Title: Oral History Interview with Harriet Herring, February 5, 1976. Interview G-0027.
Interviewer: Brown, Nevin
Interviewee: Herring, Harriet
Subjects: University of North Carolina. Institute for Research in Social Science Southern Summer School for Women Workers in Industry (U.S.) Trade-unions--Officials and employees--Southern States--Education Women in trade-unions
Abstract: Harriet Herring, a research associate at the Institute for Research in Social Science and professor in the sociology department at the University of North Carolina, recalls her early life and experiences studying labor in North Carolina mill towns in the first half of the twentieth century. The bulk of the interview focuses on Herring's efforts to study the high turnover at cotton mills and the industry's resistance to her investigations. Some recollections about Herring's family and eminent sociologist Howard T. Odum might also be useful for researchers.