||This series consists almost entirely of tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by the Southern Oral History Program between 1974 and 1981 for the project "Perspectives on Industrialization: The Piedmont Crescent of Industry, 1900-1940," funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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. There are also interviews (Series H.8.) with workers from such communities as Carrboro, Greensboro, Gastonia, and Marion, N.C., a short series of tapes relating to Farmville, N.C. (Series H.9.), and interviews relating to the textile workers' strike in Elizabethton, Tenn., in 1929 (Series H.10). Topics include the development of various industries in these regions, especially textiles, tobacco, hosiery, and furniture. The interviews deal with the work experiences of the workers in these industries and with numerous other facets of their daily lives.|