MSS 00016 Guide to the John Rea Morrison Papers, 1921-1924

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0.03 Linear feet

General Physical Description note


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Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Terra Kridler, November 2006;machine-readable finding aid created by: Terra Kridler, November 2006

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of notebooks of John Rea Morrison when he was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles), 1921-1924. All three notebooks are entirely handwritten, approximately 30 pages each, covering design and manufacturing of textiles, and carding and spinning topics. The design notebook contains a number of colored fabric designs and discussions of each. The carding and spinning notebooks include many hand-drawn diagrams of textile machinery and detailed explanation of their design and operation.

Biographical Note

John Rea "Governor" Morrison, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was a student in the North Carolina State College School of Textiles (later North Carolina State University College of Textiles), 1921-1924. During his time at North Carolina State College Morrison was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including the Tompkins Textile Society, football and track, and the German and French clubs.

Access to Collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Rea Morrison Papers, MSS 16, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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