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    • Adolphus, Hattie interview

    • Adolphus, Hattie H. - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 -United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women -Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Hattie Adolphus and Mrs. Ruth Bruner discuss the effect the Depression had on their family life. Includes views on President Franklin Roosevelt and comments on food and clothing purchases, entertainment, hobos, gypsies, and gangsters
    • Alexander, Mary L. interview

    • Alexander, Mary L., 1908- - Interviews; Depressions -1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Alden - Interviews
    • Mrs. Alexander discusses her experiences as a housewife caring for a family in Alden, Ala. during the Depression . Includes views on President Franklin Roosevelt and her thoughts as a black woman on race relations
    • Allen, David interview

    • Allen, David, 1909- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama -Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama -Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • David Allen discusses his life and his work as a fireman at Sloss Furnace. Also shares his view of race relations from the perspective of a Black employee.
    • Anderson, U. S. interview

    • Anderson, U. S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1920- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees -Alabama -Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Ulysses Anderson discusses his life and his employment as a Black laborer at Sloss Furnace from 1950-1971
    • Arrington, Richard interview

    • Arrington, Richard - Interviews; Mayors - Alabama -Birmingham - Biography; African Americans - Alabama -Birmingham - Politics; and government; Birmingham (Ala.) - Politics and government
    • Former Birmingham City Council member and current mayor Richard Arrington discusses his observations of the commission form of government that Birmingham once had as compared to the present mayor-council form of government. Includes other...
    • Austin, Ruby Folsom Ellis interview

    • Austin, Ruby Folsom Ellis, 1913- - Interviews; Women -History - Alabama; Women - Alabama - Montgomery -Interviews
    • Mrs. Austin, sister of former governor James Folsom and mother of Cornelia Wallace, discusses Alabama politics, life in Elba, Alabama, and memories of the Folsom family
    • Bacate, Emilio interview

    • Bacate, Emilio B., 1923- - Interviews
      Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American
      Cullman (Ala.) - Social life and customs
    • Philippine native Emilio Bacate talks about his life and his refugee experience upon leaving Vietnam to flee the Communists. Includes his experiences with his family in Guam, Camp Pendleton, and describes his life and work in Cullman, Alabama where...
    • Baer, Helen interview

    • Baer, Helen - Interviews; Civil rights - Alabama - Selma; Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965
    • Helen Baer discusses the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama and their participation in the Selma-Montgomery Rights March in 1965
    • Bagwell, Lewis E. interview

    • Bagwell, Lewis E. - Interviews; Jefferson County (Ala.) - History; School integration - Alabama - Jefferson County
    • Retired school principal Lewis Bagwell shares his observations of life before civil rights, integration, and during the transition period. Includes discussion of integration in the Jefferson County school system
    • Becker, Rose Grossman interview

    • Becker, Rose Grossman, 1909- - Interviews; Women -Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Jews - Alabama -Birmingham - Interviews
    • Rose Becker discusses life in Russia, the journey to America and life in Birmingham
    • Bee, Fanna K. interview

    • Bee, Fanna K. (Fanna Mai Kees), 1899- - Interviews; Whitworth College - History; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Interviews; Women -History - Alabama
    • Mrs. Bee discusses living conditions, college expenses and women’s education at Whitworth College
    • Bennett, Virginia interview

    • Bennett, Virginia - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 -United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women -Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Bennett talks about living conditions during the Depression in Birmingham. Includes her experiences in getting food, entertainment and church activities, family relationships, and crime
    • Billingslea, Bertha interview

    • Billingslea, Bertha D., 1909- - Interviews
      Women -Alabama - Auburn - Interviews
      Women - History -Alabama - Auburn
      Auburn (Ala.) - Race relations
    • Bertha Billingslea discusses life as a young lady growing up in Auburn, Alabama Includes comments on Negro families and race relations during that time
    • Black, Hugo interview

    • Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971; Judges - United States; Judges - Alabama
    • Associate Justice Black makes his first speech to the nation after his appointment to the Supreme Court. Responds to the allegations that he was affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Presented September 22, 1937 at the home of Claude E. Hamilton, Jr....
    • Bowman, Fronnie Bell interview

    • Bowman, Fronnie Bell, 1932- - Interviews; Alatex, Inc. Evergreen Garment Factory; Textile workers -Alabama -Evergreen
    • Mrs. Bowman discusses her work experiences in garment factories in Conecuh County, Alabama including Evergreen Garment Factory and Alatex
    • Bridges, Eleanor Massey interview

    • Bridges, Eleanor Massey, 1899- Interviews
      Women -Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
      Women - History -Alabama - Birmingham Artists - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Bridges discusses her life, her work as an artist, and her experiences as a member of the upper class of Birmingham during the segregated society era
    • Brooks, Joe interview

    • Brooks, Joe B. (Joe Ben), 1909- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans -Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees -Alabama-Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Joe Brooks discusses his life and his employment as a Black general laborer from 1955-1970 at Sloss Furnace
    • Brooks, Katherine interview

    • Brooks, Katherine - Interviews; Cosby Hodges Milling Company; Depressions - 1929 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama -Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Brooks discusses life with her family during the Depression. Includes comments about home entertainment, Avondale Park, her husband’s employment at Cosby-Hodges Milling Co., and the poll tax for voting
    • Brown, George J. interview

    • Brown, George J., 1910- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans - Alabama -Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama -Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • George J. Brown discusses his life and his work as a Black employee at Sloss Furnace from 1931-1976
    • Bruner, Ruth T. interview

    • Bruner, Ruth T. - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 -United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women -Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Hattie Adolphus and Mrs. Ruth Bruner discuss the effect the Depression had on their family life. Includes views on President Franklin Roosevelt and comments on food and clothing purchases, entertainment, hobos, gypsies, and gangsters
    • Bryan, John interview

