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The Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company was established in 1882 as a sawmill site in Old Town, Maine, which had been running since about 1860. The name was changed to the Penobscot Company in 1964. In 1967 the company was acquired by Diamond International Corporation and became the Penobscot Division of Diamond International. In 1983 the facility at Old Town was purchased by James River Corporation. In 2000 Georgia-Pacific purchased and took over operation of the Old Town plant.

The collection is arranged in four series:

I. Records of Penobscot Development Company,

II. Records of Penobscot Purchasing Company,

III. Records of Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company/Penobscot Company, and

IV. Records of Diamond Match Company, Diamond National and Diamond International.

Publication Date



Business and Industry



Size of Collection

37 boxes 37 boxes (20 cubic feet); 28 linear feet ledgers (28 linear feet); 2 technical drawings 2 vertical plan files

Dates of Collection

1912-1993, bulk 1960-1990

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0783

Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company Records, 1912-1993

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History Commons