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C.J. Haas and Heyward M. Doster Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0352

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

C.J. Haas was a textile worker at the Smyre Mill in Gastonia, N.C. 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 (1:53:45 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Haas discusses working at the A.M. Smyre Mill, labor organizing during the 1930s, and the effects of the Textile Workers' Strike of 1934. Doster discusses his service in the National Guard, working at Springs Industries, working as a loom fixer, working as supervisor, Colonel Elliot Spring, and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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