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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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Tom Hill and Gladys Pollard
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Tom Hill and Phipps Moore
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A photograph of (left-right) Whiz Farmer, Shirley Trent Litteral, Larry Kirby, and an unknown man with flawless weaving
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A letter about a personnel change within the Fries Textile Mill.
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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 letter to Dr. Wilmer Hodgson asking him to resign as mill doctor for Fries.
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A letter to the mill superintendant asking about jobs for men being released from jail.
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A letter to a former mill employee accusing him of trying to convince his former coworkers at the mill to quit and join him at his new company.
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A letter from Mrs. Patsie Pruitt asking for her job back at the mill. She had moved to Maryland, but wanted to go back to Fries because child labor…
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A letter from Haywood Haynes informing the mill that he and his family would be coming to work at the mill, with information about his family and…
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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 from the Werthan Bag Corporation asking the mill to resell their empty bags to help with the war effort.
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A letter from Herbert Neisser, MD, inquiring about a position at the mill.
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A photograph of three men having a discussion on the porch of the mill.
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Sena and Harold Funk with a newborn baby
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A letter responding to another company's attempts to collect on an alleged $2 debt.
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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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Adeline Shupe is shown something by a man
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Calvert Willie, middle
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A photograph of an employee receiving a plaque and a statue of a bird.
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A photograph of mill employee Annie Hylton holding a safety diorama.
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A headshot of Arthur Underwood
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Joe Bob Davis and Frank Richie present an award to Faye Nelson
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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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James Gray (Supervisor in weaving room) and Walter Johnson present a clock radio to an employee
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Reuben Bond presents a prize to an employee
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Charles Hill and Harold Funk present Betty Turner with a clock
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A photograph of a group of employees receiving an 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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A photograph of a group of employees, one of whom is receiving an award. Left-right: Calvert Wilie, Jessie Jenkins, Emmet Vaughan, rest unknown.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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Betty G. Stevens stands with two other women getting food
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a headshot of Bill Barker
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An image of a bobbin winding machine sent to the Fries mill.
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A suggested template about workplace safety, sent to the Fries Textile Plant.
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A headshot of mill employee Caroline Bond.
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A headshot of a Fries Mill employee
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A photograph of four cheerleaders from Fries Hish School, posing on the stairs to the Town Hall.
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A contract between the mill founders and the Funks, whereby the Washington Mills Company acquired land in Fries, Va.
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A photograph of a cub scout group with their leaders. 2nd from the left, ront row, is Timmy "TT" Carico
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