    • Bryan, John E., b. 1895 - Interviews; Women - Suffrage - Alabama
    • Dr. John Bryan, brother of Brother Bryan, discusses his life and work in education in Alabama. Includes his views on women’s suffrage and suffrage activities in Birmingham
    • 	Callahan, A. K. interview

    • Callahan, A. K., 1904- - Interviews
      Segregation - Alabama
      African Americans - Legal status, laws, etc.
      African Americans - Alabama
      Lawyers - Alabama - Tuscaloosa
    • Tuscaloosa lawyer A. K. Callahan discusses treatment of Blacks under segregation. Includes treatment of Blacks as jurors, in criminal court, and the attitude of police
    • Campbell, Charles H. interview

    • Campbell, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1907- Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Charles H. Campbell discusses his life and work with turbines and blowers at Sloss Furnace from 1927-1971
    • Campbell, Frank interview

    • Campbell, Frank, 1920- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Frank Campbell discusses his life and provides the perspective of a Black employee in his work as as scale car operator, painter and carpenter at Sloss Furnace from 1949-1971
    • Campbell, Frank interview

    • Campbell, Frank, 1920- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Frank Campbell discusses his life and provides the perspective of a Black employee in his work as as scale car operator, painter and carpenter at Sloss Furnace from 1949-1971
    • Campbell, George W. interview

    • Campbell, George W., 1915- - Interviews; University of Alabama in Birmingham - History
    • George W. Campbell, former Vice-President of University College discusses the development of University College and the Extension Division
    • Carnell, Bessie G. interview

    • Carnell, Bessie G. (Bessie Gilley), 1911- - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Center Hill -Interviews
      Education, Elementary - Alabama - Center Hill
    • Mrs. Carnell discusses her life and work as a teacher in Center Hill, Alabama during the Depression
    • Cherneski, John interview

    • Cherneski, John, 1919- - Interviews Sloss Furnace Company - History Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Canadian John Cherneski discusses his life and his work as a stove tender at Sloss Furnace from 1946-1971
    • Christu, Nicholas interview

    • Christu, Nicholas, b. 1891 - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Greek Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Nicholas Christu discusses coming to America and reflects on Greek family life, school and the church in Birmingham
    • Cook, Dola Sparks interview

    • Cook, Dola Sparks, 1916- - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Boaz - Interviews.
    • Mrs. Cook discusses her family life during the Depression and provides information on a cousin, former Governor Sparks and her views on President Hoover
    • Cooper, Clara Rice interview

    • Cooper, Clara Rice, 1908- - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Cooper discusses her family life, bread lines, and the development of Hoovervilles during the Depression
    • Crocker, Ethel interview

    • Crocker, Ethel, 1915- -Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Hanceville - Interviews
    • Mrs. Crocker discusses how her family survived during the Depression. Shares stories of canning food, making quilts and her acceptance of the lower status of women in society during this time
    • Dailey, Claude B. interview

    • Dailey, Claude B., 1917- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Claude B. Dailey discusses his life and his work as a Black laborer at Sloss Furnace from 1946-1971
    • Davis, Harwell Goodwin interview

    • Davis, Harwell Goodwin, 1882- - Interviews; African Americans - Alabama; Convict labor - Alabama; Prisoners - Alabama; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Harwell Davis, attorney and former president of Samford University, discusses his life and the famous Knox case which resulted in the abolishment of the convict lease system
    • Davis, Lornie interview

    • Davis, Lornie, 1904- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Bessemer -Interviews
    • Mrs. Lornie Davis discusses her life with her family as a Black woman during the Depression in Bessemer, Alabama
    • Dean, Clarence interview

    • Dean, Clarence, 1910- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Clarence Dean discusses his life and provides the perspective of a Black laborer at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1932
    • 	Dillon, Elsie Hope interview

    • Dillon, Elsie Hope - Interviews
      Robert E. Lee School (Birmingham, Ala.) - History
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Miss Elsie Dillon discusses life during the Depression and work as a teacher at Robert E. Lee School in West End
    • Downs, Russell interview

    • Downs, R. S. (Russell S.), 1912- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Russell Downs discusses his life and his work as a millright at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1937
    • 	Dumas, Bertha L. interview

    • Dumas, Bertha L. (Bertha Louis), b. 1900 - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Dumas discusses her views on the Depression and its effect on working conditions, salaries and family life
    • Durr, Clifford

    • Durr, Clifford J. (Clifford Judkins), 1899-1975
      Southern States - Race relations - Sources
      Lawyers - Alabama - Biography
    • Based on interview with Clifford Durr and submitted June 10, 1976, as part of the University of Alabama in Birmingham Oral History Research Project
    • Durr, Virginia

    • Durr, Virginia Foster - Interviews; Southern States - Race relations - Sources; Lawyers’ spouses - Alabama - Biography
    • Based on interview with Virginia Durr and submitted Winter Quarter, 1976, as part of the University of Alabama in Birmingham Oral History Research Project
    • Edwards, Dan interview

    • Edwards, Dan, 1905- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Dan Edwards discusses his life and work as a pig machine operator at Sloss Furnace from 1937-1970. Discusses the racial climate as a black employee
    • 	Estell, Bessie interview

    • Estell, Bessie S. (Bessie Sears) - Interviews
      African American women - Alabama - Birmingham
      Women - Suffrage - Alabama
    • Mrs. Bessie Estell discusses her life and her involvement with equal rights issues in Birmingham. Includes views on her experiences as a city council member
    • Evans, Dolly interview

