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Object Name Collection, Archival
Object ID 2007.053
Summary Archival collection related to Anvil Brand, Inc.; Carolina Garment Company; companies association with the Rives family, including W & J Rives, Inc., Ruff Hewn, Mr. Apparel, and Mr. Casuals; the High Point Lions Club, and the sudden death of Warren Jackson Rives, Jr. Also includes a collection of photographic slides.

Series 1: Anvil Brand, Inc.
Series 2: Carolina Garment Company
Series 3: Mr. Apparel
Series 4: Mr. Casuals
Series 5: Rives-Associated Companies
Series 6: Ruff Hewn
Series 7: W & J Rives, Inc.
Series 8: Warren Jackson Rives, Jr.
Series 9: High Point Lions Club
Series 10: Photographic Slides
Date Ca. 1920s-mid 1990s
Additional Information Warren Jackson "Jack" Rives, Sr. began working at Anvil Brand in [year?].
Mr. Apparel, Inc. was started by Floyd Mehan in 1958. He was joined by Warren Jackson "Jack" Rives, Sr. [?] years later. The company grew from two to six sewing plants before being sold to U.S. Industries.
Jefferson Hill Rives and Warren Jackson Rives, Jr. bought Mr. Apparel from U.S. Industries on August 1, 1977, after working there since high school. They had the support of the employees and most stayed with the company.
Mr. Casuals was a sewing/clothing company in Troutsdale, VA, that joined W & J Rives, Inc. on January 15, 1979. This was a merger, not a full buy-out. The two maintained separate names. Mr. Casuals was acquired from U.S. Industries with assistance from Warren Jackson "Jack" Rives, Sr.
Ruff Hewn was founded in 1981 by Jefferson Hill Rives and Warren Jackson Rives, Jr., in affiliation with W & J Rives, Inc. Ruff Hewn focused on casual and sports wear.
People Adams, John Hampton
Bizzell, Maude
Cochrane, Randy
Craver, Burl
Garrett, Cecil Clark
Hammes, George K.
Hudson, Homer T.
Hughes, Esther Brooks
Hutchinson, Orin
Jackson, Lee
Jarrell, Geneva
Kemp, Tommy
Kirchofer, Robert C.
Kornegay, Robert T.
Lee, Laurence F., Jr.
Leonard, Ila
Marchman, Dennis L.
Marsh, Lola
McLendon, Etta
Mehan, Floyd D.
Mills, Harry C.
Misenheimer, Dorothy
Overby, Olive
Owens, Lena
Parsons, Jack
Peyton, Edwin A., Jr.
Quaritius, Jack H.
Rickard, Roy
Rives, Anna Howard Fenner
Rogers, Elizabeth Stuckey Rives
Rives, Sylvia Ellen White
Rives, Jefferson Hill
Rives, Warren Jackson
Rives, Warren Jackson, Jr.
Rogers, Raymond W.
Stewart, Zana
Woodson, Richard Peyton, III
Search Terms Anvil Brand Corporation
Carolina Garment Company
Chamber of Commerce
General: Civic Organizations
General: Hosiery/Textile Industry
High Point Chamber of Commerce
High Point Enterprise
High Point Lions Club
Lions Club
Lions Clubs International
Mr. Apparel, Inc.
Mr. Casuals, Inc.
Private Label Concepts, Inc.
Ruff Hewn, Inc.
U.S. Industries, Inc.
W. & J. Rives, Inc.
Credit Line Gift of Elisebeth Rives Rogers in memory of Warren Jackson Rives, Sr.