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Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills:

A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

May 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-03-06T12:33-0500
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills
Title: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills collection
Dates: 1881; 1978; undated
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (in 1 folder)
Abstract:Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill was formed after the dissolution of a business partnership between Jacob Elsas and Isaac May in 1889. In 1978, the mill was shut down. The collection includes a May 1964 issue of Fulton Cotton Mills News , negatives, photographs, product catalogue, and correspondence, 1881, 1978, undated.
Identification: L1985-19
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection includes May 1964 issue of Fulton Cotton Mills News, Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills 1881 negatives and photographic copies of negative, aerial photograph of the Cotton Mill (circa 1960s), Fulton Cotton Mills catalogue, and correspondence and documents from Mayor Maynard Jackson and Lieutenant Governor Zell Mill regarding The Patch Inc. project in the Cabbagetown Community, (Atlanta Ga.).


History of the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills

Jacob Elsas was cofounder of the successful manufacturing company Elsas, May, and Company, which made cloth and paper bags in Atlanta, Georgia from 1872. Following the dissolution of the partnership, Elsas incorporated The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in 1889, occupying an Elsas, May mill built east of the city in 1882. As the new company grew, mills were added to the site in 1895 and 1907, and the neighboring village for millworkers, Cabbagetown, also increased in size. Eventually the company added seven more mills across the United States. By 1960, the parent company was known as Fulton Industries Inc. However,the Atlanta mill remained known as the Fulton Cotton Mill and continued in operation under the management of Elsas family members until 1968, when Fulton Industries Inc. was sold. The Atlanta mill closed in 1978.


Index Terms

Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills.
Historic preservation
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry
Textile industry
Textile workers
Jackson, Maynard, 1938-2003
Miller, Zell, 1932-
Atlanta (Ga.)
aerial photographs
black-and-white photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Collection, L1985-19. Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by W. P. Addison, May 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson May 2014. Finding aid created by Carley Henderson May 2014.


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