Welcome to the Columbia Minerva Publisher Page
Look for a list of patterns published by the Columbia Minerva Company and a bit of lore and history.
James Lees & Sons Company is where Columbia Minerva originated, Columbia and Minerva were once independent yarn manufacturers once owned by William H Horstmann and Edward C. Bettem.
During the 50’s Minerva Mills changed its name to Columbia Minerva corporation.
In 1960, Burlington purchased James Lees & Sons, two years later, Burlington became the first textile firm to exceed $1 billion in sales.
Columbia Minerva published patterns through the 80’s and merges with Caron International.
In 2012, Yarnspirations.com bought Caron, but not Columbia-Minerva.