American Thread Company Records
1998.0302

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Creator
American Thread Company.
Title
American Thread Company Records
ID
1998.0302
Date [inclusive]
1953-1978
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
In 1898, the English Sewing Company of England purchases the Willimantic Linen Company and other New England mills and form the American Thread Company. The Willimantic mill was closed when the company moved to North Carolina in 1985.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], American Thread Company Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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History

In 1898, the English Sewing Company of  England purchased the  Willimantic Linen Company England mills and formed the  American Thread Company locally known as “ATCO” or “the THREAD”.  The Willimantic mill was closed when the company moved to  North Carolina in 1985.

(Source: Matthew Roth.  Connecticut: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites.  Society for Industrial Archeology, 1981. Information provided by  Windham Textile and History Museum, 157 Union/Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226)

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of one print and twenty-four (25) annual reports which provide information on officers, earnings, and information of interest to stockholders.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries January 1998

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Revision Description

  February 2013

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Acquisition Information

Unknown for every item except for the 1978 annual report, which was donated in February 2013 by W.J. Bartus of   Long Valley, New Jersey.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to textile manufacturing in Connecticut. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Thread Company.

Genre(s)

  • Annual Reports
  • Illustrations (layout features).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut

Occupation(s)

  • Manufacture of thread, worsted and synthetic yarn.

Subject(s)

  • Cotton yarn industry
  • Mills and mill-work—Connecticut—Willimantic.
  • Textile factories—Connecticut—Willimantic.
  • Textile industry
  • Thread—Manufacture.
  • Willimantic (Conn.)—Industries.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Annual reports, 1953-1977 

Box
1

 1953 

 1955 

 1956 

 1957 

 1958 

 1959 

 1960 

 1961 

 1962 

 1963 

 1964 

 1965 

 1966 

 1967 

 1968 

 1969 

 1970 

 1971 

 1972 

 1973 

 1974 

 1975 

 1976 

 1977 

 1978 

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Series II: Print, undated 

Folder

Print, undated 

OS

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