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Bibb Manufacturing Company Photograph Collection (MC384)


Organizational Note

This following information is taken from the Bibb Manufacturing Company article written by Arden Williams of the Georgia Humanities Council and published in 2006 in the online New Georgia Encyclopedia. For the full article, accompanying photos and suggested further readings, click here: New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Bibb Manufacturing Company, an important part of Georgia's cotton and textile industry for more than a century, became one of the state's largest employers by the mid-1950s before its decline and sale in 1998.

Early History
Bibb Manufacturing Company, known for its quality textile products, originated in Macon in 1876. Named for Bibb County, the enterprise was initiated in 1876 by three cotton merchants, Hugh Moss Comer of Savannah and brothers Major John F. Hanson and I. Newton Hanson of Macon.
The merchants set up their first factory for yarn production in a freight warehouse formerly used by the Central of Georgia Railway. Comer served as president and Major Hanson as secretary and treasurer. In 1878, they acquired their second mill by purchasing a former cotton factory, Macon Manufacturing Company.
Company Growth

By 1895, the Bibb Manufacturing Company employed 700 workers and consumed 20,000 bales of cotton annually. By 1898, it had acquired additional Georgia mills: Macon Knitting Company, Taylor Manufacturing near Reynolds, the Cordele Manufacturing Company, and two already established mills at Porterdale.
In 1900, Comer died, and Major Hanson succeeded him as president. That year Bibb Manufacturing purchased a dam site on the Chattahoochee River near Columbus from the Columbus Power Company. A new mill was built called the Columbus Mill; the surrounding community was named "Bibb City." In time, this facility would become the largest cotton mill in the country. Another new factory opened in 1905, the Payne Mill, located in Vineville. It would be the last outside acquisition made by Bibb Manufacturing for thirty-two years. Hanson served as president until 1908. During his years with Bibb, he was also named head of both the Central of Georgia Railway and the Ocean Steamship Company.

Major Hanson was succeeded by G. Gunby Jordan of Columbus. By 1911, Bibb Manufacturing advertised itself as "one of the largest and most important enterprises in the South." At that point Bibb owned nine factories in Georgia, four of which were located in Macon. E. T. Comer, the younger brother of Hugh Comer, took over as president in 1913 and remained in the position through World War I (1917-18). Three years later, in 1916, Bibb expanded further by building the Osprey Mill in Porterdale.

Mill Communities
As the company grew, so did the surrounding mill communities. Bibb provided company housing, churches, and schools; other structures included swimming pools, auditoriums, and gymnasiums. By the 1920s, each of the Bibb communities also had an on-site social worker who implemented clubs, athletic programs, and medical care.

America's involvement in World War I proved profitable for the company. In 1919 William D. Anderson, who had started at Bibb Manufacturing as a sales clerk in 1898, became president. He remained in charge for the next twenty-eight years.
Depression Era

Like mills all over the South, Bibb experienced problems and worker unrest with the onset of the Great Depression. In 1934, there was a general textile strike that involved thousands of workers. At the time Anderson was also president of the American Cotton Manufacturer's Association, which supported mill owners. However, he also felt a responsibility to his loyal employees. Anderson called in the National Guard to stand watch over Bibb mills during the strike. This action locked out strikers and kept the mills from unionizing.

In 1937, Bibb acquired another Columbus mill, the Meritas Mill, and renamed it the Anderson Mill. During World War II (1941-45) the company was the largest war-industry producer in Georgia. William Anderson retired in 1947, but Bibb continued to grow under his successor, Charles Hertwig. In the next decades the company acquired more mills in Georgia, including the Forsyth Mill, the Bellvue Mill (Macon), the Arnall and Arnco mills in Coweta County, Plant Camilla near Juliett, Plant Laurel near Potterville, and two additional plants in Monroe County. By 1966, Bibb had fourteen mills in operation.

Later Years
In 1956 Robert Train, grandson of Hugh Comer, was appointed president. By this time textile mills all over the South were faltering. Bibb had acquired additional factories in other states but began to sell its company housing in the 1960s. By 1970, when William S. Manning became president, some of the factories were put up for sale. The succeeding decades saw more closures for Bibb. In 1996, under CEO Michael Fulbright, the Bibb Companies went through bankruptcy reorganization. Unable to recover economically, the company was sold in 1998 to the Dan River Corporation of Virginia.

The mill communities, especially Bibb City, were affected by the closures. In 2000, Bibb City ceased to be an independent community, merging with the city of Columbus.

Through its many products, employees, and mill communities, Bibb, known as "the first name in textiles," helped to shape Georgia during its many years of operation in the state.

 

Scope and Content
The collection primarily consists of photographs and negatives from around Bibb City and Columbus. Subjects range from individual portraits and family photos to pictures of the Bibb Columbus Mill and scenes from around Bibb City.