    • Evans, Dolly, b. 1894 - Interviews
      Rural women - Alabama - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Liberty Hill - Interviews
    • Dolly Evans discusses women in the rural South. Includes comments on washing, cooking, raising sheep, dying and processing wool, and making soap
    • Fleming, Jack interview

    • Fleming, Jack, 1936- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Jack Fleming discusses life in the rural community of Bear Creek, occupations in the town, the growth and decline of the area, customs and economic changes
    • 	Gaines, Alonzo interview

    • Gaines, Alonzo, 1906- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Alonzo Gaines discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as a stove tender helper from 1925-1940. Shares his thoughts on the racial climate for black employees
    • Gaines, Geneva interview

    • Gaines, Geneva, b. 1886. - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Shape- note singing - Alabama - Birmingham; Church music - Southern States; Hymns, English - Southern States
    • Geneva Gaines discusses her life and work in sacred harp singing
    • Gaines, Richard interview

    • Gaines, Richard, 1918- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama -Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Richard Gaines discusses his life and work in the concrete plant at Sloss Furnace from 1937-1970. Includes thoughts on racial relations as a black employee
    • Gaston, A. G. interview

    • Gaston, A. G. (Arthur George), b. 1892 - Interviews Booker T. Washington Insurance Company
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
      African American businesspeople - Alabama - Birmingham
      Minority business enterprises - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Dr. A. G. Gaston discusses his education and the beginning years of his business
    • Giattina, John interview

    • Giattina, John A., 1910- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • John Giattina discusses his life and work at Sloss Furnace as a laborer in the coke ovens. Include his thoughts on union activities
    • 	Gibson, E. L. interview

    • Gibson, E. L., b. 1890 - Interviews
      Coffee County (Ala.) - History
      Physicians - Alabama - Biography
    • Dr. Gibson talks about his experiences as one of the pioneer doctors in Coffee County
    • Glass, William interview

    • Glass, William F., 1913- -Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • William Glass discusses his work on blower engines at Sloss furnace beginning in 1939
    • Goddard, Mae Jean interview

    • Goddard, Mae Jean, 1915- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Mae Jean Goddard discusses the early history and decline of Bear Creek, the activities and occupations in the town, and early farm practices
    • Golden, James E. interview

    • Golden, James E., 1922- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • James Golden discusses his life and his work as a welder/boiler maker at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1947. Shares his thoughts on racial relations as a white employee
    • Golden, John T. interview

    • Golden, John T., 1916- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Birmingham (Ala.) - Politics and government
    • John T. Golden discusses his campaign for mayor in 1961 and his work as a member of the first city council
    • Gonzalez, Mary Young interview

    • Gonzalez, Mary Young - Interviews; Civil rights - Alabama - Selma; Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) - Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Mary Y. Gonzalez discusses the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama and their participation in the Selma-Montgomery Rights March in 1965
    • Goodson, Willita interview

    • Goodson, Willita S., - 1928- - Interviews; Civil rights - Alabama - Selma; Tuscaloosa (Ala.) - History; Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965
    • Willita Goodson, wife of university professor, discusses white participation in the Selma demonstrations in 1965
    • Grier, Mamie H. interview

    • Grier, Mamie H. - Interviews; Civil rights movements - Alabama - Birmingham; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
    • Mamie Grier discusses the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and its aftermath. She was in one of the Sunday School classrooms when the bomb exploded and was probably the last person to see the four girls who were killed in the explosion
    • Griffith, Lucille interview

    • Griffith, Lucille, 1905- - Interviews; University of Montevallo; College teachers - Alabama - Montevallo; Women - Alabama - Montevallo - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Montevallo
    • Dr. Lucille Griffith discusses her life and work as an instructor at the University of Montevallo. Includes her views on being a woman faculty member and examines the reactions of faculty during the transition and after the change to a...
    • Grimmett, Roy E. interview

    • Grimmett, Roy E., 1913- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company -History
    • Roy Grimmett discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1948 as an overhead crane and stove operator
    • Hanes, Arthur J. interview

    • Hanes, Arthur J., - 1916- - Interviews
      Lawyers - Alabama - Birmingham
      Ray, James Earl, 1928-1998
      King, Martin Luther, - Jr., - 1929-1968 - Assassination
    • Discusses the defense of James Earl Ray in connection with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King
    • Harkins, Elsie interview

    • Harkins, Elsie, 1901- - Interviews
      Black Creek Coal Mine (Jefferson County, Ala.)
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Elsie Harkins discusses life during the Depression. Describes a typical day as a Black Creek coal miner’s wife and family experiences
    • Harrell, Charles interview

    • Harrell, Charlie, 1925- - Interviews
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Charlie Harrell discusses his life and his work as an ash puller at Sloss Furnace for 32 years
    • 	Hawkins, Erskine interview

    • Hawkins, Erskine, 1914- - Interviews
      Jazz musicians - Biography - Alabama - Birmingham
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Erskine Hawkins discusses his life as he grew up in Birmingham and the influences on his musical career.
    • Hayes, Maggie Lee interview

    • Hayes, Maggie Lee Davis, 1892- - Interviews; Alabama - Rural conditions; Fayette County (Ala.) - Social life and customs; Lamar County (Ala.) - Social life and customs
    • Mrs. Maggie Hayes discusses her early life and the social customs in Fayette and Lamar counties
    • Hayward, Eric Rev. interview

    • Hayward, Eric, 1933- - Interviews; Clergy - Alabama - Birmingham - Biography; Clergy - South Africa - Biography; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Baptist minister from South Africa discusses his family background and education; religious training; and his ministry on St. Helena and in South Africa. Compares and contrasts South Africa and Birmingham
    • 	Head, A. L. interview

