Lewis, Fred A 1976-06-08

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Fred Lewis discusses his past career with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred A. Lewis

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 08, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Education, Third generation with railroad, Governmental control of railroad (World War I), Previous jobs, Car wrecking book, Recorded car movements, Interchange, Different jobs at railroad, Starting salary, Depression, All married women laid off, Pay cut, Starting family (1933).

Tape 1, Side 2: Atmosphere during Depression, Fear of job loss, Employees Club, President, Treasury department of railroad, Cashier, Transfer to Traffic Department (1950), Promotions, Union membership with railroad, Rules, Night school at Texas Christian University, Interstate Commerce Commission, Job title changes, Lack of education.

Range Dates: 1910-1950

Bulk Dates: 1917-1950

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