 

Permission to Publish
Permission to publish material from the Title Collection/Papers/Records 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:

Bibb Manufacturing Company Photograph Collection (MC 384)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

 

Note to Researchers
See also:
MC 166 Bibb City Historical Collection
MC 100 Bibb City Recorder Clippings Scrapbooks
MC 271 Bibb City School/ Eva Gardner Scrapbooks
SMC 82 Bibb Manufacturing Company Booklets
MC 211 Bibb Mills Collection

 

Box and Folder List
Box 1
Folder 1- People, 1944-1958
Parker Meek Receiving Check for Prize Letter, 6/9-1944 (1 photo)
Krenson 50th Wedding Anniversary 12/17-1944 (1 photo, 4 neg.)
Miss Pallie S. Tyson (Cols) 1/26-1945 (1 photo)
Mrs. Katie (Mrs. Danielly), Columbus 2/16-1945 (3 neg.)
Velma Jo Stephens (Copies) 3/19-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Daisy B. Menefee (Cols) Bibb City 25-yr Vet 3/30-1945 (1 photo)
Sally Carr Converting Dept. 25-yr Vet 5/11-1945 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
Lyder Lavender (Supervisor) #1 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Archie Horton (Supervisor) 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Arthur Moseley (Supervisor) 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Allen Layfield 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Nat Arret 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Lonnie Lavender 5/22-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Jessie Kite Sr. #1 Converting Dept. 2/26-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Mrs. Fannie M. Williams 30-yr Vet Bibb City 6/1-1945 (1 photo)
Roy Calloway and Pups 6/23-1945 (1 photo, 4 neg.)
Roy Calloway's Sister and Babe 7/9-1945 (4 neg.)
Chas E. Branch Converting Dept. 8/17-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Mrs. Irvin Johnson #1 and vegetables and fruit 8/17-1945 (3 photos, 1 neg.)
Roza Myrick Cols. Office 8/24-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Little Mary Danielly, Daughter of "Mrs. Katie" Cols. Office 8/24-1945 (7 neg.)
Dewy Maverick #1 8/27-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Harry Stanley #1 8/27-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Miss Sarah M. Wade 25-yr Vet (Cols) 8/31-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Ed Herting's Family (Bibb City) 9/7-1945 (4 neg.)
Brantley Connor #1 Twister Room 9/11-1945 (1 photo block, 2 photos, 2 neg.)
C.A. Hoyd Memorial 7/22-1945 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
Rubge Hoyd #1 10/1-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Mrs. Nellie Borress Converting Dept. 25-yr Vet 10/10-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Mrs. Lamar Skipper Social Worker, Bibb City 10/24-1945 (3 photos, 2 neg.)
Felix W. Starting (Cols) 25-yr Vet 11/30 and 12/7- 1945 (1 photo)
#1 Gate Watchman, Dewey Grace and his son Joe 3/1-1946 (2 neg.)
Mary C. Borress #1 25-yr Vet 3/22-1946 (1 neg.)
Bailey W. Wallace 25-yr Vet #1 3/23-1946 (1 neg.)
Richard Hill Cols. 25-yr Vet 4/5-1946 (1 photo)
Willie G. Speight 25-yr Vet 4/5-1946 (1 photo)
Bill Lominick Children 4/5-1946 (2 photos)
Baby Hyden at Bibb City 3/1-1947 (1 neg.)
3 Grandchildren of Garret Family @ #1 Sunday School 3/9-1947 (2 neg.)
Little Deanna Dudney's Birthday 3/10-1947 (1 neg.)
Dudney Children 10/23-1947 (4 neg.)
Donald Dudney Children for Christmas 10/28-1947 (3neg.)
Dudney Children 10/22 and 11/12-1949 (5 photos, 11 neg.)
Dudney Children [no date] (4 neg.)
Little Norwood Burris 9th Birthday 3/14-1947 (1 photo, 4 neg.)
Aged Waller Birthday Party 1/18-1948 (3 neg.)
Little Shirley Maxwell Birthday Party Age 4 1/21-1948 (2 neg.)
Little Brantley Connor's Birthday #1 1/24-1948 (2 neg.)
Little Byrd Child's 4th Birthday #1 1/31-1948 (2 neg.)
Bill Lominick Daughter's Birthday 8/26-1948 (1 neg.)
Jesse Kite in Office 8/27-1948 (1 neg.) and copy of 17yr Kite 1/5 copied in 1/5-1951 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Geraldine Webb "These Teeners" 9/20-1948 (2 photos)
Little Anne Kite's Birthday 11/8-1948 (3 neg.)
Russ Thompson and Family 6/22-1949 (4 neg.)
Miss Eva Gardner 7/15-1949 (8 photos, 7 neg.)
Tayler Children's Birthday Party #1 9/3-1949 (4 neg.)
Bob Hood's Family 12/26-1949 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
Bibb City's Doris Kelley 5/5-1950 (2 neg.)
"Uncle Bob" Plumkett at Bibb City Women's Banquet 5/26-1950 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Dalton Jones Birthday, Bibb City 6/30-1950 (1 photo, 4 neg.)
Walter Lee Carr in 1919 Copied in 7/19-1950 (1 neg.)
Little Donna Dudney's Birthday at Kindergarten 10/23-1950 (2 neg.)
Donna Dudney 11/2-1951 (2 neg.)
Jeannette Skinner- Cols. 3/16-1951 (2 neg.)
Walt Leslie and grass terrace in No. 1 Village 8/4-1952 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Old Waller Birthday 1/27-1953 (5 neg.)
Ann and Allison Parker (Cols.) 2/2-1954 (1 neg.)
Mail Box at No.1 Gate, Lloyd Byrd 12/10-1954 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Peddy Parker ("Pop's Son") Cols 11/4-1955 (1 neg.)
Barbara McAllister- Cols. "Best City in" Jordan High 1/6-1956 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Raymond Floyd and Catfish 6/14-1957 (1 neg.)
Allison Parker at Home 6/20-1958 (2 Newspaper clippings, 2 photos, and 2 neg.)

