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Collection Details


Collection Name: Labor: Labor History
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: E.1.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e19046
Description: Most of the labor history interviews were done by the staff of the Southern Oral History Program. They focus on the growth and development of organized labor in the southeast beginning in 1940. A number of the interviews were done with leaders of textile unions in the southeast and contain much information on individual strikes, organizing tactics, problems within the unions, and difficulties with mill owners. Some of those interviewed spoke in more general terms about life in mill villages.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 17
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Labor unions--North Carolina; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--Organizing; Labor unions--Political activity; Labor unions--Recognition; Mills and mill-work; North Carolina; Oral history; Southern States; Strikes and lockouts; Textile factories; Textile workers--North Carolina; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004586