Timothy Charles Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-16
Timothy Charles Harris made a career for himself as a business agent and a longshoreman. He remembers watching his father work at the waterfront of the Port of Houston and being attracted to the career when he was very young. He also discusses "shape ups," and how automation and containerization have changed the industry.
Recorded at the Offices of the International Longshoremen's Association, Webster, Texas, November 16, 2011.
Working the port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006: 00309) 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.