University of New Hampshire, 1976, 1979, 1981.
Suncook Mills. Suncook Mills Records, 1864-1954: 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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