Archive Record

Object Name Booklet
Catalog Number 2002.054.072
Description Booklet for Dixie Durene titled "Controlled Manufacture In Action" as part of the Dixie Mercerizing Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The booklet is a walk-through of the spinning plants in Lupton City, Tennessee and Mebane, North Carolina and the finishing plant for the friends of the company.

Starts with an introduction to the "official Dixie family" including president, chairman of the board, etc. Next is a step-by-step walk-through of the spinning process from raw materials to the warping room (the final operation before the yarn is ready for mercerizing). Then there is a showcase of the company village, including homes, school, swimming pool, and gardens (around 50% of employees of Dixie's spinning mill live in the village). Next is a walk-through of the finishing plant including dyeing, winding, and inspection. The final section is dedicated to safety, employee training, and insuring it is a positive work environment though an air conditioned cafeteria, "well organized play" such as scheduled games and parties, and the playing of music at regular intervals throughout the plant.
Date 1950-1960
Extent of Description 9.00" x 12.00"
Accession number 2002.054