Download Finding Aid (201 KB)
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
2 digital files
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of two digital video files created by the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company to show to clients and explain the printing and finishing process and capabilities of the plant to their prospective clients. These professionally produced videos are an important part of Rock Hill’s textile history and offer a glimpse into the Rock Hill company’s day to day work filmed in the early 1990s. The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company Plant was built in 1929 and was one of the most important industries in Rock Hill, SC throughout most of its history. The Bleachery as it was affectionately called was a dominate figure in the Southern Textile industry and at its height of operation employed over 4000 people from Rock Hill and the surrounding area. The plant like many of today’s textile companies has been shut down, formally closing its doors in 1999. Its history is permanently intertwined in the history of Rock Hill and these videos donated by Emile Russett the last General Plant Manager of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company are an invaluable source for researchers searching for information about Rock Hill’s history or that of Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company.
The videos of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company were donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Emile Russett on June 29, 2017.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company Videos - Accession 1587". Finding Aid 897.
LC Subject Headings
Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. (Rock Hill, S.C.)--History; Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. (Rock Hill, S.C.)--Marketing; Textile industry--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History