Brooks, Eugene H 1969-06-30

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Eugene Brooks discusses his career in the cotton gin industry, along with changes and developments in that industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eugene Brooks

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Date: June 30, 1969

Location: Sherman, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Brooks' childhood and education, Career with Continental Gin Co., 1922, Invention and use of lint cleaner, Changes in cotton gins and ginning, Modern gin machinery, Different types of gins, Ginning - big business today, Effect of competition from synthetics, Blends of cotton and synthetics, Uses of cotton, Cotton production, Development of cotton gins, Brooks' interests and hobbies

Tape 1, Side 2: Brooks' philosophy of life, Effect of the Depression, Changes in industry resulting from wars, Brooks' travels and impressions of foreign countries, Trip to Russia, India - poverty, South America, Australia - opportunities

Range Dates: 1922-1969

Bulk Dates: 1922-1969

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