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Cannon Mills Company

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union vs. Cannon Mills scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: L1995-09
Abstract: The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks contains three scrapbooks of printed material, 1976-1991, when the union attempted to organize Cannon Mills (Kannapolis, N.C.). The scrapbooks cover textile industry issues such brown lung, the ACTWU's involvement in other mills, and Kannapolis' problems with illiteracy and crumbling infrastructure. The bulk of materials in the ACTWU vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks fall between 1976 and 1981.
Dates: 1976-1991; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1981

Annie Honeycutt Interview 2

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0332
Abstract Honeycutt reads letters written by union leaders to various political leaders, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She also talks about the stretch-out system, working and health conditions in the mill, people being fired for joining the union at Cannon Manufacturing Company (which later acquired the Brown Mill), her husband's work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and mill work during World War II.
Dates: 1987-1995

Annie Honeycutt Interview 3

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0096a
Abstract Honeycutt discusses her father's involvement in union, her husband's involvement in the union, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the aftermath of that strike and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Annie Honeycutt Interview 4

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0096b
Abstract Honeycutt discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, union organizing, the impact of the New Deal, the legacy of the strike, and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Annie Honeycutt, Rev. Richard Lisk and LeGette Blythe Interviews

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0358
Abstract Honeycutt discusses a lawsuit invovling Cannon Mills and strikers, blacklisting of strikers by Cannon Mills, mill housing, the aftermath of the strike, the WPA and other topics. Blythe discusses reporting on the textile workers' strike of 1934 in North Carolina and how early attempts at organizing unions, led by communist organizers impact how the 1934 strike was viewed by the public.
Dates: 1987-1995

Bill Irby Interview 1, 20 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0551
Abstract Irby discusses his life, working at the mill and YMCA, and union strikes.
Dates: 20 August 1991

Bill Irby Interview 2, 20 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0552
Abstract Irby discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, a strike that occurred in Kannapolis in 1921, working conditions in the mill, and other topics.
Dates: 20 August 1991

Blanche Willis and Her Daughter Kay Interview, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0527
Abstract Blanche Willis and her daughter Kay discuss what it was like during the Civil Rights movement, and Kay describes what it was like to be the first African American woman to be employed at the Cannon Mill.
Dates: 23 August 1991

Blanche Willis and Plant Six Women Interviews, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0529
Abstract Willis discusses segregation in the mills and the community, domestic service, going to work in the the textile mill and her husband's work in the textile mills as both a janitor and a machine operator. The Plant Six Women discuss the recent Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union election results at the Fieldcrest-Cannon textile mill.
Dates: 23 August 1991

Blanche Willis Interview, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0533
Abstract Willis discusses her work as a domestic servant, her husband's work in the mills both pre and post integration, and her childhood in Kannapolis.
Dates: 23 August 1991

Bob Freeman and Ray Melton Interview 1, 24 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0536
Abstract Freeman and Melton discuss the textile workers' strike of 1934, the National Guard being called into Kannapolis, working in the mills, later unionization campaign, and other topics.
Dates: 24 August 1991

Bob Freeman and Ray Melton Interview 3, 24 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0549
Abstract Milton and Freeman discuss the relationship between Cannon Mills and the Kannapolis police department, the 1974 unionization campaign at Cannon Mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the relationship between churches and the mills,and the erasure of working class history in Kannapolis.
Dates: 24 August 1991

Bob Freeman and Ray Milton Interview 2, 24 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0544
Abstract Milton and Freeman discuss policing in Kannapolis and its ties to the Cannon Mills, union organizing, the textile workers' strike 1934, the integration of Cannon Mills and other topics.
Dates: 24 August 1991

Bob Freeman Interview

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0398
Abstract Freeman discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934 in Kannapolis, N.C.
Dates: 1987-1995

Charles (Zoltan) Grey Interview, 24 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0550
Abstract Grey discusses church involvement in favor and against union organizing as well as race relations in the mill and the union.
Dates: 24 August 1991

Cynthia Haynes and Blanche Willis Interviews, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0545
Abstract Haynes discusses tactics that Cannon Mills used against the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union during the 1991 unionization campaign, her family history in textiles, media coverage of the 1991 unionization campaign and other topics. The interview with Willis consists mainly of instructions on the format for answers of the questions in the interview.
Dates: 23 August 1991

Cynthia Haynes Interview 1

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0022
Abstract Haynes discusses the impact of the textile workers's strike of 1934 has had on currents efforts to organizer Fieldcrest Cannon in Kannapolis, N.C., and talking about her family's history as textile workers and as union organizers.
Dates: 1987-1995

Cynthia Haynes Interview 2

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0023
Abstract Haynes discusses her union organizing, African Americans and the union, her mother's battle with brown lung and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Earl Belk and Frank Miller Interviews

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0048
Abstract Belk discusses his father's involvement in the textile unions, the textile workers' strike of 1934 and other topics. Miller discusses his organizing activities on behalf of the union, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the aftermath of the strike and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Eula McGill Interview 15

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0051
Abstract McGill describes her entry into union life, working conditions in the mills, public reception to union efforts, and the effects of the early union years on the strikes of the 1930s.
Dates: 1987-1995