Inventory of the New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Patricia J. Albright, with assistance from Leo F. St. Aubin; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kermit DeweyFunds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Inventory of the New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

Table of Contents

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Information for Researchers

Separations List

Administrative Information

Description

Added Entries

Inventory of the New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records
Date Span:
1926-1974
Creator:
New Bedford Rayon, Inc.
Mss Number:
Mss 25
Extent:
17 linear feet
Abstract:
Administrative, financial, labor, production, and sales records, correspondence, and other records of a New Bedford, Mass., rayon manufacturer, 1926-1974.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Historical Note

The New Bedford Rayon Company was established in June 1928 as an offshoot of Delaware Rayon Company of New Castle, Delaware. Formed to meet a growing demand for rayon fiber on the part of New England textile manufacturers, the company commenced operations one year later in what had been the buildings of Manomet Mills at New Bedford, Mass. New Bedford Rayon Company grew at a steady rate between 1930-1950, supplying a world-wide market for different types of rayon yarn. The firm also manufactured rayon-based synthetic fabrics during this period, particularly through its subsidiary, New Bedford Knitting Company. In 1951, New Bedford Rayon Company became a division of Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., of Amsterdam, N.Y., and shifted its focus to producing rayon for use in carpets. The company remained associated with the Amsterdam firm--reorganized as Mohasco Industries, Inc., in 1957-- until 1969, then became a part of Empire Synthetics Corporation of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Under the name of New Bedford Rayon, Inc., the company attempted to combat growing competition from other types of synthetic fiber producers by manufacturing dyed yarns as well as novelty and regular commercial grades of yarns. Sales, however, continued to decline, and this factor, when combined with increasing labor costs, high tax rates, and a serious fire at the mill, led to the liquidation of New Bedford Rayon, Inc., in September 1970.

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Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection represent those records collected, generated, or received by the general managers of New Bedford Rayon, Inc., throughout its forty-two year existence. Because the original order of these documents is unknown, and because other records of the firm no longer exist, the materials have been organized into seven series by type of document in order to reflect the administrative, financial, labor, production, and sales activities of the company from 1926-1974.

Series A contains a number of Administrative Records, including reports to stockholders dating from 1931-1934 and 1951-1968. Most of these records, however, consist of agreements, contracts, and related documents reflecting the administrative relationships of the firm with the Delaware Rayon Company, New Bedford Knitting Company, Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., Mohasco Industries, Inc., and Empire Synthetics Corporation from 1926-1969.

Financial Records in Series B chronicle the company's cost of operations from its first year of production, 1929, to its settlement with creditors in 1971. Included in these materials are balance sheets, profit and loss statements, statistics, correspondence, and memoranda relating to productivity, wage rates, and the cost of equipment, utilities, and raw materials. This series also encompasses profit growth plans, appropriation requests, and budgets, 1965-1969; financial reports, 1951, 1968; and records of insurance on buildings and machinery, 1931-1969.

Particularly notable among records in this collection are those in Series C concerning the labor force of New Bedford Rayon, Inc. The company's association with local and national textile unions began in 1933, and contract negotiations, collective bargaining sessions, and arbitration and grievance procedures relating to the firm's employees are amply reflected by minutes of union meetings, contracts and other legal documents, correspondence, notes, and memoranda, ca. 1933-1969. Included among these union records are several work measurement studies completed by New Bedford Rayon, Inc., in the 1950s-1960s in an effort to increase productivity. In addition to union-related materials, the Labor Records encompass salary schedules and payrolls, 1941-1970; job description, evaluation, and assignment records, 1937-1970; personnel policy manuals, 1958-1968; records concerning employee benefits, 1949-1970; personnel safety records, 1938-1970; and memoranda relating to work hours and employee regulations, 1958-1970.