Folder 2 - Columbus, 1946-1954
Columbus Laboratory for U.W. Roger 8/30-1946 and 10/4-1946 (10 neg.)
Test Lab Cols. For W.R. Marsden 1/23-1952 (6 neg.)
Test Lab Cols. For W.R. Marsden 1/2-1953 (3 neg.)
Test Lab Cols. For W.R. Marsden 1/30-1953 (4 neg.)
Test Lab Cols. For W.R. Marsden 3/20-1953 2 neg.)
Columbus Lab Pic for Bill Marsden 8/27-1954 (5 neg.)
Columbus Tornado 4/18-1953 (3 notes, 17 photos, 17 neg.)
Folder 3- Negatives for Folder 1
Folder 4- Negatives for Folder 1
Folder 5- Negatives for Folder 2

Box 2
Folder 1- Community and Activities #1 - Banquet, Pageants, and Parties, 1945-1958
No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/11-1948 (1 photo, 13 neg.)
No. 1 Joint Club No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/3-1949 (15 neg.)
No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/17-1950 (4 neg.)
No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/8-1951 (4 photos, 5 neg.)
No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/13-1952 (7 neg.)
No.1 Christmas Banquet 12/5-1953 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Xmas Banquet 12/11-1954 (5 neg.)
No. 1 Xmas Banquet 12/3-1955 (4 photos, 8 neg.)
No. 1 Xmas Banquet 12/8-1956 (6 neg.)
No. 1 Xmas Banquet 12/14-1957 (6 neg.)
Bibb City Xmas Pageant 12/17-1947 (2 photos, 4 neg.)
Bibb City Xmas Pageant 12/17-1951 (7 neg.)
No. I Banquet 12/13-1947 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Banquet 5/9-1958 (4 neg.)
Children's Christmas Party 12/15-1950 (7 photos, 3 neg.)
Children's Christmas Party 12/17-1949 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Office Christmas Party 12/15-1950 (list of prize winners, 1 photo, 6 neg.)
Pageant Practice @ #1 Community Home 3/5-1945 (2 photos, 5 neg.)

Folder 2- Community and Activities #2- Sewing, Swim, and Cooking Classes, 1948-1957
No.1 Swim Class 7/28-1948 (2 photos)
Sewing Class No. 1 Women 5/6-1949 (5 photos, 4 neg.)
No.1 Swim Class 8/10-1949 (1 photo, 8 neg.)
No.1 Women's Sewing Class 4/28-1950 (3 neg.)
No. 1 Women's "Slip Cover" Class 2/13-1951 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Swim Class for Beginners 8/10-1951 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Sewing Class 2/14-1952 (list of names, 2 photos)
No. 1 Swim Class 8/3-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Sewing Class 10/19-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Sewing Class 2/26-1954 (3 neg.)
No. 1 Cooking Class 3/14-1955 (list of names, 1 photo, 2 neg.)
No. Red X Swim Class 8/7-1957 (1 neg.)

Folder 3- Community and Activities #3 – Mayor and Council, 1948-1959
Bibb City Mayor and Council 2/13-1948 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Elder men 1/22-1949 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Council 8/15-1952 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Council 1/15-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Council 1/21-1955 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Council 1/17-1958 (list of names, 1 photo, and 2 neg.)
Bibb City Mayor and Council 1/16-1959 (2 neg.)

Folder 4- Community and Activities #4 – Picnic, Barbecues, Camps, and Places Around Bibb City, 1945-1959
Macon Bibb Christmas Day Camp No.1 7/9-1952 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
"Play Day" No. 1 8/20-1954 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
"Play Days" #1 8/11-1955 (2 photos, 4 neg.)
No. 1 Day Camp 8/22-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No.1 Play Day 8/8-1958 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
No. 1 Picnic Rajar's Park 7/1-1945 (2 photos, 4 neg.)
No. 1 Barbecue 7/23-1949 (8 neg.)
No. 1 Annual Picnic at Auditorium 5/20-1951 (6 neg.)
No.1 Community Barbecue 5/17-1953 (5 photos, 6 neg.)
No.1 Community Picnic 5/21-1955 (4 neg.)
No. 1 Community Picnic 5/4-1957 (7 photos, 7 neg.)
No.1 Picnic at Lakeside 5/17-1958 (4 neg.)
No. 1 Community Picnic 5/16-1959 (4 neg.)
Vegetable Garden @ #1 Village (W.D. Gordon also Ross Thompson) 4/3-1945 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
Bibb City Garden and views with Miss Vivian Johnston 4/13-1945 (3 photos, 4 neg.)
Comer Auditorium Bibb City 5/25 and 6/29-1945 (7 photos, 5 neg.)
Chattahoochee and Dam from window in rear of Big Bibb Columbus Mill 11/9-1945 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Playground 3/28-1947 (3 photos, 1 neg.)
No.1 Swimming Pool, Opening Day 6/9 and 6/20-1947 (2 photos, 3 neg.)
First Aid, Bibb City Clinic 9/10-1948 (list of names, 2 photos, 3 neg.)
No.1 Community Home 5/11-1949 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
No.1 Clinic 5/11-1949 (3 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Clinic BWQ. 5/18-1949 (2 photos)
Scenic Bibb City, Dugwood and Audrey Neel Satterfield 3/30-1951 (4 photos, 5 neg.)
Bibb City Swim Pool 6/22-1951 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Swim Pool (taken especially for No.1 Community Calerson) 5/31-1953 (list of names, 2 photos, 2 neg.)
Chattahoochee Fishermen 5/27-1955 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Swim Pool 7/22-1955 (4 neg.)
Bibb City- River Scene 2/15-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Playground Scene 3/1-1957 (1 photo, 3 neg.)
Cols. Swim Pool 6/14-1957 (1 neg.)
No.1 Swim Pool 7/30-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Playground 1/3-1958 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Pool 6/6-1958 (1 photo)
Bibb City Pool 6/12-1959 (1 neg.)