    • Head, A. L., b. 1884 -Interviews
      Education - Alabama - Blountsville
      Tenant farmers - Alabama - Blountsville
      Blountsville (Ala.) - History
    • A. L. Head discusses life on a tenant farm and as an educator in the late 18th and early 19th century Alabama
    • Hendrix, Buddy interview

    • Hendrix, Buddy - Interviews
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama -Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Buddy Hendrix describes his work as a pattern maker at Sloss Furnace during World War II while a student at Phillips High School from 1943-1944
    • Hill, Jeannetta S. interview

    • Hill, Jeannetta S., 1934- - Interviews; Evergreen Garment Factory; Textile workers - Alabama - Evergreen; African Americans - Alabama - Evergreen
    • Mrs. Hill describes her experiences as a Black textile worker in the Evergreen Garment Factory. Includes discussion of the local union
    • Holt, Thad interview

    • Holt, Thad - Interviews; Executives - Alabama - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Advertising executive Thad Holt discusses his career in the Roosevelt New Deal
    • 	Hunt, Eleanor Abrams interview

    • Hunt, Eleanor Abrams, 1902- - Interviews
      Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
      Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Eleanor Hunt discusses her life growing up in Ilion, N.Y., shares recollections of her undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke College and teaching experiences at Adelphi College
    • 	Hutto, Erline Priscilla interview

    • Hutto, Erline Priscilla, 1917- - Interviews
      Oakman (Ala.) - History
      School integration - Alabama - Oakman
    • Erline Hutto, former teacher in Oakman, discusses her life and makes observations about segregation and integration of schools as she reviews her 40 year teaching career
    • Johnson, V.W. interview

    • Johnson, V. W., 1927- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • V. W. Johnson discusses his work as boiler maker and foreman at Sloss Furnace from 1945-1972
    • Jones, Charlie C. interview

    • Jones, C. C. (Charlie C.) - Interviews
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Lewisburg Mine (Lewisburg, Ala.)
    • Charlie Jones describes his work at the Lewisburg Mine from 1937-1942
    • Jones, Harold interview

    • Jones, Harold (Joseph Harold), 1931- Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Harold Jones discusses his life and work as a chemist at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1956. Also shares his views as a white man on the effects of civil rights on Sloss employees
    • Jones, Rebecca Ann interview

    • Jones, Rebecca Ann, 1956- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; School integration - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Rebecca Ann Jones remembers her experience as an 8th grader attending one of the schools integrated in Birmingham by a court order
    • Kimbrough, Joe T. interview

    • Kimbrough, Joe T., 1922- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Joe Kimbrough discusses his life and work as an engineer at Sloss Furnace for 41 years
    • 	Knoblock, Edward A. interview

    • Knoblock, Edward A., 1922- - Interviews
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Edward Knoblock discusses his life and work as a crane operator for 27 years at Sloss Furnace
    • Ladd, Florence D. interview

    • Ladd, Florence D., 1905- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Faunsdale - Interviews
    • Mrs. Ladd discusses the effect of the Depression on her family in Faunsdale, Alabama as a Black woman, she includes comments on her work in the fields and kitchens, her views on President Roosevelt and the New Deal, and her observations on what she...
    • Lasseter, Elizabeth Harden interview

    • Lasseter, Elizabeth Harden, b. 1893 - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Gadsden - Interviews
    • Mrs. Lasseter discusses her life as a woman, a mother, and a wife during the Depression in Gadsden, Alabama
    • Lawrence, Isaac Harold interview

    • Lawrence, I. H. (Isaac Harold), 1918- -Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Isaac Lawrence discusses his work in the supply house at Sloss Furnace for 30 years
    • Lee, Sam interview

    • Lee, Sam - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries; Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Black employee Sam Lee discusses his life and work as a handyman and truck driver at Sloss Furnace
    • Lide, Monroe interview

    • Lide, Monroe, 1922- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Monroe Lide discusses his life and work as a track laborer at Sloss Furnace
    • Long, T. E. interview

    • Long, T. E. - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • T. E. Long discusses his life and work as a stove tender at Sloss Furnace from 1925-1965
    • Love, Clyde interview

    • Love, Clyde, 1911- - Interviews
      Iron Workers Union (Birmingham, Ala.)
      Coal mines and mining - Alabama
      Iron industry and trade - Southern States
      Coal miners - Alabama
    • Coal miner Clyde Love discusses working conditions, superstitions, wages of miners in Blount County, Alabama. Includes his experiences with iron working in Norfolk, Virginia and the Southeast during World War II and the Iron Workers Union
    • Maniece, Zubie interview

    • Maniece, Zubie L., 1906- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Gainesville - Interviews
    • Mrs. Zubie Maniece discusses life in Gainesville, Alabama (Sumter County) during the Depression. Includes comments on farming, soup lines, and experiences with her family
    • Manley, James interview

    • Manley, James O., 1920- - Interviews; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • James Manley discusses his life and work as a machinist helper at Sloss Furnace from 1945-1982. Shares his views as a black man on racial relations in the working environment at Sloss
    • Marks, Corrine Woodall interview

    • Marks, Corrine W. (Corrine Woodall), 1926- - Interviews
      School integration - Alabama - Birmingham
      Faculty integration - Alabama - Birmingham
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Corrine Marks shares her observations as one of the first White teachers to integrate the faculties in the Birmingham Public Schools
    • Marshall, John E. interview

    • Marshall, John E., 1914- - Interviews; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • John Marshall discusses his life and his work as a black janitor in the Office Building at Sloss Furnace from 1948-1954
    • Mason, Clarence E. interview

    • Mason, C. E. (Clarence E.), 1918- - Interviews
      African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Clarence Mason discusses his life and his work at Sloss as a superintendent. Discusses employment practices at Sloss for black and white employees
    • Matthews, Ruby interview