Comprising the bulk of this collection are Production Records in Series D which reflect all aspects of the chemical process of manufacturing viscose rayon. These materials, dating from 1929-1974, include tests, production standards and schedules, reports, correspondence, and other documents dealing with the fabrication, spinning, washing and drying, cone winding, inspection, packing, and shipping of rayon products. Production-related activities are also highlighted by engineering records concerning the company's physical plant and equipment and by technical records such as product test reports and procedures; notes; and correspondence and tests responding to customer complaints. These materials are supplemented by numerous reports prepared by company officials, chiefly concerning operations at other textile mills in the United States, Canada, and Europe, 1930-1969; correspondence relating to overall production activities and problems, 1931-1970; and supply catalogs, ca. 1929-1970, advertising machinery and equipment used in the manufacture of viscose rayon.

Sales Records for New Bedford Rayon, Inc., have been grouped together in Series E. These documents include sales-related correspondence; requests for yarn samples; order acknowledgments; sales statistics and reports; inventories; and price lists, as well as color codes and sales catalogs. Dating from ca. 1950-1974, the materials focus on the company's marketing activities as a division of Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., and Mohasco Industries, Inc.

Rounding out the collection is a group of general correspondence and several historical and biographical sketches, clippings, and articles. Incoming and outgoing letters in Series F, 1947-1974, chiefly reflect public relations duties of the company's general managers and, in addition, demonstrate their efforts to influence state and federal legislation having a potential impact on the rayon industry. Series G material, dating from ca. 1930-1970, includes a useful account of the firm's history by Olga Louise Garth and Leo F. St. Aubin.

In addition to materials relating to New Bedford Rayon, Inc., this collection contains records of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and its credit information division, the Credit Bureau of New Bedford, Inc., for 1961-1969. These records, consisting of by-laws; minutes of meetings; balance sheets and financial statements; membership registers; publications issued by the organization; incoming and outgoing correspondence; and memoranda and clippings, principally represent materials associated with Leo F. St. Aubin's service as a director and president of the Chamber of Commerce between 1966-1969. Notable among the records are documents concerning efforts to redevelop New Bedford's central business district.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to the Collection

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 25 [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

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Separations List

Removed to Photographs Collection

- Photographs of company officials and employees, ca.1930-1969. 9 items.
- Photographs of company plants and facilities, ca.1930-1960. Includes post card of Manomet Mills, ca. 1925. 6 items.
- Photographs of company machinery and equipment, ca.1930-1972. Includes negatives and several slides. 48 items
- Photographs of rayon manufacturing machinery and equipment produced by firms in the United States, Canada, and Europe, ca. 1931-1970. 58 items.
- Photographs taken at New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce programs and events, 1966-1969. 8 items.

