George C. Sells Papers, 1962-1991


George C. Sells Papers, 1962-1991


The George C. Sells Papers, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, contain general histories of the General Shale Products Corporation, a memorandum written by a company official, histories of two companies acquired by General Shale (the Locher Brick Company of Glasgow, Virginia, and the Chattahoochee Brick Company of Georgia), a speech by Douglas Whitlock presented at a brick industry meeting in 1962, a reprint of a magazine article about General Shale, and a master's thesis on the use of convict labor at the Chattahoochee Brick Company (with an explanatory letter by its author). Collectively, these documents describe the history of General Shale and the brick industry from the middle of the nineteenth century until the latter part of the twentieth century. The papers in the collection date from 1962 to 1991.

The current digital collection includes surrogates of the collection's nine documents.


Sells, George C.


George C. Sells Papers, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University




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