Title

Interview with Frank Jewitt

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Date of Interview

7-20-2001

Duration of Audio File

Audio File #1 1:04:50; Audio file 32 1:12:55

Interviewee

Frank Jewitt

Age

Born 1918, aged 83 at time of interview, died in 2011

Gender

Male

Birth Place

Danforth, Maine

Residence

Buxton, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Research Chemist, Mill Manager

Role

Management

Mill or Principal Employer

S. D. Warren, St. Regis Paper

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

S.D. Warren Company, business history, research and development, management culture, paternalism

Abstract

Jewitt was a chemist in Warren's R&D laboratory from 1942 until the early 1950s. Provides a very detailed account of the technical work of improving the mill's high quality publication papers. Remarkable, rich depiction of three mill managers in the era, and the nepotism and politics of Warren's management.

Comments

Important accounts of three mill managers: John Hyde, Everett Ingalls, and Rudy Greep. Differentiates between Hyde and other managers who understood the technical nature of paper production, and Greep and others who did not. Depiction of Hyde's successful paternalism in a mill of more than 2000 workers, and how Ingalls and Greep lacked Hyde's touch either in employee relations or production management. Left in early 1950s to become a mill manager of a St. Regis plant in Michigan.

Document Type

Interview

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