Edgar L. Smith interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07
Concerns Smith's life and career as an ironworker, especially as a member of Wisconsin-based Local 383.
Car and trucks whoosh by since Smith lives next to a highway, also birds twitter while enjoying feeders next to the garage/workshop, and late in the interview, Smith and Leary go off to examine some of his work while the recorder continues to run.
Recorded at the Smith's home east of Oregon, Wisconsin, on Highway 138, Oregon, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00158) 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.