Removed to Printed Collection

- A. B. Segur & Co. Motion-Time-Analysis Bulletin, Sept. 1969.
- Albert Raymond & Associates, Inc. Bulletins, 1946-1947, 1951-1965.
- Alexander, Arthur. Man Made Fiber Processing, 1966.
- American Appraisal Co. Clients' Service Bulletin, Feb. 1969.
- American Fabrics, 1965-1970
- American Society for Testing Materials. Standards on Textile Materials, 1958.
- American Textile Reporter, July 16, 1970; Mar. 4, 1971; June 10, 1971; June 24, 1971
- Arthur D. Little, Inc. The Outlook for Industrial Fuel Oil in Massachusetts, 1970.
- Aston, James. Wrought Iron. . .,2d ed., 1939.
- Beer, Edwin J. The Beginning of Rayon, 1962, with 1968 supplement.
- British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee. German Rayon Industry, ca. 1946.
- British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee. The Viscose Continuous and Rayon Staple Fibre Plants of the . . . Occupation Zones of Germany, ca. 1946.
- Buckeye Cellulose Corp. Cellulose for New Rayon Fibers, [1967].
- Buckeye Cellulose Corp. Viscose Process Optimization Studies on V-60 Pulp, 1966.
- Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Bulletin to Management, 16 July 1970.
- Catalogs for textile production machinery and equipment, ca. 1939-1970.
- Commonwealth of Mass. Dept. of Public Safety. Division of Inspection. Chapter 146 of General Laws, ca. 1965.
- Compressed Air Magazine, Nov. 1969.
- Contracts between New Bedford Rayon Division and Textile Workers Union of America, 1967, 1969 (duplicates of contracts remaining in the collection).
- Cowling, Hale. The Effect of Manganese on the Dispersion of Cellulose Viscose. . . . Ph. D dissertation, University of Michigan, 1939.
- Dow Chemical Co. Keys to Chelation, 1965.
- Englehard Industries Technical Bulletin, Dec. 1968.
- Hamilton, J. Kelvin, and Mitchell, R. L. "Cellulose." Reprint from Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 2d. ed., vol. 4, pp. 593-616.
- Harrison, Mark G. Textured and Novelty Yarn Processes, 1967.
- Hathorne, Berkeley L. Woven Stretch and Textured Fabrics, 1964.
- Hooker Electrochemical Co. Caustic Soda [Bulletin 115], 1954.
- Hooker Electrochemical Co. Caustic Soda Buyer's Guide [Technical Service Bulletin 101], 1955.
- Industrial Cellulose Research Ltd. Some Problems in. . . the Spinning of Viscose Rayon [Special Report 6], 1932
- Industrial Cellulose Research Ltd. Technical reports: 1386, 1487, 1578, 1592, 1954, 1983, 2001, 1002.
- Industrial Cellulose Research Ltd. Testing Methods of Viscose. . .Plants, Sept. 1957.
- International Cellulose Research Ltd. Technical Reports: 1428, 1971, 1983, 2181, 2227, 2237, 2249, 2273, 2292, 2294, 2389.
- International Textile Bulletin. World Edition: Spinning, 1970.
- Journal of the Engineering Society of New England, Jan. 8, 1968.
- Kennedy, Stephen J. The Changing Capability of the Textile Industry to Support National Defense, 1973.
- Keyes, Kenneth S. Jr. How to Develop Your Thinking Ability, 1950.
- Man-Made Fiber Producers Association, Inc. Base Book, 1951-1960, 1961-1965.
- Man-Made Fiber Producers Association, Inc. Fact Book, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970.
- Michigan Alkali Co. Wyandotte Caustic Soda, 1940.
- Modern Textiles, Jan.-Dec. 1968; Feb.-Sept., Dec. 1969; Feb., Mar. 1970; Sept. 1971; Sept. 1972.
- Monsanto Textiles Division. Textured Yarn Technology, 1967, with 1968 supplement. 4 vols.
- New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. Membership Roster, 1968
- New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. Program for 85th Annual Banquet, 1969
- New England Industrial Directory, 1969.
- Ranney, M. W. Flame Retardant Textiles, 1970.
- Rathe, Alex W., ed. Gantt on Management, 1961.
- Rayon Statistical Base Book, 1950.
- Reprints of articles from textile journals, 1960-1969.
- Riordan Sales Corp., Ltd. The Effect of Various Steeping Temperatures [and] The Mechanism of the Aging of Alkali Cellulose, June 1938.
- Rose, H. Wickliffe. The Rayon and Synthetic Fiber Industry of Japan, 1946.
- Saunders, J. H., and Frisch, K. C. Polyurethanes: Chemistry and Technology. Part II: Technology, 1964.
- Settineri, William J. Crystal and Molecular Structure of Xylan and its Crystallization, 1966. Ph. D dissertation.
- Skinner's Wool Trade Directory of the World, 1967-1968.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Directory, 1975.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. The Intercom, July-Aug. 1970.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. International Dissolving Pulps Conference. Papers, 1963, 1968.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. TAPPI, June, July, 1973; May, Dec., 1974; Mar.-July 1975.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Technical Information Sheets, 1965-1972.
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Yearbook, 1969-1970, 1972
- Textile Organon, 1955-1960; Sept. 1967; 1970-1971.
- Textile Research Institute. Institute News, July 1970.
- Textile Research Journal, Jan.-Dec. 1968; Jan.-Nov. 1969; Feb., Mar., June, Aug. 1970.
- Textile World, July 1970; May 1971; July 1973; May, June, Nov., Dec. 1974; Apr., May, Aug. 1975
- U. S. Dept. of Commerce. Office of the Publication Board. Continuous and Staple Fibre Plants of Germany, ca. 1946.
- U.S. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Major Sources of Productivity Information, 1949.
- University of Mass. School of Engineering. Commonwealth Technical Resource Service. ComTECH Transfer, Nov. 1969; July 1970.
- Van Dartelen, J. The Importance of the Spinning-Pump for Production of Artificial Silk, [1933].

