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Albert in Blunderland

Albert in Blunderland

Albert, an auto mechanic is listening to a radio broadcast about a society based on the "coordinated cooperation of ants". He becomes excited about the idea, and becomes a little careless. The hood of the car, ... more

Michael W. Dickens interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Michael W. Dickens interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Michael Dickens, longshoreman at the Port of Houston, tells Betsy Peterson about the camaraderie between workers on the waterfront. He talks about the gang system adopted during hiring, how he started off doing... more

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

Eugene Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Eugene Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15

Eugene Harris talks to Betsy Peterson about his career as a longshoreman. He discusses the strike of 1967-68, working with rice and asbestos, and why the Houston ship channel is the best place in the world to w... 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

Bobby C. Kersey interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-21

Bobby C. Kersey interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-21

Bobby Kersey talks about his career as a boatman, including mooring techniques, the process of hiring, and the evolution of communication from whistle signals to FM radio. He also discusses how even though regu... 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

James Joseph Hensley interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-20

James Joseph Hensley interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-20

Pilot James J. Hensley discusses the highly controversial Texas Chicken maneuver, how pay for a pilot is calculated, and the underlying tension between captains and pilots. Recorded at the Offices of the Housto... 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

Clyde Fitzgerald interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-09

Clyde Fitzgerald interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-09

Clyde Fitzgerald, President of the International Longshoremen's Association, speaks about his experience working at the waterfront. He talks about the different people in a gang, how containerization came to be... 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

William Hausinger interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-21

William Hausinger interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-21

William Hausinger Jr. speaks about holding two jobs, one at the port and the other at the fire station. He explains how it was difficult to get a job at the port without having a connection with someone, pranks... more

Leo J. Braun interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2012-01-10

Leo J. Braun interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2012-01-10

Leo Braun, a maritime safety consultant, talks to Betsy Peterson about the sociological scenario at the waterfront when he began his career. Segregation was still prevalent. He also discusses Title 11, changes ... 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

Leonard Glass interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-08-21

Leonard Glass interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-08-21

Leonard Glass talks to Harold Dodd about his 22 years as a Houston Pilot. He was a tugboat boat captain before becoming pilot. His philosophy as a pilot was that he was a guest in peoples' home the moment he ca... more

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" McGleam, IWU Local 63, talks about his background, his start as an iron worker, his career in the trade, labor unions, important building sites, and changes in the trade. The Local IWU 63 headqua... more

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Interview with Harold "Pork" Clausen focuses on his experiences as an ironworker. His wife, Sharon, joins in at the end of the recording session. The audio interview is in two parts: file afc2011062_00168_sr01 ... more

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Ledwith is the business manager for IWU #46 in New York City. During the interview, we discuss his personal background, entry into the iron trade, the history of the Local and iron workers in New York City, his... more

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-12

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-0...

Interview focuses on Gus Peplinski's experiences as an ironworker and member of Local 383 Recorded at Gus Peplinski's home, Custer, Wisconsin, July 12, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Uppe... more

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin, business manager for IWU Local #380, reviews his personal background, his history as an iron worker, his union activities, the current state of the trade, and Local #380, as well as the iron worke... more

Jim Royal interview conducted by Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-15

Jim Royal interview conducted by Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-15

Jim Royal, born in 1948, became interested in circus work as a teenager and 1967 he joined a circus sideshow. He talked about his experiences as fire-eater, a sword swallower apprentice, and his work in magic a... more

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-11

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas ...

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 ... more

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-08

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview focuses on Bill Kerwin's experiences as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bill Kerwin's home, Waunakee, Wisconsin, July 8, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest :... more

Edgar L. Smith interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

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 ne... more

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-13

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview with ironworker Everett J. Erstad at his home in Oregon, Wisconsin. The audio is in 2 parts: Part 1 (sr01) includes the bulk of the interview with Everett Erstad and his experiences as an ironworker w... more

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-11

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-...

Concerns Tanneberg's experiences as an ironworker and, subsequently, a blacksmith, with some brief information about his labor in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter. Recorded at Bill Tanneberg's worksho... more

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams from IWU Local #63 discusses his background and family history, entrance to the iron worker trade, his career as an iron worker, and his time as a labor official, as well as safety and changes in t... more

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011...

Two interviews were done with Henry "Bud" Martens. Both were recorded on July 26, 2011. Part 1 (38:39) is longer and more general and concerns his upbringing, early iron worker career, welding, the trade, and s... more

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe, a business agent for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local #63, discusses his background, his entrance into the iron working trade, his involvement in the IWU, labor history, and the current state of org... more

Henry Lichte interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

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 th... more

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" Sattler, Iron Workers Union Local 63, discusses his background, early work as an iron worker, his career in the trade, life as union leader, memorable jobs, and also provided photographs of some ... more

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-...

