Collection Number: 04007H

Collection Title: Southern Oral History Program Collection, Series H: Piedmont Industrialization, 1974-1986

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Abstract The Southern Oral History Program conducts and collects interviews with Southerners who have made significant contributions to various fields of human endeavor. In addition, the Program undertakes special projects with the purpose of rendering historically visible those whose experience is not reflected in traditional written sources. The Southern Oral History Program Collection, Series H: Piedmont Industrialization contains interviews conducted for Perspectives on Industrialization: The Piedmont Crescent of Industry, 1900-1940, a project funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The project focuses on the impact of industrialization in seven main areas: Badin, Burlington, Bynum, Catawba County, Charlotte, and Durham, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. Other interviews are with individuals from Carrboro, Greensboro, Gastonia, and Marion, N.C., and several interviews pertain to the textile workers' strike in Elizabethton, Tenn., in 1929.
Creator Southern Oral History Program.
Language English.
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Some interviews are closed as noted.
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The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) welcomes non-commercial use and access that qualifies as fair use as stipulated by U.S. Copyright law to all unrestricted interview materials in the collection. The researcher must cite and give proper credit to the SOHP. The SOHP requests that the researcher informs the SOHP as to how and where they are using the material. Please use the online form available on the SOHP site to request permission and inform the SOHP of your use.
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Interview with [interviewee name] by [interviewer name], [interview date] [interview number], in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Series H: Piedmont Industrialization (04007H), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Example: Interview with Junie Edna Kaylor Aaron by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, 12 December 1979 (H-0106), in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Series H: Piedmont Industrialization (04007H), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Transferred from the Southern Oral History Program beginning in the 1970s.
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Database: A searchable database of all Southern Oral History Program interviews is available at http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/sohp/. Patrons may keyword search the database by: (1) Abstract; (2) Transcript; (3) Interviewee name; (4) Interviewer name; (5) Interview number; or (6) Subject term. Patrons may browse the database by: (1) Interviewee name; (2) Interviewer name; (3) Interviewee occupation; (4) Interviewee ethnicity; or (5) Project.
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In 1973, the History Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill established an oral history program devoted to the study of the southern region of the United States.

The Southern Oral History Program collects interviews with Southerners who have made significant contributions to various fields of human endeavor. In addition, the Program undertakes special projects with the purpose of rendering historically visible those whose experience is not reflected in traditional written sources. Interviews are conducted by Program staff, graduate students, faculty members, and consultants. The Program also serves as a collecting agency, accepting donations of tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by other researchers.

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The Southern Oral History Program Collection, Series H: Piedmont Industrialization contains interviews conducted for Perspectives on Industrialization: The Piedmont Crescent of Industry, 1900-1940, a project funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The project focuses on the impact of industrialization in seven main areas: Badin, Burlington, Bynum, Catawba County, Charlotte, and Durham, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. Other interviews are with individuals from Carrboro, Greensboro, Gastonia, and Marion, N.C., and several interviews pertain to the textile workers' strike in Elizabethton, Tenn., in 1929. Topics discussed include the development of various industries in these regions, especially textiles, tobacco, hosiery, and furniture and the experiences of workers in these industries and in various facets of their daily life, including health, recreation, religion, family, education, and financial hardships.

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Click here for the online, sortable list of oral history interviews in this series. Each interview is cataloged in the interview database with descriptive information about the interviewee and the contents of the interview. Transcriptions and audio recordings for many of the unrestricted interviews are available in this online database.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.1. Piedmont Industrialization: Badin, N.C. 1977-1980.

8 interviews.

The interviews for this region document the transformation of a rural area into a company town, Badin, N.C., which was dominated by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). The transformation began with the construction of a dam across the Yadkin River by the Whitney Reduction Company, founded by George Whitney of Whitney and Stephenson, a Pittsburgh brokerage house. After Whitney went bankrupt in 1907, a French company, L'Aluminum Francaise, continued construction of the dam and built an aluminum plant. In 1914, the company sold its holdings to Andrew Mellon, who formed the Tallassee Power Company, a subsidiary of ALCOA. Originally a sparsely settled area, the influx of convict construction crews and black and Italian laborers had a major impact on the social and economic structure of the community. The people interviewed discussed these changes and the effects on their lives. Several of the interviewees recalled the original rural character of the area and the construction of the dam, aluminum plant, and the company town of Badin. Union activity is also an important topic of discussion in these interviews. The vote for affiliation with the Aluminum Workers of America in 1940 was especially significant because it was the first time in the South that a union won certification in a company-owned town. Race relations are another issue explored. Discrimination at work and in the town, living conditions, and union participation are all topics of discussion. The Badin interviews were conducted in 1979 by Southern Oral History Program staff member Rosemarie Hester under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The project culminated in the production of a video documentary, Aluminum Town. Although the study of Badin was not originally part of the Piedmont industrialization project, these interviews were included in the series because Badin's development contrasted with industrialization in some of the other regions selected for research.

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H-0001 Interview with Cary Joseph Allen, 1980

Cary Joseph Allen, white factory worker, discusses his experiences with Alcoa Aluminum Company in Badin, N.C., the poor working and living conditions for Alcoa workers because of  the company's strong paternalistic influence within the community, the weak representation of aluminum workers within the American Federation of Labor (AFL), he and his fellow workers' efforts to establish a local branch of the Aluminum Workers of America in Badin, N.C., difficulty in attracting new union members who feared losing their jobs, the long-term goals of the union to better working and living conditions and wages, and their successful unionization in 1937 with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 3 April 1980

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H-0002 Interview with Barbara Britt, 1977

Barbara Britt, factory worker, discusses her family background, work experiences prior to and with Alcoa Aluminum Company, concerns about working conditions and job security with Alcoa, experiences as a member of a union, a specific case of two women who were fired and rehired after  arbitration by the union, and her experiences as a woman working in a predominantly male industry with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 28 July 1977

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H-0003 Interview with Clyde Cooke, 1977

Clyde Cook, African American factory worker, discusses difficulties growing up in Badin, N.C., and attending segregated schools owned and operated by Alcoa Aluminum Company, his experiences working for Alcoa and frustration with the racial hierarchies within the plant, discouragement and intimidation targeted toward African American workers during the process of unionization, eventual improved conditions for African American workers during the 1940s and 1950s, and his other experiences within the community, such as his work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 10 July 1977

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H-0004 Interview with T. J. Cotton, 1977

T.J. Cotton, white farmer, discusses his birthplace, the families living in Badin, N.C., before the construction of Bodin dam and Alcoa Aluminum Company plant, the expansive recruitment of construction workers, convict labor from Raleigh prison, law enforcement, housing conditions for workers, reactions toward the construction, various residents of Badin, N.C., schools in Palmerville, N.C., his own decision to leave his farm, and other thoughts on weather, bugs, and farming with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 17 June 1977

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H-0005 Interview with Carlee Drye, 1980

Carlee Drye, white labor leader, discusses his role in establishing a local union for Alcoa Aluminum Company workers under the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Badin, N.C., its merge with steelworkers in 1959, his years as president of the union from 1952 to 1959, relations between the union and Alcoa management at the time of this interview in 1980, the process of eliminating racial discrimination in hiring practices at Alcoa, the impact of passing control of the Badin, N.C., sewer and water systems from Alcoa to the county, the tearing down of downtown buildings by Alcoa, and the decreased work opportunities for Badin, N.C., residents within the Alcoa plant with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 2 April 1980

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H-0006 Interview with George Edgar Eddins, 1980

George Edgar Eddins, white bank employee, discusses present-day Palmerville, N.C., the genteel Yadkin Mineral Springs Academy boarding school, the atmosphere of Palmerville, N.C., prior to the Whitney Company's plans to dam the Yadkin River, the rapid transformation of Palmerville, N.C., from a primarily rural place to a site of big industrial development, the turnover of the Whitney Company's plans to the Alcoa Aluminum Company, Alcoa's relocation of the site downriver to Badin, N.C., his years away from Palmerville, N.C. from before World War I until 1977, his work experiences in banking and finance in New York, and at the time of this interview in 1980, how he spent his time in the wing of his parent's home used by Yadkin Mineral Springs Academy students with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 20 February 1980

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H-0007 Interview with Harry Royal, 1977

Harry Royal, African American factory worker, discusses his family background, early schooling and work experiences, his experiences working for Alcoa Aluminum Company and living in the Alcoa housing community in Badin, N.C., relations with workers who commuted to the plant, the establishing of the union, race relations within the union, the first labor strike, changes in working conditions brought on by the union, poll tax in N.C., and his political involvement and precinct work with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 19 June 1977

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H-0008 Interview with John David Summerlin, III., 1980

John David Summerlin, white factory worker, discusses his experiences in one of the first apprenticeship programs at Alcoa Aluminum Company, his promotions and movement up the company, the working conditions at the plant and improvements made to the health standards, differences between the plant before modernization and at the time of this interview in 1980, experiences for women working in the plant, his interest in Badin, N.C., history, the antique store he owns, his desire to open a museum in one of the old downtown buildings, and his unsuccessful attempt to buy the old pharmacy, which was purchased by Alcoa to be torn down the summer after this interview with interviewer Rosemarie Hester. 19 February 1980

