Title

Interview with Harlie Lord

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Date of Interview

6-6-2003

Duration of Audio File

Audio file #1 1:13:54; Audio file #2 1:13:49

Interviewee

Harlie Lord

Age

Born in 1910, was 93 years old at time of interview, died in 2005.

Gender

Male

Residence

Likely Windham, Maine

Occupation/ Work History

Production manager in finishing department

Role

Community Member

Mill or Principal Employer

S. D. Warren

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine 04092

Keywords

Women workers, Paternalism, work life - paper industry, Paper mills - Maine, Sappi Paper - History, S.D.Warren - Maine, S. D.Warren 19th century

Abstract

Lord had a long career at S.D.Warren-Westbrook - 1924-1970 (approximately). Recollections of work life, S.D. Warren's paternalistic practices, and general observations about how the company operated.

Comments

Reminiscences include how finishing department worked (cutting, counting, inspecting, packing and shipping finished paper), relations between managers and female workers in finishing department, character of work life such as shift work and paternalistic ethos. Recalls father's career at the mill beginning in 19th century. Best anecdote: at age 14 began working at mill, and was responsible during snow storms to hitch up a team of horses and sleighs owned by the mill and pick up workers in nearby Windham and bring them to the mill for their shifts.

Document Type

Interview

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