Interview with Frank Jewitt

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Interview with Frank Jewitt

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Date of Interview

7-20-2001

Duration of Audio File

Audio File 1 -- 01:04:50; Audio File 2 -- 01:12:55

Interviewee

Frank Jewitt

Age

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

Gender

Male

Description

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

Birth Place

Danforth, Maine

Residence

Buxton, Maine

Occupation/Work History

Research Chemist, Mill Manager

Role

Management

Mill or Principal Employer

S.D. Warren Company, St. Regis Paper

Mill Location

Westbrook, Maine

Keywords

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

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.

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