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Oral history interview with James E. Shavers, 1988 Feb. 16 / conducted by Fred Stearns

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Type: Oral histories | Transcripts | Text
Creator: Shavers, James E., interviewee
Stearns, Fred, interviewer
Title: Oral history interview with James E. Shavers, 1988 Feb. 16 / conducted by Fred Stearns
Date: 1988 Feb. 16
Description: James Shavers, a Columbus, Ga. native, worked in the Swift Spinning Mill for over 27 years, then moved to Meritas Yarns. He held several positions in the mills, including supervisory positions.

Interview conducted by Fred Stearns in Columbus, Ga., for the Mill Worker Oral History Project, 16 February 1988.

James Shavers discusses his experiences working for Swift Spinning Mill and Meritas Yarns, including working conditions, wages, training, educational opportunities, unions, social activities, retirement benefits, race relations, and supervisors. He also talks about his parents' and grandparents' experiences as textile workers.

Subjects: Shavers, James E. | Swift Mill (Columbus, Ga.)--History | Swift Mill (Columbus, Ga.)--Employees | Meritas Yarns (Columbus, Ga.)--History | Meritas Yarns (Columbus, Ga.)--Employees | Textile industry--Georgia--Columbus--History | Cotton textile industry--Georgia--Columbus--History | Textile workers--Georgia--Columbus--Interviews | Columbus (Ga.)--History | Columbus (Ga.) | Muscogee County (Ga.)
Contributors: Columbus State University. Archives
Online Publisher: Columbus, Ga. : Columbus State University Archives, 2005
Original Material: Oral history interview with James E. Shavers, 1988 Feb. 16 / conducted by Fred Stearns, Columbus State University Archives
Rights and Usage: Permission to publish material from the Mill Worker Oral History Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives.

Cite as: Oral history interview with James E. Shavers, 1988 Feb. 16, Mill worker oral history collection, Columbus State University oral history collection, Columbus State University Archives

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Persistent Link to Item: http://archives.columbusstate.edu/oral_history/JamesEShavers-OralHistory.pdf

Related Institutions: Columbus State University. Archives
Collection Information: Mill Workers Oral Histories