Joseph C. Boyarsky oral history interview, 1979 May 22. (eAudiobook, 1979) [UNC Charlotte Libraries]
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Joseph C. Boyarsky oral history interview, 1979 May 22.

Joseph C. Boyarsky oral history interview, 1979 May 22.

Author: Joseph C BoyarskyJane C WhiteJ. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). Special Collections and University Archives.J. Murrey Atkins Library. Special Collections Dept.New South Voices (Project)All authors
Publisher: [Charlotte, North Carolina] : J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, [1979]
Series: Ed Perzel WSOC project on twentieth century Charlotte.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3   Archival Material : English
Summary:
Mr. Boyarsky was a participant in Dr. Ed Perzel's Oral History Project of 1979, which encouraged older citizens, primarily over the age of 65, to share their memories and stories. Mr. Boyarsky begins his interview describing his role piloting a French Liberty plane during World War I when he was stationed in St. Jean du Montes. He gives a brief description of that early airplane. He goes on the explain his job after  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Miscellanea
Anecdotes
History
Trivia and miscellanea
Named Person: Joseph C Boyarsky; William Mitchell; William Mitchell
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Boyarsky; Jane C White; J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). Special Collections and University Archives.; J. Murrey Atkins Library. Special Collections Dept.; New South Voices (Project); Oral history project of 1979.
OCLC Number: 841574666
Notes: Duration: 12 min.

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Mr. Boyarsky was a participant in Dr. Ed Perzel's Oral History Project of 1979, which encouraged older citizens, primarily over the age of 65, to share their memories and stories. Mr. Boyarsky begins his interview describing his role piloting a French Liberty plane during World War I when he was stationed in St. Jean du Montes. He gives a brief description of that early airplane. He goes on the explain his job after being injured, which was recruiting air service mechanics at Camp Greene in Charlotte, N.C. and returning to France with them. Mr. Boyarsky describes Camp Greene very simply: about 50,000 people and very muddy. He adds that the flu epidemic hit Charlotte in 1918 and resulted in many deaths, as evidenced by the number of coffins which filled the Southern train station waiting to be shipped north. Mr. Boyarsky relates how he began his postal career and was able to rise to Assistant Postmaster and Acting Postmaster. He acknowledges that the Postmasters were political appointees named by Congressmen. He continues that the original Post Office building was on the same site as the current building, but only had 10 rooms. He remembers three mail carriers covering the entire business district and two African Americans contracting to handle the rest of the deliveries with their horses and wagons. He recalls that the rural route began at the Sears Roebuck building on North Tryon Street. He explains that the mail came in on Seaboard and Southern trains, and some by air as well. Mr. Boyarsky describes Charlotte of 1919 as having a population of about 35,000 people, and having large buildings only at Trade and Tryon Streets. When asked by the interviewer if he remembered Billy Mitchell, Mr. Boyarsky replies that he remembered his advocacy for an air force and that he was fired for his opinion.
Electronic version.
Oral history interview with J.C. Boyarsky, Interview OHBO0021, Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Joseph C. Boyarsky was born on June 7, 1892. He was a high school graduate. Mr. Boyarsky met his wife while he was stationed at Camp Greene. They married on December 16, 1919 and settled in Charlotte, N.C. He retired from the Post Office after serving as Assistant Postmaster for 16 years and Acting Postmaster for two years. He died in October 1981.
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Event notes: Interviewed by: Jane White on May 22, 1979. Transcribed by: Kim Stallings and Lisa Meloncon Posner.
Description: 1 audio file (11:28) : digital, MP3 + 1 transcript (9 pages : PDF)
Details: MP3 access copy created on ingest from WAV preservation master. Interview originally recorded on reel to reel, duplicate audio analog cassette digitized using a Digidesign 003 rack.
Series Title: Ed Perzel WSOC project on twentieth century Charlotte.
Other Titles: J.C. Boyarsky interview
J.C. Boyarsky oral history interview
Interview with J.C. Boyarsky
Oral history interview with Joseph C. Boyarsky
Joseph C. Boyarsky interview
Joseph C. Boyarsky oral history interview
Interview with Joseph C. Boyarsky
WSOC-TV oral history project.
Local System Bib Number:
.b28378155

Abstract:

Mr. Boyarsky was a participant in Dr. Ed Perzel's Oral History Project of 1979, which encouraged older citizens, primarily over the age of 65, to share their memories and stories. Mr. Boyarsky begins his interview describing his role piloting a French Liberty plane during World War I when he was stationed in St. Jean du Montes. He gives a brief description of that early airplane. He goes on the explain his job after being injured, which was recruiting air service mechanics at Camp Greene in Charlotte, N.C. and returning to France with them. Mr. Boyarsky describes Camp Greene very simply: about 50,000 people and very muddy. He adds that the flu epidemic hit Charlotte in 1918 and resulted in many deaths, as evidenced by the number of coffins which filled the Southern train station waiting to be shipped north. Mr. Boyarsky relates how he began his postal career and was able to rise to Assistant Postmaster and Acting Postmaster. He acknowledges that the Postmasters were political appointees named by Congressmen. He continues that the original Post Office building was on the same site as the current building, but only had 10 rooms. He remembers three mail carriers covering the entire business district and two African Americans contracting to handle the rest of the deliveries with their horses and wagons. He recalls that the rural route began at the Sears Roebuck building on North Tryon Street. He explains that the mail came in on Seaboard and Southern trains, and some by air as well. Mr. Boyarsky describes Charlotte of 1919 as having a population of about 35,000 people, and having large buildings only at Trade and Tryon Streets. When asked by the interviewer if he remembered Billy Mitchell, Mr. Boyarsky replies that he remembered his advocacy for an air force and that he was fired for his opinion.
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