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Identifier

Accession 196

Inclusive Dates

1969-1980

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,500 pieces, 0.75 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, known locally as "The Bleachery" was one the nations largest textile finishing plants at it's height. The Rock Hill plant bleached, dyed, printed and finished cloth and employed nearly 5,000 workers at its height in 1965. The plant site was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 2013.

Scope and Content Note

The Bleachery Beacon Collection consists of the irregularly published employee newsletter of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, known locally as "The Bleachery" was one the nations largest textile finishing plants at it's height. The Rock Hill plant bleached, dyed, printed and finished cloth and employed nearly 5,000 workers at its height in 1965. The plant site was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 2013.

Provenance

The Bleachery Beacon was donated to the Winthrop Archives on June 20, 1978 and were put on the mailing list by Rock Hill, Printing and Finishing Co., via Bill Coleman, editor.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Bleachery Beacon - Accession 196

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