Business and family correspondence; minutes; financial records, including six volumes of payroll and time records, 1912-29; and family financial papers. Family members represented include Thomas J. (d.1929), Margaret, Ella A., and Neil T. Hayes.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The papers of the Sidney Knitting Mills, Inc., a subsidiary of May McEwen Kaiser, record its operations as a manufacturer of ladies' silk hosiery from incorporation in 1944 to absorption by Burlington Industries in 1948. The collection contains a ledger, journals, a cash receipts journal, trial balances, voucher registers, and payroll summaries, all for the years 1945-1948; scattered checkbooks, 1944-1946; and a journal of invoices for sales to May McEwen Kaiser, 1945-1946.
This collection documents Berkshire Knitting Mills, its operations and labor relations with the American Federation of Full Fashioned Hosiery Workers. The collection includes technical and piece rate notebooks, the mill diaries of Hellmuth Wink, correspondence, publications, news clippings, minute books, and court briefs. In addition to the microfilm, the collection includes stereographs, a viewer, and associated negatives and prints.
Stereographs of the exterior and interior of the knitting mill, various work areas and processes. Housed in a cloth box, which also holds a folding metal stereopticon, with a brass plate bearing the Berkshire logo. Also included is an invitation addressed to Celestia L. Keener of Reading, for the annual dinner of the Berkshire Knitting Mills "Quarter Century Club," postmarked 1950.