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Burlington, N.C., is of particular significance for industrialization in the Piedmont because it was one of the first places where the textile industry took hold, and it eventually became the center for Burlington Industries, the largest textile corporation in the world. At first called Company Shops, Burlington originated in the 1850s as the location of the repair shops of the Goldsboro-Charlotte line of the North Carolina Railroad. The name was changed to Burlington in 1887. The first cotton mill in Alamance County, the Alamance Cotton Mill, was built on Cane Creek in 1837 by Edwin Michael Holt and William Carrigan. The mill survived the Civil War, and Holt and his sons gradually added other cotton mills to their holdings. By 1900, the Holt family controlled 24 of the 29 mills in Alamance County. Several mills were located in Burlington, and the city limits later expanded to include other mills and the villages surrounding them. After World War I, the cotton industry in Burlington experienced economic difficulties, partly due to a fall in demand for the ginghams that constituted the area's main product. In 1923, at the invitation of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, James Spencer Love, who owned a controlling interest in the Gastonia Cotton Manufacturing Company of Gastonia, N.C., founded Burlington Industries. Initially, Love's company manufactured cotton cloth, but it was affected by the general slump in the cotton industry. Within a year, Love had switched to rayon manufacturing. During the 1920s and even during the Depression, Burlington Industries expanded, building new mills and taking over old ones. By the end of 1936, Burlington Industries owned 29 mills. In order to explore the history of the textile industry in Burlington, efforts were focused on former workers of the E. M. Holt Plaid Mill, owned by the Holt family, and on the Pioneer plant, owned by Burlington Industries. Established in 1883, the Plaid Mill was one of two cotton mills in Company Shops before the town was renamed. The mill was established by Lawrence Holt with financial backing from Banks Holt, W. H. Turrentine, and William A. Erwin. Burlington Industries acquired Plaid Mill in 1938. The Pioneer plant, the first mill owned by Burlington Industries, was built in 1923; the Piedmont Heights mill village grew up around it. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Burlington textile industry diversified into hosiery as well as rayon manufacture. As a result, the interviewers also talked with former workers from the Burlington area's many hosiery mills. Work, family, and living conditions are the topics covered most extensively in these interviews. Although the interviewers focused primarily on the Plaid and Pioneer mills, the interviews deal with the geographic and job mobility that characterized these people's lives. Movement--from farm to factory, from job to job, and from village to village--is an important feature of most of these interviews. Consequently, many Piedmont mill towns are discussed, among them Swepsonville, Leaksville, Spray, Schoolfield, Glen Raven, Glencoe, Altamahaw, Gibsonville, Durham, Bellemont, and Graham. Many of the interviewees worked part or all of their lives in Burlington's hosiery mills. Several of them engaged in home production of stockings, an important feature of the hosiery industry in the 1920s and 1930s. Ethel Hilliard discussed at length her childhood in El Dorado, a North Carolina gold mining town. One of the main themes pursued by the interviewers was the transition from family ownership (the Holt mills) to corporate management (Burlington Industries). The relationship between workers and owners is reflected in vignettes about members of the Holt family and of J. Spencer Love, and in accounts of union activity. Technology, time study, work organization, the impact of the Depression and World War II on the textile industry, occupational sex roles, child labor, and working conditions, are all topics of discussion. These interviews are also important for the information they include about everyday life. Most of the interviewees discuss family history, childhood, and education. Other topics include housing, sanitation, the advent of electricity, transportation, and diet. Some of the interviews reveal how some farm practices, such as gardening, raising livestock, and canning, were continued in the mill villages. The interview with Ben Wiles, a grocer, is informative both about the grocery business before the age of supermarkets, and about the implements of everyday living. Boarding was an important feature of mill village life, and more than half of these interviewees either boarded at some stage in their lives or had parents who ran boarding houses. Health was an important topic of discussion in almost every interview. Common illnesses, the effect of cotton dust in the mills, childbearing, the flu epidemic of 1918 , and health care (doctors, midwives, and folk remedies) are all discussed. Interviews with Carroll Lupton , a doctor who had worked in Piedmont Heights, and with Grace Moore Maynard and Mrs. Robinson former members of the Burlington Service League are particularly informative on the subject of health. Recreation is another aspect of everyday life discussed in these interviews. Many of the interviewees talked about dances, drinking customs, and entertainments such as the circus, medicine shows, and movies. Music--string bands, labor and folk songs, fiddling, and gospel--was also an important part of these workers' lives. Among sports activities, baseball stands out. Several workers including H. G. Meacham, V. Baxter Splawn, and Frank Webster played in baseball leagues and a few belonged to semi-pro teams . Religion is also covered. In some cases, the interviewers were especially interested in exploring the relationship between the churches and the mill owners. Other interviews reveal the importance of preacher George Washington Swinney and Glen Hope Baptist Church to Piedmont Heights mill village. Preacher Swinney was no longer alive at the time that these interviews were conducted, but an interview with his wife, Etta Swinney and tapes of his preaching are included. Interviews with Mildred Overman, educational director of Glen Hope Church, and Thomas Staley, a church maintenance worker, are of particular interest. Interviews with mill managers, other entrepreneurs, and middle-class women, add another dimension to this study of Burlington. Of particular significance are interviews with female entrepreneurs Bertha Cates, a coal and lumber yard operator, and her sister Verna Cates Stackhouse, manager of the King Cotton Mill. Cates was an active member of the Association of Business and Professional Women. One of the first female bank clerks in the area, Grace Moore Maynard, described the impact of World War I on the employment of women in white collar jobs. A number of other topics are touched upon more briefly. Reid Maynard discussed life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during World War II and his wartime service. The interview with Grace Moore Maynard, daughter of D. M. Moore, mayor of Burlington from 1912 to 1919, provides some information about that period of the city's history. Finally, these interviews provide some insights into the mill workers' racial attitudes, but this topic is not explored extensively.

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H-0009 Interview with Harry Adams and Janie Adams, 1979

Henry Adams and Janie Adams, white textile workers, discuss their experiences working in various textile mills across N.C. and Va., the history of textile mills including machines and textiles captured in a book that the interviewer brought to the interview, working conditions and high expectations in the mills, the impact of the safety labor laws implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and differences between unionization in the South and elsewhere in the United States and their impact on the workplace environment with interviewer Allen Tullos. 28 February 1979

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H-0010 Interview with Lottie Jeannette Adams, 1979

Lottie Jeanette Adams, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 23 March 1979

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H-0011 Interview with Bill Andrews and Daisy Andrews, 1979

Bill Andrews and Daisy Andrews, white textile workers, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 23 March 1979

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H-0012 Interview with Jesse L. Brooks, 1977

Jessie L. Brooks, white textile worker, discusses his early desire to work in the textile mills to get away from farming, his experiences working at numerous mills in the area, his family's experiences working at mills, the varying work opportunities and expectations in mills during the Great Depression, differences and changes in management practices and technology over the years, the labor movement of the 1930s, the textile mill strike of 1934, his early interest in unions and skepticism about union leaders' actions, his ideas of returning to farming, and his thoughts on neighborliness at the time of the interview in 1977 with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 20 July 1977

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H-0014 Interview with Stella Foust Carden, 1979

Stella Foust Carden, white textile worker, discusses her lifetime of experiences working in textile mills until her retirement in 1957, her experiences growing up on a farm and in a milltown, life during the Spanish Flu epidemic and World War I, her general thoughts on people's work ethic and helpfulness at the time of the interview in 1979, her experiences leaving school after age eight, the various jobs she has held at mills, her opinions of labor unions and the women's liberation movement, mill operations during the Great Depression, and her opinions on public versus private race relations with interviewer Mary Murphy. 25 April 1979

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H-0015 Interview with Bertha Iona Cates, 1979

Bertha Cates, white miner, discusses her experiences as the daughter of prominent businessman John Wesley Cates, his involvement with the Erwin Mill and other business dealings, her take over of his coal business in 1918, her college education experiences, the importance of education for women to her father, her thoughts against the Equal Rights Amendment, and the negative impacts of coal strikes and the Great Depression on the coal business with interviewer Mary Murphy. 13 June 1979

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H-0016 Interview with Ernest Chapman, 1979

Ernest Chapman, white factory supervisor, discusses his experiences as former superintendent of the Tower Mills hosiery mill in Burlington, N.C., his experiences in hosiery plants outside of N.C., the different jobs and machines associated with hosiery work, lower wages during the Great Depression and again in the 1940s leading to a mill strike and attempted unionization, competition between Tower Mills and Burlington Mills, and the differences between hosiery, cotton, and other textile mills with interviewer Mary Murphy. 4 June 1979

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H-0017 Interview with Anonymous, 1979

Anonymous with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 29 June 1979

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H-0018 Interview with Joseph Crutchfield, 1979

Joseph Crutchfield, white textile worker, discusses his grandfather's cotton farm in Chatham County, N.C., his family's move to Bellemont, N.C., to work in the cotton mill, family life in the past, his early interest in mechanics and machines used in the hosiery industry, differences between cotton and hosiery mills, the Great Depression and attempted unionization in the 1930s, his thoughts on unionization, and his thoughts on the differences between men and women's abilities within hosiery mills with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1 January 1979

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H-0019 Interview with Betty Davidson, 1979

Betty Davidson, white textile worker, discusses her family experiences growing up and working at the Dan River Cotton Mill where she met her husband Lloyd Davidson, their move to Burlington, N.C., to seek employment at the Plaid Mill, their early married life, her nearly five decades of work as a weaver, technological advances for weavers in the 1930s and 1940s, day-to-day workplace experiences in the mill, difficult work conditions, interactions with other workers, the role of the Copland family in the Burlington, N.C., textile industry, and labor in the Piedmont during the Great Depression with interviewer Allen Tullos. 2 February 1979

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H-0020 Interview with Ethel Marshall Faucette, 1979

Ethel Marshall Faucette, white textile worker, discusses her nearly fifty years of work at Glencoe Mill Town cotton mill until its closing in 1954, her childhood experiences bringing lunch to fellow village mill hands and learning skills for future millwork, her father's role as the mill's superintendent and the strong work ethic he instilled in his children, the social benefits and economic limitations of mill life between the late 1910s to mid 1950s, the twelve-hour work shifts and the eight-hour work day labor law's prevention of growing union activity, her memory of working conditions and race relations at the mill, and the negative impact of heightened consumer culture and increased job mobility on the mill village's social cohesion with interviewer Allen Tullos. 16 November 1979

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H-0021 Interview with Donald Lee Faucette and Paul Faucette, 1979

Donald Lee Faucette and Paul Faucette, white textile workers, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 7 January 1979

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H-0022 Interview with Howard K. Glenn and Josephine Glenn, 1979

Howard K. Glenn and Josephine Glenn, white textile workers, discuss the differences between textile factories in Burlington, N.C., and their working environments, life in the mill villages, Josephine's family's transformation from rural farmers to members of the industrial workforce, her first job as a spinner, her lack of involvement with a union, the hierarchy of jobs at mills, the transportation for mill workers to factories in other towns, technological changes, entertainment provided by the mills, adaptations for wartime production, the end of segregation, and changing roles for women in the workplace with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 27 June 1979

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H-0023 Interview with Staley Gordon, 1979

Staley Gordon, white factory supervisor, discusses the Tower Mills hosiery mill, and its management procedures and job descriptions with interviewer Allen Tullos. 3 May 1979

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H-0024 Interview with Versa V. Haithcock, 1979

Versa V. Haithcock, white textile worker, discusses his experiences moving around and working at various mills in the Piedmont region of N.C., life in the mill villages and boarding houses, and unionization in the 1930s with interviewer Mary Murphy. 4 April 1979

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H-0025 Interview with Edward Harrington and Mary Estelle Harrington, 1979

Edward Harrington and Mary Estelle Harrington, white agricultural laborers and textile workers, discuss Edward's experiences working in different mills since the age of 14, the various operations of a mill, including lunch breaks, apprenticeships, and how they got paid, textile strikes in the 1930s, Mary's upbringing on a tobacco farm, the food and other goods they produced, the closeness of farming families, and her desire to keep house as her mother did and take care of friends and neighbors with interviewer Mary Murphy. 28 February 1979

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H-0026 Interview with Ethel Hilliard, 1979

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H-0027 Interview with Rena Capes, 1979

Rena Capes and Sallie Johnson, white textile workers, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 20 March 1979

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H-0028 Interview with Carroll Lupton, 1979

Carroll Lupton, white physician, discusses his medical practice in Burlington, N.C., the hardships and economic conditions in the South during the Great Depression, the medical care and common medical procedures that he provided for working class families, and the prominent role of the local midwife, Granny Lewis with interviewer Mary Murphy. 2 April 1979

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H-0029 Interview with Dewey McBride and Gladys McBride, 1979

Dewey McBride and Gladys McBride, white police officer and textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 16 May 1979

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H-0030 Interview with Swannie McDaniel, 1979

Swannie McDaniel, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 1 July 1979

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H-0031 Interview with Grace Moore Maynard, 1979

Grace Moore Maynard, white bank employee, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1 January 1979

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H-0032 Interview with Reid Atwater Maynard, 1979

Reid Atwater Maynard, white bank employee, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 6 and 13 February and 3 April 1979

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H-0033 Interview with H. G. Meacham, 1979

H. G. Meacham, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 26 July 1979

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H-0034 Interview with Zelma Montgomery Murray and Charles Murray, 1979

Zelma Montgomery Murray and Charles Murray, white textile workers, discuss their life and work in N.C. mill towns, the lack of control mill workers had over many aspects of their lives, and difficulties in joining a union because of the control of mill owners and vulnerability of workers with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 4 March 1979

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H-0035 Interview with Lessie Newman, 1979

Lessie Newman, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 28 June 1979

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H-0036 Interview with Icy Norman, 1979

