TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Records

History

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Series I: Administrative Records, 1871-1999

Series II: Land Records, c. 1829-1988

Series III: Legal Documents, 1862-1997

Series IV: Financial Records, 1854-1981

Series V: Publications, 1900-1993

Series VI: Advertising and Product Samples, c. 1880-1992

Series VII: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1950-1998

Series VIII: Affiliated Businesses, 1848-1936






C.H. Dexter Company Records



Finding aid prepared by Kathryn S. King.

Finding aid encoded by Betsy Pittman in December 2002.


This finding aid was prepared with generous support from the Simon and Doris Konover Endowment Fund.



Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205



© 2002 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Records

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Creator: C.H. Dexter Company.
Title: C.H. Dexter Company Records.
Dates: 1829-1999
Extent: 112.5 linear feet
Record Series: MSS20000128
Language English.
Abstract: The Dexter Corporation originated from a family-owned saw and grist mill that began in 1767 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and evolved into a multi-national producer of long fiber papers and chemical laminates. In its 233 years of operation, the company grew from manufacturing tissues, toilet paper, and tea bags to marketing more specialized products like medical garments and industrial finishes. Faced with a proposed buyout by International Specialty Products Incorporated in 2000, the Dexter Corporation separated its three divisions and sold them off to avoid a hostile takeover. The Life Sciences division merged with Invitrogen Corporation. The Specialty Polymers division was sold in part to Akzo Nobel, and the remaining businesses merged with Loctite Corporation. The third division, Dexter Nonwoven Materials, located on the company's original site in Windsor Locks, was sold to the Finnish Ahlstrom Paper Group. The physical plant was expected to continue operating, but the corporate headquarters were closed.

History

The Dexter Corporation began in 1767 as a small, family-operated mill on land in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, purchased by Seth Dexter for his son, Seth Dexter. Originally a saw and grist mill, the business added a paper mill and began marketing specialty papers in the mid-nineteenth century. In its third generation of family ownership, under the direction of Charles Haskell Dexter, the company established itself as the C. H. Dexter Co. and developed products for a well-defined market of papers and tissues. Their Star Mills Medicated Manila Tissue was the first commercially-manufactured tissue. Together with his son, Edwin Dexter, and his son-in-law, H. R. Coffin, C.H. Dexter moved the company into the twentieth century as C. H. Dexter and Sons, Co. In 1914 the company was incorporated and was headed by A. D. Coffin, the son of H. R. Coffin.

The years of the depression in the 1930s saw the company's further evolution with the development of the Long Fiber Papers, and through mergers and divestments. In addition to its specialty tissues and paper covers, the company began producing tea bags and meat casings. To protect its interests in the markets it served, C. H. Dexter and Sons, Inc. carefully patented its products and logos, both domestically and internationally.

By the mid-twentieth century, having established the quality of its specialized papers, C. H. Dexter and Sons, Inc., began production of industrial finishes and laminates. The company renamed itself the Dexter Corporation in 1966 to reflect its expansion and development. In response to economic fluctuations and its new market interests, the company actively acquired, developed and divested itself of numerous subsidiaries. Simultaneously, Dexter Corporation moved further into international markets with plants in Scotland and Japan.

In 1999-2000, when a hostile takeover threatened to displace over 200 years of operations, the Dexter Corporation dismantled, merging its Life Sciences division with Invitrogen Corporation and its Specialty Polymers division with Loctite Corporation. Its Nonwovens Division was sold to the Finish company Ahlstrom Paper Group.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains materials relevant to the production and sale of paper products, including administrative, property, financial, and legal records, in addition to product samples, advertising, publications, reports and photographs. This collection also includes a small number of administrative and financial documents from water and electric companies in the Windsor Locks, Connecticut, area in which Dexter had interests.

The administrative files (1871-1999) contain documents from the company when it was a family business (prior to 1967), and from the Dexter Corporation, including documents concerning the name changes of the company. Those earlier documents include correspondence with other Connecticut paper businesses, a small number of employee records and information on the personal affairs of H. R. Dexter. The documents from Dexter Corporation are primarily annual reports. One item of interest is the "War Bonds Drive Manual" (c.1952), a complete guide (including instructions, sample letters and fliers, posters and incentives) to encourage employees to sign up for a payroll deduction for bonds to support the Korean War.

The Land Records (c.1829-1988) include property deeds and records of sales and purchases, as well as records of land transactions with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. There are also records from several Connecticut River improvement projects in which Dexter had clear interests, as the company depended on the river for production.

While containing some documents from anti-trust court cases from the first half of the twentieth century, the Legal Documents (1862-1997) has a full record of the company's trademarks and patents, both foreign and domestic. The company's original organization of these files has been preserved, with the initial trademark registrations being arranged by date, and the subsequent registration renewals for foreign trademarks being arranged by country.

The company's financial records (1854-1981) include sales and inventory records, receipts, and cash ledgers, as well as a complete record of audits from 1925 to 1976. Stock ledgers, tax documents and records of the company's interactions with its financial institution, the Phoenix State Bank & Trust, are included as well.

The company produced handbooks and manuals, employee newsletters, company histories and later, various brochures and pamphlets for the divisions of the corporation which are organized in Publications (1914-1993). These publications are divided into those commissioned by the company and those written about the company.

There are early twentieth-century advertisements from the company's original paper products as well as print ads from the latter part of the century in the Advertising and Product Samples Series (1956-1988). Samples of their products include manifold tissues, toilet tissues, Sta-brite silverware tissue, paper covers, and tea bags. There are many volumes of the company's periodically published "house organ," the XTRA, a literary advertising booklet. Several binders, containing samples of tissue colors and qualities, show the range of products the company made available at the turn of the twentieth century.

Memorabilia (1950-1998) include photographs, portrait sketches, framed photographs, photographs of corporate headquarters, Dexter physical plants, long-range planning meetings, and the visit to Chirnside, Scotland, by Princess Anne in 1972. There are also three films documenting Dexter's opening of a plant in Scotland and the visit of the princess to Chirnside, along with some company longevity tokens.

C.H. Dexter Company collected some of the records of several affiliated businesses in the Windsor Locks from 1848-1936. The following companies with whom C.H. Dexter & Sons had administrative connections and stock holdings are represented in the collection: Connecticut River Company, Northern Connecticut Securities Company, Northern Connecticut Power Company, Northern Connecticut Light and Power Company, Stafford Springs Aqueduct Company, Coffin Realty Company, and the Grove Cemetery. Dexter held stock in some of the companies, and in others it was directly involved in administrative capacities (see the Coffin Realty Company and the Connecticut River Company records). One of the affiliated businesses, the Grove Cemetery, was established by the grandson of Seth Dexter [the founder of C. H. Dexter] as the family burial grounds in Windsor Locks.

Some of the companies whose records are located here merged in 1926 to form the Northern Connecticut Power Company: The Northern Connecticut Power Co., Connecticut River Co., Northern Connecticut Light and Power Co., Thompsonville Water Co., Somers Electric Co., and Stafford Springs Aqueduct Co. were consolidated into one company. This consolidated company operated until 1936, when it again split into separate business entities. The interest of Dexter in these dynamics, in addition to its stock holdings, was especially strong, given the relationship of its production to the water and electric companies.

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Arrangement

Series I: Administrative Records (1871-1999).

Subseries A. Family Papers (1871-1940)

Subseries B. Name Change Records (1914-1966)

Subseries C. Correspondence (1891-1961)

Subseries D. Annual Reports (1967-1999)

Subseries E. Proposals and Contracts (1894-1965)

Subseries F. Property Assessments (1914-1962)

Subseries G. Labor and Employee Records (1908-1969)

Series II: Land Records (c. 1829-1988)

Subseries A: Early Land Documents (c. 1829-1917)

Subseries B: Land Documents (1902-1963)

Subseries C: Railroad Documents (1844-1959)

Subseries D: Connecticut River Improvements (1868-1977)

Subseries E: Property Records (1847-1988)

Series III: Legal Documents (1862-1997)

Subseries A: Licenses, Patents and Copyrights (1862-1953)

Subseries B: Domestic Trademark Registrations (1909-1997)

Subseries C: International Trademark Registrations (1915-1945)

Subseries D: International Trademark Renewals (1918-1997)

Subseries E: Court Cases (1890-1960)

Series IV: Financial Records (1854-1981)

Subseries A: Records of Transactions (1854-1945)

Subseries B: Records for C.H. Dexter Stock (1917-1981) **wrapped ledgers

Subseries C: Tax Documents (1920-1952) **incl. oversize

Subseries D: Financial Reports (1914-1976)

Series V: Publications (1900-1993)

Subseries A: Internal Histories (1900-1988)

Subseries B: Publications by Dexter Corporation (1970-1975)

Subseries C: Newsletters (1955-1987)

