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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Mrs. Mabel Adkins, born September 2, 1909, began working at the Owens glass plant in the early 1930's as a selector packing bottles. In this interview, Mrs. Adkins tells stories about how she was hired, working conditions in the 1930's, the absences of blacks, discrimination against women, and the absence of a union for the workers. Furthermore, Mrs. Adkins talks about her life during the Great Depression and how the Owens factory was a great job opportunity at that time. Mrs. Adkins talks about her family, friends, worker-management relations, social activities, and the "personal touch" that used to be a part of the plant management.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-509.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-509, Huntington, WV.