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Exposition Cotton Mills Employee Newspapers

Identifier: ahc.MSS1009

Scope and Content

The collection consists of issues ofThe Exposition, a newspaper published for the employees of the Exposition Cotton Mills. The newspaper, published semi-monthly, printed primarily information pertaining to the mill and its employees. Some issues included advertisements for the mill store and beauty shop as well as leisure activities organized by the mill. Most issues printed photographs of mill employees and their families and mill sponsored events. A few of the issues include historic photographs of mill employees, highlighting those individuals or descendants still employed by the mill.


  • 1919-1957
  • Majority of material found within 1937 - 1942


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The International Cotton Exposition of 1881 was one of three expositions in Atlanta designed to attract business and venture capital to Atlanta. The other two expositions were in 1887 and 1895. Buildings were erected for the 1881 exposition along what is now Ashby Street in west Atlanta. In 1882, these structures were converted into a textile mill and became the Exposition Cotton Mills which stood until 1971.


1.42 linear ft. (1 oversize box)



System of Arrangement

Collection is arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Johnny Parris, 2010 (2010.97)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.
Exposition Cotton Mills Employee Newspapers
Melanie Stephan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305