MC 00074 Guide to the Malcolm Eugene Campbell Papers, 1921-1926, 1952 (Bulk, 1921-1926)

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[Box 1, Folder 1]
This folder consists of a carbon copied letter from Campbell in regards to a test comparing breaking strength of yarns spun with leather and cork top rolls.
[Flat Box 2]
The volume contains discussion on calculating speeds of various types of textiles machinery, including picking, carding, spinning, and drawing and roving frames. Drawings, blueprints and other illustrations are included throughout, as well as other notes and handwritten calculations.
[Box 1]
The volume contains detailed discussion of cotton and cotton yarn manufacturing. Topics include: picking, carding, drawing frames, roving frames, ring spinning, twisting, comber, mule spinning, mill engineering, and labor costs. Drawings and other illustrations and notes dated 1919-1926 are found throughout the volume.
[Box 1]
The first chapter of this textbook contains discussions on creating designs to be made by jacquard weaving machines and how to create different types of patterns from a design. Hand drawn sketches, fabric samples, hand colored patterns on graph paper are included to demonstrate the design process. Other topics of discussion in chapter one are card cutting, ground weaves, and leno designing. The chapter on knitting discusses types and uses of different types of needles, stitches, and loops; also includes a glossary of knitting terms; the use of ribbing or rib top machine; and discussion of hosiery production. The third chapter discusses labor, stock, and overhead costs of production. Drawings and other illustrations, weaving patterns, blue prints of machinery, and notes are found throughout the volume.


Campbell, Malcolm Eugene, 1902-


0.5 Linear feet 1 archival box

General Physical Description note

1 archival box, 1 flatbox


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Acquisitions Information

Items transferred from D. H. Hill Library and Burlington Textiles Library in August 1974 (Accession no. 1974-0005).


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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three mimeographed textbooks used by Malcolm Eugene Campbell when he was a student at New Bedford Textile School and later as an instructor at Clemson College. The books cover various textiles related topics including jacquard design, knitting, yarn manufacturing, and carding and spinning calculations. Hand drawn and colored sketches and patterns, and fabric samples are included. Also included are several notes and letters found within the textbooks.

Biographical Note

Malcolm Eugene Campbell was born January 25th, 1902, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Textiles School at New Bedford Institute of Technology in 1922, and went on to teach textiles engineering at Clemson College (later University), where he received his bachelor's degree. Campbell worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a cotton technologist in cotton spinning and fiber research for 17 years before his appointment as Dean of the School of Textiles at North Carolina State College (later University) in 1943. As Dean, Campbell succeeded in improving the educational program, expanding textile research, and increasing enrollment. He also directed the development of the artificial artery, which was used for treatment of an aneurysm Campbell suffered in 1971. During his career Campbell received three honorary doctorate degrees from Clemson University, the Philadelphia Textile Institute, and the National University of Engineering, Peru. He retired from North Carolina State College in 1967, and died in 1978.

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