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Alma Friday, Yvonnie Hill, and Alan Waffle Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0326

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

Alma Friday is the wife of E.O. Friday, an African American textile worker at the Modena Cotton Mill. Yvonnie Hill was a spinner, spooler, and winder at Eagle Mill in Belmont, N.C. Alan Waffle was the curator at the Gaston County Museum.


1 item(s) (video (59:52 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The first 29 minutes of this video consist of George Stoney and Jamie Stoney shooting exterior footage. Between minutes 29 and 38 the video consists of shots of Friday's home, while Friday and Stoney converse in the background. From minute 38 to the end of the video, Hill shows her diaries to Waffle, and Waffle explains the new textile museum exhibit to her.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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