Title: Oral History Interview with Alice Grogan Hardin, May 2, 1980. Interview H-0248.
Interviewer: Tullos, Allen
Interviewee: Hardin, Alice Grogan
Subjects: Greenville (S.C.)--Social life and customs Women in the textile industry
Abstract: Alice Grogan Hardin grew up on a farm in Greenville County, South Carolina, working there until financial trouble pushed her family into textile mill work. Grogan remembers farm work and mill work in this interview, offering insights on rural southern life in the first half of the twentieth century. Her memories of Woodside Mill, the largest in the South, are largely positive; the mill fostered a strong community, and the only strike she remembers seemed to end without incident. This interview provides a colorful glimpse into the patterns of rural southern life.