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MC 00075 Guide to the Thomas Roy Hart Papers, 1912-1913

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Volumes contain analyses, weaving patterns on graph paper, and cloth samples of approximately 43 types of fabric. Analysis information includes: cloth sample, weaving patterns, warp and filling measurements, thread and thread counts, color, weight, shrinkage, and some cost estimates. Volume 2 contains a detailed description of the methods used by Hart to compile the data included in his notebooks. Folder includes one separate page of notes.
[Volume 1] Volume 1, 1912-1913
[Volume 2] Volume 2, 1913
[Folder 1] Notes, undated


0.5 Linear feet 1 archival box

General Physical Description note

1 archival box


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Acquisitions Information

Items transferred from D. H. Hill Library and Burlington Textiles Library in October 1973 (Accession no. 1973-0009).


Processed by: Terra Kridler, May 2005; machine-readable finding aid created by: Terra Kridler, May 2005

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two of Thomas Roy Hart's notebooks compiled while he was a student at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1912-1913. The books contain cloth analyses of a variety of different fabrics, as well as explanation of research methods. Fabric and thread samples are also included.

Biographical Note

Thomas Roy Hart was born in Monroe, North Carolina on April 29th, 1890. He graduated from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with a bachelor's degree in Engineering in 1913. He worked for various cotton mills in Monroe and Burlington, North Carolina, as well as in Illinois and Massachusetts. During a fourteen month military service overseas, Hart attended American Expeditionary Forces University in Beaune, France. He returned to North Carolina to obtain a Textiles Engineering degree in 1920, and a Master of Science in Textile Manufacturing in 1924. He joined the faculty at North Carolina State College in 1919 and eventually became of Head of the Department of Weaving and Designing. In 1948 he became the Director of Instruction and held this position until his death on January 11th, 1956. Hart was noted for his large number of publications, including a history of the School of Textiles, The School of Textiles, N. C. State College: Its Past and Present published in 1951, Cloth Calculations, which Hart co-authored with former Textiles Dean Thomas Nelson, and numerous scholarly journal articles.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Roy Hart Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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