David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29
Interview focuses on David Olby's experiences as an ironworker, including accounts of his dad, DeWain Olby, also an ironworker, with additional accounts of deer hunting, David's work in a sawmill and doing carpentry, and an extended discussion of DeWain Olby's performance of country music and the recording and meaning of his song "Ironworker Blues."
Recorded at the home of David and Rita Olby, Mason, Wisconsin, October 29, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00196) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.