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Boyd and Hanson records

Collection Identifier: Mss:557 1822-1868 B789
Overview: Records of a firm of ship riggers in Portland, Maine, 1822-1868

J.A. Frye Shoe Company ledgers

Collection Identifier: Mss:641 1867-1903 F948
Scope and Contents: Included are thirteen ledgers kept by the Marlboro leather shoe and boot manufacturer J.A. Frye Company from 1867-1903. The ledgers contain payment records of women shoe workers, a complete run of piecework accounts with individual workers, running balances of the company, accounts with suppliers, and accounts with shoe retailers. Perhaps as much as one third of the Frye workforce was made up of women. The ledgers of the 1860s and early 1870s separate accounts with cutters, lasters, and...

John Farr & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:610 1838-1841 F239
Scope and Contents: John Farr & Company records include loose papers and a ledger concerning the settlement of John Farr's estate. The records date from 1838-1875.

Lawrence Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:422 1831-1926 L419
Overview: Cotton manufacturing firm of Lowell, Mass., established in 1831 by proprietors of the other Lowell mills in connection with the Boston merchants Abbott and Amos Lawrence. The collection includes general account books, production records, sales records, payrolls, and letters.

Lyman Mills records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1854-1927 L986
Overview: Records of Lyman Mills, a Holyoke, Mass., manufacturer of cotton textiles, 1833-1936.

Peace Dale Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:446 1742-1919
Overview: The records of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company, a large textile empire located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island owned and operated by five generations of the Hazard family.

Slater family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1793-1926 S631
Overview: Samuel Slater (1768-1835) and his partners established the first cotton mill in the United States in 1791 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Later, Samuel Slater, his brother, and their children established a series of cotton and woolen mills in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The collection includes general accounting records, production records, and letters representing Slater family interests, mainly in textile manufacturing.

United States Steel Corporation photographs

Collection Identifier: Vis 31
Overview: A large collection of black and white gelatin silver prints depicting the United States Steel Corporation's steel plants, works, personnel, machinery, mining operations, buildings, warehouses and production of the numerous products manufactured by the company, circa 1940-1960.

Waltham Watch Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:598 1854-1929
Overview: Records of watch manufacturer Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Mass., founded in 1850.