Folder 5- Community and Activities #5– Churches, Plays, Festivals, etc., 1943-1959
Bibb City Bowling, Girls (Vivian) 2/23-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Bib MFG. Co. Bowling Team (Men's) 2/8-1946 (1 photo)
Bibb City Girl Bowlers 10/18-1946 (4 photos)
Bibb City Girls' Bowling Tea, 1/22-1949 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
(Cols) Weave Shed Bowlers, Champs 4/1-1949 (list of names, 1 photo, and 1 neg.)
Bibb City's Champion Bowling Team 5/18-1951 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Assembly of God Candle Service (Bibb City) 7/7-1944 (1 photo)
Church Choir (Hatie M. Kite) 10-11-1944 (3 neg.)
"Red" Long Memorial Service #1 Methodist Church Sun. 2/25-1945 (4 neg.)
Bibb City- Bibb folks at Assembly of God Easter Day 4/13-1945 (1 photo)
No.1 Sunday School Picnic 5/23-1948 (1 photo)
No.1 Sunday School Picnic 5/28-1950 (1 photo, 6 neg.)
No.1 Sunday School Picnic 7/13-1952 (list of names, 1 photo, 5 neg.)
Porter Memorial Methodist Church (New Sunday School wing) 11/28-1952 (notes, 1 photo, 4 neg.)
Bibb City Christmas Festival Manger Scene 1943 (1 photo)
#1 Spring Festival- Popularity Contest and Tumblers 3/21-1946 (6 photos, 3 neg.)
#1 Band 1/18-1947 (2 neg.)
No.1 Minstrel Practice 1/24-1947 (2 photos, 7 neg.)
No.1 Skating 2/9-1953 (2 neg.)
Boys Fishing on the Chattahoochee also boys playing on Monkey Bars, Bibb City 4/3-1953 (3 neg.)
No. 1 Play 7/1-1954 (2 neg.)
Flu Shots at No.1 Clinic 10/30-1957 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Boys Pin-Pong Tournament (Cols) 9/4-1959 (1 photo, 1 neg.)

Box 3
Folder 1- Negatives for Box 2 Folder 5

Folder 2- Bibb City School, 1944-1958
Betty Jane Cobb U.D.C Essay Prize 5/19-1944 (1 photo)
Primary Grades, Bibb City School 4/9-1948 (3 photos)
Bibb City School Graduates 7th Grade 5/28-1948 (1 photo)
Bibb City School Bob Cat Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Science for Children 1/22-1949 (1 neg.)
Bibb City School Graduation 6/8-1949 (2 photos, 3 neg.)
Bibb City School Pix 1/19-1951 (7 photos, 7 neg.)
Bibb City kindergarten Mrs. Annie Mae Roe-Teacher 9/21-1951 (3 photos, label)
Bibb City School 8th Grade [39 pupils, Teachers- Miss Julia Gardner, Mrs. Amy O'Kelly, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark] 9/21-1951 (list of names, 2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Play 1/11-1952 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
Bibb City School Play By 8TH Grade and 3rd Grade 2/8-1952 (list of names, 4 neg.)
Bibb City School Fire Drill 3/28-1952 (4 neg.)
Bibb City School Activities [Playground, Volleyball, Kindergarten] 4/25-1952 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Graduation 5/30-1952 (list of names, 2 photos, 7 neg.)
Bibb City School Captains Clean-Up Campaign 5/1-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City 6TH Grade Science Class 5/15-1953 (1 neg.)
Bibb City School Play 5/15-1953 1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Kindergarten 9/25-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School 1st Grade 9/25-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School 3rd Grade 3/5-1954 (list of names, 1 photo, 2 neg.)
Science Exhibit by Sarah Tooke 3/19-1954 (1 neg.)
Betty T. Speller Bibb City School 3/19-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City School Kindergarten Closing 6/4-1954 (7 neg.)
Bibb City School Faculty 9/10-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Bob Cats 11/19-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City School Science Class Exhibit 11/19-1954 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Bob Cats 2/4-1955 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City "Future-Future" Teachers of America 2/4-1955 (2 neg.)
Bibb City "Future-Future" Teachers of America Officers 2/18-1955 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Spelling Bee Winners, Bibb City School 3/18-1955 (1 neg.)
Bibb City School Band Members 3/18-1955 (1 neg.)
Bibb City School Essay Winners [Carolyn Martin and Kenneth P.] 5/13-1955 (1 neg.)
Bibb City Kindergarten Closing 6/3-1955 (4 neg.)
Bibb City School Faculty 9/9-1955 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Principal (Miss Ethel Bentley) 9/9-1955 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Kindergarten 9/23-1955 (2 neg.)
Bibb City School 6th Grade Science Class 2/3-1956 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City School Faculty 11/30-1956 (1 neg.)
Bibb City Kindergarten 10/4-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Cheerleaders 3/14-1958 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City School Band 3/14-1958 (2 list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City School Paper Editorial Staff 10/3-1958 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Russian War Relief Drive [no date] (1 photo)
Bibb City School 6th and 7th Grade Team [no date] (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Bob Cats 11/19-1954 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Clean-Up Campaign Winners 4/30-1954 (3 neg.)

