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Charles R. Montgomery interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-07

Charles R. Montgomery interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-0...

Charles Montgomery discusses his career on the waterfront, from longshoreman to President of the Clerks and Checkers Union. He talks about the lack of training at the waterfront, automation leading to dwindling... more

Timothy Charles Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-16

Timothy Charles Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-...

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 ... more

Alan A. Robb interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Alan A. Robb interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Alan Robb, a district representative, reminisces about work on the waterfront, being a part of the International Longshoremen's Association Union, and a career in politics. He also discusses the merging of the ... more

Charlie Lou Paysse interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Charlie Lou Paysse interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Charlie Lou Paysse, office manager at South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), recalls her mother, Emily Moses' career at the ILA, and how Charlie Lou began he... more

Harold L. Shaffer interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Harold L. Shaffer interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-08

Harold Shaffer, longshoreman, shares with Betsy Peterson his experiences of working on the waterfront, his step father's influence on his life, his own tryst with politics and how Labor Day does not hold the sa... more

Jake Delhomme interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Jake Delhomme interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

This is a short interview done at the "rail" while watching horses train in the early morning hours at the Evangeline Training Center. It is mainly a description of Jake Delhomme's perspectives on current thoro... more

Steven R. Bennett interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-01-12

Steven R. Bennett interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-01-12

Steve Bennett, boatman, talks to Pat Jasper about his family's career on the waterfront from his father's and mother's start there to his grandson's interest in working at the Port of Houston. He talks about ma... more

Saul Castellanos interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-09-02

Saul Castellanos interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-09-02

This interview was held in the stable area of Mark Hennig Racing with one of Mark Hennig's assistant trainers, Saul Castellanos. He spoke about his journey from Mexico as a young adult and his role today as an ... more

Gilda Ramirez interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-06-19

Gilda Ramirez interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-06-19

Gilda Ramirez, vice president for small business development at the Port of Houston Authority, talks to Pat Jasper about her life and influences, her journey from being adopted and brought up by her grandparent... more

William Benjamin Patton interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-01

William Benjamin Patton interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-01

William Benajamin Patton talked to Pat Jasper about his career on the waterfront including how he reluctantly took a job with his father and ended up heading the company before joining the Houston Pilots Associ... more

Oran Trahan interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Oran Trahan interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Oran Trahan is a trainer from Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, who has devoted his life to horse racing. He talks about Louisiana and the culture of horse racing in the state, especially in Cajun communities. Recor... more

Joseph Rideau interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

Joseph Rideau interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

A short interview with Joseph Rideau, a farm worker on Don Stemmons' farm, who has been working for him since he was a child. He talks about the cycle of duties and his long career working solely for Don Stemmo... more

Jerry Delhomme interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-23

Jerry Delhomme interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-23

An interview with Jerry Delhomme, who has had over 55 years of experience with horse racing in Louisiana, and who is currently serving as a trainer for his grown son, Jake. They stable their horses at the Evang... more

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety... more

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M...

Robert Bob Rawls, born in 1949, shared his childhood memories of being with the circus, performing a rolling globe act with his father, a trampoline act with his brother, and learning tight wire walking from hi... more

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-30

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Dudley Hamilton, born in 1929, joined the circus in 1982. He shared his life experiences that brought him to the circus as well as what various jobs he has held within the circus. Dudley described the life of a... more

Alfredo Curiel, Moira Loter Curiel, Faye Marie Loter, William Earl Loter, and Terry Loter Parkinson interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14

Alfredo Curiel, Moira Loter Curiel, Faye Marie Loter, William Earl Lot...

The Loter family has been in show business for generations. Siblings, Faye, Terry, and William, born in the 1940s and 50s, shared stories of their childhood and described the various jobs they had in the circus... more

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Joel Mashburn, born in 1947, described his interactions with members of the circus community from attending high school with children of circus owners and performers to employing children of circus owners in hi... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family. She outlined their history with various circuses and her life with Melvin Silverlake, who was also from a circus family. B.K. explaine... more

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Interview with Gordon Miller, miner and former truck driver. He talked about former jobs as truck driver before going to work for Barrick Goldstrike, driving trucks and operating a variety of large machinery in... more

Luciana Loyal interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-09-19

Luciana Loyal interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Luciana "Lucy" Loyal, sixth-generation of the renowned Loyal Repensky family, was born in 1949 in Sarasota, Florida and performed a horseback riding act for much of her circus career. Lucy shared memories of be... more

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Traci Byrd Cavallini, born in 1972, talked about her grandparents D.R. and Isla Miller, and about growing up in the family's circus. She shared memories of performing the swinging ladder, and later performing w... more

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana...

Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus ... more

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Ju...

Third-generation circus owner Barbara Miller Byrd was born in 1946. She talked about her parents, D.R. and Isla Miller, and the history of the Carson & Barnes Circus, and the future of traveling tent shows. Bar... more

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M....

Popcorn the Circus Comic was born "somewhere in the east" and he talked about his early interest in magic and how that led to his career as a circus clown. Popcorn described the life of a circus clown, how he d... more

Calvin Kaintuck interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-10

Calvin Kaintuck interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-10

Calvin Kaintuck is an exercise rider who is still riding at the age of 83. He talked about his childhood and how he began to be a rider and the individuals who helped him along the way. He spoke about accidents... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2012-01-18

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family, and married into another circus family. She shared experiences of managing pig races, working in phone rooms, running a circus office,... more

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

The interview took place at Jeff Hafler's dining room table. Hafler discusses his hair styling career, starting in Ohio, learning on Black hair and then building his own business in Los Angeles, where he develo... more

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are... more

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck has been doing hair for thirty-two years. She talks about how she started and the role her customers play in her life. She discusses her organizing and timing strategies for doing chemical treatment... more

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; th... more

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Freeman has been doing hair for about forty years. His clients include Farrah Fawcett, Halston, Debbie Harry, Olympia Dukakis, and Eartha Kitt. His salon is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a small town in the n... more

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis was named "Best Colorist" by Philadelphia Magazine. Much of the interview addresses the techniques and issues of coloring all types of hair. He also talks about the importance of being a responsible... more

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez is an exercise rider who divides her time between Saratoga Springs (May through November) and the racecourse at Gulf Stream Park in Florida. She is a contract rider, who works for several trainers ... more

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Pelletier has been a barber in the quaint small town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, for twenty-nine years. She discusses her preference to cut men's hair over working in a beauty salon. She's also discusses the ... more

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-12

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-1...

Juan Salcido Sanchez is a groom who works for Kieran McLaughlin, a trainer for the Darley Farms. The interviewee speaks about migration from Mexico, pride of work, wages, and the role of family. The interview p... more

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rina Monarca is a Sicilian woman who has been doing hair for about thirty-five years and works with a primarily Black clientele. In this interview, she discusses how to work with different hair textures; workin... more

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

An interview with Robert "Bob" Paterno, who works as a "pony person" at the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack. He talks about the daily routines in the backstretch, and gives his thoughts on training, on horses, and on... more

Eileen Ordway interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-05-26

Eileen Ordway interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene...

Eileen Ordway discusses her experiences as a home care worker, including her typical duties, relationships with consumer-employers, union activism, and the use of humor on the job. She also discusses health iss... more

Sharronne Vincent interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-03-04

Sharronne Vincent interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald E...

Sharronne Vincent describes her experiences as a home care worker. She talks about her varied career before a friend in healthcare asked her to assist with a client. She reviews a typical day, the challenges of... more

Tom Wilson interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-04-19

Tom Wilson interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene St...

Tom Wilson discusses his career as a home care worker. He talks about the differences between working in group homes and one-on-one settings, his relationships with clients, and how he approaches intimate tasks... more

Joyce Vegar interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-01-21

Joyce Vegar interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene S...

Joyce (Joy) Vegar discusses her work as a home care provider in Coos County, Oregon, including her training, the qualities that are needed to do the job, the importance of humor, and her advocacy for her client... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family. She outlined their history with various circuses and her life with Melvin Silverlake, who was also from a circus family. B.K. explaine... more

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M...

Robert Bob Rawls, born in 1949, shared his childhood memories of being with the circus, performing a rolling globe act with his father, a trampoline act with his brother, and learning tight wire walking from hi... more

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Interview with Gordon Miller, miner and former truck driver. He talked about former jobs as truck driver before going to work for Barrick Goldstrike, driving trucks and operating a variety of large machinery in... more

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Traci Byrd Cavallini, born in 1972, talked about her grandparents D.R. and Isla Miller, and about growing up in the family's circus. She shared memories of performing the swinging ladder, and later performing w... more

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Joel Mashburn, born in 1947, described his interactions with members of the circus community from attending high school with children of circus owners and performers to employing children of circus owners in hi... more

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Ju...

