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Eddy Paper Company Photograph Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4329

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single photograph album featuring pictures of the Eddy Paper Company factory Mill #3 in Three Rivers, MI. The photographs are from approximately 1902-1906.


  • Creation: 1902-1906


Eddy Paper Co. Biography

The Eddy Paper Company was opened by Henry Eddy in 1906 in Three Rivers, MI. Eddy had previous been one of the managers at the Standard Paper Company. A second factory was acquired by Eddy in White Pidgeon, MI in 1912. In 1914, the paper mill in White Pigeon was damaged by a windstorm, halting production for several months. The factory was rebuilt over the next few years and the company continued production. In 1957, Eddy Paper Co. merged with the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. and ceased paper production operations in Michigan.

Thorrot Cox Biography

Thorrot Cox (1901 – 1960) worked for the Eddy Paper Co. for over a decade before opening a jewelry store in Three Rivers, MI. He died in Three Rivers, MI in 1960.


1 Volumes

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Custodial History

The materials in this collection came from the granddaughter of Thorrot Cox (1901 – 1960), a former purchasing agent for the Eddy Paper Company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials in this collection came from the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Physical Description

The materials in this collection amount to 0.25 sq. ft. The entirety of the materials in this collection are photographs of the Eddy Paper Company building in Three Rivers, MI. The materials in the collections are bound in a faux-leather binder with a brown and green cover. The binder is held together by brown strings on the inside of the cover. The word “photographs” is embossed on the cover of the binder. There is some deterioration to the cover, especially around the corners, where the mesh material the cover is made of is exposed.

The contents of the binder are full-page photographs and drawings of the interior, exterior, machinery, and workers of the Eddy Paper Co. All of the photographs are in black and white and attached to hard, mesh-like paper pages. The photographs have maintained their clarity and there is minimal damage to the images. Some of the pages have reddish staining on the back of the page.



Eddy Paper Company Photograph Collection finding aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
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