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Lillian Belle Harper Collection (MC 233)

Biographical/Organizational Note

Lillian (Lillie) Belle Harper began working in 1925 at the Swift Manufacturing Company Weaving Mill # 2 in Columbus, Georgia, making $5.45 per week. From this, 10 cents was deducted every day for ice. She retired in 1976, after 51 years of working in the mill.

Scope and Content

This collections consists of a scrapbook with photographs, newsletters and articles about Lillian Harper and her years of service. There are also two photographs of the country singer George Jones. In addition to the scrapbook, there is a sample of Swift fabric showing things that should be avoided when spinning fabric, 2 hand tools for weavers, and a comb in a leather holder, made in England.

1930s-1970s 1 box (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Lillian Belle Harper 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:

Lillian Harper Belle Collection (MC 233)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift of Jerry Richardson in 2007.

Box and Item List

Box 1

Item 1 – Photo album with pictures and articles, 1975-1976

Item 2 – Sample of Swift Fabric showing things that should be avoided when spinning fabric, 1976

Item 3 – Weaver's hand tool, n.d.

Item 4 – Weaver's hand tool, n.d.

Item 5 – Comb in leather pouch, made in England, n.d.