Textiles, Teachers, and Troops


Textiles: Manufacturing in Greensboro, 1880-1945

The textile industry has been a vital part of the growth of Greensboro and the North Carolina Piedmont. Cone Mills, Burlington Mills (later Burlington Industries), Guilford Mills, Mock Judson Hosiery, Pomona Mills, and the surrounding "mill villages" are essential elements of Greensboro's history and urban geography.

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All Items

Explore all items related to the textile industry in Greensboro.

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Blue Bell

Items related to the company that later become VF Corporation.

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Burlington Mills

Primarily photographs of company picnics held by the company that became Burlington Industries.

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Cone Mills

Photos, publications, and other material related to Proximity, Revolution, and White Oak Mills and to the Cone family.

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Mill Villages

Photos and other material related to life in the subsidized housing developments that grew up around Greensboro's textile mills.

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Mock, Judson, Voehringer

A variety of material related to this major hosiery manufacturer.

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