Icy Norman, white textile worker, discusses the transition between farm life and work to living in town and working at factories and mills in and around Burlington, N.C., her experiences working at a shoe factory and eventually a textile mill where she worked for the rest of her career, memories of farm life, the social and working conditions in the mill, her dedication to her job, her resisting of unionization and retiring without a pension in 1976, and her regret that she did not profit more from the industry with interviewer Mary Murphy. 6 April 1979

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H-0037 Interview with Mildred Cates Overman, 1979

Mildred Cates Overman, white factory worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 17 April 1979

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H-0038 Interview with James Pharis, 1979

James Pharis, white textile worker, discusses starting work at the age of twelve or thirteen, working up the ranks at various mills, his experiences in supervisory roles in R.I., and N.C., his management position in a weaving room in South America, his leadership position in his union's chapter of the United Textile Workers in the 1920s, difficulties in organizing a union in the 1930s, management training experiences, and changes in the textile industry in general with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 24 July 1979

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H-0039 Interview with James Pharis and Nannie Pharis, 1979

James Pharis and Nannie Pharis, white textile workers, discuss moving to Spray (now Eden), N.C., when their tenant farmer fathers both decided to pursue work in the local cotton mill industry, their work experiences and personal lives, Nannie's family background as one of 13 children, her work experiences in the cotton mill starting at the age of nine, her marriage to James in 1911 after meeting at a square dance, the family labor system, the food her family grew and ate, the importance of religion in her family, interactions with the community, and their hiring of an African American woman to help with child-rearing and cooking after they started a family with interviewer Allen Tullos. 5 December 1979

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H-0040 Interview with William Redmon Robertson and Margaret Robertson, 1979

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H-0041 Interview with Jefferson M. Robinette, 1977

Jefferson M. Robinette, white mill worker, discusses working in the mill at the age of twelve in Charlotte, N.C., his experiences moving between the area's textile mills and furniture factories before settling into a job at a dairy, his family, and lack of involvement with a union with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 1977

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H-0042 Interview with Mrs. Robinson, 1979

Mrs. Robinson, white nurse, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 26 June 1979

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H-0043 Interview with Harry Lee Rogers, 1979

Harry Lee Rogers, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn 21 July 1979

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H-0044 Interview with Harry Lee Rogers, 1979

Harry Lee Rogers, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1 June 1979

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H-0045 Interview with Ethel Bowman Shockley, 1977

Ethel Bowman Shockley, white textile worker, discusses growing up in a working-class family in Carroll County, Va., moving to Glen Raven, N.C., after getting married to find work in the mill, life in the mill town, the unstable work and effects of labor activism during the Great Depression, the unionization and textile strike of some of the mills in the community though not at Plaid Mill where she worked, the positive impact on working conditions after the National Recovery Act and after the United States entered World War II, changes to the materials produced and techniques used, and issues of child labor, health care, worker's compensation, and racial relations in the workplace with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 24 June 1977

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H-0046 Interview with Mattie Shoemaker and Mildred Shoemaker Edmonds, 1979

Mattie Shoemaker and Mildred Shoemaker Edmonds, white textile workers, discuss their experiences working at a textile mill in Burlington, N.C., work routines, labor strikes, the impact of the Great Depression, the integration of the mill, and their own thoughts on race relations in the community and the persistence of racism at the time of the interview in 1979 with interviewer Mary Murphy. 23 March 1979

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H-0047 Interview with V. Baxter Splawn, 1979

V. Baxter Splawn, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 27 July 1979

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H-0048 Interview with V. Baxter Splawn, 1980

V. Baxter Splawn, white textile worker, with interviewer Billy Mass and Allen Tullos. 19 February 1980

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H-0049 Interview with Verna Lee Cates Stackhouse, 1979

Verna Lee Cates Stackhouse, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 19 July 1979

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H-0050 Interview with Thomas Lee Staley, 1979

Thomas Lee Staley, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1 May 1979

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H-0051 Interview with Nettie Mae Stout, 1979

Nettie Mae Stout, white secretary, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 13 June 1979

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H-0052 Interview with Etta Gay Swinney, 1979

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H-0053 Interview with Hester Mayhew Taylor, 1979

Hester Mayhew Taylor, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 4 April 1979

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H-0054 Interview with Herman Newton Truitt, 1979

Herman Newton Truitt, white textile worker, discusses his rural childhood, his experience owning a grocery store in a mill town during the 1920s through 1940s, food traditions of mill workers in the South, changes in the grocery and mill industries at mid-century, and the economic status of mill workers with interviewer Allen Tullos. 5 December 1979

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H-0055 Interview with Christine Weaver, 1979

Christine Weaver, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 25 July 1979

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H-0056 Interview with Frank Webster, 1979

Frank Webster, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 30 January 1979

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H-0057 Interview with Emma Whitesell, 1979

Emma Whitesell, white textile worker, discusses her work experiences in a textile mill starting at the age of twelve and continuing work after getting married and bearing five children with interviewer Cliff Kuhn. 27 July 1979

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H-0058 Interview with Benn G. Wiles, 1979

Benn G. Wiles, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 15 February 1979

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H-0059 Interview with Ina Lee Wrenn, 1979

Ina Lee Wrenn, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 23 March 1979

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H-0059a Interview with Robert Latta, 1984

Robert Latta, white religious leader, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 17 April 1984

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.3. Piedmont Industrialization: Bynum, N.C.  1976-1979 .

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The Bynum, N.C., interviews focus on a company-owned cotton mill town in Chatham County, N.C. Bynum had its beginnings as the site of a grist mill located on the Bynum family property. In 1872, Luther and Carney Bynum and neighbors George Thompson and E. W. Atwater established a cotton spinning mill, the Bynum Manufacturing Company. In addition, they created a mill village to house the workers, which included a church, a parsonage, and a company store. In 1886, John Milton Odell of Concord, N.C., acquired majority shares in the Bynum Manufacturing Company, which was dissolved when it became part of the J. M. Odell Manufacturing Company. The Bynums continued to serve as mill superintendents until 1902 when William Lord London of Pittsboro became secretary of the mill. London came from a distinguished North Carolina family. His grandfather had been secretary to Governor William Tryon. After the Revolution, London settled in Wilmington. His son, Henry Adolphus London, moved to Pittsboro before 1838, established a mercantile business, and served as secretary-treasurer of the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company. Henry London's sons were also active entrepreneurs. Henry Armand London edited the Chatham Record for 40 years and was president of the state senate in 1901 and 1903. With his brother, William Lord London, he founded the first bank of Pittsboro. After returning from the Civil War, William Lord London took over his father's mercantile business. In addition to his banking venture, London served on the board of directors of the Pittsboro Railroad Company and the Elizabeth Hosiery Company. He also arranged for the construction of the Pittsboro court house. In his capacity as secretary of the mill, William Lord London appointed Edgar Moore superintendent in 1904. Except for a break from 1922 to 1927, Moore was superintendent until 1955. By the time William Lord London died in 1916, the Londons had acquired a controlling share in the company. 1916 was also the year that a fire destroyed the mill. Upon reopening the plant in 1917, the company expanded production by adding a second shift and built new houses to accommodate a larger work force. Arthur London succeeded his father as superintendent and, in 1955, became chairman of the board of the J. M. Odell Manufacturing Company. He was succeeded by his son, W. L. London, and, in 1964, by John London. 1955 also was the year that Frank Durham succeeded Edgar Moore as mill superintendent. As early as the 1950s and 1960s, many long-time workers had begun to leave the mill. More workers left in the 1970s after the mill began to manufacture a synthetic blend and hired the Tuscarora Company of Mount Pleasant, N.C., to manage mill operations. In 1977, Chatham County, with assistance from the Agency for Housing and Urban Development, purchased the mill houses, renovated them, and sold them to the inhabitants and other buyers. John London retired in 1979, ending the London family's association with the mill. Most of the Bynum interviewees worked at J. M. Odell Manufacturing Company for part or all of their careers. Many of them began to work at Odell after the 1916 fire. Most of the Bynum mill workers moved around less frequently than their Burlington counterparts and maintained close ties with the rural community after migrating to Bynum from surrounding farms. In fact, some of the interviewees spent part of their working lives as farmers or farm laborers. Because the J. M. Odell Manufacturing Company in Bynum was a spinning mill, the subseries covers only this branch of the textile industry. Among the topics covered are technology, the impact of the Depression and World War II on the mill, paternalism, work discipline, work division by sex and race, and unionization attempts. Many of the workers also discussed at length brown lung and other health hazards of mill work. Many of the workers knew the Londons and shared their recollections with the interviewers. Interviews with John and Lawrence London provide more detailed information about the London family and the mill's history. The interviews also document mill village life in great detail. Interviewer Douglas DeNatale conducted many of the interviews, and the series strongly reflects his interest in rural culture and how it survived and changed in the mill village. Gardens, livestock maintained within the village, diet, homes, and furnishings comprise some of the elements of everyday living covered by the interviewees. Many of the workers also talked about early modes of transportation and the advent of the automobile. The transition from company to private ownership in the 1970s had a major impact on the community, and many of the interviewers discussed this change. Good information about this change can be found in the interview with Greg Warren of the Chatham County Housing Authority. Family ties and relationships are also discussed in these interviews. Childhood, early work experiences, and education are covered in almost every interview. In addition, the interviewees described domestic activities, courting, family violence, and household servants. Most of the interviewees boarded when they first arrived in Bynum, but they tended to lodge with relatives rather than in organized boarding houses. DeNatale was particularly interested in music, religious practices and traditions, and folklore, and, as a result, his interviews explore these topics in detail. Story-telling was a popular pastime in Bynum, and some of the interviewees recounted popular tales. Bynum's musical traditions included gospel singing, Hawaiian music, string bands, and fiddling. Other common pastimes described in the interviews are baseball games, listening to the radio, socials, dances, card playing, movies, hunting and fishing, community fish fries and barbecues, and quilting. Almost every interviewee mentioned religion, and many recalled attending revivals. DeNatale's interest in folkways extended to medical and health matters, and some of his interviews include information about home remedies and folk beliefs. In addition, the interviewees discussed epidemics, especially the 1918 flu epidemic; alcoholism; and health care, including the roles of doctors and midwives. Other topics are covered in less detail. Some of the interviewees left mill work to take jobs at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Race relations are also covered in discussions of African Americans entering mill work, servants, the Ku Klux Klan, and school desegregation in Pittsboro. A few of the interviewees mentioned Bynum citizens serving in World War I. The Bynum interviews include the first interviews conducted for the Perspectives on Industrialization Project by an oral history class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The class was designed to train field workers to conduct subsequent interviews for the project. As a result, the interviews in this subseries vary in quality. After the class ended, one student, Douglas DeNatale, conducted further interviews in Bynum for his master's thesis in the folklore curriculum at UNC Chapel Hill.

ONLINE INTERVIEW DATABASE

Click here for the online, sortable list of oral history interviews in this series. Each interview is cataloged in the interview database with descriptive information about the interviewee and the contents of the interview. Transcriptions and audio recordings for many of the unrestricted interviews are available in this online database.

