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Audio/Visual
Atlanta, Georgia
June 10, 1994 and July 11, 1994
Tapes/transcript
55 pages

Irving Adair was born in Atlanta, although his parents came from Poland. He attended Emory University from 1940 to 1943, until he left to enter the U.S. Marines in World War II. Upon returning to Atlanta he married and went to work for his brother who had founded Riada Mills (Adair backwards). Riada Mills manufactured hosiery and socks. Riada Mills grew rapidly and later shifted to the production of casual/sports fleecewear. Irving Adair recalls his experiences in the Atlanta public schools, and his two-and-one-half years in the Marines where he was stationed in the South Pacific. He recalls his religious education and bar mitzvah and the Jewish neighborhoods of Atlanta. He married Jayne Smolen (Adair) and they had two sons, Jeff and Craig.

OHC-Irving Adair

Irving Adair (1921 - ) - Oral History

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