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Alan Waffle, Yvonnie Hill and Ruth Archer Interview

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0327

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

Alan Waffle was the curator at the Gaston County Museum. Yvonnie Hill was a spinner, spooler, and winder at Eagle Mill in Belmont, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (1:00:50 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Waffle discusses the way in which Hill's diaries of her working life are of value to the museum. Hill reads from her diaries and discusses her working life at Loray Mills, the Rex Mill, the Adrian Mill, and the Eagle Mill.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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