Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II
Series Number: OH179
Interviewee: Byrd, Sally
Interviewer: Judy Graves
Date interviewed: October 22, 1995
Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake
Date processed: September 10, 2012
Description: 1 sound disc (60 minutes)
Abstract: Sally Byrd recounts her experiences working for the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation at Owensboro, Kentucky from the early 1930s to the end of the Second World War. She describes why she began to work at the plant, the hourly wages she received, general working conditions and the age and social makeup of her coworkers. She expressed in detail her feelings on labor unions and their activities before and during the war.
Biographical / Historical note: Sally Byrd worked periodically for the Ken-Rad Tube Manufacturing Corporation in Owensboro, Kentucky from the early 1930s to the end of the Second World War.
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