    • Matthews, Ruby, 1916- - Interviews; Evergreen Garment Factory; Alatex, Inc.; Textile workers - Alabama - Evergreen
    • Mrs. Matthews describes working conditions for textile workers from her experiences as an employee at the Evergreen Garment Factory and Alatex in Andalusia
    • McAllister, P.O. interview

    • McAllister, P. O., 1915- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama -Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • P. O. McAllister discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as the assistant controller and purchasing coordinator from 1938-1958
    • McBrayer, Orena interview

    • McBrayer, Orena, 1916- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; African Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Orena McBrayer discusses her childhood and life for her family during the Depression. Includes comments on President and Mrs. Roosevelt, President Hoover, family entertainment, and racial relations
    • McClung, Ollie interview

    • McClung, Ollie, 1940- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Civil rights movements - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Ollie McClung, owner of the popular Birmingham restaurant, Ollie’s Barbecue, discusses the law suit he and his father filed against the U.S. Dept. of Justice in 1964 challenging the validity of Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
    • McDanal, W. B. interview

    • McDanal, W. B. - Interviews; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees -Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • W. B. McDanal discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as welder and lead burner. Also discusses civil rights and the effect on employment at Sloss
    • McElroy, Willis R. interview

    • McElroy, Willis R., 1902- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Willis McElroy discusses his life and his work as an executive with Sloss Furnace from 1923-1943
    • McKinsey, Elizabeth Gilmore interview

    • McKinsey, Elizabeth, d. 1984 -Interviews
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Elizabeth McKinsey, age 89, discusses her work as the first switchboard operator at Sloss’ main office, a downtown office in the late 1920’s
    • Messer, Glenn interview

    • Messer, Glenn E. (Glenn Edmund), 1895- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Early Birds of Aviation (Organization); Air pilots - Biography - Alabama -Birmingham
    • Glenn Messer discusses his solo flying career and experiences as a pilot engineer
    • Miglionico, Nina interview

    • Miglionico, Nina, 1913- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - Politics and government; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Nina Miglionico discusses her life and work as a city council member in Birmingham. Includes her views on politics and the role of women in society
    • Miles, R. H. Mrs. interview

    • Miles, R. H., Mrs. - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Interviews
    • Mrs. R. H. Miles discusses life in Hueytown, Alabama during the Depression. Includes comments on employment, housing, food supply, clothing, and financial resources
    • Mills, Norman V. interview

    • Mills, Norman V., 1917- - Interviews; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Norman Mills discusses his work at Sloss furnace as a chemist and supervisor of chemical laboratories
    • Montgomery, Samuel L. interview

    • Montgomery, Samuel L., 1896- - Interviews; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Sloss Furnace Company - History
    • Sam Montgomery discusses his work in the power department at Sloss and describes union experiences with unions. Includes information about racial relations at the furnace operation
    • Morgan, Roberta interview

    • Morgan, Roberta - Interviews; Federations, Financial (Social service); Red Cross - Alabama - Birmingham; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Roberta Morgan discusses her work with the National Red Cross and the need for welfare during the Depression years. Also examines the establishment of the interracial committee for the Community Chest and racial relations in Birmingham as a result...
    • Morris, Clifton interview

    • Morris, Clifton, 1942- - Interviews
      Alatex, Inc.
      Textile workers - Alabama - Evergreen
    • Clifton Morris shares his experiences as a textile worker at Atatex. Includes discussion of plant unionization, plant safety, and the integration of the workforce. Also includes personal history, family life and church work
    • 	Murdock, Elinor interview

    • Murdock, Elinor - Interviews
      Murdock, W. L., Mrs.
      Women - Suffrage - Alabama
    • Elinor Murdock, daughter of Mrs. W. L. Murdock, discusses her mother’s work in the struggle for suffrage for women in Alabama. Includes discussion of her leadership in the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association and her legislative efforts for children
    • Nalls, Mable interview

    • Nalls, Mable, 1915- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Columbiana - Interviews
    • Mrs. Mable Nalls shares recollections of her experiences during the Depression. Includes political recollections and comments on her social life, day-to-day living experiences as a Black woman in Columbiana
    • Nelson, Jeff interview

    • Nelson, Jeff, 1892- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Jeff Nelson discusses the early history and decline of Bear Creek, the activities and occupations in the town, and early farm practices
    • Nichols, Roy D. interview

    • Nichols, Roy D., 1944- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Middle schools - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Dr. Roy D. Nichols, Jr., Director of Middle School Planning, Birmingham Board of Education, discusses his life and work in the Birmingham school system. Includes discussion of middle school planning for Birmingham and the desegregation law suit by...
    • Oaks, Pinkie interview

    • Oaks, Pinkie, b. 1895 - Interviews; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Pinkie Oaks shares her views on education, economics and family life while growing up in Birmingham in the 1920’s
    • Odom, Claude interview

    • Odom, Claude, 1916- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Claude Odom discusses his work at Sloss Furnace as a boilermaker's helper from 1941-1980
    • Oliver, J. B. interview

    • Oliver, J. B., 1899- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • J. B. Oliver discusses his work as a blast furnace operator at Sloss Furnace for 38 years. Shares his views on the working environment and union activities
    • Ormond, Marion interview

    • Ormond, Marion W., 1913- - Interviews; Women - Alabama - Trussville; Trussville (Ala.) - History; Garden cities - Alabama - Trussville; Greenbelts - Alabama - Trussville
    • Marian Ormond, retired teacher and counselor, recalls life in a greenbelt town project, Cahaba (Trussville). Discusses housing styles, Depression life, and the effects of World War II. Includes personal opinions about the success of the greenbelt...
    • Outlaw, Mary interview