Removed to Objects Collection

- Trade-mark symbol for "Newbray" yarns, ca.1930.

Removed to Maps Collection

- "Plan of land in New Bedford" showing New Bedford Rayon Division sites, 1951-1952.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Records in this collection were given to the Old Dartmouth Historical Society on 28 October 1981 by Leo F. St. Aubin, an employee of the company from 1929 through 1971--and its final General Manager

Processing Information

Processed by: Patricia J. Albright, with assistance from Leo F. St. Aubin, ca. 1982

Encoded by: Kermit Dewey, 28 July 2011; box list ammended by Mark Procknik, 9 December 2011

Funds for processing this collection were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Description

Sub-group 1: New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records, 1926-1974 [16.5 linear feet]
Sub-group 1 consists of administrative, financial, labor, production, and sales records; general correspondence; and sketches, clippings, and articles pertaining to the company New Bedford Rayon, Inc.
Series A: Administrative Records, 1926-1969
Sub-series 1: Stock Records, 1928-1968
Box 1
Folder 1
Prospectus and agreements, 1928-1929, 1938
Folder 2-6
Reports to stockholders, 1931-1934, 1951, 1953-1954, 1956-1962, 1967-1968
Folder 7
Stockholders registers, 1953-1955
Sub-series 2: Agreements and Contracts, 1926-1969
Folder 1
Process rights agreements, 1826, 1928, 1955, 1965
Folder 2-3
Patent agreements, 1944-1967
Folder 4-10
Agreements and contracts concerning New Bedford Knitting Company, 1946-1950
Folder 11-12
Certificates and resolutions concerning agreements among New Bedford Rayon Company, New Bedford Knitting Company, and Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., 1951-1952
Folder 13-14
Agreements and related documents concerning merger of New Bedford Rayon Company with Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., 1955
Folder 15
Agreements concerning transfer of New Bedford Knitting Company interests, 1957-1960
Folder 16
Agreements and related documents concerning sale of New Bedford Rayon Division's #2 mill, 1959
Folder 17
Memoranda and reports concerning transfer of New Bedford Rayon Division, Mohasco Industries, Inc., to Empire Synthetics Corporation, 1969
Series B: Financial Records, 1929-1971
Sub-series 1: Cost of Operations Records, 1929-1971
Box 2
Folder 1
1929-1930
Folder 2-4
1931
Folder 5-7
1932
Folder 8-9
1933
Folder 10
1934
Folder 11
1935
Folder 12
1936
Folder 13
1937
Folder 14
1938
Folder 15
1939
Folder 16
1941
Folder 17
1942
Folder 18
1943-1944
Folder 19
1945
Folder 20
1946
Folder 21-22
1947
Folder 23-24
1948
Folder 25
1949
Folder 26-27
1950
Folder 28-30
1951
Folder 31-32
1952
Folder 33-35
1953
Folder 36-38
1954
Folder 39-42
1955
Box 3
Folder 43-44
1956
Folder 45-47
1957
Folder 48-50
1958
Folder 51-52
1959
Folder 53-56
1960
Folder 57-61
1961
Folder 62-65
1962
Folder 66-69
1963
Folder 70-71
1964
Folder 72-75
1965
Folder 76-77
1966
Box 4
Folder 78-82
1967
Folder 83-86
1968
Folder 87-103
1969
Folder 104-112
1970
Folder 113
1971
Sub-series 2: Profit Growth Plans, 1965-1969
Box 5
Folder 1-3
1965
Folder 4
1966
Folder 5
1967
Folder 6-8
1968
Folder 9-11
1969
Sub-series 3: Appropriation Requests and Budgets, 1965-1969
Folder 1
1965-1966
Folder 2-4
1967
Folder 5
1969
