Marcel Cloutier Interview
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Marcel Cloutier was born (1939) and raised in Brunswick, Maine. Three generations of his family occupied the same house and his parents and grandparents all worked in the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. When that closed in 1954, the family relocated to Thomaston, Mass. Despite his father's wishes, Marcel left school at fifteen and went to work in a textile mill there. After numerous positions in Massacusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Marcel returned to Maine. At the time of the interview, in 1994, he was employed as a supervisor at the Bates Mill, in Lewiston, during the last decade of the Bates Manufacturing Company's operations in Lewiston. This intervew, recorded by Rosa Hamilton and Julie Hardacker, April 8, 1994, described Cloutier's work history, his reflections on the changing nature of the textile industry, and his attitude towards labor unions.
Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.