H-0060 Interview with J. Nathaniel Atwater, 1979

J. Nathaniel Atwater, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 4 October 1979

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H-0061 Interview with Curtis Baldwin, 1978

Curtis Baldwin, white textile worker, with interviewer Robert Jeffrey. 1 November and 9 December 1978

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H-0062 Interview with Ann Bynum, 1979

Ann Bynum, white musician and teacher, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 24 October 1979

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H-0063 Interview with Mary Council, 1978

Mary Council, white textile worker, with interviewer Kennette Nowell. 1 November 1978

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H-0064 Interview with Eula Durham and Vernon Durham, 1978

Eula Durham and Vernon Durham, white textile workers, with interviewer James L. Leloudis. 20 November 1978

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H-0065 Interview with Eula Durham, 1979

Eula Durham, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 1 March 1979

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H-0066 Interview with Flossie Moore Durham, 1976

Flossie Moore Durham, white textile worker, discusses her experiences working at a cotton mill in Bynum, N.C., from the age of ten until she married at 18, the rhythms of mill life, her experiences as a wife and mother, and the mill community with interviewers Mary Frederickson and Brent D. Glass. 2 September 1976

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H-0067 Interview with Frank Sidney Durham, 1979

Frank Durham, white factory supervisor, discusses the life and community of working in a mill, his own experiences working up to become superintendent, the inner workings of the mill and how management handled employees, various aspects of employee life and entertainment, his personal family life, struggles they faced, and the changes that he has seen since he started as a mill worker in the early-20th century with interviewer Douglas Denale. 10 September 1979

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H-0068 Interview with Lewis Durham, 1976

Lewis Durham, white textile worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 15 August 1976

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H-0069 Interview with Jimmy Elgin, 1978

Jimmy Elgin, white textile worker, with interviewer Marcella Groon. 2 November 1978

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H-0070 Interview with Jimmy Elgin, 1979

Jimmy Elgin, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 20 October 1979

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H-0071 Interview with Anonymous, 1978

Anonymous with interviewers James L. Leloudis and Mary Murphy. 14 November 1978

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H-0072 Interview with Anonymous, 1978

Anonymous with interviewer Margaret Lee. 12 November 1978

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H-0073 Interview with Beulah Eubanks, 1978

Beulah Eubanks, white textile worker, with interviewer Susan Sink. 25 October 1978

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H-0074 Interview with Roy Eubanks, 1978

Roy Eubanks, white textile worker, with interviewer Vann Vogel. 29 October 1978

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H-0075 Interview with Sally Fowler, 1979

Sally Fowler, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 29 August 1979

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H-0076 Interview with Mary Gattis, 1979

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H-0077 Interview with Carrie Lee Gerringer, 1979

Carrie Lee Gerringer, white textile worker, discusses her experiences raising a family and working in the textile industry in Bynum, N.C., her experiences doing chores rather than playing as a child, starting work at the mill at the age of 14 where she worked for more than 50 years, and the economic difficulties they face with interviewer Douglas Denale. 11 August 1979

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H-0078 Interview with Louise Harris, 1978

Louise Harris, white textile worker, with interviewer Helen Bresler. 24 October 1978

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H-0079 Interview with Roy Hatley, 1978

Roy Hatley, white textile worker, with interviewer Vann Vogel. 15 November 1978

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H-0080 Interview with Henry Hearne, undated

Henry Hearne, with interviewer Alma G. Blount. Undated

Closed. No release form received.

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H-0081 Interview with James Hearne, 1978

James Hearne, white factory worker, with interviewer Marianne Hansen. 1 November 1978

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H-0082 Interview with Christine Herndon, 1978

Christine Herndon, white textile worker, with interviewer Susan Sink. 8 November 1978

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H-0083 Interview with Helen Howard, 1979

Helen Howard, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 22 October 1979

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H-0084 Interview with Trennie Johnson, 1978

Trennie Johnson, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 28 October 1978

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H-0085-001 Interview with Louise Rigsbee Jones, 1976

Louise Riggsbee Jones, white textile worker, discusses growing up in the cotton mill town of Bynum, N.C., during the early-20th century, her father's death when she was only six years old, her close relationship with her mother, the working lives of her older siblings that allowed their family to manage financially, her mother's garden and livestock, the role of religion in the community, her school experiences, her experiences in the cotton mill, and the variety of ways in which people received medical care in the community with interviewer Mary Frederickson. 20 September 1976

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H-0085-002 Interview with Louise Rigsbee Jones, 1976

Louise Riggsbee Jones, white textile worker, discusses life and work in the mill community of Bynum, N.C., the importance of church and religion to her community, her early marriage and family life, her work in the local cotton mill before her first child and during the Great Depression, and difficulties she faced around issues such as work conditions, gender relations in the workplace, balancing family and work life, relationships between workers, and workers' benefits with interviewer Mary Frederickson. 13 October 1976

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H-0086 Interview with Louise Rigsbee Jones, 1978

Louise Rigsbee Jones, white textile worker, with interviewer Margaret Lee. 31 October 1978

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H-0087 Interview with Louise Rigsbee Jones and Paul Jones, 1976

Louise Rigsbee Jones and Paul Jones, white textile worker, with interviewers Mary Frederickson and Brent D. Glass. 14 September 1976

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H-0088 Interview with Louise Rigsbee Jones and Paul Jones, 1979

Louise Rigsbee Jones and Paul Jones, white textile workers, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 23 October 1979

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H-0089 Interview with Diane Kirkpatrick, undated

Diane Kirkpatrick, white secretary, with interviewer Marcella Groon. Undated

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H-0090 Interview with Pearl Foushee Lindsey, 1979

Pearl Foushee Lindsey, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 18 September 1979

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H-0091 Interview with John London, 1978

John London white mayor, with interviewer Gary Richard Freeze. 2 November 1978

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H-0092 Interview with Lawrence Foushee London, 1978

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H-0093 Interview with Lawrence Foushee London, 1979

Lawrence Foushee London, white librarian, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 29 October 1979

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H-0094 Interview with Bland Moore, 1978

Bland Moore, white textile worker, with interviewer Carol Shaw. 28 October 1978

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H-0095 Interview with Annie Mae Perkins, 1978

Annie Mae Perkins, white textile worker, with interviewer Susan Sink. 26 October 1978

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H-0096-001 Interview with Mozelle Riddle, 1978

Mozelle Riddle, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 1 November 1978

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H-0096-002 Interview with Mozelle Riddle, 1978

Mozelle Riddle, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 13 November 1978

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H-0097 Interview with Louise Riggsbee, 1978

Louise Riggsbee, white textile worker, with interviewer Susan Sink. 26 October 1978

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H-0098-001 Interview with John Wesley Snipes, 1976

John Wesley Snipes, white farmer, discusses his family's role in the history of Chatham County, N.C., his childhood experiences, tales of Civil War veterans, rural recreations, home medical remedies, religion, self-reliance, and other aspects of living in an early-20th-century farming community with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 20 September 1976

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H-0098-002 Interview with John Wesley Snipes, 1976

John Wesley Snipes, white farmer, discusses his early experiences growing up in an agricultural family, community celebrations and gatherings they held, his marriage to Lessie Mae Smith in 1919, his own experiences farming throughout the 1920s, the economic difficulties of the Great Depression that caused them to relocate to Bynum, N.C., to find work at the Jay and Muldell Company cotton mill, working conditions and restrictions he experienced in the mill, life in the mill villages, efforts to organize workers, and his decision to leave the cotton mill in 1946 to enter the timber industry with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 20 November 1976

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H-0099 Interview with John Wesley Snipes, 1979

John Wesley Snipes, white farmer, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 22 August 1979

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H-0100 Interview with Thomas Snipes, 1978

Thomas Snipes, white factory worker, with interviewer Tony Mace. 2 December 1978

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H-0101 Interview with Tim Taylor, 1978

Tim Taylor, textile worker, with interviewer Margaret Lee. 6 December 1978

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H-0102 Interview with Gregg Warren, 1978

Gregg Warren, program coordinator, with interviewer Helen Bresler. 7 November 1978

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H-0103 Interview with Gregg Warren, 1978

Gregg Warren, program coordinator, with interviewer Margaret Lee. 16 November 1978

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H-0104 Interview with Annie Baldwin Watson, 1979

Annie Baldwin Watson, white teacher, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 3 September 1979

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H-0105 Interview with Ruth Williams, 1979

Ruth Williams, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas Denale. 23 August 1979

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.4. Piedmont Industrialization: Catawba, N.C.  1975-1980 .

50 interviews.

The Catawba, N.C., interviews focus on the industrialization of an entire county. Cotton manufacturing began in Catawba County as early as 1816, but substantial industrial development in Catawba came with the railroads. Hickory and Conover, the main industrial centers, were originally stops along the Western North Carolina Railroad line from Salisbury to Morganton. Maiden, a third industrial town, developed around a cotton mill that farmer Henry Carpenter built to take advantage of a rail line through his property. After the turn of the century, Catawba County's nascent industry received a boost when the Southern Power Company (later Duke Power) began to promote industry in order to add customers for the electricity generated by its hydroelectric plants on the Catawba River. In addition to cotton, the manufacturing of hosiery, furniture, and work gloves became main industries in the area. Although the interviews are with workers in all four of Catawba County's major industries, furniture and glove manufacturing were stressed more than hosiery or cotton. Many of the interviews relate to the Shuford family and the many enterprises they created. In 1880, Abel A. Shuford founded a cotton mill at Granite Falls, which he later moved to Hickory. Shuford also founded Hickory's first bank (the First National Bank of Hickory) and invested in other local enterprises. Subsequent generations diversified into furniture, plastics, rayon, and pressure-sensitive tape. In the early 1980s, Shuford Mills and another Shuford enterprise, Century Furniture, were the largest employers in Hickory. Another branch of the Shuford family was instrumental in the development of the glove and furniture industries in Conover. Adrian L. Shuford began his career as a clerk in his uncle Abel Shuford's bank in Hickory. In 1916, Shuford and a local Republican politician, Charles Robert Brady, bought the Warlong Glove Company of Newton and moved it to Conover. Brady and Shuford branched into other business ventures, and, by 1925, they held a controlling interest in Hickory Handle. In 1927, they sold the company to Preston Yount and Rob Herman, who were the supervisors at the glove and furniture mills respectively. A year later, Brady and Shuford divided Conover Furniture into two companies, with Brady retaining control of Conover Furniture and Shuford taking charge of Warlong Glove. Under Shuford's management, Conover Knitting Company was established and installed in the same building as Warlong Glove. Conover Furniture passed to Brady's son, Walter Brady, and son-in-law Bill Barker upon his death in 1934. Interviews with members of the Shuford family and with Lula Brady Barker document the history of the Shuford and Brady enterprises in Conover. During the Depression, the furniture industry hit upon hard times owing to a decline in the market. As a result, Conover Furniture went bankrupt in 1938. James Edgar Broyhill, a Lenoir industrialist, bought the plant in 1941. Information on the development of the glove industry after World War II can be found in the interview with Arthur Little, founder and owner of Southern Glove, and in interviews with Ralph Bowman, former president of Hickory Chair, and Hugh Boyer, president of the company (now called Hickory Manufacturing). These interviews also document the transition from family to corporate management, and the interviewees' ties with the furniture industry as a whole through membership in such organizations as Western Carolina Industries and the Southern Furniture Manufacturers' Association.

ONLINE INTERVIEW DATABASE

Click here for the online, sortable list of oral history interviews in this series. Each interview is cataloged in the interview database with descriptive information about the interviewee and the contents of the interview. Transcriptions and audio recordings for many of the unrestricted interviews are available in this online database.

