The Only Game In Town: A Selection from the Fries Textile Plant Records, 1900-1988 (Ms1989-039)

Title

The Only Game In Town: A Selection from the Fries Textile Plant Records, 1900-1988 (Ms1989-039)

Subject

Company towns
Grayson County (Va.)
Textile manufacturers
Textiles
Textile industry
Textile workers
Fries (Va.)

Description

This collection is a selection of materials from The Fries Textile Plant Records, which includes correspondence, production data, personnel ledgers, photographs, legal and financial materials, internal reports, blueprints, and other administrative materials. The collection provides a complete history of the company's operations, from its founding at the turn of the twentieth century until its closure in the 1980s. This exhibit was created as part of a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Creator

Fries Textile Plant (Fries, Va.)

Source

<a href="https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00590.xml">See the Finding Aid for the Fries Textile Plant Records</a>

Date

1900-1988

Rights

Permission to publish from the Fries Textile Plant Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Language

English

Type

Administrative records
Correspondence
Deeds
Financial records
Reports

Identifier

Ms1989-039

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Fries Textile Plant Records, Ms1989-039, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

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Homer Lineberry (Shift Manager, Winding 2nd Shift), E.E. Maddrey (President, Riegel Textile Corporation), Betty Akers (Zero Defects Achievment Award…
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Fries Textile Co. Employee Award presentation, the Whis Farmer Family with John Belvins in the foreground
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Charles Hill and Harold Funk present Betty Turner with a clock
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Gene Taylor (Shift Manager, Carding 3rd Shift), E.E. Maddrey (President, Riegel Textile Corporation) Raymond Sapp (Award Winner)
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Early Doss (Shift Manager, Weaving, 1st Shift), Ralph Vaughan (Award Winner), E.E. Maddrey (President, Riegel Textile Corporation) Rose Vaughan…
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Walter Johnson, Jack Bowman, Reuben Bond, James Gray, and Al Barnhill
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Walter Johnson and Bill Barker present a plaque to an employee
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L-R: Jimmy Burnett, Harold Funk Tommy Rutheford, Tom Pue
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B, R: Kirb. F, L-R: George Stuart, "Hetty" Alice Pearman, Funk
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Calvert Willie, middle
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Tom Hill and Phipps Moore
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Tom Hill and Gladys Pollard
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Vina Taylor administers a flu shot to a woman
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Jackie Sharp administers a flu shot to a woman
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Jackie Sharp administers a flu shot to a woman
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Betty Thornton, Betty Sexton, Lela Funk, Ruth Reever, and Kate Byrd
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Ethel Walker 35 year service award, presented by Walter Johnson
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Jackie Sharp in a field with many others in front of a helicopter
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Jackie Sharp in a field with a man
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Jackie Sharp and Glenda Lyons standing in front of a Christmas tree
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Sena and Harold Funk with a newborn baby
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Adeline Shupe is shown something by a man
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4th from the back: Boyd "Mac" Tsom
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Back, left to right: Gilbert Lawson, unknown, unknown, Walter Johnson. F, M: Robert Blaine Wright
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Hobart Lane, right
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Three men stand together, facing the camera, in front of textile machinery.
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Reuben Bond presents a prize to an employee
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Nancy Reed in front of a calendar
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A textile mill employee stands between two other men, whose heads have been cut out of the picture.
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A headshot of a Fries Mill employee
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A Fries Mill employee holds a baby.
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Jessie Jenkins stands behind a seated Johnny Pearman.
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Jackie Sharp administers a flu shot to a woman
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Wanda Buttons, Tom Hill, Helen Beamer, and Jerry Moore

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