West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company South Carolina mill records, 1937-2000.


West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company South Carolina mill records, 1937-2000.

West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company South Carolina mill records, 1937-2000.

Articles, unpublished manuscripts, newsletters, historical information, newspapers, clippings, recruitment literature, bound volumes, corporate financial and stock reports, promotional materials, and photographs pertaining to operations of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company mill in Charleston, S.C. Records compiled and created by the Information Services Center at the Charleston mill include a bound Library Manual drafted in 1956 which outlines duties of ISC personnel as well as procedures for dealing with photostats and microfilm, record report cards, author index cards, subject definition cards, pamphlets, books, patents, company trade literature as well. Additional ISC related documents include pamphlets on the internal flow of technical information and records at West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. Also included are sixteen issues of "The Paper Mill Athletic Association Observer" (1950-1952), a newspaper published by the Charleston area West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company employee recreational association. The Paper Mill Athletic Association (PMAA) was formed in 1947 and was governed by a board of managers. In addition to operating a club house, the PMAA scheduled regular activities such as weekly dances and game nights as well as a softball league. Group outings for golf, tennis, bowling, horse shoes, and archery were also sponsored by the PMAA. The newspaper was a natural outgrowth of these activities and it served as a sort of community bulletin containing special announcements, updates on employees and equipment, publicity for charity benefits, and other work and recreation related information. Clippings (1950-2001, bulk 1973) from magazines and newspapers relate to air pollution, the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency, forestry, depth of Charleston Harbor, company stock holdings and shares and the company merger with the United States Envelope Company. Photographs (bulk 1945-1972) depict facilities, grounds and employees at the Charleston mill.

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The son of a master paper maker in Aberdeen, Scotland, William Luke, arrived in American in 1852. Together, Luke and his sons John and David developed the first commercially successful method of manufacturing chemical wood pulp in this country. In 1887, under the auspices of the newly established Piedmont Pulp and Paper Company, the Lukes opened a paper mill on the West Virginia- Maryland border along the Potomac River. The company held its first stockholders meeting in Harper's Ferry, West Virg...