The Resource Oral history interview with Maxine Thomas, interviewed by David James Rennyson, (sound recording)

Oral history interview with Maxine Thomas, interviewed by David James Rennyson, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview with Maxine Thomas
Title
Oral history interview with Maxine Thomas
Statement of responsibility
interviewed by David James Rennyson
Creator
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records the reminisces and viewpoints of Maxine Thomas, a forty-two year employee (mostly in payroll accounting) at the Wetsel Seed Company in Harrisonburg, Va. Describes experiences and standpoints from the perspective of a non-family member, women and long-time employee at Wetsel's
  • (cont.) Gives brief descriptions of various aspects of her work; some recollections concerning employee-employer relations, the growth of the company over the years, and memories of family members (Arnold W., Earl, Nelson, Bob (Robert), Tom, and Jeff Wetsel). Mentions growth in number of employees from around ten in 1949 to close to 200 in 1990. Briefly describes technological changes, such as the advent of computers; hiring practices; fringe benefits, etc. Mentions the number of salesmen; truck drivers; a few long-standing employees. Names the various states which are a part of the company's delivery/distribution service area
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Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the Wetsel Seed Co., Inc. home office, Wesco Drive, Harrisonburg, Va. on March 14, 1990
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 1-3.
Label
Oral history interview with Maxine Thomas, interviewed by David James Rennyson, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Letters to interviewee, interview guide, interview setting summary, background paper, and index also available with tape and full transcription
  • Forms part of The Wetsel Seed Co., Inc., an oral history project. For more information, see another interview conducted by David James Rennyson: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Nelson T. Wetsel (OCLC record 25698161)
Accompanying material
1 transcription (12 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
25706293
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (35 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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