Sub-series 4: Financial Reports, 1951, 1968
Box 6
Folder 1-4
Reports concerning additional water supply and industrial waste disposal at New Bedford Rayon Company and Delaware Rayon Company, 1951
Folder 5-6
Report concerning financial reporting procedures, 1968
Sub-series 5: Insurance Records, 1931-1969
Folder 1
1931-1932, 1954, 1967
Folder 2-3
1968
Folder 4
1969
Sub-series 6: Memoranda, 1960, 1963-1964, 1966-1969
Folder 1
1960, 1963-1964, 1966-1969
Series C: Labor Records, ca. 1933-1970
Sub-series 1: Union-Related Records, ca. 1933-1969
Box 7
Folder 1
ca. 1933, 1937-1941
Folder 2
1942
Folder 3
1945-1946
Folder 4-5
1947
Folder 6-7
1948
Folder 8
1949
Folder 9-10
1950
Folder 11
1951
Folder 12-13
1952
Folder 14-17
1953
Folder 18-19
1954
Box 8
Folder 20-23
1955
Folder 24-33
1956
Folder 34-37
1957
Folder 38-39
1958
Folder 40-42
1959
Box 9
Folder 43-47
1960
Folder 48-49
1961
Folder 50-58
1962
Folder 59-64
1963
Box 10
Folder 65-79
1964
Folder 80-88
1965
Box 11
Folder 89-91
1966
Folder 92-100
1967
Folder 101-103
1968
Folder 104-109
1969
Sub-series 2: Salary Records, 1941-1970
Box 12
Folder 1
1941, 1943
Folder 2
1944
Folder 3
1948-1951
Folder 4
1951-1952
Folder 5
1956
Folder 6-7
1957
Folder 8
1960-1961
Folder 9
1963
Folder 10
1964-1965
Folder 11
1965
Folder 12-13
1966
Folder 14-15
1967
Folder 16-18
1968
Folder 19-21
1969
Folder 22
1970
Sub-series 3: Job Description, Evaluation, and Assignment Records, 1937-1970
Folder 1
1937, 1947, 1950, 1956
Folder 2-3
1959
Folder 4
1960, 1962-1964
Folder 5
1965
Folder 6-7
1966
Folder 8
1967
Folder 9
1968
Folder 10
1969-1970
Sub-series 4: Personnel Policy Manuals, 1958-1968
Box 13
Folder 1-3
"Personnel Policies Manual," Mohasco Industries, Inc., 1958-1968
Folder 4
"Employee Benefits and Personnel Practices Survey," 1959
Sub-series 5: Personnel Benefits Records, 1949-1970
Folder 1-7
Employee Insurance Records, 1955-1969
Folder 8-11
Pension Plan Records, 1949-1970
Folder 12-14
Unemployment Compensation Records, 1956-1970
Folder 15-16
Workmen's Compensation Insurance Records, 1951-1969
Sub-series 6: Personnel Safety Records, 1938-1970
Folder 1
1938, 1947, 1960-1963
Folder 2
1964-1965
Folder 3
1968
Folder 4
1969-1970
Sub-series 7: Memoranda, 1958-1970
Folder 1
1958, 1961-1966
Folder 2
1967-1970
Series D: Production Records, 1929-1974
Sub-series 1: Fabrication Records, 1929-1974
Box 14
Folder 1
1929
Folder 2
1930
Folder 3-5
1931
Folder 6-8
1932
Folder 9
1933-1935
Folder 10
1936
Folder 11
1937
Folder 12-14
1938
Folder 15-17
1939
Folder 18
1940-1941
Folder 19
1942
Folder 20
1943
Folder 21
1944-1945
Folder 22
1946-1947
Folder 23
1949-1950
Box 15
Folder 24-31
1960
Folder 32-40
1961
Folder 41-44
1962
Folder 45-54
1963
Box 16
Folder 55-63
1964
Folder 64-69
1965
Folder 70-79
1966
Box 17
Folder 80-87
1967
Folder 88-98
1968
Folder 99-105
1969
Folder 106-108
1970
Folder 109
1971, 1974
Sub-series 2: Spinning Records, 1929-1972
Box 18
Folder 1
1929
Folder 2
1930
Folder 3-9
1931
Folder 10
1932, 1934
Folder 11
1936-1937
Folder 12
1940, 1942-1944
Folder 13-14
1945
Folder 15
1947
Folder 16
1949
Folder 17
1950-1951
Folder 18-19
1952
Folder 20-21
1953
Folder 22-23
1954
Folder 24-25
1955
Folder 26-28
1956
Box 19
Folder 29-31
1957
Folder 32-33
1958
Folder 34-35
1959
Folder 36-38
1960
Folder 39-42
1961
Folder 43-51
1962
Folder 52-58
1963
Box 20
Folder 59-65
1964
Folder 66-77
1965
