Kimberly-Clark Company celebrates its history, 1922.

Kimberly-Clark Company: 50th anniversary, 1872-1922.


This 11x14-inch pamphlet was published by the paper company in 1922 to mark its 50th anniversary. It is heavily illustrated with many photographs of mills, factories, executives, and middle-managers. It describes the firm's origin in a single mill at Neenah, Wis., in 1872 and its growth to seven plants in three states and provinces with a combined staff of 400 by 1922. It also depicts the company town of Kimberley, Wis., and factories at Appleton, Wis., and Niagara, N.Y. It decribes Kimberly-Clark's latest, cutting-edge products, such as high-quality book papers and Kotex Sanitary Napkins. The entire manufacturing process, from forest to customer, is shown in pictures and described in text. Ironically, the pamphlet was printed on highly acidic paper that has deteriorated badly with age, so a few pages are irreparably damaged.



Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Kimberly-Clark Company.
Pub Data: New York: Kimberly-Clark, 1922. Digitized from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, call no. Oversize Pam 74-3603
Citation: Kimberly-Clark Company: 50th Anniversary, 1872-1922. (New York: Kimberly-Clark, 1922); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1756; Visited on: 12/20/2014
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