Subseries D: Other Publications (1914-1993)

Series VI: Advertising and Product Samples (c. 1880-1992)

Subseries A: Advertisements (1956-1988)

Subseries B: Advertising Booklets (XTRA House Organ) (undated)

Subseries C: Product Samples (undated, c. 1880-1932)

Series VII: Photographs and Memorabilia (1950-1998)

Subseries A: Photographs (1966-1995)

Subseries B: Films (1972-1973)

Subseries C: Longevity Tokens (1967)

Subseries D: Dexter Memorabilia (1978-1990)

Subseries E: Other Memorabilia (1950-1998)

Series VIII: Affiliated Businesses (1848-1936)

Subseries A: Connecticut River Company (1848-1926)

Subseries B: Northern Connecticut Securities Company (1913-1926)

Subseries C: Northern Connecticut Power Company (1905-1936)

Subseries D: Northern Connecticut Light & Power Company (1904-1926)

Subseries E: Stafford Springs Aqueduct Company (1885-1926)

Subseries F: Coffin Realty Company (1909-1926)

Subseries G: Grove Cemetery Documents (1859-1925)

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

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.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Connecticut business records. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

The following materials were removed for cataloging:

The Conservative Advocate Dodd C5946.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Subjects:

C.H. Dexter and Sons, Co.
C.H. Dexter Co.
Connecticut--Business, industry, and trades--Papermaking.
Dexter Corporation.
Paper industry--Connecticut.

Document Types:

