The collection consists of materials on the Champion Paper and Fibre Company, in Canton, NC. Included are Corydon Bell's notes collected for his A History of Champion in North Carolina; the author's carbon copy of the manuscript A History of Champion Papers(1963); a copy of The Story of Chestnut Extract (1937); and a copy of Glimpses of the Plant of the Champion Fibre Company, a souvenir of the Cincinnati Commercial Club's 1922 visit. The booklets contain photographs of operations inside the plant and the systems used in extracting.
Champion Paper and Fibre Company was formed in 1935, when manufacturing company Champion Coated Paper, of Hamilton, OH, and pulp mill Champion Fibre Company, of Canton, NC, merged. In 1931, Champion Fibre Company sold 90,000 acres of land to the federal government for the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.