The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, Oregon, 1900-1959 Public Deposited

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  • The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill once manufactured cloth with a reputation renowned throughout the United States. This study is an attempt to report the history of the mill. Data are categorized by: the Kay family; production including plant, machinery, raw materials used, goods manufactured; management including the effects of national developments; and labor. Data were gathered from official documents, correspondence, mill records, newspapers and printed materials, and from interviews with four Kay family members and fifty-three mill employees. The interviews with mill employees provided a wealth of information concerning factory life. The antiquated buildings and machinery manufactured the coarse Willamette wool into cloth for outerwear and blankets. During wartimes the mill experienced its greatest production. Post-war developments such as synthetics, foreign imports, and movement of the textile industry to the South led to the eventual demise of this specialized, family-operated mill, which has become a museum.
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