Richards reviews his own background and his entrance into the trade, iron working in California, working as an organizer in Oklahoma, teaching iron workers, his dad, and music. This interview was conducted at t... 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

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan discusses his background, his entrance into the ironworkers trade, important sites he has worked on in Chicago, unions, strikes, the labor-management situation in Chicago, jokes and ritual. The audio ... more

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview concerns Bunders' working life as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bunders' home, Madison, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Gree... more

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Wally Ritch is a retired ironworker from Local 63, who also leads the retirees club for the Local. In the interview, we cover his background, his entrance in the trade, his career, changes in safety, and his vi... more

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-11-22

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker,...

Craig Satalic and Al Bass, both officials for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local 1, review their entrance into and history in the trade, the importance of the union, the apprenticeship program, labor relations in C... more

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

Interview focuses on David Olby's experiences as an ironworker, including accounts of his dad, DeWain Olby, also an ironworker, with additional accounts of deer hunting, David's work in a sawmill and doing carp... 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

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz runs iSALON in New York City. She's originally from Singapore. Initially, Doris had a job in Union Square at International Hair Cutting. She decided to open her own shop six years later. Her salon c... more

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplementary materials, 2012-06-26

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplem...

This supplementary material folder contains 33 fieldwork photographs taken by Clark Douglas Halker documenting display and exhibit materials at the 2011 Iron Workers Union National Convention in Chicago. It als... more

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Brad Legg's home salon is located in the Appalachian hills of Rainelle, West Virginia. Brad talks about his family of coal miners; his history of styling hair; his regular customers and how he was able to build... more

James Robert Keane interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2013-01-13

James Robert Keane interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2013-0...

James "Jimmy" Keane, a prominent figure on the Irish music scene in Chicago and Ireland, discusses his career as an iron worker and member of Local 1 of the Iron Workers International Union. Keane, who was inju... more

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams from IWU Local #63 discusses his background and family history, entrance to the iron worker trade, his career as an iron worker, and his time as a labor official, as well as safety and changes in t... more

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-11

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas ...

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 ... more

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview concerns Bunders' working life as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bunders' home, Madison, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Gree... more

Edgar L. Smith interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

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 ne... more

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-12

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-0...

Interview focuses on Gus Peplinski's experiences as an ironworker and member of Local 383 Recorded at Gus Peplinski's home, Custer, Wisconsin, July 12, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Uppe... more

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan discusses his background, his entrance into the ironworkers trade, important sites he has worked on in Chicago, unions, strikes, the labor-management situation in Chicago, jokes and ritual. The audio ... more

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-11-22

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker,...

Craig Satalic and Al Bass, both officials for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local 1, review their entrance into and history in the trade, the importance of the union, the apprenticeship program, labor relations in C... more

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Ledwith is the business manager for IWU #46 in New York City. During the interview, we discuss his personal background, entry into the iron trade, the history of the Local and iron workers in New York City, his... more

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-11

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-...

Concerns Tanneberg's experiences as an ironworker and, subsequently, a blacksmith, with some brief information about his labor in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter. Recorded at Bill Tanneberg's worksho... more

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Interview with Harold "Pork" Clausen focuses on his experiences as an ironworker. His wife, Sharon, joins in at the end of the recording session. The audio interview is in two parts: file afc2011062_00168_sr01 ... more

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" McGleam, IWU Local 63, talks about his background, his start as an iron worker, his career in the trade, labor unions, important building sites, and changes in the trade. The Local IWU 63 headqua... more

Jim Royal interview conducted by Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-15

Jim Royal interview conducted by Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-15

Jim Royal, born in 1948, became interested in circus work as a teenager and 1967 he joined a circus sideshow. He talked about his experiences as fire-eater, a sword swallower apprentice, and his work in magic a... more

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe, a business agent for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local #63, discusses his background, his entrance into the iron working trade, his involvement in the IWU, labor history, and the current state of org... more

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-13

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview with ironworker Everett J. Erstad at his home in Oregon, Wisconsin. The audio is in 2 parts: Part 1 (sr01) includes the bulk of the interview with Everett Erstad and his experiences as an ironworker w... more

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-08

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview focuses on Bill Kerwin's experiences as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bill Kerwin's home, Waunakee, Wisconsin, July 8, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest :... more

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" Sattler, Iron Workers Union Local 63, discusses his background, early work as an iron worker, his career in the trade, life as union leader, memorable jobs, and also provided photographs of some ... more

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-...