Folder 3- Bibb City and Columbus Vocational Schools, 1949-1955
Columbus Vocational Diplomas 8/26-1949 (list of names, 1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Vocational School Prize Winners 4/5-1950 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Vocational School 2nd and 1st Shift, and 3rd Shift 10/6-1950 (4 neg.)
5 Honor Students Columbus Vocational School 4/25-1951 (6 photos, 4 neg.)
6 Vocational School Grads Bibb City 9/2-1951 (list of names, 1 photo, 1 neg.)
Columbus Vocational School Grads 6/20-1952 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Columbus Vocational School 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shift Classes 6/20-1954 (4 neg.)
Bibb City Vocational School Grads 6/20-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Vocational School [no date] (2 photos)
Bibb City Vocational School 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Shift 10/7-1955 (4 neg.)
Bibb City Vocational Grad with Diploma (Earl Carr) 10/7-1955 (2 neg.)
Columbus Supervisors and Diplomas 9/12-1958 (1 photo)
Folder 4- Negatives for Folder 2
Folder 5- Negatives for Folder 3

Box 4
Folder 1- Men's Club, 1944-1957
#1 Men's Club New Officers taken 9/9 and 9/15-1944 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Men's Club Officers 9/24-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Men's Club Officers 10/3-1947 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Men's Club Officers 8/20-1948 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club Fish Fry and New Officers 8/13-1949 (5 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club 7/13-1950 (6 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club Officers 10/23-1950 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club Fish Fry at Lake 8/11-1951 (6 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club Officers 8/11-1951 (1 neg.)
No.1 Men's Club Officers 8/22-1952 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Men's Club Officers 9/7-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No.1 Men's Fish Fry and Elected President 8/7-1954 (1 photo, 3 neg.)
No. 1 Men's Club Officers 10/11-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)

Folder 2 – Progress Club, 1944-1957
Progress Club Committee for Boy Scout Troops, Bibb City 10/6-1944 (1 photo)
Progress Club at "John's Place" 10/7-1945 (5 photos, 5 neg.)
Progress Club Bowling Team 2/8-1946 (1 photo)
Progress Club Party 1/16-1948 (6 neg.)
Progress Club Christmas Party 12/18-1948 (8 neg.)
Progress Club Party 6/3-1951 (list of names, 5 neg.)
Progress Club Dinner, Bibb City 5/18-1952 (1 photo, 8 neg.)
Progress Club Officers 8/1-1952 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Progress Club Barber "Mac" McCoy 9/26-1952 (2 neg.)
Progress Club Dinner Party at John's 9/28-1952 (2 photos, 3 neg.)
Progress Club Xmas Banquet 12/16-1955 (4 neg.)
Progress Club Officers 9/5-1956 (list of names, 2 photos, 2 neg.)
Progress Club Xmas Party 12/14-1956 (7 neg.)
Progress Club Officers 8/9-1957 (2 neg.)
Progress Club Xmas Dinner 12/20-1957 (6 neg.)
"Snooker" Pool at Bibb City Progress Club 11/4-1955 and 3/2-1956 (2 lists of names, 1 photo, and 3 neg.)

Folder 3 –Women's Club and Business Girls, 1945-1959
Young Entertainers at No.1 Women's Club Supper (McMichael Children and others) 4/15-1947 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Women's Club Officers 9/24-1945 (2 photos)
#1 Business Girls 10/2-1945 (4 photos, 2 neg.)
#1 Business Girls 12/17-1946 (1 neg.)
No.1 Women's Club Officers 10/3-1947 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Women's Club Banquet 4/16-1948 (8 photos)
No.1 Women's Club Officers 9/7-1948 (2 neg.)
Women's Club Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Women's Club Room 5/5-1950 (1 photo, 4 neg.)
Women's Club Party 5/26-1950 (1 photo, 10 neg.)
No. 1 Women's Club Officers 9/28-1950 (list of names, 2 photos, and 2 neg.)
Women's Club Officers 10/6-1950 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Women's Club Officers 10/23-1950 (2 neg.)
No.1 Women's Club Officers 10/30-1950 (2 neg.)
Women's Club Banquet 5/11-1951 (2 photos, 7 neg.)
Women's Club Officers 9/21-1951 (list of names, 2 photos, 2 neg.)
Women's Club Banquet 5/2-1952 (1 photo, 10 neg.)
Women's Banquet for Miss Eva and Lela Gardner 5/6-1955 (newspaper clippings, 9 neg.)
No. 1 Women's Club Officers 10/3-1955 (1 neg.)
Women's Club Banquet 5/10-1957 (5 photos, 6 neg.)
No.1 Women's Club Officers 10/7-1957 (1 neg.)
Women's Club Banquet 5/10-1959 (2 neg.)

Folder 4- Industry and Offices #1- Buildings, Events, and Workers, 1944-1958
High Voltage Drier Machines 10/12-1944 (4 neg.)
Anderson Mills 11/10-1944 (2 photos)
Anderson Village and Mill Front 1/2-1945 (1 photo, 5 neg.)
Anderson Mills 5/25-1945 (7 neg.)
Cols. Plant Store Room, Anna Will Matthews and Miss Viola McElroy-Clerks 5/25-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Anderson Village 6/29-1945 (2 photo)
#1 Wounded Soldiers walking through Mill to Rally 2/23-1945 (2 neg.)
#1 Supervisors 5/22-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Ed J. Herting, Cols. Plant 6/29-1945 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Red (C.E.) Dom, Anderson Mills 6/29-1945 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Otis Alston, Columbus Mill 6/29-1945 (2 photos)
Supt. Roy Stephens, Bibb Columbus Mill 6/29-1945 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Columbus Store Room Crew 7/13-1945 (5 photos, 2 neg.)
No. 1 Office Girls 11/30-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
#1 Converting Dept. Dinner at Rajan's Park 5/19-1946 (6 neg.)
Converting Dept. Dinner 10/25-1946 (2 neg.)
Dye House Supper 10/25-1946 (1 neg.)
Harry Fidley Jr., Spinner, 2/25-1947 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Supervisors Columbus, Fish and Chicken Dinner on the River 8/24-1947 (7 photos)
Anderson Village 12/17-1947 (2 neg.)
Columbus Personnel Dept. 4/9-1948 (1 photo)
Girls in No. 1 Office 4/12-1948 (1 photo)
The Big Mill form across the Chattahoochee River 3/12-1949 (14 photos, 9 neg.)
The Big Mill 4/9-1948 (19 photos, 6 neg.)
Big Mill at Night 4/16-1948 (2 photos)
The Big Mill 4/13-1949 (9 photos)
Big Mill 4/25-1949 (3 neg.)
Converting Dept. 12/23-1950 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
Anderson Mills Office Xmas Party 12/15-1952 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Anderson Mills [no date] (3 photos)
Columbus Mill Electrical 6/9-1953 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Anderson Mill Pix 3/23-1956 (1 note, 6 photos, 6 neg.)
Anderson Mill "Recorder" Dispenser 4/25-1958 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Calvin Morgan #1 and Clean [no date] (2 neg.)
Woman and Man Holding certificate in factory [no date] (1 photo)
Folder 5- Negatives for Folder 1
Folder 6- Negatives for Folder 2
Folder 7- Negatives for Folder 3
Folder 8- Negatives for Folder 4

Box 5
Folder 1- Industry and Offices #2- Safety Committees and Awards, 1945-1953
Converting Dept. #1 Safety Celebration 5/21-1945 (4 neg.)
#1 Reclaim Plant Safety Award 12/4-1946 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Safety Awards Twisting, Winding, and Reeling Dept. 10/24-1947 (3 neg.)
No. 1 Safety Awards Carding Dept. 11/16-1946 (2 neg.)
Columbus Mill Safety Reward Groups [Spooling, Twisting, and Shed Weaving] 2/13-1948 (7 notes/ list of names, 3 neg.)
Anderson Mill Card Weave Safety Committee 4/1-1949 (list of names, 1 photo)
Cols. Card Weaving Safety Committee 4/1-1949 (list of names, 2 photos, 1 neg.)
Anderson Mills Twisting Safety Committee 4/1-1949 (list of names, 1 photo)
Cols. Spooling and Warping Safety Committee 4/1-1949 (2 lists of names, 2 photos)
Col. #1 Spinning Safety Committee 4/1-1949 (1 photo)
Anderson Mill Safety Award 6/5-1953 (1 neg.)

