Stephenson Underwear Inventory
12 February 1919
1 os folder

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Processed by: Christina Baich, March 2006

Organizational History:

Stephenson Underwear Mills began as the A. C. Staley Manufacturing Company. Alexander C. Staley started the company in South Bend, Indiana, in 1855. In 1888, C. B. Stephenson joined the company. The company grew, acquiring the Porcelain Ware Factory (1896) and the Indiana Paper Mill (1904). In 1907, the company was reorganized and incorporated as the Stephenson Underwear Mills. The company manufactured blankets, menís sweaters, and menís woolen underwear. The last remaining building of the complex, located at 322 East Colfax Avenue, is on the National Register of Historic Places (1995) and privately owned.

Indiana Ė St. Joseph County. National Register of Historic Places. 2 Mar. 2006. <>.

The Industries of South Bend and Mishawaka. Northern Indiana Center for History. 2 Mar. 2006. <>.

South Bend Woolen/Stephenson Mills. South Bendís Historical Heritage. 2 Mar. 2006. <>.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains a handwritten inventory of the Stephenson Underwear Mills.

Item Listing:

1919 Feb. 12    Handwritten inventory

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversized folder (1 item)

Collection Dates:

12 February 1919



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