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Norris A. Dearmon, 1998 October 6

Identifier: GF-DE0374

Scope and Contents

Norris Dearmon recounts his life in Kannapolis, North Carolina and his sixty-year long relationship with Cannon Mills as an employee and amateur historian. Topics discussed include his childhood growing up during the Great Depression, his experiences as an Army dental technician in Iceland during World War II, his career as a computer programmer at Cannon Mills, and his work preserving the history of Kannapolis and Cannon Mills through his role as local historian in the GI Memorial House Museum and the Kannapolis History Room.


  • Creation: 1998 October 6

Conditions Governing Access

34 of the 392 interviews are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Norris Dearmon was a 76-year-old man at the time of interview. He was born in Statesville, North Carolina in 1922. He was educated at Cannon High School and completed two years of college, and was employed as an Army dental technician and as a tabulator and manager at Cannon Mills.


96 Minutes

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Repository Details

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

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