Folder 78-85
1966
Box 21
Folder 86-93
1967
Folder 94-99
1968
Folder 100-109
1969
Folder 110-111
1970
Folder 112
1971-1972
Sub-series 3: Washing/Drying Records, 1930-1970
Box 22
Folder 1
1930
Folder 2-3
1931
Folder 4
1932
Folder 5
1940, 1942, 1948
Folder 6
1950, 1952
Folder 7
1953
Folder 8
1954-1955, 1958-1959
Folder 9
1960
Folder 10
1961
Folder 11
1962
Folder 12
1963-1964
Folder 13
1965
Folder 14-15
1966
Folder 16-22
1967
Folder 23
1968-1969
Folder 24-25
1970
Sub-series 4: Cone Winding Records, 1930-1970
Folder 1
1930-1931, 1948
Folder 2
1952, 1954-1957
Folder 3
1960-1961
Folder 4
1962-1970
Sub-series 5: Inspection, Packing, and Shipping Records, 1930, 1952-1970
Box 23
Folder 1
1930, 1952-1953
Folder 2
1954-1955
Folder 3
1957
Folder 4
1958-1959
Folder 5
1960-1966
Folder 6-7
1968
Folder 8
1969
Folder 9-12
1970
Sub-series 6: Engineering Records, 1951-1970
Box 24
Folder 1
1951
Folder 2-10
1952
Folder 11
1955
Folder 12
1957, 1960
Folder 13
1961, 1963
Folder 14
1965
Folder 15-16
1967
Folder 17
1968
Folder 18-20
1969
Folder 21
1970
Sub-series 7: Technical Records, 1930-1970
Box 25
Folder 1
1930-1932
Folder 2
1934
"Analytical Methods--Control Laboratory"
Folder 3
1937-1938
Folder 4-5
1946, 1950
Folder 6-8
1952
Folder 9-12
1953
Folder 13-19
1954
Box 26
Folder 20-24
1955
Folder 25-27
1956
Folder 28-29
1957
Folder 30-33
1958
Folder 34
1959
Folder 35
1960
Folder 36-37
1961
Box 27
Folder 38-42
1962
Folder 43-44
1962-1965
Chief chemist's notes
Folder 45
1962-1967
Cross section photographs
Folder 46-51
1963
Folder 52-54
1964
Folder 55-57
1965
Box 28
Folder 58-62
1966
Folder 63
1966-1968
"Test Sheets"
Folder 64
1967
Folder 65-67
1967
"Manual of Standards"
Folder 68-69
1967-1970
"Color Formulations"
Folder 70
1968
Folder 71-74
1969
Folder 75-78
1970
Sub-series 8: Reports, 1930-1969
Box 29
Folder 1
On production operations at Delaware Rayon Company, 1930, 1947-1948, 1954
Folder 2-3
On "The Manufacture of Rugs and Carpets in the Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc.," 1939
Folder 4-6
On visits to textile mills and related facilities in the United States and Canada, 1948-1969
Folder 7
"Lenzing Report" on rayon production in the United States, 1951
Folder 8
On lectures attended concerning rayon production, 1959, 1969
Folder 9-10
On polypropylene monofilament yarn, 1962-1963
Folder 11-13
On New Bedford Rayon Division's engineering capabilities, 1964-1968
Folder 14-15
On study to improve product quality and production capacity of New Bedford Rayon Division, 1964
Box 30
Folder 16-27
On tours of European textile mills and related facilities, 1964, 1966, 1968-1969
Includes correspondence
Sub-series 9: Correspondence, 1931, 1940, 1945, 1962-1970
Folder 1-2
1931
Folder 3
1940, 1945
Folder 4
1962-1964
Folder 5-6
1965
Folder 7-8
1966
Folder 9
1967-1968
Folder 10-13
1969
Folder 14-16
1970
Sub-series 10: Supply Catalogs, ca. 1929-1970
Box 31
Folder 1-5
ca. 1929-1970
Series E: Sales Records, ca. 1950-1974
Sub-series 1: Correspondence, 1953-1974
Box 32
Folder 1
1953-1954, 1962-1963
Folder 2
1965
Folder 3-8
1966
Folder 9-11
1966-1967, 1969-1970
Concerns sale of viscose
Folder 12-13
1967
Folder 14-17
1968
Folder 18-25
1969
Folder 22-28
1970
Folder 29
1974
Sub-series 2: Requests for Yarn Samples, 1966-1969
Box 33
Folder 1
1966
Folder 2-3
1967
Folder 4-5
1968
Folder 6
1969
