Collection Number: 05618

Collection Title: Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984

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Abstract The Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984, records the sisters' memories and what they learned afterward of the death of their mother, Ella May Wiggins, a white balladeer, textile worker, and union organizer who was killed during the textile strike in Gastonia, N.C., in 1929. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator Wandell, Millie Wiggins.

Wiggins, Charlotte.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins #5618, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Received from Kristina Horton in 2014 (Acc. 102152).
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Millie Wiggins Wandell was six years old and Charlotte Wiggins was 13 months old when their mother, Ella May Wiggins, a white balladeer, textile worker, and union organizer during the textile strike in Gastonia, N.C., in 1929, was killed by officers and men sent to disperse the strike.

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The Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984, records the sisters' memories and what they learned afterward of the death of their mother, Ella May Wiggins, a white balladeer, textile worker, and union organizer who was killed during the textile strike in Gastonia, N.C., in 1929. Wiggins worked at Loray Mill, which was the focus of the National Textile Worker's Union efforts to establish a foothold in the South. She was killed by officers and men sent to disperse the strike. Millie Wiggins Wandell was six years old and Charlotte Wiggins was 13 months old at the time of their mother's death. The tapes were recorded in 1984 by Donald Frederick, Wandell's lawyer.

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The Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984, records the sisters' memories and what they learned afterward of the death of their mother, Ella May Wiggins, a balladeer, textile worker, and union organizer who was killed during the textile strike in Gastonia, N.C., in 1929. Wiggins worked at Loray Mill, which was the focus of the National Textile Worker's Union efforts to establish a foothold in the South. She was killed by officers and men sent to disperse the strike. Millie Wiggins Wandell was six years old and Charlotte Wiggins was 13 months old at the time of their mother's death. The tapes were recorded in 1984 by Donald Frederick, Wandell's lawyer.

Audiocassette C-05618/1

Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins oral history on Ella May Wiggins, 1984: tape 1 #05618, Series: "Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984." C-05618/1

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Audiocassette C-05618/2

Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins oral history on Ella May Wiggins, 1984: tape 2 #05618, Series: "Millie Wiggins Wandell and Charlotte Wiggins Oral History on Ella May Wiggins, 1984." C-05618/2

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Encoded by: Laura Smith

Updated by: Jodi Berkowitz, October 2018

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