    • Outlaw, Mary Hatzell, 1901- - Interviews; Blessed Sacrament Church (Birmingham, Ala.) - History; Catholics - Alabama - History; Alabama - Religion - History
    • Mary Outlaw discusses the development of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Includes information on the parish priests, role of clubs and organizations in the parish, and various pictures of the church throughout its development
    • Pate, John W. interview

    • Pate, John W., b. 1894 - Interviews; Blountsville (Ala.) - History; County agricultural agents - Alabama - Blountsville; Agricultural extension workers - Alabama - Blountsville; Farm tenancy - Alabama -Blountsville
    • County Farm Extension Agent John Pate recalls tenant farming and rural life in general in the hill and mountain sections of North Alabama from 1923-1960
    • Peasant, Clarence interview

    • Peasant, Clarence, 1920- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Clarence Peasant discusses his life and his work as an ash puller or roller at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1948. Includes his views on working conditions for black employees
    • Perdue, James interview

    • Perdue, James S. - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • James Perdue discusses his life and work at Sloss Furnace beginning in 1935 as a boilermaker helper
    • Phillips, Horace G. interview

    • Phillips, Horace G., 1904- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Horace G. Phillips discusses the early history and decline of Bear Creek, the activities and occupations in the town, and early farm practices
    • Pickett, Jesse interview

    • Pickett, Jesse, b. 1900 -- Interviews; Coal mines and mining -- Alabama
    • Coal miner Jesse Pickett discusses strikes, mining methods and mechanization, and early mining conditions
    • Post, Nicholai interview

    • Post, Nicholai, 1898- - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History; Soviet Union - History - Revolution, 1917-1921
    • Nicholai Post reflects on his his early career in aviation in Russia and his participation in the Bolshevik Revolution
    • Pounders, Irene interview

    • Pounders, Irene B., 1910- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Citizens of Bear Creek, Alabama discuss life in this rural community, their occupations in the town, the growth and decline of the area, customs and economic changes.
    • Powe, John interview

    • Powe, John, 1924- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • John Powe discusses his life and his work as a laborer at Sloss Furnace for 31 years
    • Prather, Will interview

    • Prather, Will, 1900- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Will Prather discusses his life and work at Sloss Furnace as a furnace keeper from 1923-1965. Includes comments as a black employee on racial relations at work
    • Price, Rasie interview

    • Price, Rasie Acker, 1914- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Bessemer - Interviews
    • Raisie Price shares her experiences as a young woman during the Depression. Includes comments about her family life, work for her husband at a mining company, and her views about President Roosevelt
    • Purifoy, Carolyn interview

    • Purifoy, Carolyn S., 1941- - Interviews
      School integration - Alabama - Birmingham
      Faculty integration - Alabama - Birmingham
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Carolyn Purifoy shares her observations as one of the first Black teachers to integrate the faculties in the Birmingham Public Schools
    • Ragland, L. B. interview

    • Ragland, L. B., 1908- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Labor unions - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • L. B. Ragland discusses union activities and his work organizing Sloss employees. Includes information on racial aspects of working conditions
    • Robertson, Lillie Elsie Devine interview

    • Robertson, Lillie Elsie DeVine, b. 1888 - Interviews; German Americans - Alabama - Cullman; Cullman (Ala.) - History
    • Lillie Robertson discusses the German influence in America concentrating on Cullman County and reflects on the adjustment of her family in Alabama
    • Roddam, Claude interview

    • Roddam, Claude, 1923- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Claude Roddam discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as a welder/rigger
    • Roper, Harold interview

    • Roper, Harold, 1932- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Harold Roper discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as a chemist
    • Rowe, Marjorie Scruggs interview

    • Rowe, Marjorie S. (Marjorie Scruggs), 1905- - Interviews; Music teachers - Alabama - Birmingham; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Rowe discusses Birmingham in the 1920’s and her work as a music teacher in the public schools
    • Rush, Jeffery interview

    • Rush, Jeffery - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Jeffery Rush, black employee, discusses his life and his work for 30 years at Sloss Furnace cleaning stoves and dumping stock
    • Sacred Harp interview

    • Shape-note singing - Alabama - Birmingham; Church music - Southern States; Hymns, English - Southern States
    • Discusses sacred harp singing. Includes Amazing Grace hymn and interviews with singers who attended the first national Sacred Harp Convention in Birmingham, June 1980
    • Salter, Linda Phillips interview

    • Salter, Linda Phillips - Interviews; Women - Alabama - Springdale; Springdale (Ala.) - History
    • Linda Salter discusses her childhood growing up in an area in Birmingham near McElwain School and once called Springdale. Includes discussion of the early neighborhood, schools, parents and homelife, Springdale Wesleyan Church, and childhood...
    • Sansing, Joseph Charles interview

    • Sansing, J. C. (Joseph Charles), 1911- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Joseph Sansing discusses his life and his work at Sloss in the engine room and as a foreman
    • Sizemore, Margaret interview

    • Sizemore, Margaret - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Margaret Sizemore, former Dean of Students at Samford University, shares her experiences during the Depression in Birmingham. Includes comments on teaching French, training at the Sorbonne, her views on President Roosevelt and President Hoover, and...
    • Sizemore, Virgil interview

    • Sizemore, Virgil, 1888- - Interviews; Cullman County (Ala.) - Social life and customs; Alabama - Rural conditions
    • Rev. Sizemore discusses his views on the economic, social, and political conditions of Cullman County
    • Slovensky, Steve interview

    • Slovensky, Steve F., 1897- - Interviews Brookside (Ala.) - History; Slovak Americans - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Steve Slovensky discusses life in a Slovak family after moving to Brookside, Alabama
    • Smiley, Percy interview

