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Ernest and Ruby Moore, Evelyn Clary and Russell Clary Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0307

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

Ernest Moore worked at the Smyre Mill in East Gastonia, North Carolina. Russell Clary was also a textile workers at the Smyre Mill in East Gastonia. Evelyn Clary is his wife.


1 item(s) (video (59:01 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Ernest and Ruby discuss their previous jobs, the union, and other topics. Evelyn and Russell Clary discuss Russell's playing with a band in the mill, unionizing; living in mill villages, and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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