Title: Oral History Interview with Vickie Jacobs, December 11, 1993. Interview K-0100.
Identifier: K-0100
Interviewer: Blackwell-Johnson, Joyce
Interviewee: Jacobs, Vickie
Subjects: Furniture industry and trade--North Carolina    Furniture workers--North Carolina    White Furniture Company    North Carolina--Social conditions    Women--Employment--North Carolina--History--20th century    Jacobs, Vickie    
Extent: 00:58:06
Abstract:  Vickie Jacobs left a dead-end job at a barbecue restaurant to take a position at the White Furniture Company in Hillsborough, North Carolina. In this interview, she describes her work there and at another White factory in Mebane, North Carolina, recalling the positions she held, explaining the routines on the factory floor, and describing the furniture production process. Jacobs enjoyed working in the rub-and-pack room of the factory, polishing furniture and preparing it for shipping, but her most vivid memory is of the Hillsborough factory's closing, a recollection that offers a tantalizing glimpse of a closely knit community of workers.