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
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran.
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