New in the Carolina Room: Collection of Newsletters

Do you have family members who worked at the Manetta Mills plant in Monroe, North Carolina? If so, or if you are interested in learning more about the mill and its workers, have we got the collection for you in the Carolina Room! Our newly-processed collection of The Manettism, Manetta Mills, Monroe Plant Newsletters is now fully available. C.W. Walton, head and treasurer of the Monroe plant, began publishing The Manettism in the summer of 1927. Printed “some times” by and for the mill workers and their community, it continued until Walton’s death in December 1938. The final issue in January 1939 was a tribute to Walton. Each newsletter included a cover drawing or picture, some jokes, and letters or articles by contributors about mill workers and community events. The price of a subscription was “Just Let Us Know You Want It.”

This collection adds a wealth of information on the workers at the Manetta Mills Monroe plant, their families, and factory and community events. Please visit us to learn more about this and our other collections at:, and come in to see us on the third floor at Main Library!

This post was contributed by Hannah Cox, librarian and archivist in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room.