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Swift Manufacturing Collection (MC 225)


Organizational Note



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