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Oral history interview with Fred E. Hummel, 1974

Creator: Hummel, Fred E.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 54 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Businessman.

Scope and Contents

World War I American Field Service experience; work for father's business, Hummel-Downing Company; as a seaman aboard ship to South America; civil unrest in Chile; work for father in Hopewell, Va.; making kraft liner board and solid fiber; promotion to president of Hummel-Ross, 1933; Depression; use of German P.O.W.s as labor, World War II; merger of Hummel-Ross and Continental Can, 1947.

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