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Wallace P. Culpepper Collection (MC 54)

Biographical Note

Wallace P. Culpepper was employed in the Dye Works Department of the Eagle & Phenix Mills in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, telegraphs, and documents of the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co. dated 1887-1888, & 1894. According to some accounts, at a point in time the Columbus Fire Department, after inspecting the attic of the Eagle & Phenix office building on Front Avenue, ordered the company to dispose of records stored in that location. Apparently the firm put the records on the street for the trash collectors and people simply took portions of the records. That could explain how the documents survived to become part of the CSU Archives, including the empty accordion folder for correspondence starting with A from the Mills office.

This collection also includes a booklet Eagle & Phenix Division of Reeves Brothers, Inc. Centennial Celebration, dated 1951, and Jaycee's G.I. Journal, Columbus, Ga., Christmas 1944.

1886-1888, 1894 Approximately 550 items in 1 box (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

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Wallace P. Culpepper Collection (MC 54)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

Donated to the archives in 1988

Note to Researchers

See also:

Eagle and Phenix Mills Collection (MC 13)

G. Gunby Jordon Collection (MC 12)

Box and Folder List

Box 1

An empty file box dated Oct. 1, 1887 to May 1, 1888.


Box 2 – Correspondence and documents of Eagle & Phenix Mills, 1887-1888

Folder 1 – AA & AC. 13 sheets.

Folder 2 – ADAMS. 7 sheets.

Folder 3 – AE - ALD. 8 sheets.

Folder 4 – ALE - ALLEN. 13 sheets.

Folder 5 – ALLEN. 48 sheets.

Folder 6 – ANDERSON - ATL. 10 sheets.

Folder 7 – ARM - ARZ. 11 sheets.

Folder 8 – AS - AT. 19 sheets.

Folder 9 – AT - AZ. 10 sheets.

The following folders contain correspondence and documents of the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co., dated 1894.

Folder 10 – 36 sheets.

Folder 11 – 43 sheets.

Folder 12 – 49 sheets plus a booklet Eagle & Phenix Division of Reeves Brothers, Inc. Centennial Celebration, 1951.

These folders contain correspondence, telegraphs, and documents of the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co. dated 1887-1888.

Folder 13 – 21 sheets

Folder 14 – 22 sheets.

Folder 15 – 47 sheets

Folder 16 – 30 sheets

Folder 17 – 32 sheets

Folder 18 – 31 sheets

Folder 19 – 31 sheets

Folder 20 – 29 sheets

Folder 21 – Jaycee's G.I. Journal, Columbus, Georgia, Christmas, 1944