Sub-series 3: Order Acknowledgments, 1967, 1970
Folder 1
1967
Folder 2
1970
Sub-series 4: Sales Statistics, 1953-1971
Box 34
Folder 1
1953, 1956, 1958
Folder 2
1960-1962
Folder 3
1963-1964
Folder 4-5
1965
Folder 6
1966
Folder 7
1967
Folder 8-11
1967-1968
"Sales Charts"
Folder 12-13
1968
Folder 14-15
1969
Folder 16
1970
Folder 17
1971
Sub-series 5: Inventories, 1956-1971
Box 35
Folder 1
1956
"Delaware Rayon Division"
Folder 2
1959-1968
Folder 3
1960-1964
Folder 4-5
1962-1968
Folder 6
1965-1970
Folder 7
1965-1970
"Producers Inventory"
Folder 8
1967
Folder 9-10
1969
Folder 11-13
1970
Folder 14-17
1971
Sub-series 6: Sales Reports, 1956-1970
Folder 1
1956, 1963
Folder 2
1964
Folder 3
1967-1968
Folder 4
1969-1970
Sub-series 7: Price Lists, 1956, 1966, 1968-1970
Box 36
Folder 1
1956, 1966
Folder 2
1968-1970
Sub-series 8: Color Codes and Charts, 1962-1970
Folder 1
1962, 1965-1966, 1968
Folder 2-3
1969
Folder 4
1970
Sub-series 9: Sales Catalogs, ca. 1950, ca. 1969
Folder
Delaware Rayon Company, ca. 1950
Folder 2-3
New Bedford Rayon, Inc., ca. 1969
Sub-series 10: Memoranda, 1962, 1968-1969
Folder 1
1962, 1968
Folder 2-3
1969
Series F: General Correspondence, 1947-1974
Sub-series 1: Incoming, 1947-1974
Box 37
Folder 1
1947, 1954, 1956
Folder 2
1960-1962
Folder 3
1966
Folder 4
1967
Folder 5-8
1968
Folder 9-15
1969
Folder 16-19
1970
Folder 20
1974
Sub-series 2: Outgoing, 1961-1970
Box 38
Folder 1
1961, 1963, 1966-1967
Folder 2-3
1968
Folder 4-9
1969
Folder 10-12
1970
Series G: Sketches, Clippings, and Articles, ca. 1930-1970
Folder 1
"A Historical Account of New Bedford Rayon Division...," by Olga Louise Garth, 1966
With addendum by Leo F. St. Aubin, ca. 1970
Folder 2
"This is New Bedford" issue of Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., publication, Tomohawk, September 1951
Folder 3
Clippings concerning New Bedford Rayon, Inc., ca. 1930-1967
Folder 4-5
Articles concerning the manufacture and sale of rayon and other synthetic fibers, ca. 1934-1969
Sub-group 2: New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Records, 1961-1969 [6 inches]
Sub-group 2 consists of administrative, financial, and membership records; publications; correspondence; and memoranda and clippings pertaining to the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Series A: Administrative Records, 1963-1969
Box 39
Folder 1
By-laws, 1966
Folder 2-7
Agenda and meetings of meetings, 1965-1969
Folder 8
Outline of president's duties, ca. 1965
Folder 9
"Office Procedures Manual," ca. 1966
Folder 10
Description of Chamber of executives' retirement program, 1963
Series B: Financial Records, 1965-1968
Folder 1-3
Balance sheets and financial statements, 1965-1968
Includes financial records for the Credit Bureau of New Bedford, Inc.
Series C: Membership Records, 1968
Folder 1
"Membership Roster," 1968
Folder 2
Lists of names of directors and committee members, 1968
Series D: Publications, 1961-1969
Folder 1
Addresses and notes for programs, 1966, 1969
Folder 2
Brochures about New Bedford, 1961, 1967
Folder 3-4
Newsletters, 1967-1968
Folder 5
Programs, 1965-1966, 1969
Folder 6-7
Reports and surveys, 1965-1968
Series E: Correspondence, 1966-1969
Sub-series 1: Incoming, 1968
Folder 1
1968
Sub-series 2: Outgoing, 1966-1969
Folder 1
1966-1969
Series F: Memoranda and Clippings, 1966-1968
Folder 1
1966-1968