Folder 2 –Baseball and Softball, 1945-1959
No.1 Col. Softball 6/29-1945 (5 neg.)
Col. Girls Softball 6/29-1945 (3 photos)
Myrtle Bryant in Softball Uniform in field 7/14-1945 (4 neg.)
Bibb City Baseball Teams. Girls vs. "Old" Men 5/31-1946 (2 photos)
No.1 Boys Baseball 15 and under 4/14-1947 (1 neg.)
Bibb City Softball Team Men and Girls 6/28-1947 (3 photos, 1 neg.)
Softball Game @Bibb City 7/26-1947 (2 neg.)
No. 1 Boys' Baseball 16 and under 7/19-1948 (2 photos)
Bibb City Softball 7/21-1948 (3 photos)
#1 Softball at Drake Field 8/17-1948 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Baseball 8/5-1949 (3 neg.)
Bibb City Softball Champs vs. Glamazons 8/26-1949 (list of names, 16 neg.)
Bibb City vs. Taylor at Columbus 8/20-1949 (list of names, 18 photos, 24 neg.)
"Blooper "Lloyd Jr. Byrd, Pitcher 4/22-1950 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Girl Softballers 6/16-1950 (6 photos, 7 neg.)
#1 Boy Softball 6/19-1950 (1 photo, 2neg.)
Bibb City Girls Softball vs. Tom's 8/15-1950 (3 lists of names, 7 photos, 12 neg.)
Bibb City Baseball Team 8/19-1951 (2 lists of names, 5 neg.)
Sandlot Baseball Champs 8/22-1952 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Junior Baseball Team 7/17-1953 (4 neg.)
No. 1 17 yrs. Baseball 7/27-1953 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 6/18-1954 (list of names, 2 neg.)
J.S. Turner Field Dedication 7/9-1954 (festival program, 5 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 7/16-1954 (2 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Softball Squad 4/14-1955 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Girls' Softball 4/29-1955 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 6/17-1955 (4 neg.)
Bib City 6th and 7th Grade Softball and Boys' Relay 4/5-1957 (list of names, 3 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 7/19-1957 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 7/26-1957 (3 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Baseball 8/18-1958 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Girls' Softball 4/10-1959 (1 neg.)

Folder 3- Basketball, 1945-1959
Clyde Gilley Basketball 2/2-1945 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Fra Lee Hall, Basketball Captain, Columbus Ram 8/10-1945 (4 photos, 3 neg.)
Bibb City Basketball Squad 3/1-1947 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Basketball Game 3/1-1947 (1 photo, 6 neg.)
No. Boys' Basketball 3/25-1948 (1 photo)
Boys 16 and under Basketball 4/11-1949 (1 neg.)
Bibb City Girls' Basketball Team 3/16-1951 (list of names, 5 neg.)
Bibb City Basketball Squad 1/16-1953 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Basketball Game 3/2-1953 (1 photo, 15 neg.)
Bibb City Basketball Game vs. Holy Trinity and Team 2/2-1954 (list of names, 17 neg.)
6TH Grade Bibb City School Basketball 10/31-1956 (1 neg.)
8th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 2/15-1957 (list of names, 1 neg.)
7th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 2/15-1957 (list of names, 1 neg.)
7th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 1/31-1958 (list of names, 1 neg.)
8th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 1/31-1958 (1 neg.)
6th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 2/28-1958 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City "Buckeyes" 6th Graders 12/5-1958 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School 8th Grade "Bandits" Basketballers 1/30-1959 (list of names, 1 photo, 2 neg.)
7th Grade Bibb City School Basketball 3/13-1959 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Basketball Squad 8th Grade [no date] (list of names, 1 neg.)
Bibb City Boys' Basketball Squad 7th Grade [no date] (list of names, 1 neg.)

Folder 4- Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Golf, 1947-1956
No. 1 Boys' Football Team 12/1-1947 (2 neg.)
No.1 Boys' Football Team 11/8-1948 (4 photos, 2 neg.)
No.1 Footballers 10/17-1949 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
Bibb City Football Team 11/4-1949 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Football Squad 10/9-1953 (list of names, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Football Squad 10/8-1954 (list of names, 1 photo, and 2 neg.)
No.1 120lb Football Team 10/13-1950 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City School Football Squad 10/28-1955 (list of names, 1 photo, and 2 neg.)
8TH Grade Bibb City School Football 10/31-1956 (1 neg.)
Bibb City School Football Squad 10/4-1957 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Bibb City School Football Squad 10/31-1958 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Golf Trophy Presentation 9/23-1955 (2 neg.)
6th and 7th Grade Teams Volleyball 11/18-1955 (2 neg.)
Bibb City School Girls' Soccer 6th and 7th Grade [no date] (2 neg.)
Folder 5- Negatives for Folder 1
Folder 6- Negatives for Folder 2
Folder 7- Negatives for Folder 3
Folder 8- Negatives for Folder 4

Box 6
Folder 1- Military/ WWII, 1944-1949
Taylor Brothers 9/15-1944 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Fra P. at Machines #1 Returning Vet 10/21-1944 (1 photo block, 2 neg.)
C.W. and Paul Kite 8/9-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Kenneth Roberts, Returning Soldier 8/23-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
No.1 Returned Veterans 12/3-1945 (2 neg.)
No.1 Roll of Honor, WWII 3/21-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Veteran Troop Columbus [no date] (3 photos)