Administrative Records.
Advertisements.
Correspondence.
Financial Records.
Legal documents.
Photographs.
Property.
Reports.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], C.H. Dexter Company Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The materials were donated to the University by the Dexter Corporation in 2000.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Administrative Records, 1871-1999
Subseries A: Family Papers, 1871-1940
1:1 Wills and Estate Papers, 1871-1940
1:2 Letters/H. R. Coffin, 1933-1935
1:3 Letters/H. R. Coffin, 1936
1:4 Letters/H. R. Coffin, 1937
1:5 Legal Documents/H.R. Coffin, 1917-1933
1:6 Financial Records/H.R. Coffin, undated
Subseries B: Name Change Records, 1914-1966
1:7 Documents/Incorporation, 1914-1957
1:8 Documents/Dexter Corporation, 1966
1:9 Merger with Hysol Corporation, 1966
Subseries C: Correspondence, 1891-1961
1:10 Correspondence/General Business, 1891-1927
1:11 Correspondence/Remington Rand Co., 1935
1:12 Correspondence/exclusive rights to Japodex tissue, 1936-1939
1:13 Correspondence/Fairbanks Co., 1938
1:14 Correspondence/General Business, 1940-1961
1:15 Correspondence/U.S. Treasury Department, 1945-1946
1:16 Correspondence/Dexter Presidents, 1891-1938
1:17 Memoranda, 1944
Subseries D: Annual Reports, 1967-1999
1:18 SEC Report/Draft, 1969
1:19 SEC Report/, 1969
1:20 SEC Report/, 1969
1:21 Dexter Corporation, 1967-1970
1:22 Dexter Corporation, 1971-1976
1:23 Dexter Corporation, 1977-1980
1:24 Dexter Corporation, 1981-1984
1:25 Dexter Corporation, 1985-1987
1:26 Dexter Corporation, 1988-1990
1:27 Dexter Corporation, 1991-1993
2:28 Dexter Corporation, 1994-1995
2:29 Dexter Corporation, 1996-1997
2:30 Dexter Corporation, 1998-1999
2:31 Life Technologies, Inc., 1988-1993
2:32 Life Technologies, Inc., 1994-1999
Subseries E: Proposals and Contracts, 1894-1965
2:33 Proposals for capital improvements, 1926-1960
2:34 Proposal/Revision to Wastewater Treatment Plan, 1971
OS:312 Blueprints for Proposed Projects, 1956-1963
OS:313 Specifications for Lab Proposal, 1965
17:314 Oversized Machinery Blueprint, 1894
2:35 Specifications for Boiler Plant Work, 1960
2:36 Work Contracts, 1929-1959
2:37 Contracts/Northern Connecticut Light & Power Co., 1913-1965
2:38 Roofing Contracts, 1930-1965
2:39 Renegotiation Act of 1951/Correspondence, 1952
2:40 Correspondence/Renegotiable Contracts , 1953
2:41 Correspondence/Non-negotiable Contracts, 1953
Subseries F: Property Assessments, 1914-1962
2:42 Appraisals, 1914-1962
2:43 Inventories, 1918
2:44 Inventory Index of Machinery/Equipment Drawings, "A" and "B" size, undated
2:45 Inventory Index of Machinery/Equipment Drawings, "A" and "B" size, undated
Subseries G: Labor and Employee Records, 1908-1969
2:46 Correspondence/U.S. Department of Labor/Overtime, 1939
2:47 Correspondence/U.S. Department of Labor/Overtime, 1949
2:48 Documents/Wage and Salary Stabilization Act, 1945-1947
2:49 Petitions/Alien Laborers (A-I), 1943
2:50 Petitions/Alien Laborers (K-T), 1943
2:51 Job Descriptions, undated
2:52 Employee Lists, 1916-1918
2:53 Salary Scales, 1912-1942
2:54 Accident Records, 1908
2:55 Weekly Time Book, 1957-1960
2:56 Employee Benefit Plans, 1951-1969
2:57 Employee Handbook, undated
2:58 War Bonds Drive Manual (Korean War), c. 1952
17:315 War Bonds Drive Manual Posters, c. 1952
Series II: Land Records, c. 1829-1988
Subseries A: Early Land Documents, c. 1829-1917
3:59 Notes on Land Transactions, c. 1829
3:60 Deeds, 1836-1853
3:61 Deeds, 1854-1859
3:62 Deeds, 1860-1869
17:316 Deeds, 1863-1909
17:317 Deeds, 1905-1917
3:63 Quit Claim Deeds, 1837-1870
3:64 Quit Claim Deeds, 1880-1903
3:65 Leases, 1850
Subseries B: Land Documents, 1902-1963
3:66 Chattel Mortgage, 1938
3:67 Purchases, 1909-1932
3:68 Transfers (Individuals to C.H. Dexter & Sons, Inc.), 1914-1963
3:69 Record/Sale of Carleton Paper Company,
3:70 Records/Sale of Manchester, CT Plant,
3:71 Leases,
Subseries C: Railroad Documents, 1844-1959
3:72 Land Transfer Documents , 1844-1870
3:73 Agreements with New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, 1897-1959
