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Collection Details


Collection Name: Piedmont Industrialization, 1974-1980
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: H.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e25532
Dates Spanned: 1974-1980
Description: 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.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 315
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Industrialization--North Carolina; Industrialization--South Carolina; Industrialization--Southern States; North Carolina; Oral history; South Carolina; Southern States; Strikes and lockouts--Textile workers; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004592