Collection ID: M.92

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Princeton Knitting Mills (Waterbury, CT)
Date:
1943-1960
Abstract:
Princeton Knitting Mills Records documents employee information and information on flood recovery. This collection gives the viewer an insight onto wages and general employee life/production records. The collection spans from 1943-1960 and is largely composed of employee bulletins.
Extent:
.42 Linear Feet and 1 manuscript box
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

Princeton Knitting Mills Records documents the flood of 1955 and employee information. The collection spans from 1943-1960 and is largely composed of employee bulletins. The collection includes documents like employee bulletins, an Employees Association book, correspondence/wages, a company brochure, flood recovery narratives and report book, flood newspaper clippings, flood public hearings and booklet, sales tax papers, and a rug advertisement booklet.

Biographical / Historical:

The Princeton Knitting Mills company was a manufacturer of knitted fabrics but later grew towards producing rayon and other synthetic fabrics. Founded in the early 20th century, the Princeton Knitting Mills company had two plants in Connecticut which were located in Watertown and Waterbury. The Watertown plant arrived first in 1931 while the Waterbury plant arrived later in 1943. The company was eventually bought by Burlington in 1959.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged alphabetically by document type.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org