Ralph Robertson Powell Papers 1934-1935; 1955 (bulk 1934-1935)

Creator
Powell, Ralph Robertson
Size
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
Location

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

Call number
MC 00068

The majority of the collection consists of notebooks and textbooks of Ralph Robertson Powell's when he was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles) from 1932 to 1936. A fabric analysis workbook, and note pages on fabric structure, dyeing, and other textiles subjects are included. Also included are materials relating to Powell's involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and a loom machine manual authored by Powell and published by Cannon Mills in 1955.

Ralph Robertson Powell, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles) from 1932 to 1936.

Biographical/historical note

Ralph Robertson Powell, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles) from 1932 to 1936. During his time at North Carolina State College Morrison was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including the Tompkins Textile Society, the Sigma Tau Sigma fraternity, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), and boxing.

Scope/content

The majority of the collection consists of notebooks and textbooks of Ralph Robertson Powell's when he was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles) from 1932 to 1936. A fabric analysis notebook contains detailed analyses of hundreds of fabrics, most of which are accompanied by a sample of the fabric analyzed. Also included are two typed textbooks, one on dyeing and one on fabric structure, each with handwritten notes throughout. The dyeing textbook also contains several colored yarn samples. Miscellaneous notes and typed textbook pages on various textile-related subjects are also included.

The collection also contains material relating to Powell's involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at State College, including drill schedules and memoranda, as well as an letter of appointment at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The collection also contains draft and final versions of a loom manual authored by Powell and published by Cannon Mills.

Physical description

1 archival box

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Robertson Powell Papers, MC 00068, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Burlington Textiles Library, July 2006.

Separated material

  • Nelson, T. (1931). Practical loom fixing. Charlotte, N.C.: Charlotte textile bulletin. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS1493 .N4 1931
  • Hart, R. (1936?). Notes on cotton-warp sizing. New York.: Hart Products Corp. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS1580 .H35 1936
  • Crompton and Knowles Loom Works. (1936). Jacquards. Worcester, M.A.: Crompton and Knowles. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS1500 .C76 1936
  • Crompton and Knowles Loom Works. (1939). Jacquards. Worcester, M.A.: Crompton and Knowles. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS1500 .C76 1939
  • World Textile Publications Ltd. (1942). Cotton mill handbook. New York : McGraw-Hill. Textiles Library Special - Collections Rare Books TS1581 .T39 1942
  • Clark, W. A. G. (1926). Clark's weave room calculations, a practical treatise of cotton yarn and cloth calculations for the weave room, especially applicable to southern mills. [Charlotte, N.C., Clark Publishing Company.] Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS1581 .C6 1926
  • Rogers, S. (1939). Foremen : leaders or drivers? Chicago, Ill. : S. Rogers Publications Chicago, Ill. : S. Rogers Publications. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TS155 .R62 1939
  • Matthews, J. M. (1920). Application of dyestuffs to textiles, paper, leather and other materials. New York, Wiley. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books TP893 .M3 1920
  • Taylor Society. (1929). Scientific management in American industry. New York ; London : Harper and Brothers. Textiles Library - Special Collections Rare Books T58.8 .T3 1929

Processing information

Processed by Terra Kridler, October 2006

Encoded by Terra Kridler, October 2006

Fabric analysis 1934

Contains fabric samples.

Box 1, Folder 1
Fabric structure and cloth analysis circa 1934
Box 1, Folder 2
Junior dyeing 1934

Contains yarn samples.

Box 1, Folder 3
Sophomore notes 1934

Contains fabric samples.

Box 1, Folder 4
Other textile notes and texts 1934
Box 1, Folder 5
ROTC materials 1935
Box 1, Folder 6
Cannon Mills Terry Loom Instruction Manual - draft 1955
Box 1, Folder 7
Cannon Mills Terry Loom Instruction Manual - final 1955
Box 1, Folder 8

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Robertson Powell Papers, MC 00068, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.