Walters, Mrs Ruth and Miss Ella Pierce 1971-08-27

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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

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