Chatham Blanketeer Textile Newsletter Now Available Online

Early issues of the Chatham Blanketeer, the company newsletter from the Chatham Manufacturing Company, are now available on DigitalNC. The Chatham Manufacturing Company was established in the late 1860s in Elkin. The company grew and expanded in the 20th century and would become famous for its wollen “Chatham Blankets.” Learn more about the company in the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, available on NCpedia.

The Blanketeers were produced for the company employees and contained more personal than business news. Columns reported primaily on social news and events and the mill baseball team was featured regularly. Issues from 1933 to 1940 are now online. The original copies are in the Elkin Public Library, a branch of the Northwestern Regional Library system.

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