Subseries D: Connecticut River Improvements, 1868-1977
3:74 Enfield Dam Proposal/Notices and Correspondence, 1949-1950
3:75 Enfield Dam Proposal Correspondence, 1955
3:76 Collaborative Responses of Windsor Locks Mills, 1950
3:77 Original Petition for Canal/Connecticut River Co., 1868
3:78 Application of Windsor Locks Canal Co., 1950
3:79 Water Interests of C.H. Dexter & Sons, Inc., 1911-1977
Subseries E: Property Records, 1847-1988
3:80 1 Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1964
3:81 Elm Terrace Deeds, 1847-1949
OS:312 Elm Terrace Acquisition Deeds, 1950
3:82 6 Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1941-1965
3:83 Quagliaroli Property, Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1967-1975
3:84 22 Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1983
3:85 23 Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1914-1923
3:86 Zoning of Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1926-1965
3:87 12 Main St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1982
3:88 14 Main St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1946-1953
3:89 Ashmere Inn, Main St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1923-1953
3:90 Main St. Properties, Windsor Locks, CT, 1919-1951
3:91 Windsor Locks Canal Banks Properties, 1940
3:92 Dexter Road Documents, 1902-1972
3:93 George P. Clark, Co. Property, 1956-1970
3:94 Center St., Windsor Locks, CT, 1916-1940
3:95 Boiler House, 1960-1970
OS:313 Boiler House Renovation Plans, undated
OS:313 Rezoning Maps/Boiler House Property, 1978
3:96 Old Medicott Building, 1950-1964
3:97 Pine Meadow Lots, 1923
3:98 Building Permits/Windsor Locks, CT, 1954-1970
3:99 Bradley Field, 1946-1950
3:100 Sage Park Rd. Property, 1948
3:101 Hill St. Properties, Suffield, CT, 1951-1958
3:102 Blair Manufacturing Co. Property, Suffield, CT, 1903-1961
3:103 Harnett Warehouse, Suffield, CT, 1957-1967
OS:313 Property Layout of C.H. Dexter, Inc., 1957
3:104 Improvements/C.H. Dexter, Inc. Corporate Grounds, 1954-1958
3:105 Documents about Windsor Locks, 1963-1988
OS:312 Right of Way Maps/Rezoning Elm St., Windsor Locks, 1926
OS:312 Congregational Church Property Lines, 1962
17:318 Windsor Locks Business Reference Map, undated
Series III: Legal Documents, 1862-1997
Subseries A: Licenses, Patents and Copyrights, 1862-1953
4:106 Licenses, 1862-1953
4:107 Paper machine patents, 1862-1886
4:108 Patented items purchased by C.H. Dexter, 1903
4:109 Library of Congress copyright cards, 1909-1922
Subseries B: Domestic Trademark Registrations, 1909-1997
4:110 Trademarks for Tissues and Papers, 1909-1964
4:111 Correspondence regarding Trademark 874,270, 1969-1990
4:112 Correspondence regarding Trademark 1,057,678, 1976-1997
4:113 Correspondence regarding Trademark 1,118,769, 1978-1985
4:114 Correspondence regarding Trademark 1,130,900, 1977-1985
4:115 Correspondence regarding Trademark 1,746,631, 1991-1993
4:116 Correspondence regarding Trademarks 1,768,531 and 1,765,878, 1992-1993
4:117 Correspondence regarding Trademarks 1,773,034 and 1,782,967, 1992-1993
4:118 Correspondence regarding Trademarks 1,786,667 and 1,794557, 1992-1993
4:119 Correspondence regarding Trademarks 1,794,990 and 1,804,008,
4:120 Other Correspondence,
Subseries C: International Trademark Registrations, 1915-1945
4:121 International Trademark Certificates, 1915-1917
4:122 International Trademark Certificates, 1919 May
4:123 International Trademark Certificates, 1919 June - July
4:124 International Trademark Certificates, 1919 August - November
4:125 International Trademark Certificates, 1920-1921
4:126 International Trademark Certificates, 1922-1924
4:127 International Trademark Certificates, 1925-1929
4:128 International Trademark Certificates, 1930-1945
17:319 International Newspapers, 1919-1925
17:320 Oversized International Trademark Certificates, 1919-1969
Subseries D: International Trademark Renewals, 1918-1997
5:129 Argentina, 1969-1989
5:130 Australia, 1993
5:131 France, 1939-1983
5:132 Germany, 1977-1990
5:133 Japan, 1975-1997
5:134 Peru, 1969-1993
