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Wallace P. Culpepper Collection

Identifier: MC 54

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, telegraphs, and documents of the Eagle & Phenix Manufacturing Co. dated 1887-1888, & 1894. According to some accounts, at a point in time the Columbus Fire Department, after inspecting the attic of the Eagle & Phenix office building on Front Avenue, ordered the company to dispose of records stored in that location. Apparently the firm put the records on the street for the trash collectors and people simply took portions of the records. That could explain how the documents survived to become part of the CSU Archives, including the empty accordion folder for correspondence starting with A from the Mills office.

This collection also includes a booklet Eagle & Phenix Division of Reeves Brothers, Inc. Centennial Celebration, dated 1951, and Jaycee's G.I. Journal, Columbus, Ga., Christmas 1944.


  • 1886-1894
  • Other: Date materials were donated

Biographical / Historical

Wallace P. Culpepper was employed in the Dye Works Department of the Eagle & Phenix Mills in Columbus, Georgia.


.3 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States