- Existence: 1964-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Stoney and Helfand discuss the making of "The Uprising of '34," how their telling of the story evolved, the ways in which difficulties in filming shaped the film, and other topics.
Stoney and Helfand discuss concerns they had while filming The Uprising of '34, how Judith, as a non-Southerner, was able to get people to open up, Judith's concerns about traveling in the South, how they worked with various institutions to find interview subjects, and other topics.
The collection consists of oral history interviews and transcripts, production footage and publicity materials related to the creation of the "Uprising of '34" documentary. Veterans or their descendants were interviewed about mill life, work conditions, southern culture, as well as the strike itself. These interviews were incorporated into the production itself.
In 1934, Southern textile workers took the lead in a nationwide strike that saw half a million workers walk off their jobs in the largest single-industry strike in the history of the United States. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.