5:135 United Kingdom, 1979-1988
5:136 Other International Registrations, 1975-1996
5:137 Letters and Memoranda, 1975-1995
5:138 Copies/Trademark Petitions, 1918-1923
5:139 Receipts, 1938
Subseries E: Court Cases, 1890-1960
5:140 U.S. vs A.B. Dick Co., 1935-1948
5:141 Mainetty vs C.H. Dexter, Inc., 1940-1941
5:142 C.H. Dexter, Inc. vs Kimberly-Clark/appeals , 1958-1960
5:143 C.H. Dexter, Inc. vs Kimberly-Clark/briefs, 1960
5:144 Kendall Co. vs Tetley Tea Co., 1949-1951
5:145 Kendall Co. vs Tetley Tea Co./supporting evidence, 1937-1950
5:146 Other trademark infringements, 1909-1920
5:147 Other litigation documents, 1890-1911
5:148 Order for Garnishment, 1939
Series IV: Financial Records, 1854-1981
Subseries A: Records of Transactions, 1854-1945
6:149 Phoenix State Bank & Trust Papers, 1932-1950
6:150 Canceled Checks, 1912
6:151 Canceled Notes, 1915-1926
6:152 Purchases, 1925-1936
6:153 Records of Paper Sales, 1891-1912
6:154 Production Analyses, 1911-1916
6:155 Sales Projections, 1917
6:156 Investments, 1918
6:157 Receipts, 1854-1945
19 Company Ledger, 1886
20 Ledger, 1869-1871
21 Cash Ledger, 1875-1879
22 Cash Ledger, 1885-1888
23 Felt Memorandum, 1876-1882
24 "Journal A", 1886-1892
25 Order Log, 1886
Unlabeled, 1892 July - 1894 December
[Cash Book], 1892 July - 1894 December
Invoices #3, 1903-1904
Invoices, 1908
Subseries B: Records of C.H. Dexter Stock, 1917-1981
6:158 Resolutions, 1941-1957
6:159 Minutes/Stockholders' Meetings, 1917-1950
6:160 Stock Transfers, 1943
6:161 Proxy Vote Records, 1923-1945
6:162 Prospectuses, 1967-1970
6:163 Printed Reports, 1977-1981
6:164 Loose Items/Stock Ledger (Vol 30), 1957
6:165 Loose Items/Stock Ledger (Vol 31), 1944-1957
6:166 Loose Items/Stock Ledger (Vol 32), 1957-1963
6:167 Loose Items/Stock Ledger (Vol 33), 1963-1965
26 Ledger/Capital Stock Certificates, 1914-1944
27 Ledger/Preferred Stock Certificates, 1917-1928
28 Journal/Record of Stock Transactions, 1917-1928
29 Stock Ledger and Journal, 1915-1957
30 Ledger/Common and Preferred Stock Certificates , 1957-1963
31 Ledger/Capital Stock Certificates, 1944-1957
32 Ledger/Tabbed Index for Preferred Stock , 1960-1967
33 Ledger/Common and Preferred Stock Certificates, 1963-1965
34 Ledger/Tabbed Index, 1957-1963
Subseries C: Tax Documents, 1920-1952
6:168 International Tax Records, 1952
6:169 Tax Claim Forms, 1941-1949
6:170 Tax Records, 1920
6:171 Tax Records, 1920-1923
17:321 Oversized Tax Records, 1920-1922
17:322 Oversized Tax Records, 1922-1944
Subseries D: Financial Reports, 1914-1976
6:172 Internal Audit, 1914
6:173 Report and Accounts, 1925-1927
6:174 Report and Accounts, 1928-1931
6 Bound Audit Reports, 1937-1950
6 Bound Audit Reports, 1951-1960
7 Bound Audit Reports, 1961-1963
7 Bound Audit Reports, 1964-1966
7:175 Audit, 1967
7:176 Audit, 1968
7:177 Audit, 1969
7:178 Audit, 1969-1970
7:179 Audit, 1970-1971
7:180 Audit, 1971-1972
7:181 Audit, 1972-1973
7:182 Audit, 1973-1974
7:183 Audit, 1974-1975
7:184 Audit, 1975-1976
17:323 Midland Industrial Finishes Co. Special Customer Report, 1964-1966
17:324 Midland Industrial Finishes Co. Special Customer Report, 1964-1966
Series V: Publications, 1900-1993
Subseries A: Internal Histories, 1900-1988
History of Dexter, by Bob Archibald
8:185 Copy 1, 1988
8:186 Copy 2, 1988
8:187 Notes and Sources, "Early Years", 1958-1988
8:188 Notes and Drafts, "Intro" and "Early Years", undated
8:189 Notes and Drafts, "The First Paper Mill", 1900-1979
8:190 Notes and Drafts, "The Coffin Branch", 1961-1963
8:191 Notes and Drafts, "Dexter Family", 1955-1988
8:192 Notes and Drafts, "Long Fiber Papers", 1944-1979
8:193 Notes and Drafts, "Fortune 500 Co.", 1983-1988
8:194 Notes and Drafts, "The Seventies", 1988
8:195 Notes and Drafts, "Homes of Dexter and Coffin", undated
8:196 Notes and Drafts, "Fires and Floods", 1955-1984
8:197 Notes and Drafts, "Chronology", 1982
8:198 Notes and Drafts, "Profit-Sharing", undated
8:199 Interviews and Contacts, 1988
8:200 Other notes and sources, 1964-1977
History of the Dexter Corporation 1767-1967
8:201 David L. Coffin, 1967