Third-generation circus owner Barbara Miller Byrd was born in 1946. She talked about her parents, D.R. and Isla Miller, and the history of the Carson & Barnes Circus, and the future of traveling tent shows. Bar... more

Luciana Loyal interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-09-19

Luciana Loyal interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Luciana "Lucy" Loyal, sixth-generation of the renowned Loyal Repensky family, was born in 1949 in Sarasota, Florida and performed a horseback riding act for much of her circus career. Lucy shared memories of be... more

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M....

Popcorn the Circus Comic was born "somewhere in the east" and he talked about his early interest in magic and how that led to his career as a circus clown. Popcorn described the life of a circus clown, how he d... more

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-30

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Dudley Hamilton, born in 1929, joined the circus in 1982. He shared his life experiences that brought him to the circus as well as what various jobs he has held within the circus. Dudley described the life of a... more

Alfredo Curiel, Moira Loter Curiel, Faye Marie Loter, William Earl Loter, and Terry Loter Parkinson interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14

Alfredo Curiel, Moira Loter Curiel, Faye Marie Loter, William Earl Lot...

The Loter family has been in show business for generations. Siblings, Faye, Terry, and William, born in the 1940s and 50s, shared stories of their childhood and described the various jobs they had in the circus... more

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana...

Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus ... more

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2012-01-18

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family, and married into another circus family. She shared experiences of managing pig races, working in phone rooms, running a circus office,... more

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck has been doing hair for thirty-two years. She talks about how she started and the role her customers play in her life. She discusses her organizing and timing strategies for doing chemical treatment... more

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are... more

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez is an exercise rider who divides her time between Saratoga Springs (May through November) and the racecourse at Gulf Stream Park in Florida. She is a contract rider, who works for several trainers ... more

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

The interview took place at Jeff Hafler's dining room table. Hafler discusses his hair styling career, starting in Ohio, learning on Black hair and then building his own business in Los Angeles, where he develo... more

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis was named "Best Colorist" by Philadelphia Magazine. Much of the interview addresses the techniques and issues of coloring all types of hair. He also talks about the importance of being a responsible... more

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Freeman has been doing hair for about forty years. His clients include Farrah Fawcett, Halston, Debbie Harry, Olympia Dukakis, and Eartha Kitt. His salon is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a small town in the n... more

Calvin Kaintuck interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-10

Calvin Kaintuck interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-10

Calvin Kaintuck is an exercise rider who is still riding at the age of 83. He talked about his childhood and how he began to be a rider and the individuals who helped him along the way. He spoke about accidents... more

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; th... more

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rina Monarca is a Sicilian woman who has been doing hair for about thirty-five years and works with a primarily Black clientele. In this interview, she discusses how to work with different hair textures; workin... more

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

An interview with Robert "Bob" Paterno, who works as a "pony person" at the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack. He talks about the daily routines in the backstretch, and gives his thoughts on training, on horses, and on... more

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Pelletier has been a barber in the quaint small town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, for twenty-nine years. She discusses her preference to cut men's hair over working in a beauty salon. She's also discusses the ... more

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-12

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-1...

Juan Salcido Sanchez is a groom who works for Kieran McLaughlin, a trainer for the Darley Farms. The interviewee speaks about migration from Mexico, pride of work, wages, and the role of family. The interview p... more

Joyce Vegar interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-01-21

Joyce Vegar interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene S...

Joyce (Joy) Vegar discusses her work as a home care provider in Coos County, Oregon, including her training, the qualities that are needed to do the job, the importance of humor, and her advocacy for her client... more

Tom Wilson interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-04-19

Tom Wilson interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene St...

Tom Wilson discusses his career as a home care worker. He talks about the differences between working in group homes and one-on-one settings, his relationships with clients, and how he approaches intimate tasks... more

Sharronne Vincent interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-03-04

Sharronne Vincent interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald E...

Sharronne Vincent describes her experiences as a home care worker. She talks about her varied career before a friend in healthcare asked her to assist with a client. She reviews a typical day, the challenges of... more

Eileen Ordway interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-05-26

Eileen Ordway interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene...

Eileen Ordway discusses her experiences as a home care worker, including her typical duties, relationships with consumer-employers, union activism, and the use of humor on the job. She also discusses health iss... more

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Gordon W. Miller interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-20

Interview with Gordon Miller, miner and former truck driver. He talked about former jobs as truck driver before going to work for Barrick Goldstrike, driving trucks and operating a variety of large machinery in... more

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-14

Joel Mashburn interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Joel Mashburn, born in 1947, described his interactions with members of the circus community from attending high school with children of circus owners and performers to employing children of circus owners in hi... more

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Ju...

