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Perley Payne oral history
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Description
Sound recording of interview with Perley Payne conducted by Fred Hirsh. Discusses growing up in a pioneer farming family in the Santa Clara Valley; agricultural and orchard work in the 1930s, including labor conditions for bindlestiffs and itinerant agricultural laborers; organizing cannery workers in Campbell. Discusses being recruited to go fight in the Spanish civil war as an Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteer; attitudes toward "premature anti-fascists" when they returned home; worked at Moore Dry Dock shipyards in Oakland during World War II, shop steward for machinists' union at Food Machinery Company in San Jose, served in the Navy during World War II, Senior Superintendent of Calabasas, Agricultural Extension Service of the University of California.
Background
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran.
Extent
5 audio cassettes
Restrictions
Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.