H-0106 Interview with Junie Edna Kaylor Aaron, 1979

Junie Edna Kaylor Aaron, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 12 December 1979

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H-0107 Interview with Eunice Austin, 1980

Eunice Austin, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 2 July 1979

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H-0108 Interview with Roy Lee Auton, 1980

Roy Lee Auton, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 28 February 1979

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H-0109-001 Interview with Hill Baker, 1977

Hill Baker, African American factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 8 June 1979

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H-0109-002 Interview with Hill Baker, 1977

Hill Baker, African American factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 June 1979

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H-0110 Interview with Oscar Dearmont Baker, 1977

Oscar Dearmont Baker, African American factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 June 1979

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H-0111 Interview with Lula Brady Barker, 1977

Lula Brady Barker, white accountant, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 30 May 1979

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H-0112 Interview with Ralph Bowman, 1977

Ralph Bowman, white executive, with interviewers Sharon P. Dilley and Margaret Lee. 1 June 1979

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H-0113 Interview with Hugh Boyer, 1979

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H-0114 Interview with Marshall Clay, 1979

Marshall Clay, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 13 August 1979

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H-0115 Interview with Mareda Sigmon Cobb and Carrie Sigmon Yelton, 1979

Mareda Sigmon Cobb and Carrie Sigmon Yelton, white textile worker, with interviewers Jacquelyn Dowd Hall and Sharon P. Dilley and Margaret Lee. 16 and 18 June 1979

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H-0116 Interview with Carrie Davis, 1979

Carrie Davis, white textile worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 31 July 1979

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H-0117 Interview with Hoy Deal, 1979

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H-0118 Interview with Lonnie Eggers, 1979

Lonnie Eggers, white textile worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 22 October 1979

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H-0119 Interview with Fred Yount Fox, 1979

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H-0120 Interview with Bob Gayle, 1979

Bob Gayle, white public officer, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 July 1979

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H-0121 Interview with Frank Carman Gilbert and Mrs. Frank Carman Gilbert, 1977

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H-0122 Interview with Virginia Moser Gilbert, 1977

Virginia Moser Gilbert, white textile worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 June 1979

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H-0123 Interview with Roy Ham, 1977

Roy Ham, white accountant, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1977

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H-0124 Interview with Gladys Florene Harris, 1979

Gladys Florene Harris, white textile worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 8 August 1979

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H-0125 Interview with Coleen Deal Hefner, 1979

Coleen Deal Hefner, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 13 December 1979

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H-0126 Interview with Edgar H. Herman, 1979

Edgar H. Herman, white textile workers, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 23 October 1979

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H-0127 Interview with Esley Herman, 1979

Esley Herman, white factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 23 October 1979

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H-0128 Interview with Gladys Irene Moser Hollar and Glenn Hollar, 1980

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H-0129 Interview with Carmon Hudson, 1979

Carmon Hudson, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 11 December 1979

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H-0130 Interview with Eda Luella Hyder, 1979

Eda Luella Hyder, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 24 July 1979

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H-0131 Interview with Kathry Killian and Blanche Bolick, 1979

Kathry Killian and Blanche Bolick, white textile workers, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 12 December 1979

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H-0132 Interview with Arthur Little, 1979

Arthur Little, white executive, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 14 December 1979

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H-0133 Interview with Flake Oran Meyers and Nellie Mae Workman Meyers, 1979

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H-0134 Interview with Dolly Moser, 1979

Dolly Moser, white farmer with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 13 December 1979

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H-0135 Interview with Joan Murphy, 1980

Joan Murphy, white woman, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 5 July 1979

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H-0136 Interview with Adelaide Henry and Annie Shuford Rankin, 1979

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H-0137 Interview with Ila Mae Rice, 1979

Ila Mae Rice, white factory supervisor, with interviewers Jacquelyn Dowd Hall and Sharon P. Dilley. 15 June 1979

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H-0138 Interview with Thurman Sheets, 1977

Thurman Sheets, white labor leader, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 20 July 1979

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H-0139 Interview with Adrian L. Shuford, 1980

Adrian L. Shuford, white executive, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 29 February 1979

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H-0140 Interview with Harley Shuford, 1979

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H-0141 Interview with A. Pope Shuford, 1979

A. Pope Shuford, white executive, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 July 1979

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H-0142 Interview with Murphy Yomen Sigmon and Nell Putnam Sigmon, 1979

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H-0143 Interview with Nell Putnam Sigmon, 1979

Nell Putnam Sigmon, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 13 December 1979

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H-0144 Interview with Clifford Simmons, 1977

Clifford Simmons, white factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 January 1979

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H-0145-001 Interview with Ralph Simmons, 1977

Ralph Simmons, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 January 1979

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H-0145-002 Interview with Ralph Simmons, 1977

Ralph Simmons, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 January 1979

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H-0146 Interview with Mable Kinney Summers and Pete Summers, 1979

Mable Kinney Summers and Pete Summers, white textile workers, with interviewers Sharon P. Dilley and Mary Murphy. 25 July 1979

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H-0147 Interview with W. Farel Warlick, 1980

W. Farel Warlick, white teacher, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 29 February 1979

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H-0148 Interview with Julian G. Whitener, 1979

Julian G. Whitener, white mayor, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 June 1979

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H-0149 Interview with John Jacob Workman, 1977

John Jacob Workman, white textile worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 19 July 1979

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H-0150 Interview with Lee A. Workman, 1977

Lee A. Workman, white factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 June 1979

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H-0151 Interview with Memory Luther Workman, 1977

Memory Luther Workman, white factory worker, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 January 1979

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H-0152 Interview with Scott Workman, 1977

Scott Workman, white tailor, with interviewer Sharon P. Dilley. 1 January 1979

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H-0152a Interview with Fred R. Yoder, 1975

Fred R. Yoder, white teacher, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 20 September 1979

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.5. Piedmont Industrialization: Charlotte, N.C. 1979-1980 .

33 interviews.

Charlotte, N.C., has been a focal point for economic development in the Piedmont region. During the antebellum period, Charlotte was a small market town, with only 3,000 citizens in 1860. In spite of its small size, it became an important trade center. As early as 1825, Charlotte businessmen began urging the state legislature to improve the town's transportation links with other markets by establishing railroad service. Construction on the first railroad began in 1849. Location in the center of a gold-producing region also added to Charlotte's importance. With the discovery of gold in Mecklenburg County in 1799 and the opening of other mines in surrounding counties, Charlotte became a center for shipping gold to the federal mint in Philadelphia. In 1835, the United States government established a branch of the mint in Charlotte. Industrial and commercial development began in the second half of the 19th century, with cotton playing an important role. As cotton prices fell after the Civil War, it became more profitable to manufacture textiles in the South, thereby avoiding the cost of shipping cotton north. Charlotte, however, was slower to develop a textile industry than elsewhere in North Carolina. In 1881, entrepreneurs established the town's first textile manufacturing establishment, the Charlotte Cotton Mill. Other mills followed, with the most rapid expansion occurring between 1889 and 1910. Charlotte began to expanded even more rapidly after the turn of the century. With the encouragement of businessmen and investors such as Daniel Augustus Tompkins, Charlotte's industry became more diversified, with no one industry predominating. Textile and agricultural machinery, chemicals, cotton seed oil, and peanut food products were among the industries that developed in Charlotte during this period. Real estate development and construction accompanied economic expansion. In 1890, James Latta began to develop Dilworth, a tract of land outside the city limits. The Dilworth project eventually included both residential and industrial neighborhoods. Myers Park, a residential development, was begun shortly after the turn of the century. As Charlotte expanded, the city used North Carolina's annexation law to incorporate outlying neighborhoods and mill villages. After World War II, distribution rather than manufacturing became central to Charlotte's economy. As conglomerates began to incorporate individual mills, cotton manufacturing became more centralized. Consequently, textile manufacturing moved out of the city to other locations, although Charlotte remained at the geographical center of the region's cotton industry. At the same time, new highways began to displace mill villages and other working-class neighborhoods. The development of superhighways facilitated Charlotte's development as a distribution center. Charlotte eventually claimed to be second only to Chicago as a trucking terminal. Charlotte's emergence as a financial center began after the Civil War. Numerous banks were founded in the 1870s, and the wave of new financial and commercial institutions continued into the 1920s. By the early 1980s, Charlotte claimed to be the largest financial center in the southeast. The Charlotte interviews on the mill village neighborhoods of north Charlotte. Most of the interviewees worked all or part of their careers in the cotton or hosiery industries. Among the topics discussed are various jobs in the mills, work conditions, child labor, work discipline, changing technology, speed ups, and efficiency experts. The impact of the Depression and World War II is also discussed. Accounts of unionization attempts and strikes figure prominently in these interviews. A few interviewees recalled specific strikes, among them the Gastonia Strike and the 1934 General Strike. Mildred Gwin Andrews, who served as secretary-manager for the Yarn Spinners' Association and worked as a researcher for the Cotton Textile Institute and the American Textile Machinery Association, provided information about the history of cotton manufacturing in North Carolina and described some of the industry's professional associations. Mill village and family life constitute the other major themes of these interviews. Discussions of paternalism, living conditions, and company stores reveal the close ties between the mills and the villages. The relationship between textile workers and other Charlotte residents illuminates class relations within the city. Almost all of the interviewees discussed family life, including childhood, education, furnishings and diet, courtship, marriage, and pregnancy. A few interviewees also touched upon more personal matters, such as illegitimacy, divorce, birth control, suicide, and alcoholism. Because the interviewers made some of their contacts through a church hot lunch program for senior citizens, programs for the elderly are an important element in these interviews. Other themes relating to everyday life include recreation, health care, and religion. The interviewees enjoyed a wide variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, square dancing, quilting bees, and playing in musical groups. Interviewees also mentioned attending movies, minstrel and medicine shows, and listening to the phonograph and radio. Several workers also played on mill baseball teams. Among the topics relating to health care are folk cures, the 1918 flu epidemic, and vaccinations. Midwives attended many women at the births of their children, but hospital deliveries are also mentioned. Religion was an important element in the lives of these interviewees. In their narratives, they emphasized church attendance, Sunday school, and revivals rather than their experiences as members of specific denominations. Because of Charlotte's importance as a commercial center, a few of the interviewees are from outside the textile industry. The owner of a trucking company, and railway, streetcar, and auto workers are included among the interviewees representing occupations relating to transportation. These interviewees discussed unionization in the trucking and railroad industries, and the streetcar workers recalled the strike of 1918. Several mentioned Cameron Morrison, a Charlotte businessman who served as governor of North Carolina (1920-1928) in connection with transportation. In order to show Charlotte's economic diversity, the project included interviews with business leaders and executives. Milton Short, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, offered a businessman's perspective on Charlotte's growth and development. Interviews with John Belk, Jean Cole, and with engineers at Duke Power and Westinghouse provide information about some of Charlotte's other major enterprises. The Charlotte interviews include information on a number of prominent North Carolinians. The role Mildred Gwin Andrews took in the textile industry brought her into contact with Liston Pope, Harriet Herring, Howard Odum, Luther Hodges, and James Spencer Love. In his capacity as a naval officer serving in Georgia, Ralph W. Strickland recalled meeting Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Benjamin V. Martin, son of a Clemson professor, had many recollections of his early years and college education at Clemson University.

ONLINE INTERVIEW DATABASE

Click here for the online, sortable list of oral history interviews in this series. Each interview is cataloged in the interview database with descriptive information about the interviewee and the contents of the interview. Transcriptions and audio recordings for many of the unrestricted interviews are available in this online database.

H-0153 Interview with Mildred Gwin Andrews, 1979

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H-0154 Interview with Mildred Gwin Andrews, 1980

Mildred Gwin Andrews, white secretary, with interviewers Billy Mass and Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0155 Interview with Jesse B. Ashe, 1980

Jesse B. Ashe, white railroad worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0156 Interview with Ralph Charles Austin, 1979

Ralph Charles Austin, white factory worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0157 Interview with John Belk, 1980

John Belk, white worker, with interviewe Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0158 Interview with Loy Connelly Cloniger, 1980

Loy Connelly Cloniger, white worker, with interviewe Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0159 Interview with John Dunn and Minnie R. Dunn, 1980

John Dunn and Minnie R. Dunn, white textile worker, with interviewe Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0160 Interview with Minnie Lawrence Dunn, 1979

Minnie Lawrence Dunn, African American agricultural worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0161 Interview with George Dyer and Tessie Dyer, 1980

George Dyer and Tessie Dyer, white textile worker, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0162 Interview with Alice Evitt, 1979

Alice Evitt, white textile worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0163 Interview with Edna Y. Hargett, 1979

Edna Y. Hargett, white textile worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0164 Interview with L. Worth Harris, 1980

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H-0165 Interview with Jean Cole Hatcher, 1980

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H-0166 Interview with Willie Mae Honnecutt, 1980

Willie Mae Honnecutt, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0167 Interview with Eva Ballentine Hopkins, 1980

Eva Ballentine Hopkins, white textile worker, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0168 Interview with Julius Edwin Kimbirl, 1979

Julius Edwin Kimbirl, white factory worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0169 Interview with Laura Mae Kirkpatrick, 1979

Laura Mae Kirkpatrick, white domestic worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0170 Interview with Coy M. Kiser, 1979

Coy M. Kiser, white factory worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0171 Interview with Hoyle McCorkle and Mamie McCorkle, 1979

Hoyle McCorkle and Mamie McCorkle, white factory workers, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0172 Interview with Benjamin V. Martin, 1980

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H-0173 Interview with Baxter Merrit, 1980

Baxter Merrit, white factory worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0174 Interview with Viola Pitts, 1980

Viola Pitts, white textile worker, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0175 Interview with Lila Mae Sanders, 1979

Lila Mae Sanders, white textile worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

Closed. No release form received.

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H-0176 Interview with Milton Short, 1979

Milton Short, white business owner, with interviewers James L. Leloudis and Carol Shaw. 1979

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H-0177 Interview with George R. Shue and Mamie Shue, 1979

George R. Shue and Mamie Shue, white factory supervisor, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0178 Interview with Gertrude Shuping, 1980

Gertrude Shuping, white textile worker, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0179 Interview with Loyd Hay Shuping, 1980

Loyd Hay Shuping, white textile worker, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0180 Interview with Ralph Waldo Strickland, 1980

Ralph Waldo Strickland, white railroad employee, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0181 Interview with Claude Thomas, 1980

Claude Thomas, white mechanic, with interviewer Lu Ann Jones. 1980

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H-0182 Interview with Carl Thompson and Mary Thompson, 1979

Carl Thompson and Mary Thompson, white textile worker, with interviwer James L. Leloudis. 1979

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H-0183 Interview with Ada Mae Wilson, 1980

Ada Mae Wilson, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0184 Interview with Blaine H. Wofford, 1980

Blaine H. Wofford, white factory worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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H-0185 Interview with Herman Wolf, 1980

Herman Wolf, white worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1980

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.6. Piedmont Industrialization: Durham, N.C. 1975-1979 .

57 interviews.

The Durham, N.C., interviews document the experiences of workers in the city's tobacco, textile, and hosiery industries. Durham began its transformation from a crossroads into a major industrial city with the completion of the railroad line between Raleigh and Greensboro, just prior to the Civil War. After the war, Robert F. Morris, one of the largest farmers in Orange County, moved his tobacco business to Durham. William Blackwell, a Person County merchant, acquired the business in 1869 and, in 1870, he took Julian Shakespeare Carr, son of Chapel Hill's leading merchant, as a partner. Carr assumed full ownership of the plant in 1883. By the mid-1880s, Durham had many other tobacco companies, among them Washington Duke and Sons. The Dukes gradually absorbed Blackwell's and other firms and, by 1890, had established a consolidated cigarette firm, the American Tobacco Company. Anti-trust action in 1911, however, forced the dissolution of the company, which was reorganized as the new American Tobacco Company consisting of the former Duke properties, and Liggett and Meyers, which included Blackwell's former holdings. The textile and hosiery industries in Durham arose in conjunction with the tobacco industry. These mills provided outlets for surplus capital and made bags and other products needed by the tobacco companies. Among Durham's textile establishments was the Erwin Cotton Manufacturing Company and mill village in West Durham, founded by members of the Duke family. William Erwin, who was related to the Holts of Alamance County and had supervised Plaid Mill, served as superintendent. Eventually, Erwin took on Kemp Plummer Lewis, whose family owned the Rocky Mount Cotton Mills, as an associate. The hosiery industry in Durham had similar origins. In 1884, J. S. Carr and J. M. Odell, established the Durham Cotton Mill in East Durham. By the 1890s, Carr, driven out of tobacco by the Tobacco Trust, devoted most of his energies to hosiery as he consolidated 14 local mills into one company. Work is one of the most important topics covered in these interviews. Many of the interviewees migrated to Durham from surrounding farms (among them, Stagville, owned by Bennehan Cameron), and many of them alternated between farm or sawmilling jobs and work in the city's factories. Often the interviews include accounts of sharecropping, farm work, lumbering, and sawmilling. Among women, domestic service often was their first job. In talking about work in the tobacco factories, the interviewees focus on work conditions, the steps involved in processing tobacco, the division of labor by gender and by race, labor policies, the advent of labor unions, and strikes. The textile and hosiery workers cover similar topics, as well as speedups and time studies. A number of the interviewees relate their personal recollections of William Erwin and Kemp Plummer Lewis. Race relations are covered more thoroughly in these interviews than in others in the series because many of the tobacco workers were African Americans. Many of the interviewees discussed segregation in the factories, both in jobs and in the facilities provided for blacks and whites. Other topics relating to race relations include segregation and discrimination in the churches, schools, neighborhoods, mill villages, and especially in the unions. Racial violence, such as lynching and Ku Klux Klan incidents, and miscegenation, are also discussed. Almost all of the interviewees discussed childhood experiences, work as children, education, family life, courtship and marriage, and living conditions. Many of the interviewees described boarding house life, their homes, sanitation facilities, and life in the mill villages. Education occupies a particularly important place in these interviews because some of them were conducted by Kenneth Kornblau, a Duke undergraduate, for a paper on the Durham schools. These interviews focus on the backgrounds and experiences of teachers and school officials and on the history of Durham's school system. Music played an important role in the lives of many of the people interviewed. They sang in the tobacco factories, played guitars and other instruments, and formed bands and singing groups to perform gospel music and the blues. Several interviewees shared memories of Gary Davis, a nationally known blues singer from Durham. Two of the interviewees worked as musicians, touring with medicine shows and performing on the radio. Other forms of recreation and entertainment are dances, cornshucking and quilting parties, movies, vaudeville, and sports. These interviews touch on a variety of other topics. Many of the interviewees discussed illnesses, such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid, and the flu epidemic of 1918. Medical care, especially the segregated services provided by the tobacco companies, is also covered. Many of the women discussed birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion. Religion was important in the lives of many of the interviewees, and most of them discussed their church involvement. Crime, street life, and prostitution are also covered in several of the interviews. Finally, most of the interviewees discussed the Depression, and a few of them referred to experiences during World War I and World War II.

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Click here for the online, sortable list of oral history interviews in this series. Each interview is cataloged in the interview database with descriptive information about the interviewee and the contents of the interview. Transcriptions and audio recordings for many of the unrestricted interviews are available in this online database.

H-0186 Interview with William Amey, 1976

William Amey, African American business owner, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 17 November 1976

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H-0187 Interview with Lellie Arnold, 1979

Lellie Arnold, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 11 July 1979

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H-0188 Interview with Robert Avery, 1979

Robert Avery, white factory worker, with interviewer Ken Kornblau. 8 April 1979

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H-0189 Interview with Mary Bailey, 1976

Mary Bailey, African American domestic worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 26 January 1976

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H-0190 Interview with Annie Mack Barbee, 1979

Annie Mack Barbee, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 28 May 1979

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H-0191 Interview with Nellie Bobbitt, 1979

Nellie Bobbitt, factory worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 17 July 1979

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H-0192 Interview with Maude Brown, 1979

Maude Brown, African American domestic worker and factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 3 August 1979

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H-0193-001 Interview with Bessie Buchanan, 1977

Bessie Buchanan, textile worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 June 1977

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H-0193-002 Interview with Bessie Buchanan, 1977

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H-0194-001 Interview with Thomas Burt, 1976

Thomas Burt, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 26 October 1976

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H-0194-002 Interview with Thomas Burt, 1979

Thomas Burt, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 6 February 1979

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H-0194-003 Interview with Thomas Burt, 1979

Thomas Burt, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 6 February 1979

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H-0195 Interview with Hallie Caesar, 1979

Hallie Caesar, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 21 May 1979

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H-0196 Interview with Pansy Cheatham, 1979

Pansy Cheatham, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 9 July 1979

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H-0197 Interview with Chester Clark and Rozanna Clark, 1979

Chester Clark and Rozanna Clark, African American factory workers, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. January 1979

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H-0198 Interview with Elizabeth H. Cooke, 1979

Elizabeth H. Cooke, white teacher, with interviewer Ken Kornblau. 17 April 1979

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H-0199 Interview with Mary Magaline Dove, 1979

Mary Magaline Dove, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 7 July 1979

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H-0200 Interview with Maude W. Dunn, 1979

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H-0201 Interview with Harvey Ellington, 1979

Harvey Ellington, white musician, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1 March 1979

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H-0202 Interview with Bessie W. Glenn, 1979

Bessie W. Glenn, white factory worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 12 July 1979

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H-0203 Interview with Lovie Henry, 1977

Lovie Henry, African American textile worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 June 1977

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H-0204 Interview with Estelle Hodges, 1979

Estelle Hodges, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 23 May 1979

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H-0205 Interview with J. Ernest Latta, 1977

J. Ernest Latta, white labor leader, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 7 June 1977

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H-0206 Interview with Leota Lowery, 1979

Leota Lowery, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 17 July 1979

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H-0207 Interview with Mamie McCaughin, 1979

Mamie McCaughin, white teacher, with interviewer Ken Kornblau. 19 April 1979

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H-0208 Interview with Salina McMillon, 1976

Salina McMillon, African American domestic worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 25 October 1976

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H-0209 Interview with Charlie Necoda Mack, 1979

Charlie Necoda Mack, African American architects builder, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 22 May 1979

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H-0210 Interview with Fannie Marcom, 1979

Fannie Marcom with interviewer Mary Murphy. 17 July 1979

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H-0211 Interview with Dora Scott Miller, 1979

Dora Scott Miller, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 6 June 1979

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H-0212-001 Interview with Reginald Mitchiner, 1976

Reginald Mitchiner, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 15 November 1976

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H-0212-002 Interview with Reginald Mitchiner, 1976

Reginald Mitchiner, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 7 December 1976

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H-0212-003 Interview with Reginald Mitchiner, 1979

Reginald Mitchiner, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 7 February 1979

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H-0213 Interview with Maxie Oakley, 1979

Maxie Oakley, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Murphy. 12 July 1979

