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Don S. and Margaret McConnell Holt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0114

Scope and Contents

This collection largely represents Holt's tenure with Cannon Mills Company (now Fieldcrest Cannon) of Kannapolis, N.C. Included are annual reports, correspondence, company history, and clippings. A personal item is a scrapbook that documents Holt's football career at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dates

  • 1926 - 1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Donnell Shaw Holt was born in Graham, N.C. on March 7, 1908. He was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1929. In 1932, he married Margaret McConnell of Gastonia, N.C. Holt became executive vice pres┬Čident of Travora Manufacturing Co. in 1938. During World War II, he served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. Holt became plant manager of Cannon Mills Company in 1950, vice president in 1951, and executive vice president in 1959. He was named president and chief executive officer of Cannon Mills Company in 1962. In 1971, Holt became chair of the board following the death of Charles W. Cannon. Holt died in Charlotte on November 20, 1982.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Overview

Papers of the first non-family member to head Cannon Mills. Includes annual reports (1971-74), correspondence, speeches, an unpublished company history, clippings, an anti union film (1974), copies of the firm's newspaper (1971-74), and a scrapbook (1929) documenting Holt's football career at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Arrangement

The Don S. Holt Papers are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Don S. Holt and Ed Rankin Jr., 1985, 2007 and 2008; with periodic additions.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1985, and Robert A. McInnes, 2007 and 2008.
Title
Don S. and Margaret McConnell Holt papers
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated