On June 29, I took another look at the storage room of Rocky Mount Mills with the Southern Historical Collection to determine what materials are present and their archival value. CBC moved many items pulled from some mill houses and the mill itself to the basement of a church they had bought a few blocks away. Inside are a plethora of materials, including posters, blueprints, surveys, handwritten documents, and even fabric and yarn samples! An archivist’s and historian’s dream!
SHC noted which items are of most archival value, which I then forwarded to CBC, who will then make the call on whether to donate them as part of the Rocky Mount Mills Records or keep them for now. They will do the latter and use some of the material for interior design. So, keep an eye out for historical material on your visit to Rocky Mount Mills!