Fr. George Kloster and Ernest Moore and Ruby Moore Interviews
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Scope and Contents of 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.
Father George Kloster was the pastor of St. Michael Church in Gastonia, N.C. His father was a textile worker. Ernest Moore was a textile worker in Gastonia, N.C. Ruby Moore was Ernest Moore's wife and she lived in Gastonia, N.C.
1 item(s) (video (1:57:02 duration))
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
The first interview is with Fr. Kloster, who discusses the strike at the J.P. Stevens Company, his faith, and the Freightliner strike, as well as other topics. The interview with Ernest Moore and Ruby Moore, discusses their participation with a local square dance club. While at the square dance, George Stoney, talks to several other unidentified people about their memories of the 1934 textile strike.