General Textile Mill Strike papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains materials concerning the 1934 textile workers' strike that occurred across throughout the United States. It consists of a military warning handbill and a letter from the first sergeant of the 105th regiment of engineers, which was stationed at Kings Mountain, NC, concerning the strike.
- Brabham, Robin (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials written in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The General Textile Mill Strike papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
In 1934, textile workers across the Southern United States went on strike. They had many grievances, including long hours, low wages, and the lack of labor representation in the NRA's textile regulatory authority. It was the largest strike in the labor history of the United States at the time, involving 400,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states, lasting twenty-two days.
0.1 Linear Feet (2 items)
Contains two items: a handbill entitled "Military Warning" dated September 6, 1934, issued by Stephen B. Dolley (as major of the 120th infantry regiment); and a letter, dated September 12, 1934, written by George Rembert (as first sergeant of the 105th regiment of engineers), stationed at Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to Mrs. F. R. Summers, concerning the strike.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. Robin Brabham, 13/04/2010; 09-027.
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