Menefee, Gerald 1976-07-21

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Gerald Menefee talks of his career with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway, placing special emphasis on his work with the union.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gerald Menefee

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 21, 1976

Location: Childress, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Father’s occupations, Railroad strike (1922), Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Employment, Move to Childress, Texas (1917), Car man apprenticeship, Operation of car department, Living arrangements, Effects of railroad on Childress, Time schedules, Layoffs (1930s), Effect on Childress, Unions (1920s), Military service, Dalhart, Texas housing (World War I), Employment, Wichita, Kansas (1944), Childress, Retirement, Unions (1940s), Financial Secretary (8 years), Effects, Membership.

Tape 1, Side 2: Unions (continued), Burlington Veterans Club membership, Evaluation of career, Retirement program.

Range Dates: 1917-1969

Bulk Dates: 1917-1969

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