MC 00027 Guide to the Elliot B. Grover Papers, 1925 - 1958 and undated

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This series includes mostly company papers Grover kept from his time as an executive at Ponemah Mills before coming to N.C. State. Also included are records from Grover's service in World War II in England and Germany with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee. Most notable in that connection is a sheet of Adolf Hitler stationery obtained during an inspection tour of a fallen German paper mill.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Efficiency Studies, 1925 - 1937
[Box 1, Folder 2] Joint Chiefs of Staff: Consulting Work Notes, England Trip, 1944 - 1945
[Box 1, Folder 3] Joint Chiefs of Staff: Consulting Work Notes, Germany Trip, 1945
[Box 1, Folder 4] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1927 June - 1928 February
[Box 1, Folder 5] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1928 March 21 - 1928 October 27
[Box 1, Folder 6] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1930 February 1 - 1932 March 31
[Box 2, Folder 1] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1933 January 13 - 1933 May 9
[Box 2, Folder 2] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1935 March 25 - 1937 October 30
[Box 2, Folder 3] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1938 January 24 - 1939 June 22
[Box 2, Folder 4] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1940 March 29 - 1943 October 30
[Box 2, Folder 5] Ponemah Mills: Company Papers, 1944 January 29 - 1945 December 4
[Box 2, Folder 6] Ponemah Mills: Notes and Correspondence, 1928 March 30 - 1930 August 13
[Box 2, Folder 7] Ponemah Mills: Notes and Correspondence, 1930 September 11 - 1932 December 13
[Box 3, Folder 1] Ponemah Mills: Miscellany, undated
[Box 3, Folder 2] Selfridge and Company Papers, 1928 - 1930
[Box 3, Folder 3] "Shirley Cloth Duplicates for John Bogdan,", 1944
[Box 3, Folder 4] Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee (TIIC), European Trip (1), 1945
Contains one leaf of Adolf Hitler stationery obtained during an inspection tour of German paper and pulp mill.
[Box 3, Folder 5] Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee (TIIC), European Trip (2), 1945
This series includes various personal records of Grover's, including mementos from his years in Europe during World War II, portrait-style photographs of Grover, and a typed account of a Frenchwoman's 19th-century immigration to Massachusetts (possibly Grover's ancestor).
[Box 3, Folder 6] "Life of Louise Beauvais Rider,", undated (Retyped account of the emigration of a Frenchwoman to America in the early nineteenth century, possibly one of Grover's ancestors.)
[Box 3, Folder 7] Miscellany, 1928 - 1946 (Mostly mementos from Grover's sojourn in Europe from 1944 to 1945. Also included are newspaper articles, a few personal letters, and a program for MIT's June 1928 graduation ceremony (Grover's class).)
[Box 3, Folder 8] MIT President's Report, 1958
[Box 3, Folder 9] Photographs, undated (Several portrait photographs of Grover.)

Creator

Grover, Elliot B. (Elliot Brown), 1906-1997

Quantity

1.5 Linear feet 3 archival storage boxes

General Physical Description note

3 archival storage boxes

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Originally transferred from the NCSU College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, as part of the records of the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management Records, UA 130.021.

Processing

Processed by: Chad Morgan; machine-readable finding aid created by: Chad Morgan

Scope and Content Note

The Elliot B. Grover Papers include materials documenting Grover's early career in the textile industry, his consulting work with the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff examining German textile and pulp factories in the wake of the Allied advance through that country, and his work as a member of the faculty of the College of Textiles of North Carolina State University (although most of the latter type of material may be found in the records of the college's Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, UA 130.021). Included are company papers Grover kept from his time as an executive at Ponemah Mills in Connecticut, as well as records from his service in World War II in England and Germany with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, foreign currency from his sojourn in World War II Europe, and official government notes and reports, from 1925 through 1958. Also included are several undated portrait-style photographs of Grover.

Biographical Note

Elliot Brown Grover (1906 - 1997) was born in the suburbs of Boston. After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1928, Grover went on to earn a textiles doctorate at the same institution in 1931. He thereupon began work as a textile engineer at Ponemah Mills in Taftville, Connecticut. Grover's career in private industry was interupted when he was called upon to do consulting work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducting inspections of German textile and pulp mills after the latter had fallen into Allied hands during World War II. Even before decamping for Europe, though, he had agreed to join the North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) faculty in 1944 as the head of the Yarn Manufacturing Department in the School of Textiles. In 1959, School of Textiles Dean Malcolm E. Campbell appointed Grover the head of the school's new Department of Textile Technology. Grover received an honorary fellowship from the Textile Institute in Manchester, England, the organization's highest honor, in 1962. He authored numerous publications, including the Handbook of Textile Testing and Quality Control. He was active in numerous professional organizations, including Sigma Xi and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Grover retired from the university in 1966. He spent his retirement in Raleigh.

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