Third-generation circus owner Barbara Miller Byrd was born in 1946. She talked about her parents, D.R. and Isla Miller, and the history of the Carson & Barnes Circus, and the future of traveling tent shows. Bar... more

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Traci Cavallini interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Traci Byrd Cavallini, born in 1972, talked about her grandparents D.R. and Isla Miller, and about growing up in the family's circus. She shared memories of performing the swinging ladder, and later performing w... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family. She outlined their history with various circuses and her life with Melvin Silverlake, who was also from a circus family. B.K. explaine... more

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety... more

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana...

Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus ... more

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M....

Popcorn the Circus Comic was born "somewhere in the east" and he talked about his early interest in magic and how that led to his career as a circus clown. Popcorn described the life of a circus clown, how he d... more

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-30

Dudley Hamilton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

Dudley Hamilton, born in 1929, joined the circus in 1982. He shared his life experiences that brought him to the circus as well as what various jobs he has held within the circus. Dudley described the life of a... more

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02

Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M...

Robert Bob Rawls, born in 1949, shared his childhood memories of being with the circus, performing a rolling globe act with his father, a trampoline act with his brother, and learning tight wire walking from hi... more

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17

Lorna Chavez is an exercise rider who divides her time between Saratoga Springs (May through November) and the racecourse at Gulf Stream Park in Florida. She is a contract rider, who works for several trainers ... more

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck has been doing hair for thirty-two years. She talks about how she started and the role her customers play in her life. She discusses her organizing and timing strategies for doing chemical treatment... more

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

Jeff Hafler interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-07-26

The interview took place at Jeff Hafler's dining room table. Hafler discusses his hair styling career, starting in Ohio, learning on Black hair and then building his own business in Los Angeles, where he develo... more

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; th... more

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Freeman has been doing hair for about forty years. His clients include Farrah Fawcett, Halston, Debbie Harry, Olympia Dukakis, and Eartha Kitt. His salon is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a small town in the n... more

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail Bruno interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-13

Gail has a home salon in upstate New York. She has been doing hair for over fifty years. She has a bubbly personality and loves to talk. She is still working at almost seventy-years-old. Most of her clients are... more

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis was named "Best Colorist" by Philadelphia Magazine. Much of the interview addresses the techniques and issues of coloring all types of hair. He also talks about the importance of being a responsible... more

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Karen Pelletier interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-21

Pelletier has been a barber in the quaint small town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, for twenty-nine years. She discusses her preference to cut men's hair over working in a beauty salon. She's also discusses the ... more

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rosaria Monarca interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2013-01-20

Rina Monarca is a Sicilian woman who has been doing hair for about thirty-five years and works with a primarily Black clientele. In this interview, she discusses how to work with different hair textures; workin... more

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

Robert Paterno interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-17

An interview with Robert "Bob" Paterno, who works as a "pony person" at the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack. He talks about the daily routines in the backstretch, and gives his thoughts on training, on horses, and on... more

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-12

Juan Salcido Sanchez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-02-1...

Juan Salcido Sanchez is a groom who works for Kieran McLaughlin, a trainer for the Darley Farms. The interviewee speaks about migration from Mexico, pride of work, wages, and the role of family. The interview p... more

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02

Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety... more

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-11-19

Barbara Miller Byrd interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Ju...

Third-generation circus owner Barbara Miller Byrd was born in 1946. She talked about her parents, D.R. and Isla Miller, and the history of the Carson & Barnes Circus, and the future of traveling tent shows. Bar... more

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12

Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana...

Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus ... more

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

B.K. Silverlake interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Julian...

B.K. Silverlake was born in 1946 to Emma and Raymond Duke, a circus family. She outlined their history with various circuses and her life with Melvin Silverlake, who was also from a circus family. B.K. explaine... more

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-05-28

Terri Shuck has been doing hair for thirty-two years. She talks about how she started and the role her customers play in her life. She discusses her organizing and timing strategies for doing chemical treatment... more

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Lawrence Freeman interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-15

Freeman has been doing hair for about forty years. His clients include Farrah Fawcett, Halston, Debbie Harry, Olympia Dukakis, and Eartha Kitt. His salon is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a small town in the n... more

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10

Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; th... more

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-02

Steve Davis was named "Best Colorist" by Philadelphia Magazine. Much of the interview addresses the techniques and issues of coloring all types of hair. He also talks about the importance of being a responsible... more