Folder 2- Youth Clubs and Activities- Girl Reserves, 1945-1958
John S. Turner Girl Reserve Officers 3/11-1945 (list of names, 1 photo)
No.1 Girl Reserve [Helen Leslie, Betty Graham, Betty Jean Dunn, Carolyn Lyles, and Geraldine Webber] 3/5-1946 (2 neg.)
No.1 Junior Girl Reserve 7/16-1946 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
#1 Girl Reserve Officers 10/14-1946 (2 neg.)
W.D.A. No.1 Girl Reserve Officers 10/3-1947 (2 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers #1 [Oliva Garret, Betty Jean Graham, Josephine Lorrey, Helen Leslie] 9/20-1948 (3 photos)
H.W. Pittman Girl Reserve Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers 1/22-1949 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Porter Girl Reserve Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers 3/11-1949 (list of names, 1 photo)
John S. Turner Girl Reserve Officers 3/11-1949 (1 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers 3/11-1949 (1 neg.)
No. 1 Jr. Girl Reserve making lanterns from real pumpkins 10/15-1950 (3 neg.)
Jr. Girl Reserve 10/19-1950 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
#1 Jr. Girl Reserve 10/19-1950 (3 photos, 2 neg.)
H.W. Pittman Girl Reserve Columbus 1/25-1952 (2 neg.)
Jr. Girl Reserve Ages 10-12 2/21-1952 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Girl Reserve Officers 10/17-1952 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Porter Bibb City Jr. Girl Reserve Officers 10/17-1952 (list of names, 1 neg.)
Basket Weaving No.1 Girl Reserve 5/12-1953 (1 neg.)
Bibb City Girl Reserve and Cub Officers (list of names, 1 photo, and 3 neg.)
No.1 Jr. Girl Reserve Officers 10/8-1953 (list of names, 1 neg.)
No. 1 Jr. Girl Reserve Officers 10/14-1954 (1 neg.)
No.1 Jr. Girl Reserve Officers 10/26-1954 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Bibb City Girl Reserve Officers 11/5-1954 (2 neg.)
W.D. Anderson Bibb City Girl Reserve 3/4-1955 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
J.S. Turner Girl Reserve Officers 12/2-1955 (list of names, 1 neg.)
J. S. Turner Girl Reserve Officers 10/18-1957 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
No.1 Sr. Girl Reserve Officers 10/8-1958 (1 photo, 1 neg.)

Folder 3- Youth Clubs and Activities #2- Cub Scouts, 1944-1955
Bibb City School for Scoutmasters 5/5-1944 (1 photo)
#1 Boy Scout Exhibit Christmas 1944 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
No.1 Cubs and Bill Lominick 11/18-1946 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
No.1 Cubs with new uniforms 3/16-1947 (1 neg.)
No.1 Cub Scouts 5/8-1947 (1 neg.)
4 new Bear Cubs 6/5-1947 (2 neg.)
Scouts Window Display Main St. 10 Office 2/10-1948 (1 neg.)
No.1 Cubs at new cabin 7/16-1948 (3 photos)
Cub Pack Officers 1/22-1949 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Jerry C. Lowery No.1 Cub Scout Scribe 5/28-1949 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Jerry Lowery Jr. No.1 Cub receiving prize from Vice President Drake 6/23-1950 (3 photos, 2 neg.)
Track Meet of No.1 Cubs [and young girls] 4/30-1951 (3 photos, 6 neg.)
New Boy Scout Cabin 4/2-1954 (5 photos, 4 neg.)
#1 Cub Band 11/25-1946 (2 neg.)

Folder 4- Youth Clubs and Activities #3- "Ash Can" Girls, 1944-1959
Vivian Johnson (Cols.) Ash Can 11/10-1944 (5 photos, 6 neg.)
Vivian Johnson and Nell Bryant [Anderson Mill Office, on bridge, etc.] ½-1945 (8 photos, 8 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 2/16-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 4/13-1945 (11 photos, 12 neg.)
Vivian Johnson and Bowling 7/27-1945 (12 photos, 9 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 9/21-1945 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 11/9-1945 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 9/10-1948 (2 neg.)
Vivian Johnson 7/15-1949 (5 photos, 5 neg.)
Bonnie Baen W. 9/10-1945 (1 photo block)
Bonnie Baen W. 8/30-1946 (3 photos, 2 neg.)
Bonnie Baen W. 1/16-1948 (2 neg.)
Bonnie Baen W. 2/6-1948 (5 photos, 2 neg.)
Bonnie Baen W. 2/13-1948 (2 photos, 1 neg.)
Bonnie Baen W. 3/12-1948 (1 photo, 3 neg.)
Jenny B. 9/9-1955 (4 neg.)
Jenny B. 9/23-1955 (1 photo block, 6 neg.)
Jenny B. 1/17-1958 (2 photo tiles, 1 photo, and 2 neg.)
Jenny B. 6/20-1958 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Mary Dunn 9/22-1950 (5 photos, 5 neg.)
Mary Dunn 10/6-1950 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
Mary Dunn 3/16-1951 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Adrid Walters 10/12-1951 (4 photos, 3 neg.)
Lynette Messer 1/16-1953 (5 neg.)
Lynette Messer 1/30-1953 (4 neg.)
Jessie Lee Harden 9/10-1954 (4 neg.)
Nell Bryan 2/17-1956 (2 photos, 2 neg.)
Jeannette McClung 9/5-1956 (1 photo, 2 neg.)
Jeannette McClung 9/19-1956 (3 neg.)
Ann H. 1/18-1957 (3 photos, 3 neg.)
Ann H. 2/1-1957 (4 photos, 4 neg.)
Ann H. 5/31-1957 (3 photos, 4 neg.)
Eugenia Barnes 9/4-1959 (1 photo, 1 neg.)
Folder 5-Negatives for Folder 1
Folder 6-Negatives for Folder 2
Folder 7-Negatives for Folder 3
Folder 8-Negatives for Folder 4