History of Dexter's Long Fiber Paper Development
8:202 Fay Osborne, 1979
Subseries B: Publications by Dexter Corporation, 1970-1975
8:203 "Corporate Identity," handbook on corporation trademark, undated
8:204 Dexter Trademark Guide, undated
8:205 Corporate Profile pamphlets, 1970-1973
18:325 Posters/Stock Performance, undated
8:206 Brochures/divisions of Dexter Corporation, undated
8:207 Brochure/Chemical Coatings Corporation, undated
8:208 Brochure/Mogul, undated
8:209 T.R. Wirtz meat casing publication , 1975
8:210 Letterhead and business card, undated
Subseries C: Newsletters, 1955-1987
8:211 Scoop, Dexter Corporation, 1966-1987
8:212 Dexstar Family Scoop, 1955-1966
8:213 Dexter People, 1982-1984
8:214 Medical Products Examiner, 1983
8:215 Fiscal Fitness, 1981
8:216 Hysol Division, Horizon, 1984
Subseries D: Other Publications, 1914-1993
8:217 Chirnside Mill, 1976-1984
8:218 "Superior Facts" booklet, 1931
8:219 Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1962-1963
8:220 Government Reports, 1914-1916
8:221 FTC Reports, 1915
8:222 Report/Product Study, 1940
Series VI: Advertising and Product Samples, c. 1880-1992
Subseries A: Advertisements, 1956-1988
9:223 Paper and Tissue Ads, undated
18:326 Oversized Paper and Tissue Ads, undated
9:224 Anniversary Logo Design, 1992
9:225 Brochure Layout Plan, 1988
9:226 Print Ads, 1956-1967
9:227 Product Sample/Toilet Tissue Ads, undated
9:228 Product Sample/Papers, undated
9:229 Advertisement ledger, undated
Subseries B: Advertising Booklets/XTRA, undated
9:230 Nos. 1-15, undated
9:231 Nos. 16-25, undated
9:232 Nos. 26-35, undated
9:233 Nos. 36-50, undated
9:234 Nos. 51-64, undated
9:235 Nos. 65-70, undated
Subseries C: Product Samples, undated, c. 1880-1932
9:236 "Manifold" Paper (ads and sample booklet), c. 1890
9:237 "Dexstar" paper and pricelist, 1932
9:238 "Star Bristol" Papers, c. 1880
9:239 "Foudrinier" tissue papers, undated
9:240 "Embossed" tissue papers, undated
9:241 "Silver Tissue", undated
18 "Sta-Brite" tissue, undated
18:327 "Dextex" Fabric, undated
9:242 Envelopes, undated
9:243 Loose Items/ "Manila" Paper Sample Binders 1 and 2, undated
10:244 Cover samples, undated
10:245 Packaged "Medicated Manila" Toilet Tissue, undated
10:246 Packaged "Medicated Manila" Toilet Tissue, undated
10:247 Unwrapped "Star Medicated Manila" Toilet Tissue, undated
10:248-249 Unwrapped "Star Medicated Manila" Toilet Tissue, undated
10:250 "Star Medicated Manila" Toilet Tissue Packaging, undated
18:328 Corporate File Folder Plan, undated
16 Tea Bag Samples, undated
11 Binder 1/ "Dexstar Carbonizing Tissue", undated
11 Binder 2/ "Dexstar Manifold Tissue", undated
11 Binder 3/ Idea Book, undated
Series VII: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1950-1998
Subseries A: Photographs, 1966-1995
12:251 Long Range Planning Meetings, 1966-1981
12:252 Long Range Planning Meetings, 1981-1984
12:253 Blue Album No. 1, undated
12:254 Blue Album No. 2, undated
12:255 Red Album/Royal Visit at Chirnside Mill, 1972
12:256 Red Album/Royal visit at Chirnside Mill/Loose Items, 1972
12:257 Photographs/Portraits from board meetings, undated
12:258 Portraits of Dexter CEOs, undated
12:259 Photographs of Worth Loomis, 1989-1995
12:260 Photographs of Fay Osborne, undated
12:261 Photographs of Board Members, 1967-1968
12:262 Photographs of employees, undated
12:263 Photographs of Corporate Headquarters, Windsor Locks, CT, undated
12:264 Photographs of Dexter Corporation Physical Plants, undated
12:265 Photographs of Chirnside Mill plant, undated
12:266 Early Photographs, undated
12:267 Photographs of Windsor Locks Canal, undated
12:268 Photographs of Dexter Old Flour Mill, undated
12:269 Photographs of flood damage, undated
12:270 Photographs for 200th Anniversary Booth, undated
12:270a Photographs of Dexter Product Displays, undated
12:270b Other photographs, undated
18:329 Sketches and Photographs/Dexter Administrators, undated
18:330 Portrait/David Coffin, undated
13 Panoramic Photographs/Connecticut River, undated
Art Storage Framed Photographs, undated
Subseries B: Films, 1972-1973
