Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording mill employees and their families.
Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording early mill employees and their families.
A letter from a resident of Fries reporting their neighbor to the mill administration for perceived suspicious behavior.
A letter from Mrs. Jack Epps asking for fabric samples to match her new wallpaper.
A page from a mill ledger tracking maintenance work done on the mill-owned houses in Fries, Va.
The mill kept track of its employees, but also their families. The collection contains many index cards recording the spouses, children, and other relations of its workers over the years.
The mill was also very involved in the personal lives of the people of Fries, supplying them with the necessitites of life while also monitoring their conduct.