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Heyward M. Doster

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0353

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Uprising of '34 Collection demonstrates how communities can be impacted in contemporary ways by history and memory, decades after a series of events occur. Veterans of the events of 1934 and their descendants-black, white, mill worker, manager, union, and non-union- were interviewed about mill village life, work conditions, southern contemporaneous culture as well as the strike itself. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.


  • Creation: 1987-1995


Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Heyward Doster worked for Springs Industries in Chester. S.C. as a loom fixer and supervisor. Additionally, Doster was a member of the National Guard during the Textile Workers' Strike of 1934.


1 item(s) (video (1:59:13 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Doster discusses working at Springs Industries, his service in the National Guard, the textile workers' strike of 1934, his childhood, and other topics. Towards the end of the video there is an interview with an unidentified man, who leads Jamie Stoney around the abandoned offices of the Abney Mill in Belton, S.C.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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