    • Smiley, Percy D., 1926- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Percy Smiley discusses his life and work at Sloss Furnace for 38 years as a boilermaker helper and boilermaker. Includes information on union activities and discrimination in employment
    • Smith, Hester Moore interview

    • Smith, Hester M. (Hester Moore), b. 1899 - Interviews; Sayre Mine (Jefferson County, Ala.) - History; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Hester Smith discusses his life and work at the Sayre Mine. As a white employee, he also discusses his views on racial changes
    • Smith, Leonard interview

    • Smith, Leonard L., 1907- - Interviews; Sharecropping - Alabama - Blountsville; Alabama - Rural conditions
    • Leonard Smith discusses sharecropping in Blountsville, Alabama
    • Sowell, Sylvester interview

    • Sowell, Sylvester - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Sylvester Sowell, black employee, discusses his life and work at Sloss Furnace for 42 years as a furnace worker and his experiences feeding the mules
    • Sparkman, John interview

    • Sparkman, John, 1899-1985 - Interviews; Legislators - Alabama - Interviews
    • Senator John Sparkman discusses his public career as U.S. representative and senator
    • Stallings, Madeline interview

    • Stallings, Madeline J. - Interviews; Jacobs, Solan, Mrs.; Women - Suffrage - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Stallings discusses the work of her mother, Mrs. Solan Jacobs, a leader and driving force behind suffrage efforts in Birmingham
    • Sterne, Dorah H. interview

    • Sterne, Dorah H. (Dorah Heyman), 1896-1994 - Interviews
      Women civic leaders - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Mrs. Dorah Sterne recalls her early years and her involvement with the League of Women Voters. Also includes discussion of civil rights in the 1960's, Association of University Women, and the Ravensbruck Lapins Project
    • Sterne, Mervyn H. interview

    • Sterne, Mervyn H. (Mervyn Hayden), 1892-1973 - Interviews; Bankers - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Philanthropists - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Mervyn H. Sterne discusses his life, career, and work in fund-raising in Alabama
    • Stowe, James Luther interview

    • Stowe, James L. (James Luther), 1892- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs.
    • Citizens of Bear Creek, Alabama discuss life in this rural community, their occupations in the town, the growth and decline of the area, customs and economic changes
    • Summers, Lucille interview

    • Summers, Lucille T., 1912- - Interviews; Decatur (Ala.) - History; School integration - Alabama - Decatur
    • Lucile Summers, retired Black teacher, remembers what segregation was like when she was growing up and recalls her experiences in teaching in both segregated and integrated schools
    • Sumner, Ollie interview

    • Sumner, Ollie, 1896- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Citizens of Bear Creek, Alabama discuss life in this rural community, their occupations in the town, the growth and decline of the area, customs and economic changes
    • Taliaferro, Mark interview

    • Taliaferro, Mark L., 1906- - Interviews; Labor unions - Alabama; Industrial relations - Alabama; Collective bargaining - Alabama; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Attorney Mark Taliaferro discusses his experiences with labor in the Birmingham area. Includes discussion of textile strike, bargaining with United Steelworkers and the Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers. Shares his philosophy of law practice,...
    • Teague, Sidney interview

    • Teague, Sidney P. - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Sidney Teague discusses his employment at Sloss Furnace from 1936-1938 as a burden clerk. Describes how the clerk computes mixtures of materials (iron, coke, etc.) and charges into the furnace for analysis
    • Thornhill, Lessie interview

    • Thornhill, Lessie, - 1904- - Interviews; Teachers - Alabama - Birmingham; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama
    • Miss Lessie Thornton discusses her life and teaching career. Includes comments on work beginning in 1923 at Center Spring School in Locust Fork, Alabama and schools in Piper, Springville, and Pinson, Alabama
    • Tucker, Edith interview

    • Tucker, Edith, 1917- - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Athens - Interviews
    • Edith Tucker discusses her childhood in Athens, Alabama during the Depression. Includes comments about growing up on a farm, recollections of banks closing, soup lines, family entertainment, and political views
    • Volker, Joseph interview

    • Volker, Joseph F. - Interviews; University of Alabama in Birmingham - History
    • Dr. Joseph Volker discusses the development of UAB as "an urban university with a strong central interest in health, but a great concern for bringing public education to the masses of the people..."
    • Waddell, Carl interview

    • Waddell, Carl, 1909- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Lewisburg Mine (Jefferson County, Ala.) - History
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
      African Americans -...
    • Carl Waddell discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace as a machinist and in the Lewisburg Mine. Includes discussion of union activities and racial climate
    • Walbert, Eileen interview

    • Walbert, Eileen - Interviews
      Civil rights - Alabama - Selma
      Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
    • Eileen Walbert discusses the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama and their participation in the Selma-Montgomery Rights March in 1965
    • Walker, Alyce Billings interview

    • Walker, Alyce Billings, 1907- - Interviews
      Women journalists - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Alyce Walker discusses the changing role of women newspaper reporters in Birmingham from 1930-1970
    • Walker, Jean interview

    • Walker, Jean, 1909- - Interviews; Women - Alabama - Palmerdale; Palmerdale (Ala.) - History; Garden cities - Alabama - Palmerdale; Greenbelts - Alabama Palmerdale
    • Mrs. Walker discusses the resettlement administration during the New Deal and the development of Palmerdale, a greenbelt town in Alabama. Includes information about gardening, churches, businesses, housing, and entertainment, and a settlement of...
    • Wallace, George interview

    • Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998; Governors - Alabama; Alabama - Economic conditions; Alabama - History
    • Gov. Wallace discusses Alabama history and its effect on the economy of the state. Examines the efforts to attract industry to Alabama and shares personal recollections of his experiences in the state. Also responds to questions from the audience
    • Walpole, Julia interview

    • Walpole, Julia R., 1907- - Interviews; United Service Organizations (U.S.). - Service Club (Birmingham, Ala.); United States - Armed Forces - African Americans; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Walpole discusses her work with the USO during World War II. Includes comments on black military personnel and war bond rallies
    • Wamsley, Susan Donaldson interview

    • Wamsley, Susan D. (Susan Donaldson), 1883- - Interviews; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs; Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History; Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Citizens discuss the early history and decline of Bear Creek, the activities and occupations in the town, and early farm practices
    • Warren, Della Mae interview

    • Warren, Della Mae, 1920- - Interviews
      Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - Social life and customs
      Bear Creek (Ala. and Miss.) - History
      Alabama - Social life and customs
    • Della Mae Warren discusses the early history and decline of Bear Creek, the activities and occupations in the town, and early farm practices.
    • Washington, John interview

    • Washington, John T., 1913- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • John Washington discusses his life and his work as a laborer at Sloss Furnace for 31 years
    • Watson, Margueritte interview

    • Watson, Margueritte - Interviews; Food Centers, Inc.; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Margueritte Watson discusses her work as coordinator for Food Centers, Inc.
    • Welsh, William interview

    • Welsh, William Jerry, 1910- - Interviews; Baptists - Alabama - History; Alabama - Religion - History; Alabama - Race relations
    • William Welsh discusses Southern Baptist social history from 1940. Explores the relationship of Southern Baptists with women, youth, church government, and racial relations
    • White, Gregory Durr Mrs. interview

    • White, Gregory Durr, 1908- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews
    • Mrs. Gregory Durr White discusses life during the Depression in Birmingham. Includes comments on educational background at Miles College and Fisk University, teaching, the New Deal and President Roosevelt, and the overall effect of the Depression...
    • White, J. L. interview

    • White, J. L., 1910- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • J.L. White discusses his life and his work as a pipe fitter/millwright at Sloss Furnace for 23 years
    • 	Williams, Abraham interview

    • Williams, Abraham, 1899- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Mineral industries - Employees -Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Abraham Williams discusses his life and work as a furnace fall man at Sloss Furnace for 30 years
    • 	Williams, Earl interview

    • Williams, Earl, 1919- - Interviews
      Sloss Furnace Company - History
      Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham
      Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Earl Williams discusses his life and work as a coal loader at Sloss Furnace from 1941-1942. Includes views on racial climate and union activities from the perspective of a black employee
    • Williams, Oscar interview

    • Williams, Oscar, 1906- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Oscar Williams discusses his life and his work at Sloss in the by-products plant from 1941 to 1968. Includes views on working conditions for black employees
    • Williams, Roosevelt Booker interview

    • Williams, R. B. (Roosevelt Booker) - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham; African Americans - Employment - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Roosevelt Williams discusses his life and his work at Sloss Furnace in the mines from 1933 to 1970. Includes views on racial conditions for black employees
    • Williams, Sandy interview

    • Williams, Sandy - Interviews; Women - Alabama - Birmingham; Natural childbirth - Alabama - Birmingham; Davies, Beverly B. - Interviews; Boyd, Nancy - Interviews
    • Discusses trends in childbirth experiences with nurse Beverly Davies and social worker Nancy Boyd. Examines the attitudes and expectations of Sandy Williams as she planned for a Lamaze experience in childbirth. Original interview was to include...
    • Williams, William Sullivan interview

    • Williams, W. S. (William Sullivan), 1913- - Interviews; Sloss Furnace Company - History; Mineral industries - Employees - Alabama - Birmingham; Labor - Alabama - Birmingham
    • William S. Williams discusses his life and his work as an electrician at Sloss Furnace from 1942 to 1973. Includes views as a white employee on racial climate
    • Willingham, Cordelia interview

    • Willingham, Cordelia - Interviews
      Depressions - 1933 - United States
      Alabama - Economic conditions
      Women - Alabama - Interviews
    • Cordelia Willingham discusses life during the Depression, family experiences, President Hoover, and President Roosevelt
    • Wilson, Clara Moses interview

    • Wilson, Clara Moses - Interviews
      African American women - Alabama - Birmingham
      Women - Suffrage - Alabama
    • Mrs. Clara Moses Wilson discusses her life and her views on women’s suffrage in Birmingham
    • Wilson, Mahalia interview

    • Wilson, Mahalia, - 1885- - Interviews; African American women - Alabama - Birmingham; Women - Alabama - Birmingham - Interviews; Women - History - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Mrs. Wilson shares experiences about her life as a Black woman in Alabama. Includes discussion of her social, religious, educational, personal and domestic aspects
    • Woods, Abraham Lincoln interview

    • Woods, Abraham Lincoln, 1928- - Interviews
      Birmingham (Ala.) - History
      Civil rights movements - Alabama - Birmingham
    • Reverend Woods discusses his participation in the desegregation of Birmingham’s buses and other demonstrations which eventually led to integration in the city
    • Woods, Nan Porter interview

    • Woods, Nan Porter, - 1903- - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; African American women - Alabama - Interviews
    • Mrs. Woods discusses how the Depression affected her family economically. Includes comments on working conditions and President Roosevelt
    • Young, Minnie interview

    • Young, Minnie (Minnie Allen) - Interviews; Depressions - 1933 - United States; Alabama - Economic conditions; Women - Alabama - Anniston - Interviews
    • Mrs. Minnie Young discusses life during the Depression in Anniston, Alabama Describes Anniston, her family heritage, experiences with vegetable gardens, and government programs

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