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Magnet Mills Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-134
Identifier: AppMs-0062

Scope and Contents

All company files are arranged according to record type. The collection includes contract negotiations and agreements, correspondence grouped by subject, individual subject files, management records, grievances and grievance arbitrations, insurance records, personnel records, publications and newsclippings.


  • 1916-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1944-1967


Conditions Governing Access

In accordance with existing privacy laws and regulations, individual personnel files in the collection are restricted and may not be viewed or reproduced without either the written permission of the individual whose file it was or documentation (death certificate, obituary notice, etc.) presented to the archives staff that the individual whose file is being requested is deceased at the time of the researcher's request to use the file.


67.00 linear feet (134 boxes)

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The collection is arranged in nine series: Series 1, Contract Negotiations and Agreements, 1944-1966; Series 2, Correspondence, 1947-1966; Series 3, Subject Files, 1940-1969; Series 4, Management Records, 1944-1969; Series 5, Grievances and Grievance Arbitrations, 1948-1966; Series 6, Insurance Records, 1944-1969; Series 7, Personnel Records, 1944-1969; Series 8, Publications, 1944-1969; and Series 9, Newsclippings, September-October 1941, December 1966-March 1967. For further arrangement information see Series Descriptions.

Method of Acquisition

On September 9, 1979, the company records and personnel files of Magnet Mills, Inc. were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Mrs. G. D. (Katherine) Hoskins of Clinton, Tennessee. Mrs. Hoskins was the former secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Magnet Mills, and was also the editor of the Mill newspaper, "The Magnet."

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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