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H-0214 Interview with Reuben O'Neal, 1979

Reuben O'Neal, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 16 August 1979

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H-0215 Interview with Frank Page, 1976

Frank Page, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 3 December 1976

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H-0216 Interview with George Parks, 1977

George Parks, white executive, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 27 July 1977

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H-0217 Interview with John Patterson, 1979

John Patterson, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 3 November 1979

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H-0218 Interview with Conrad Odell Pearson, 1979

Conrad Odell Pearson, white attorney and political activist, with interviewer Walter B Weare. 18 April 1979

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H-0219 Interview with E. S. Phillips, 1977

E. S. Phillips, white textile worker, with unidentified interviewer. 9 February 1977

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H-0220 Interview with Edward L. Phillips, 1979

Edward L. Phillips, white teacher, with interviewer Ken Kornblau. 19 April 1979

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H-0221 Interview with Bertie Pratt, 1975

Bertie Pratt, white factory worker, with interviewer Linda Guthrie. 1 March 1975

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H-0222 Interview with Samuel Lee Pridgen, 1979

Samuel Lee Pridgen, white musician, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 16 February 1979

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H-0223 Interview with Obie Richmond, 1977

Obie Richmond, African American factory worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 June 1977

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H-0224 Interview with Ozzie Linwood Richmond, 1977

Ozzie Linwood Richmond, African American factory worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 June 1977

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H-0225 Interview with Luther E. Riley, 1977

Luther E. Riley, white textile worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 July 1977

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H-0226 Interview with Charles Russell, 1976

Charles Russell, African American agricultural worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 30 November 1976

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H-0227 Interview with Vernon Saunders, 1976

Vernon Saunders with interviewer Allen Tullos. 26 October 1976

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H-0228 Interview with Vernon Saunders, 1979

Vernon Saunders with interviewer Allen Tullos. 24 May 1979

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H-0229 Interview with Blanche Scott, 1979

Blanche Scott, African American factory worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 11 July 1979

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H-0230 Interview with Martha Gena Harris, 1977

Martha Gena Harris, white factory worker, with interviewer Dolores E Janiewski. 29 April 1977

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H-0231 Interview with Richard Trice, 1978

Richard Trice, African American factory worker, with interviewer Glenn Hinson. 16 February 1978

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H-0232 Interview with James Tucker, 1977

James Tucker, African American factory worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 August 1977

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H-0233 Interview with Margaret Turner, 1979

Margaret Turner, African American domestic worker, with interviewer Beverly Washington Jones. 2 June 1979

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H-0234 Interview with Theotis Williamson, 1977

Theotis Williamson, white textile worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 1 February 1977

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H-0235 Interview with Loyd Erwin Winn, 1977

Loyd Erwin Winn, white factory worker, with interviewer Lanier Rand. 21 July 1977

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H-0235a Interview with Esther Jenks, 1976

Esther Jenks, African American textile worker, with interviewer Karen Sindelar. 7 June 1976

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H-0235b Interview with Josephine Turner, 1977

Josephine Turner, white textile worker, with interviewer Dolores E Janiewski. 26 April 1977

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.7. Piedmont Industrialization: Greenville, S.C. 1979-1980 .

27 interviews.

These interviews focus on the development of the textile industry in Greenville, S.C. Before the Civil War, Greenville served as a county seat, a center for grain milling, and a summer vacationing area for Low Country planters. In the 1880s, entrepreneurs began to build cotton mills and accompanying mill villages along the railroad lines on the outskirts of Greenville. As a result, Greenville developed distinctive neighborhoods that reflected the social tensions within the community. There were the prosperous town, the neighborhoods in which black servants lived, and the mill villages. The interviews also cover the work experiences and daily lives of Greenville's mill workers. Most of the workers or their families migrated to the city from farms in the Piedmont or the Appalachian Mountains. Many of the interviewees related their farming experiences and described their adjustments to mill work. In describing mill work, the interviewees talked about work conditions, safety, stretchouts, wages, paternalism, the division of labor by gender, home work, the impact of the Depression and World War II, and violence in the mills. They also discussed unionization attempts, and several interviewees had vivid recollections of the 1934 General Strike. Occupational illness is an especially important topic in these interviews. Many of the interviewees suffered from emphysema, byssinosis, or brown lung as a result of their mill work, and some of them had been involved in litigation with textile companies over health issues. Technology, the construction of mills and mill villages, and the movement of the textile industry from New England to the South are also mentioned. Interviews also document family life in the mill villages. Almost all of the interviewees discussed their childhoods and school years. Many talked about marriage, courtship, illegitimacy, pregnancy, divorce, sex and birth control, and old age. Discussions of sanitation, attitudes towards the residents of the mill villages, part-time farming, community violence, housing, illnesses and medical care, transportation, and housing reflect the tenor of mill village life. The interviewees belonged to a variety of churches, and some of them discussed company involvement in mill village churches. Although many mentioned recreation and music, this topic is not as important in these interviews as it is in some of the other series. Other topics include World War I, military service in World War II, the electric power industry, and politics. Although there is one interview with an African American worker and some mention of the role of blacks in the mills, race relations are not a major topic.

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H-0236 Interview with Robert Roy Adams, 1979

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H-0237 Interview with Jessie Lee Carter, 1979

Jessie Lee Carter, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 22 October 1979

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H-0238 Interview with Myrtle Cleveland, 1980

Myrtle Cleveland, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 25 March 1980

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H-0239 Interview with Paul Edward Cline, 1980

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H-0240 Interview with Geddes Elam Dodson, 1979

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H-0241 Interview with Ila Hartsell Dodson, 1980

Ila Hartsell Dodson, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 23 May 1980

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H-0242 Interview with Mack Duncan, 1979

Mack Duncan, white executive, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 27 August 1979

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H-0243 Interview with Norvin Duncan, 1979

Norvin Duncan, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 8 June 1979

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H-0244 Interview with Curtis Lelon Enlow, 1980

Curtis Lelon Enlow, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 3 May 1980

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H-0245 Interview with Dovie Gambrell and James Gambrell, 1979

Dovie Gambrell and James Gambrell, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 28 May 1979

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H-0246 Interview with Myrtle Gentry, 1976

Myrtle Gentry, white engineer, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 6 April 1976

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H-0247 Interview with James Paul Griffith and Pauline Phillips Griffith, 1980

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H-0248 Interview with Alice Evelyn Hardin, 1980

Alice Evelyn Hardin, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 4 May 1980

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H-0249 Interview with Glover Hardin, 1980

Glover Hardin, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 5 May 1980

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H-0250 Interview with Evelyn Gosnell Harvell, 1979

Evelyn Gosnell Harvell, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 11 November 1979

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H-0251 Interview with Ernest Hickum, 1980

Ernest Hickum, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 29 May 1980

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H-0252 Interview with Mildred V. Holden, 1979

Mildred V. Holden, white engineer, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 1979

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H-0253 Interview with Martin E. Lowe, 1979

Martin E. Lowe, white clerk, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 22 October 1979

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H-0254 Interview with Letha Ann Sloan Osteen, 1980

Letha Ann Sloan Osteen, white men, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 5 May 1980

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H-0255 Interview with Mary Elizabeth Robertson Padgett, 1980

Mary Elizabeth Robertson Padgett, white textile workers, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 30 May 1980

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H-0256 Interview with Albert Sanders, 1980

Albert Sanders, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 27 March 1980

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H-0257 Interview with Walter E. Soderberg, 1980

Walter E. Soderberg, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 25 March 1980

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H-0258 Interview with Naomi Sizemore Trammel, 1980

Naomi Sizemore Trammel, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 2 May 1980

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H-0259 Interview with Walter Vaughn, 1979

Walter Vaughn, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 9 November 1979

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H-0260 Interview with Edward W. Wright, 1980

Edward W. Wright, white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 26 May 1980

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H-0261 Interview with George Wrigley, Jr., 1979

George Wrigley, Jr., white textile worker, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 8 November 1979

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H-0262 Interview with Abner Darden Asbury, Jr., 1980

Abner Darden Asbury, Jr., white executive, with interviewers Allen Tullos and Brent D. Glass. 15 February 1980

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.8. Piedmont Industrialization: Piedmont, Miscellaneous  1974-1986 .

29 interviews.

Interviews in this group reflect the theme of the "Perspectives on Industrialization: The Piedmont Crescent of Industry, 1900-1940" project, but either were not conducted in any of the original seven communities or were done after the completion of the original project. The project focuses on the impact of industrialization in seven main areas: Badin, Burlington, Bynum, Catawba County, Charlotte, and Durham, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. These interviews are with workers from the communities Carrboro, Greensboro, Gastonia, and Marion, N.C. Topics include the development of various industries in these regions, especially textiles, tobacco, hosiery, and furniture and the experiences of workers in these industries, both in their work and in daily life, including health, recreation, religion, family, education, and financial hardships.

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H-0263 Interview with Gordon Berkstresser, 1986

Gordon Berkstresser, white teacher, with interviewer Patricia Raub. 29 April 1986

Folder H0263

#04007H, Series: " H-0263 Interview with Gordon Berkstresser, 1986 " Folder H0263

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#04007H, Series: " H-0263 Interview with Gordon Berkstresser, 1986 " T-4007/ H0263

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H-0265 Interview with George Elmore, 1974

George Elmore, white textile worker, with interviewer Hugh P. Brinton. 15 May 1974

Folder H0265

#04007H, Series: " H-0265 Interview with George Elmore, 1974 " Folder H0265

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H-0266 Interview with George Elmore, 1976

George Elmore, white textile worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 11 March 1976

Folder H0266

#04007H, Series: " H-0266 Interview with George Elmore, 1976 " Folder H0266

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#04007H, Series: " H-0266 Interview with George Elmore, 1976 " T-4007/ H0266

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H-0267 Interview with Vesta Finley, 1975

Vesta Finley, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Frederickson. 22 July 1975

Folder H0267

#04007H, Series: " H-0267 Interview with Vesta Finley, 1975 " Folder H0267

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H-0268 Interview with Charles Foster, 1976

Charles Foster, white textile worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 4 March 1976

Folder H0268

#04007H, Series: " H-0268 Interview with Charles Foster, 1976 " Folder H0268

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0268

#04007H, Series: " H-0268 Interview with Charles Foster, 1976 " T-4007/ H0268

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H-0269 Interview with Thomas F. Fuller, 1975

Thomas F. Fuller, white farmer, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 9 October 1975

Folder H0269

#04007H, Series: " H-0269 Interview with Thomas F. Fuller, 1975 " Folder H0269

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#04007H, Series: " H-0269 Interview with Thomas F. Fuller, 1975 " T-4007/ H0269

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H-0270 Interview with Joseph H. Gwynn, 1975

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H-0271 Interview with Dock E. Hall, 1976

Dock E. Hall, white factory worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 7 January 1976

Folder H0271

#04007H, Series: " H-0271 Interview with Dock E. Hall, 1976 " Folder H0271

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H-0272 Interview with Rosa Holland, 1975

Rosa Holland, white textile worker, with interviewer Karen Thomisee. 22 July 1975

Closed. No release form received.

