Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-11
Sharon, a 25-year veteran iron worker and an Iron Workers Union (IWU) #63 member. Her husband, Richard Sisson, is an even more experienced veteran iron worker. They review their personal background, entry into iron working, problems on the job, sexism, pranks, work sites, the IWU and organized labor.
Occasional noise from within the offices of the Illinois Humanities Council.
Recorded at the office of the Illinois Humanities Council in downtown Chicago , Chicago, Illinois, October 11, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00262) 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.