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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).en_US
dc.contributor.otherMcLendon, Jack.en_US
dc.identifier.citationInterview with Jack McLendon, 2002-11-02, Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009, Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010, SC/G/002, Kennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.descriptionSound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Jack McLendon by Hugh L. Gordon. McLendon attended the Georgia Institute of Technology before being drafted in 1944 into the U.S. military. On his return, he enrolled in the Southern Technical Institute and received a degree in Chemical Engineering. After working for International Harvester as a field service engineer in their truck division, McLendon joined Lockheed-Marietta in May 1951. He worked as a tool planner initially, retiring as the division manager of manufacturing engineering. McLendon discusses his experiences during the integration of the workplace at Lockheed, including employee reactions to the introduction of African American workers to the production line, early African American employees, including both men and women, who reached salaried positions, and the change in facilities from segregated to open. He also explains the role of planning within the Lockheed Marietta facility and the integration of the Lockheed Management Club.en_US
dc.descriptionJack McLendon was born and grew up in Ashburn, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology until he was drafted to serve in the military during World War II. On his return after the war, Mr. McLendon attended the Southern Technical Institute (later Southern Polytechnic State University) and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. He went to work for a year as a field service engineer for the truck division of International Harvester. In May 1951, McLendon accepted the position of tool planning trainee at Lockheed-Georgia. He retired from Lockheed as the division manager for manufacturing engineering.en_US
dc.description.abstractSound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Jack McLendon by Hugh L. Gordon.en_US
dc.format.extent63 minutesen_US
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archivesen_US
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dc.subjectOral histories.en_US
dc.subjectSound recordings.en_US
dc.subjectLockheed-Georgia Company -- History.en_US
dc.subjectRacial integration.en_US
dc.subjectRacial discrimination.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americans -- Employment.en_US
dc.subjectMinorities -- Employment -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican American women -- Employment.en_US
dc.titleInterview with Jack McLendonen_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
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  • Aviation
    Oral histories pertaining to the topic of aviation
  • Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009
    The Hugh L. Gordon Papers range from 1951 to 2009, with the bulk dating from 1966 to 1989. The majority of the documents were created by Gordon during the course of his duties as Director of Personnel at Lockheed-Georgia (GELAC), as well as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) and leadership positions with the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (PIC) and the Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association (AEVMEA). In addition, the Gordon Papers include material generated as part of the creation of the collection.

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