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Claude Helton Interview 1, 1992

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0282

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: 1992


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

Mabel Helton was a textile worker in East Gastonia, N.C. Claude Helton was a textile worker and union member in East Gastonia, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (57:10 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Mabel discusses conditions in the mill village, the impact of World War II on women's jobs in the mill, and other topics. Claude discusses the store he ran next to his home, is involvement in the the union and the 1934 strike, his involvement in his local church and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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