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Added Entries

Arbitration, Industrial--Mass.--New Bedford
Artificial fibers SEE Textile fibers, Synthetic
Artificial silk SEE Rayon
Boards of trade--Mass.--New Bedford
Business records--Mass.--New Bedford
Carpets
Central business districts--Mass.--New Bedford
Chambers of commerce SEE Boards of trade
City planning--Mass.--New Bedford
Collective bargaining--Mass.--New Bedford
Collective bargaining--Textile industry--Mass.--New Bedford
Collective labor agreements--Mass.--New Bedford
Collective labor agreements--Textile industry--Mass.--New Bedford
Commercial associations--Mass.--New Bedford
Credit Bureau of New Bedford, Inc., New Bedford, Mass.
Credit bureaus--Mass.--New Bedford
Delaware Rayon Company, New Castle, Delaware
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fibers, Synthetic
Empire Synthetics Corporation, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
Grievance arbitration--Mass.--New Bedford
Grievance procedures--Mass.--New Bedford
Labor contracts--Mass.--New Bedford
Labor disputes--Mass.--New Bedford
Labor productivity--Mass.--New Bedford
Man-made fibers industry--Mass.--New Bedford
Mediation and conciliation, Industrial--Mass.--New Bedford
Mercantile agencies SEE Credit bureaus
Mohasco Corporation, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Mohasco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y. SEE Mohasco Corporation, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Mohasco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y. New Bedford Rayon Division, New Bedford, Mass. SEE New Bedford Rayon, Inc., New Bedford, Mass.
Mohawk Carpet Mills, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y.. SEE Mohasco Corporation, Amsterdam, N.Y.
New Bedford Knitting Company, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford Rayon Company, New Bedford, Mass. SEE New Bedford Rayon, Inc., New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford Rayon, Inc., Records
New Bedford, Mass.--City planning
New Bedford, Mass.--Commerce
New Bedford, Mass.--Industries
Non-wage payments--Mass.--New Bedford
Nonwoven fabrics industry--Mass.--New Bedford
Production standards--Mass.--New Bedford
Productivity bargaining--Mass.--New Bedford
Rayon
Rayon industry and trade--Mass.--New Bedford
Rayon spinning
Silk, Artificial SEE Rayon
Spun yarns
St. Aubin, Leo F., 1909-
Synthetic fabrics
Synthetic fibers SEE Textile fibers, Synthetic
Textile chemistry
Textile fabrics--Mass.--New Bedford
Textile fibers, Synthetic--Mass.--New Bedford
Textile industry--Mass.--New Bedford
Textile machinery
Textile workers--Mass.--New Bedford
Town planning SEE City planning
Trade-unions--Mass.--New Bedford
Trade-unions--Textile workers--Mass.--New Bedford
Viscose process
Viscose rayon SEE Rayon
Viscose silk SEE Rayon
Wages and labor productivity--Mass.--New Bedford
Wages--Rayon Industry and trade--Mass.--New Bedford
Work measurement
Yarn

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