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General Textile Mill Strike papers

Identifier: MS0428

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials concerning the 1934 textile workers' strike that occurred across throughout the United States. It consists of a military warning handbill and a letter from the first sergeant of the 105th regiment of engineers, which was stationed at Kings Mountain, NC, concerning the strike.


  • Creation: 1934


Language of Materials

Materials written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The General Textile Mill Strike papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

In 1934, textile workers across the Southern United States went on strike. They had many grievances, including long hours, low wages, and the lack of labor representation in the NRA's textile regulatory authority. It was the largest strike in the labor history of the United States at the time, involving 400,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states, lasting twenty-two days.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 items)


Contains two items: a handbill entitled "Military Warning" dated September 6, 1934, issued by Stephen B. Dolley (as major of the 120th infantry regiment); and a letter, dated September 12, 1934, written by George Rembert (as first sergeant of the 105th regiment of engineers), stationed at Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to Mrs. F. R. Summers, concerning the strike.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Robin Brabham, 13/04/2010; 09-027.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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