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Maggie Grier's Whittier Cotton Mill notebooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS784f

Scope and Content

This collection contains two notebooks used by Maggie Grier, and later her daughter-in-law Ruth, for their work at Whittier Cotton Mills in Atlanta, Georgia. The notebooks contain draft patterns and notes used to create textiles.


  • approximately 1950


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Margaret "Maggie" Hayes Grier (1895-1975) was born in South Carolina. She married Aaron Grady Grier (1895-1985) and they lived first in Bartow County, Georgia, then moved to the town of Whittier Mill Village along the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County. Both Margaret and Aaron worked at the cloth and yarn factory, she as a carder and he as a foreman. They had two sons; Herbert T. (1920-1996 ) and William Grady (1917-2000). William married Edna Ruth (1921-1971) who also worked at the Whittier Cotton Mills. William and Ruth had three children; Lamar, Gail, and Kay.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2001

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Maggie Grier's Whittier Cotton Mill notebooks
Leah Lefkowitz
August 2017
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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305