14 "Dexter at Chirnside" copy 1, 1972
14 "Chirnside Royal Visit", 1973
14 "Sequence II", 1973
Subseries C: Longevity Tokens, 1967
14 200th Anniversary Commemorative Bowl, 1967
14 Dexter Belt Buckle, undated
Subseries D: Dexter Memorabilia, 1978-1990
14 Embossed Paper Weights, undated
14:271 Cost-determining apparatus, undated
14:272 Engraved Plates of CEOs, undated
14:273 Unframed Prints, 1978
14:274 Awards Banquet Program, 1990
Subseries E: Other Memorabilia, 1950-1998
14:275 Windsor Locks Heritage Calendar, 1998
14:276 Eisenhower Day Guest Pass, 1950
14:277 World's Fair, Chicago Guidebook, 1950
Series VIII: Affiliated Businesses, 1848-1936
Subseries A: Connecticut River Company, 1848-1926
15:278 Charter, undated
15:279 Land Records, 1868-1870
15:280 Proposals for Improvements and Additions, 1898
15:281 Correspondence, 1848-1904
15:282 Receipts, 1869-1901
15:283 Stock Reports, 1895
15:284 Stock Transfer Documents, 1912-1921
15:285 Water Usage Reports, 1902-1925
15:286 Court Cases, 1868-1884
15:287 Publication about Canal, undated
15:288 Connecticut River Transfer Documents, 1911-1913
15:289 Mergers and Consolidations, 1923-1926
18:331 Oversized Documents, 1894
35 River Log, 1902
36 River Log, 1903
37 River Log, 1906
38 River Log, 1907
39 River Log, 1908
40 River Log, 1911
41 River Log, 1915
42 River Log, 1921
43 River Log, 1922
44 River Log, 1924
45 Ledger, 1913-1926
Subseries B: Northern Connecticut Securities Company, 1913-1926
15:290 Legal Documents, Correspondence and Records, 1913-1926
Subseries C: Northern Connecticut Power Company, 1905-1936
15:291 Northern Connecticut Power Project Scrapbook/Loose Items, 1927-1936
15:292 Northern Connecticut Power Project Scrapbook/Letters and Publications, 1927-1936
18:332 Oversize Documents, 1936
46 Journal/Stockholders' and Directors' Minutes, 1905-1926
47 Journal/Stockholders' and Directors' Minutes, 1926-1935
48 Power Project Scrapbook, 1927-1936
Subseries D: Northern Connecticut Light & Power Company, 1904-1926
15:293 Loose Items/Stock Ledger (Vol 52), undated
49 Ledger/Stock Certificates (1-100), undated
50 Ledger/Stock Certificates (1-200), undated
51 Ledger/Stock Certificates (201-400), undated
52 Ledger/Stock Certificates (399-600), undated
53 Ledger/Stock Certificates (701-900), undated
54 Stockholders'/Directors' Meetings, 1904-1910
55 Stockholders'/Directors' Meetings, 1911-1926
Subseries E: Stafford Springs Aqueduct Company, 1885-1926
15:294 Loose Items/Ledger (Vol 56), 1888-1918
56 Ledger, 1885-1921
57 Ledger, 1921-1926
58 Ledger/ Capital Stock Certificates, undated
59 Ledger/ Preferred Stock Certificates, undated
Subseries F: Coffin Realty Company, 1909-1926
15:295 Correspondence, Files and Reports of J. S. Allen, 1918-1926
15:296 Correspondence/S. R. Benjamin & Company, 1916-1923
15:297 Correspondence/A.D Coffin and H.R. Coffin, 1917-1923
15:298 Correspondence/Chapman and Cleorland, 1909-1918
15:299 Other Correspondence/E-P, 1916-1924
15:300 Other Correspondence/T-W, 1913-1923
15:301 Legal Documents, 1915-1926
15:302 Property Records, 1919-1923
15:303 Bankbook, 1916-1920
15:304 Checks and Vouchers, 1919
15:305 Checks and Vouchers, 1920
15:306 Checks and Vouchers, 1921
15:307 Checks and Vouchers, 1922
15:308 Checks and Vouchers, 1923
15:309 Checks and Vouchers, 1924-1925
15:310 Ledger/Journal and Balance Sheets, 1926
18:333 Map/Windsor Locks Property Lines, undated
18:334 Map/Windsor Locks Property Lines, undated
Subseries G: Grove Cemetery Documents, 1859-1925
15:311 Grove Cemetery Documents, 1859-1925
66 Grove Cemetery Record Book, 1845-1891
60 Thompsonville Water Company Minutes/Directors' Meetings, 1884-1916
61 Thompsonville Water Company Minutes/Directors' Meetings, 1916-1926
62 Windsor Locks Canal Company Minutes/Stockholders' and Directors' Meetings, 1936-1974
63 Windsor Locks Canal Company Minutes/Stockholders' and Directors' Meetings, 1975-1979
18:335 Windsor Locks Canal Company Oversize Documents, 1849
64 Somers Electric Company Minutes/Directors' Meetings, 1915-1926
65 Ledger/Chemical Coatings Corporation, undated