Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Harold S. Mintz by Hugh L. Gordon. Mintz, a retired manager with the Lockheed Marietta location, discusses his experiences with informally integrating a department working on the B-47 at the plant during the 1950s, as well as recalling some African American employees in management positions.; Harold S. Mintz was born on May 23, 1919, in Gadin, North Carolina . He graduated from Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and the Nashville Aircraft School in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1942, Mintz found a position with Vultee Aircraft manufacturing airplanes. In 1943, he came to Marietta, Georgia, with his wife and son to work at the Bell Aircraft Corporation facility. In 1945, the Bell plant closed and Mintz returned to Rock Hill and purchased a service station, which he ran with his brother while doing construction work. In 1951 Mintz was hired by Lockheed and moved to Wichita to supervise workers helping with a Boeing project. He returned to the Marietta facility in 1952 to begin work on the B-47 aircraft. Mr. Mintz retired from Lockheed in 1986. He died on September 28, 2011.
Interview with Harold S. Mintz, 2002-08-07, Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009, Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010, SC/G/002, Kennesaw State University Archives
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