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  • Collection: The Only Game In Town: A Selection from the Fries Textile Plant Records, 1900-1988 (Ms1989-039)
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A letter from a school supply company confirming an order of tablet arm chairs.
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A letter from a resident of Fries reporting their neighbor to the mill administration for perceived suspicious behavior.
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A letter allowing the grocery store to build an extension to the building.
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A letter sent to the mayor of Fries asking about moving to town to set up shop as a dentist.
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A note sent in by an employee explaining their inability to work for several days.
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A letter from a mechanical engineer at Virginia Tech explaining the required dimensions of a part for the mill.
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A letter asking the mill to support an amendement that would change the way the work of women and children was limited in Virginia.
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A letter from a doctor at the University of Virginia who came to Fries to help tend flu victims.
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A summary of participation in activities offered by the Fries YMCA from November 25th- December 20th, 1936.
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A suggested template about workplace safety, sent to the Fries Textile Plant.
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A letter from Mrs. Jack Epps asking for fabric samples to match her new wallpaper.
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A letter offering jobs and perks to a family in order to convince them to go work at the Fries mill.
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an indemnity bond between the First National Bank of Fries and the Washington Mills Company, to correct an error with their payroll.
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A letter from the state of Virginia offering assistance to test Fries residents for hookworm.
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The Fries Textile Mill oversaw the local YMCA as well, including the interior design of the building. Here, we see plans for redecorating the public…
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The Fries Textile Mill oversaw the local YMCA as well, including the interior design of the building. Here, we see plans for redecorating the public…
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The Fries Textile Mill oversaw the local YMCA as well, including the interior design of the building. Here, we see plans for redecorating the public…
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A copy of the deed registering the sale of a piece of land by Dwight C. Funk to the Washington Mills Company on May 31, 1960.
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A summary of income from the department store in Fries, Va, 1936.
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Sinia James, Bradley Lineberry, Jean Miller Lineberry, Arlene Miller, and Darren Lineberry
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6 people pose for a picture, the interior tow shaking hands and holding a paper
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Shirley Trent Litteral and Whiz Farmer, far sides
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Jackie Sharp and Mr. Stone, front row
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Rita Dale, far right
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Ruth Durham recieves a prize from Frank Richie on stage in front of a crowd
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A photograph of mill employee Annie Hylton holding a safety diorama.
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A headshot of mill employee Caroline Bond.
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A headshot of mill employee Jimmy Spence
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Betty G. Stevens stands with two other women getting food
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A group stands together, including Harrson Jones (2nd from left) and Betty Wright (far right)
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Joe Bob Davis and Frank Richie present an award to Faye Nelson
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Marie Pearman and Page Durhan hold a coffee set
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Gilbert Lawson poses with an older man
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Harold Funk presents an award
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Walter Johnson and Lewis Waller present an award
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A headshot of John Cox
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A headshot of Arthur Underwood
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a headshot of Bill Barker
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Wayne Kirby is at the front of a line in front of a table
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James Gray (Supervisor in weaving room) and Walter Johnson present a clock radio to an employee
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Gertrude Bates and family
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