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Charlie Wetzel, Elaine Pruitt, Bill Pruitt, and Roger Moore Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0338

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

Charlie Wetzell was a textile manager and yarn salesman at the Stowe Mill in Belmont, N.C., and later worked for either a historical society or historic site in Gastonia, N.C. Elaine Pruitt is a Winston-Salem, N.C. history teacher and an assistant researcher on the film. Roger Moore was a reporter for the Winston-Salem Journal. Bill Pruitt was the son of a mill worker.


1 item(s) (video (2:02:00 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Charlie Wetzel talks about his role in the mill and shows the filmmakers various historic artifacts that came from or were associated with the mills and mill life. Elaine Pruitt talks with George Stoney about potential research for the film (names, places, etc.). Roger Moore talks with Stoney about the process of making the documentary and what Stoney hopes to accomplish through making the film. Bill Pruitt's dialogue is minor and his role in this video is unclear.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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