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H-0273 Interview with Johnnie Jones, 1976

Johnnie Jones, white maintenance worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 27 August 1976

Folder H0273

#04007H, Series: " H-0273 Interview with Johnnie Jones, 1976 " Folder H0273

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H-0274 Interview with Johnnie Jones, 1976

Johnnie Jones, white maintenance worker, with interviewer Brent D. Glass. 22 September 1976

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#04007H, Series: " H-0274 Interview with Johnnie Jones, 1976 " Folder H0274

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H-0275 Interview with Mrs. Ollie Melton, 1979

Mrs. Ollie Melton, white textile worker, with interviewer Douglas DeNatale. 19 December 1979

Folder H0275

#04007H, Series: " H-0275 Interview with Mrs. Ollie Melton, 1979 " Folder H0275

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H-0276 Interview with Musker Semple Moore, 1979

Musker Semple Moore, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 17 May 1979

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H-0277 Interview with John Thomas Outlaw, 1980

John Thomas Outlaw, white automobile driver, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 5 June 1980

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H-0278 Interview with Margaret Skinner Parker, 1976

Margaret Skinner Parker, white textile worker, with interviewers W. Weldon Huske and Mrs. Isaac Hall Huske. 7 March 1976

Folder H0278

#04007H, Series: " H-0278 Interview with Margaret Skinner Parker, 1976 " Folder H0278

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0278

#04007H, Series: " H-0278 Interview with Margaret Skinner Parker, 1976 " T-4007/ H0278

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H-0279 Interview with Roy Clifton Parris, 1982

Roy Clifton Parris, white logger, with interviewer Roy Clifton Parris. 1 March 1982

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#04007H, Series: " H-0279 Interview with Roy Clifton Parris, 1982 " Folder H0279

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H-0281 Interview with George Perkel, 1986

George Perkel, white academic, with interviewer Patricia Raub. 27 May 1986

Folder H0281

#04007H, Series: " H-0281 Interview with George Perkel, 1986 " Folder H0281

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0281

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H-0282 Interview with Joseph A. Porter, 1979

Joseph A. Porter, white professor, with interviewer Allen Tullos. 25 June 1979

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#04007H, Series: " H-0282 Interview with Joseph A. Porter, 1979 " Folder H0282

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H-0283 Interview with Lillie Morris Price, 1975

Lillie Morris Price, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Frederickson. 22 July 1975

Folder H0283

#04007H, Series: " H-0283 Interview with Lillie Morris Price, 1975 " Folder H0283

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H-0284 Interview with Caldwell Ragan, 1975

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H-0285 Interview with Caldwell Ragan, 1976

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H-0288 Interview with Mary Robertson, 1979

Mary Robertson, white labor union member, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 13 August 1979

Folder H0288

#04007H, Series: " H-0288 Interview with Mary Robertson, 1979 " Folder H0288

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0288

#04007H, Series: " H-0288 Interview with Mary Robertson, 1979 " T-4007/ H0288

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#04007H, Series: " H-0288 Interview with Mary Robertson, 1979 " H-0288

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H-0289 Interview with Stuart Rosenfeld, 1986

Stuart Rosenfeld, white factory supervisor, with interviewer Patricia Raub. 17 May 1986

Folder H0289

#04007H, Series: " H-0289 Interview with Stuart Rosenfeld, 1986 " Folder H0289

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0289

#04007H, Series: " H-0289 Interview with Stuart Rosenfeld, 1986 " T-4007/ H0289

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H-0290 Interview with Orlin P. Shuping, 1975

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H-0291 Interview with Suzanne B. Stafford, 1986

Suzanne B. Stafford, consultant, with interviewer Patricia Raub. 9 May 1986

Folder H0291

#04007H, Series: " H-0291 Interview with Suzanne B. Stafford, 1986 " Folder H0291

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#04007H, Series: " H-0291 Interview with Suzanne B. Stafford, 1986 " T-4007/ H0291

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H-0292 Interview with Decie Susman, 1975

Decie Susman with interviewer Peter Talbert Hall. 1 January 1975

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#04007H, Series: " H-0292 Interview with Decie Susman, 1975 " Folder H0292

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0292

#04007H, Series: " H-0292 Interview with Decie Susman, 1975 " T-4007/ H0292

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H-0293 Interview with Claude Sutton, 1974

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H-0294 Interview with Fitzhugh Lee Tatum, 1974

Fitzhugh Lee Tatum with interviewer Ruth L. Stokes. 19 October 1974

Folder H0294

#04007H, Series: " H-0294 Interview with Fitzhugh Lee Tatum, 1974 " Folder H0294

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0294

#04007H, Series: " H-0294 Interview with Fitzhugh Lee Tatum, 1974 " T-4007/ H0294

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H-0294a Interview with E. L. Smith, 1979

E. L. Smith, executive, with interviewer Margaret Lee. 1 July 1979

Closed. No release form received.

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#04007H, Series: " H-0294a Interview with E. L. Smith, 1979 " T-4007/ H0294a

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.9. Piedmont Industrialization: Farmville, N.C.  1977 .

16 interviews.

Interviews about industry in Farmville, N.C., were done by Scott Ellsworth of Duke University in 1977.

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H-0295 Interview with Joseph A. Blount, 1977

Joseph A. Blount, salesperson, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 June 1977

Closed. No release form received.

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#04007H, Series: " H-0295 Interview with Joseph A. Blount, 1977 " T-4007/ H0295

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H-0296 Interview with Kelly Blount, 1977

Kelly Blount with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 2 July 1977

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H-0297 Interview with Samuel B. Bundy, 1977

Samuel B. Bundy, white school principal, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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H-0298 Interview with John L. Burge and Eula Burge, 1977

John L. Burge and Eula Burge, teachers, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 August 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0298 Interview with John L. Burge and Eula Burge, 1977 " T-4007/ H0298

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H-0299 Interview with Rudy Cobb, 1977

Rudy Cobb, African American business owner, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0299 Interview with Rudy Cobb, 1977 " T-4007/ H0299

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H-0300 Interview with Addie Herring Darden, 1977

Addie Herring Darden, white teacher, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0300 Interview with Addie Herring Darden, 1977 " T-4007/ H0300

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H-0301 Interview with Tabitha M. DeVisconti, 1977

Tabitha M. DeVisconti with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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H-0302 Interview with Martha L. Edwards, 1977

Martha L. Edwards, African American teacher, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 September 1977

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H-0303 Interview with Louis Wentz, 1977

Louis Wentz, white railroad employee, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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H-0304 Interview with Bessie Patrice W. Hagan, 1977

Bessie Patrice W. Hagan, African American textile worker, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 September 1977

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H-0305 Interview with William Edward Joyner, 1977

William Edward Joyner, white mayor, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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H-0306 Interview with Edward King and Nina L. King, 1977

Edward King and Nina L. King, African American military personnel and African American homemaker, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 July 1977

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H-0307 Interview with Alfred B. Moore and Katherine B. Moore, 1977

Alfred B. Moore and Katherine B. Moore, white farmer and white teacher, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 2 July 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0307 Interview with Alfred B. Moore and Katherine B. Moore, 1977 " Folder H0307

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H-0308 Interview with Gene H. Oglesby, 1977

Gene H. Oglesby, white accountant, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 3 July 1977

Closed. No release form received.

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#04007H, Series: " H-0308 Interview with Gene H. Oglesby, 1977 " Folder H0308

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H-0309 Interview with Robert Smith, 1977

Robert Smith, white farmer, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 September 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0309 Interview with Robert Smith, 1977 " Folder H0309

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Audiotape T-4007/ H0309

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H-0310 Interview with James Walter Taylor, 1977

James Walter Taylor, African American factory worker, with interviewer Scott Ellsworth. 1 September 1977

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#04007H, Series: " H-0310 Interview with James Walter Taylor, 1977 " Folder H0310

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.10. Piedmont Industrialization: Elizabethton, Tenn. 1979-1981 .

6 interviews.

Interviews are chiefly about the strike in 1929 by textile workers in Elizabethton, Tenn.

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H-0013 Interview with Everette Burchelle, 1979

Everette Burchelle, white textile worker, with interviewer Cliff Kuhn

Closed. No release form received.

Folder H0013

#04007H, Series: " H-0013 Interview with Everette Burchelle, 1979 " Folder H0013

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#04007H, Series: " H-0013 Interview with Everette Burchelle, 1979 " T-4007/ H0013

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H-0311 Interview with Robert Cole, 1981

Robert Cole, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 10 May 1981

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#04007H, Series: " H-0311 Interview with Robert Cole, 1981 " Folder H0311

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H-0312 Interview with George F. Dugger, 1979

George F. Dugger, white attorney, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 9 August 1979

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H-0313 Interview with Bessie Edens, 1979

Bessie Edens, white textile worker, with interviewer Mary Frederickson. 14 August 1979

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H-0314 Interview with Christine Galliher and Dave Galliher, 1979

Christine Galliher and Dave Galliher, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 8 August 1979

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#04007H, Series: " H-0314 Interview with Christine Galliher and Dave Galliher, 1979 " Folder H0314

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H-0315 Interview with Flossie Cole Grindstaff, 1981

Flossie Cole Grindstaff, white textile worker, with interviewer Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. 11 July 1981

Closed. No release form received.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse H.11. Like a Family Research Files.

Approximately 10,000 items.

Research files for Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World(1987), which draws heavily on the interviews of Series H. Materials include chapter drafts, correspondence, reports, notes, genealogies, research project proposals, scholarly articles, local history materials, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and other related material.

Processing information: The original folder titles and arrangement have been retained.

Box 1

Badin: General Information #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Badin: Report #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Badin: Videotape Proposal #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Badin: Film History Grant Proposal #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Bibliographies, Book Reviews #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Burlington Industries General Information #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Burlington: Census 1900 #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 1

Box 2

Burlington: Census 1900 #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Contacts and Interviewees #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Correspondence, Memos, etc. #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Historical Documents #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Maps and Chamber of Commerce Documents #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Unions #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Historical Newsclips #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Newspapers #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Journals, Notes, Miscellaneous Burlington: Ethel Shackley Papers #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Burlington: Glen Hope Baptist Church #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Bynum: Cabbagetown Learning Center #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Bynum: Bibliographies, Interviewers, Interviewees #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 2

Box 3

Bynum: Census Baldwin Township #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Chatham County Housing Authority Renovation of Mill Village #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Chronological Newspaper File #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Genealogies #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Interview List #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Census 1900 Primary Source Report #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Primary Source Report #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Bynum: Land Deeds Primary Source Report #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Catawba: Miscellaneous #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Catawba: History of Building/Charlotte Brown, NC State #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Catawba: Miscellaneous Interviews #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Catawba: Notes #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 3

Box 4

Charlotte: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Greenville: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Notes on Hosiery #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Burlington: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Badin: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Durham: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Bynum: Data Sheets #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Company Publications #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Employer Associations #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Chamber of Commerce Publications #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Company Newsletters #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Union Publications #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

North Carolina Wage Information #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Employment and Wages #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Hickory: Newspaper Clippings #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Newsclips #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Catawba: Census #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 4

Box 5

Catawba: 1900 Census #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Catawba: Manufacturers and Organizations #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Conover: Local History #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Hickory #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

High Point: Smith #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Long Island #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Maiden #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Maps: Hickory, Conover, Lenoir #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Charlotte: D. A. Tompkins #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Charlotte: Duke Power History #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 5

Box 6

Charlotte: Neighborhoods Charlotte: Maps #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Trucking #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Lance #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Grady Cole, WBT #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Unions #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Mills Info #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Mill Villages #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Mecklenburg: Census Data #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Charlotte: Newsclippings #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Durham #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 6

Box 7

Durham: Miscellaneous #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 7

Durham: Statistics #04007H, Series: " H.11. Like a Family Research Files. " Box 7