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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Much of this interview is concerned with the matter of race relations at the Huntington Owens factory. Mrs. Smith describes her experiences as an Owens employee, and explains how her minority status (being both Black, and a woman) affected her career. She began work at the factory in 1966 and was employed there until the December 1994 shut-down. Mrs. Smith's time at Owens was spent exclusively in the selecting department, and she describes the physical and social conditions in this, the traditionally all-female section of the Owens factory.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-517.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-517, Huntington, WV.