William B. Aycock discusses working at the NC State bookstore while a student. In the first year he worked in the part that served sodas to other students, then he worked in the part where students bought books. Interview on August 23, 2011. (3:01)


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The bookstore was owned by a fellow named L.L. Ivey, I-v-e-y, I believe, and the bookstore, at the time I was a freshman, was in the basement of a dining hall, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:20.888
which they called the [Bull?] Hall on account of the [meat?] agriculture and so forth. He had five or six students and one ex-student who was a graduate who was his first assistant. 00:00:20.888 - 00:00:48.115
The rest of us had schedules not conflicting with our classes and so Ivey hired me my sophomore, junior and senior years as one of his—. 00:00:48.115 - 00:01:14.675
The first two years I think I did what they called jerking sodas. You get where the students all get there between classes and make coca-colas and everything. 00:01:14.675 - 00:01:31.122
The last year he had me in the book department because that’s where the students bought all their books, so that was a little different arrangement from jerking sodas. 00:01:31.122 - 00:01:48.709
But L.L. Ivey, he was a first rate fellow and he paid us thirty dollars a month for part time work, which was very helpful in going to school and that worked out very well. 00:01:48.709 - 00:02:06.726
Later on he moved to the Y at the ground level, the YMCA, and that’s where I worked the last year that I was there, 00:02:06.726 - 00:02:24.313
but then later on I understand they moved it across the road where the basketball—. [inaudible] dormitory was also across the railroad, up the other side of the railroad. 00:02:24.313 - 00:02:41.964
But that was a good experience and a very good way to help myself along. 00:02:41.964 - 00:02:53.759

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