Featured Collections & Projects
Elizabeth Vann Moore Family Papers, 1848-1998 (MC 486)
Family history materials, extensive records about the day-to-day operations of Sterling Cotton Mills in Franklinton, NC, correspondence, financial reports, audits. Correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, and photographs of the Moore and Vann families, from the turn of the twentieth century through World War II and later.
Stanley Backer Papers, 1948-2000 (MC 303)
Head of the Fibers and Polymers Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where his research in textiles engineering led to a greater understanding of fiber structure and fabric behavior. Developed one of the first online information retrieval systems, known as the Textile Information Retrieval Product.
Perry Grady Papers, 1978-2007 (MC 168)
Emeritous Associate Dean and Professor at the NC State University College of Textiles (COT). Course outlines, student works, committee meeting minutes, photographs, slides and videotapes documenting the history of the North Carolina State University College of Textiles and the textiles industry.
Elliot B. Grover Papers, 1925-1958 (MC 27)
Faculty in the College of Textiles at NC State. Company papers from his time as an executive at Ponemah Mills in Connecticut; records from his service in World War II in England and Germany with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee. Correspondence, clippings, foreign currency, official government notes and reports, portrait photographs.
Franz Hüttner Weaving Album, 1902-1904 (MC 377)
A sophisticated album or workbook of textile weaving patterns and resulting fabric samples kept in 1902-1904 by Franz Hüttner and produced in Vienna. Franz Hüttner was likely a student or instructor at a weaving school in Zwittaü, Moravia, around the turn of the 20th century.
Thomas Nelson Papers, 1877-1954 (MC 2)
Internationally renowned textile expert and educator. Correspondence, photographs, textile samples, clippings, class and lab notes, published works. Correspondence with then-Democratic presidential nominee Franklin Delano Roosevelt, correspondence with a NC State alumnus serving in the WWII, and a signed 4th ed. of Nelson's book, Practical Loom Fixing.
William Edward Shinn Papers, 1929-1975 (MC 52)
NC State College as a student, professor, and department head. Documents Shinn's professional teaching career and research on various textile and knitting technologies.
Arthur Wullschleger Notebook, 1898-1902 (MC 305)
Contains handwritten notes on courses in weaving as well as hand-drawn diagrams of textile machinery and weaving patterns. Fabric samples accompany some weaving patterns.