Erwin Cotton Mills oral histories, 2000.
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Oral history interviews with former mill workers of the Erwin Cotton Mills in Erwin, N.C. Interviews were conducted by students in Bruce McNair's honors class at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., in November 2000. The collection also includes partial transcriptions of the interviews created by the students as part of their coursework.
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- CLOSED: Two interviews are closed. See finding aid for details.
RESTRICTED: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
- Biographical Sketch of Creators
- Erwin Cotton Mills Number 2 began operation in 1904 on a site on the Cape Fear River in Harnett County, N.C. The mill was owned by the Erwin Cotton Mill Company of Durham, N.C. The town that grew up around the mill was originally named Duke after the Duke family members who were prominent stakeholders in the Erwin Cotton Mill Company. In 1926, the town's name was changed to Erwin. Burlington Industries purchased Erwin Cotton Mills in 1962. In 1987, Burlington Industries was purchased by Swift Textiles, Inc., of Columbus, Ga. Erwin Cotton Mills in Erwin, N.C., closed in 2000.
- In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#5291).
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- Source of acquisition: Acquired 2006
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