Red Wing Potteries records. 1894-1978.


Red Wing Potteries records. 1894-1978.

Minutes and stock records, correspondence, product records,facility plans, clippings, and printed matter, trace the company's evolution fromthe formation (1894) of the Red Wing Union Stoneware Company into the 1940s, with afew items relating to its subsequent history and its liquidation in 1967 following acrippling strike. Substantial files (1920s-1940s) of correspondence and land and taxrecords document the purchase, management, rental, and sale of its farm landholdingsin Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Montana. Also included are sketches ofplants and flowers by William G. Warr, Jr., an artist/designer for Red WingPotteries from 1949 to 1954.


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