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General Shale Products Corporation Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0307

Scope and Contents

The General Shale Products Corporation Records contain three Hollinger boxes of loose ledger sheets and one ledger of stock holder meeting minutes, minutes to General Shale Products Company board of directors meetings, corporate by-laws, land deeds, and correspondence documenting the general operation and management of the company between 1909 and 1986. In addition to these records there are documents that portray General Shale Products acquisition of the Kingsport Brick Corporation, Johnson City Shale Brick Corporation, Richlands Brick Company and Bristol Brick Company between 1928 and 1929.


  • Creation: 1909-1986


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open to research.


1.50 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 ledger)

Language of Materials



The ledger and ledger sheets are arranged first alphabetically by company name and then chronologically by the first date of each folder's date span.

Method of Acquisition

The General Shale Products Corporation Records were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by James Widener November 16, 1987.

Processing Information

Scott Schwartz, Dawn Gentry and A.Kilgore completed processing and the records were opened to researchers April 12, 1990.

Scott Schwartz, Dawn Gentry and A. Kilgore
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA