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Roger Nadeau (born Lewiston, Maine, 10/10/1941) dropped out of high school in the 10th grade. At the age of 15, he began working full-time at Falcon Shoe, one of Auburn's many shoe shops. Nadeau would go on to serve in the US Army during the Vietnam War. As a result of his army service, Nadeau gained his GED, and on retun to civilian life, he implemented a program at Falcon to help other workers gain their high school equivilency. This interview, with Tina Sirois, conducted December 14, 2012, Nadeau discusses his early life and schooling, his 42 years in the shoe industry, and his experience in Vietnam.

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2012-12-14
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Gilberte Desrochers Beaulé (b. Lewiston, c.1935) talks to her nephew, Claude Bergeron, about her father, Adelbert Desrochers, who was a strike-breaker in the Auburn Shoe Strike of 1937, growing up in the Great Depression, and family life in her early years. Also present for the interview is the interviewer's mother, Beaulé's sister, Jeanine Desrochers Bergeron.

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1998-04-18
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