Walters, Mrs Ruth and Miss Ella Pierce 1971-08-27
Mrs. Walters, who worked in the Itasca Mill for over 30 years, discusses the technical aspects of her various jobs and her part in the mill’s closing. Ella Pierce clarifies the position of the Itasca Weavers’ Guild in relation to the whole mill.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Mrs. Ruth Walters and Miss Ella Pierce
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: August 27, 1971
Location: Itasca, Texas
Interviewer: David Murrah
Length: 20 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Walters began mill work in the 1920s,
Description of jobs,
Definition of terms,
Explains personal adjustment to mill noise,
Last weaving job described,
Attempted business deal with Cuero mill,
Position and evolution of the Weavers’ Guild examined,
Speculation of stockholders’ attitudes,
Notes Mr. Sid Files’ lack of a pre-determined plan for retirement.
Tape 1, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1920s-1930s
Bulk Dates: 1920s
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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