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Swift Manufacturing Collection (MC 225) - Columbus State University

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Swift Manufacturing Collection (MC 225)

Scope and Content

This collection contains financial and commercial material from the Swift Spinning Company, Swift Denim Company and Swift Manufacturing Company. 1882-1998 3 boxes, 33 volumes (6 c.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Swift Manufacturing Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Swift Manufacturing Collection (MC 225)) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Donated by Mike Brown in January of 2007. Note to Researchers See also: Muscogee Mills Company (MC 146)

Swift Family Bible (MC 257)

Swift Spinning Collection (MC 250)

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1 - Cost Statements 1928-1975 (Many Years Missing)

  • Folder 1 - Cost Summary, March 1928
  • Folder 2 -- Cost Outline, March 1928
  • Folder 3 -- Cost System, March 1928
  • Folder 4 - Cost Summary, March 1934
  • Folder 5 - Cost Outline, March 1934
  • Folder 6 - Cost Summary, February 1937
  • Folder 7 - Cost Summary, June 1940
  • Folder 8 - Cost Revision, February 1937
  • Folder 9 - Cost Revision, September 1940
  • Folder 10 - Cost System, September 1940
  • Folder 11 - Cost Summary, July 1941
  • Folder 12 - Cost System, July 1941
  • Folder 13 - Cost Summary, October 1942
  • Folder 14 - Cost Summary, October 1942
  • Folder 15 - Cost System, June 1942
  • Folder 16 - Cost System, October 1942
  • Folder 17 - Cost System, September 1943
  • Folder 18 - Cost System, September 1944
  • Folder 19 - Cost System, May 1, 1946
  • Folder 20 - Cost System, May 1, 1946
  • Folder 21 - Cost System, April 1952
  • Folder 22 - Cost System, August 1954
  • Folder 23 - Cost Statement, October 4, 1975
  • Folder 24 - Cost Statement, November 1, 1975

Box 2 - Legal Documents 1902-1998

  • Folder 1 - Petition for Incorporation 1882 and Renewals
  • Folder 2 - Swift Patent Trademark 1920-1956.
  • Folder 3 - Petition to Amend the Swift Charter, April 6, 1926
  • Folder 4 - Petition for Charter Renewal, 1942
  • Folder 5 - Petition for Charter Renewal, 1946
  • Folder 6 - Blueprint of Proposed Warehouse, January 18, 1946
  • Folder 7 - Water Main Agreement between Swift and the Central of Georgia Railroad, 1950
  • Folder 8 - Will and Testamentary Papers Belonging to the Estate of George Morton Williams, 1952
  • Folder 9 - Patent Dispute with David H. Garrett, 1955
  • Folder 10 - Contract Agreements, 1960
  • Folder 11 -- Contract Agreements, 1962
  • Folder 12 - Assignment of RKO Foundation to G. Mote Williams Memorial Foundation, 1962
  • Folder 13 - New York Office Lease, 1963
  • Folder 14 - Rental Contract between Glen Alden Foundation and City Body Works, January-March 1964
  • Folder 15 - Contract Agreements, 1964
  • Folder 16 - Petition for Charter Renewal, 1965
  • Folder 17 - Contract Agreements, 1965
  • Folder 18 - Swift Manufacturing Size of Departments in Square Feet, March 31, 1966
  • Folder 19 - Insurance Policy on Flat Rock Property, June 28, 1966
  • Folder 20 - Contract Agreements, 1966
  • Folder 21 - Contract Agreements, 1967
  • Folder 22 - Contract between Swift and Bickerstaff, March 7, 1967
  • Folder 23 - Charter Amendment Changing Name to Swift Textiles Inc., 1967-1968
  • Folder 24 - Contract Agreements, 1968
  • Folder 25 - Contract Agreements, 1969
  • Folder 26 - Contract Agreements, 1970-1971
  • Folder 27 - Transfer of Industrial Division of Swift to Southern Phenix, 1970-1972
  • Folder 28 - Swift Textiles Capital Stock Subscription, November 24, 1971
  • Folder 29 - Assignment of Lease Agreement and Other Assets to Southern Phenix Textiles, December 6, 1971
  • Folder 30 - Patent Application for an Incinerator System, Submitted by Doug King, December 7, 1971
  • Folder 31 -- 2000 shares of Stock in Southern Phenix Textiles, January 5, 1972
  • Folder 32 - Inventions of Douglas E. King, 1972
  • Folder 33 - Contract Agreements, 1972
  • Folder 34 - Swift Bank Statement, December 31, 1972
  • Folder 35 - Contract Agreements, 1973-1975
  • Folder 36 - Contract Agreements, 1976-1977
  • Folder 37 - Contract Agreements, 1979
  • Folder 38 - Agreements between Swift and Other Parties, 1982
  • Folder 39 - Lots Owned or Leased by Swift, April 6, 1990
  • Folder 40 - Swift General Plant Information, 1998

