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American Bemberg Strike of 1929 Film

Identifier: AppMs-0123

Scope and Contents

The American Bemberg Strike of 1929 Film is footage of the 1929 strike that was filmed by the company photographer.


  • 1929-1929


Conditions Governing Access

The material is open for research.


5.00 item(s)

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Physical Access Requirements

Access is provided via a copy of the original film.

Method of Acquisition

In August 1982 Helen Raulston gave the archives two 16mm films of the spring 1929 strike at the American Bemberg and American Glanzstoff rayon plants, Elizabethton, Tennessee. The films were taken by the company photographer and given to Mrs. Raulston's husband, Clarence, upon Bemberg's closing in 1976.

Related Materials

North American Rayon and American Bemberg Company Records, AppMs 541

North American Rayon/American Bemberg Company Employee Interviews, AppMs 480

There are notes in the collection file pertaining to conversations archivist Ellen Garrison had with donor Helen Raulston and former Bemberg/Glantzstoff employees Alice and Charles Bowman (probably while she was picking up the film). These notes contain some limited information about working conditions at the plant and may be viewed on request.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing and the papers were opened for research in April 1987.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA