Rose Gasper Oral History Interview (1 of 2) Edit

Summary

Identifier
92OH35

Dates

  • 1992-09-22 (Creation)
  • 1920 – 1982 (Event)

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  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 01:40:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    One of eight children, all of whom worked in the factory,  Gasper began at age 13 in "Knockout."  Also worked in wrapping, spent time on Rally and Rolo lines; retired in 1982.  Offers her perspective as a participant in the 1937 strike, discusses factory operations during World War II.  Claims the 1953 strike leaders were the same ones who had beaten up the 1937 strikers, and expresses anger over this.  Supervisor training in the 1950s was "a flop." Describes automation changes, boss/worker relationship, policy changes regarding women, minorities in factory.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

  • Related Materials

    Collections: 96OH13

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