Henry Lichte interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20
Henry Lichte was one of the older iron workers interviewed for this project. He recounts his personal background in the city, his career as an iron worker, and some commentary on particular building sites in the city of Chicago.
The Local IWU #63 headquarters can be a bit noisy and this can be heard in the background. It's a bit industrial building, so the cooling and heating system is a regular problem. Occasionally, the building generates a line noise that is impossible to keep off the recording. Office workers can sometimes be heard in the background as well. NOTE: Photograph #6 was taken of Lichte by Bucky Halker at IWU Local #63 headquarters in Broadview, IL. The remaining photographs, #1-5, belonged to Lichte. Photographs were taken of these photographs belonging to Lichte, so the quality of the images here varies.
Recorded at the Iron Workers Union Local #63 Headquarters in Broadview, Illinois ., Broadview, Illinois, July 20, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00251) 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.