Series IV: Oral history interviews
Scope and Contents
The heart of the collection are the 55 oral history interviews, originally recorded on audiocassette of strike participants, family members of strikers, and strike leaders, along with transcripts and notes to a selection of these interviews. Further transcription is being done on an ongoing basis. The collection also includes background research conducted by committee members, copies of relevant publications on local labor history and the textile industry, a small selection of photographs of textile mills, and a microfilm edition of Mayor Ashley’s scrapbook from 1928, including an index to its contents. The original of this scrapbook is in the New Bedford Public Library. The recordings were digitized from the original cassettes by The Media Preserve in 2016. Access copies of these are housed on USB drives in box 12. There is also a set of compact disc recordings of the collection made in the early 2000s.
- Majority of material found within 1980 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access
no known restrictions
From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 4 audio cassette storage boxes, 2 CD boxes and 1 shoebox)
Language of Materials