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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. Mary Carmichael, born January 12, 1920, began working at the Owens plant in the corrugated department in 1943. She was transferred to the selecting department when automation displaced her from her job in corrugated. Later, Mrs. Carmichael was promoted and worked as an inspector in the selecting department. In this interview, Mrs. Carmichael discusses the details of the jobs she performed, union activities, strikes, automation, and company-sponsored activities. Furthermore, she talks about the plant production during WWII and the issue of job segregation. Finally, Mrs. Carmichael talks about the physical problems she continues to have because of the strenuous work she performed at the glass factory.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-511.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-511, Huntington, WV.