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Collection Details


Collection Name: Russell Carey/American Thread Company Interviews
Repository Name: University of Maine. Maine Folklife Center. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Orono, Maine, United States
Local Identifier: MF 055
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf055.htm
Dates Spanned: 1992-1993
Description: A collection of fourteen accessions deposited by University of Maine graduate student, Russell Carey, featuring interviews with workers at the American Thread Company’s wooden spool mill in Milo, Maine. The collection also includes a copy of Carey’s Master’s thesis entitled "3,750,000,000 Perfect Wooden Spools" (University of Maine, 1994) and a paper describing his methods of collecting and recording information for this thesis. The collective oral history of the mill’s workers documents conditions, issues, history, occupational lore, and people’s feelings about the spool mill from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 14
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: History; Industrialists; Local history; Maine; Maine--History; Manufacturing processes; Mills and mill-work; Milo, ME; Oral history; Thread; United States
Other Subjects: American Thread Company
Collection Code: OHC0000288