Box 3

  • Folder 1 - Floor Plans for First Floor, 6th Ave. Plant, Swift Textiles (undated)
  • Folder 2 - VHS Tape, “The 1997 Swift Denim Breakthrough Awards”
  • Folder 3 - Notebook for a class, “Swift Denim Drawing/ Open End Spinning Module” (undated)
  • Folder 4 - Notebook for a class, “Swift Denim Manufacturing”, Module I Opening/Carding/Drawing (undated)
  • Folder 5 - Notebook for a Class, “Swift Denim Weaving Module” (undated)
  • Folder 6 - Notebook for a class, “Swift Denim Manufacturing Overview”
  • Folder 7 - Photographs ca. 1960s-1980s

There are also copies of an oversized panoramic photo in drawer 13 of Case 5. It is captioned "Officials, Oversers & Clerical Dept, Swift Mgf. Co. Columbus Ga Nov. 2, 1927". There are 28 people in the photograph, of whom 20 are at least partially identified. They are: Geo. Hamber; Clinton M. Calhoun (Blondie); Grower (?) C. Barfield, Sr.; Harry Williams; Paul McKinny, Sr.; Petrie; Brophey (?); Mote Andrews, Sr.; Mac McKinnon; George Williams; Fred Miller; Ray Smith; Baxter/Berkston (?); Jordan; Herbert Hughes; Mrs. Court; Emmett Livingston; Helen Cliburn (?); Miss Pilcher (Mrs. J. S. Lambert); Hilet (?) Fuller.

Oversized Items

  1. Cash Journal, April 1921-March 1923
  2. Cash Journal, April 1923-March 1925
  3. Cash Journal, April 1925-March 1927
  4. Cash Journal, April 1927-November 1929
  5. Cash Journal, November 1929-October 1932
  6. Cash Journal, October 1932-March 1935
  7. Cash Journal, April 1935-September 1937
  8. Cash Journal, September 1937-March 1940
  9. Cash Journal, April 1940-March 1942
  10. Account Ledger, April 1942-March 1945
  11. Account Ledger, April 1945-March 1947
  12. Account Ledger, April 1947-March 1950
  13. Account Ledger, April 1950-March 1952
  14. Account Ledger, April 1952-March 1954
  15. Account Ledger, April 1954-March 1956
  16. Account Ledger, April 1956-March 1958
  17. Account Ledger, April 1958-March 1960
  18. Account Ledger, April 1960-December 1961
  19. Account Ledger, January 1862-December 1962
  20. Stock Certificate Book, 1883-1907
  21. Assets Account on Machinery, Equipment and Buildings 1883-1944
  22. Stock Certificate Book, 1908-1912
  23. Sales Record Book, 1926-1960
  24. Photograph of Officials and Clerical Department of Swift Manufacturing, November 2, 1927
  25. Accounts Book, 1938-1943
  26. Architectural Drawings for the Swift Cotton Warehouse, 8 Drawings, August and September 1949
  27. Architectural Drawings for Swift Baled Cotton Warehouse, February 5, 1966
  28. Architectural Drawings for Swift Proposed Industrial Fabrics Mill, February 23, 1966
  29. Architectural Drawings for the Swift of Phenix City, Alabama, July 1967
  30. Operating Expenses Notebook, 1966
  31. Closing Memorandum 1974
  32. Framed Drawing of Swift by J. Mitchell, 1976
  33. Album of Newspaper Clippings, 1977-1982
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