Richards reviews his own background and his entrance into the trade, iron working in California, working as an organizer in Oklahoma, teaching iron workers, his dad, and music. This interview was conducted at t... more

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin, business manager for IWU Local #380, reviews his personal background, his history as an iron worker, his union activities, the current state of the trade, and Local #380, as well as the iron worke... more

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Wally Ritch is a retired ironworker from Local 63, who also leads the retirees club for the Local. In the interview, we cover his background, his entrance in the trade, his career, changes in safety, and his vi... more

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

Interview focuses on David Olby's experiences as an ironworker, including accounts of his dad, DeWain Olby, also an ironworker, with additional accounts of deer hunting, David's work in a sawmill and doing carp... more

Henry Lichte interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

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 th... 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

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011...

Two interviews were done with Henry "Bud" Martens. Both were recorded on July 26, 2011. Part 1 (38:39) is longer and more general and concerns his upbringing, early iron worker career, welding, the trade, and s... more

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplementary materials, 2012-06-26

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplem...

This supplementary material folder contains 33 fieldwork photographs taken by Clark Douglas Halker documenting display and exhibit materials at the 2011 Iron Workers Union National Convention in Chicago. It als... 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

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz runs iSALON in New York City. She's originally from Singapore. Initially, Doris had a job in Union Square at International Hair Cutting. She decided to open her own shop six years later. Her salon c... 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

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Brad Legg's home salon is located in the Appalachian hills of Rainelle, West Virginia. Brad talks about his family of coal miners; his history of styling hair; his regular customers and how he was able to build... more

James Robert Keane interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2013-01-13

James Robert Keane interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2013-0...

James "Jimmy" Keane, a prominent figure on the Irish music scene in Chicago and Ireland, discusses his career as an iron worker and member of Local 1 of the Iron Workers International Union. Keane, who was inju... more

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-08

Richard Rowe, a business agent for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local #63, discusses his background, his entrance into the iron working trade, his involvement in the IWU, labor history, and the current state of org... more

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview concerns Bunders' working life as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bunders' home, Madison, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Gree... more

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-11

Richard Sisson and Sharon Sisson interview conducted by Clark Douglas ...

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 ... more

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

John Ryan discusses his background, his entrance into the ironworkers trade, important sites he has worked on in Chicago, unions, strikes, the labor-management situation in Chicago, jokes and ritual. The audio ... more

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Robert Ledwith interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Ledwith is the business manager for IWU #46 in New York City. During the interview, we discuss his personal background, entry into the iron trade, the history of the Local and iron workers in New York City, his... more

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14

Brian Diskin, business manager for IWU Local #380, reviews his personal background, his history as an iron worker, his union activities, the current state of the trade, and Local #380, as well as the iron worke... more

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

William McGleam interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" McGleam, IWU Local 63, talks about his background, his start as an iron worker, his career in the trade, labor unions, important building sites, and changes in the trade. The Local IWU 63 headqua... more

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-12

Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-0...

Interview focuses on Gus Peplinski's experiences as an ironworker and member of Local 383 Recorded at Gus Peplinski's home, Custer, Wisconsin, July 12, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Uppe... 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

Edgar L. Smith interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07

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 ne... more

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Walter Ritch interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Wally Ritch is a retired ironworker from Local 63, who also leads the retirees club for the Local. In the interview, we cover his background, his entrance in the trade, his career, changes in safety, and his vi... more

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-11-22

Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker,...

Craig Satalic and Al Bass, both officials for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local 1, review their entrance into and history in the trade, the importance of the union, the apprenticeship program, labor relations in C... more

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27

William Sattler interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-2...

William "Bill" Sattler, Iron Workers Union Local 63, discusses his background, early work as an iron worker, his career in the trade, life as union leader, memorable jobs, and also provided photographs of some ... more

Henry Lichte interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

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 th... more

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

David F. Olby interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-10-29

Interview focuses on David Olby's experiences as an ironworker, including accounts of his dad, DeWain Olby, also an ironworker, with additional accounts of deer hunting, David's work in a sawmill and doing carp... more

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21

Interview with Harold "Pork" Clausen focuses on his experiences as an ironworker. His wife, Sharon, joins in at the end of the recording session. The audio interview is in two parts: file afc2011062_00168_sr01 ... more

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-13

Michael Richards interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-...

Richards reviews his own background and his entrance into the trade, iron working in California, working as an organizer in Oklahoma, teaching iron workers, his dad, and music. This interview was conducted at t... more

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-26

Henry Arnold Martens interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011...

Two interviews were done with Henry "Bud" Martens. Both were recorded on July 26, 2011. Part 1 (38:39) is longer and more general and concerns his upbringing, early iron worker career, welding, the trade, and s... more

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-13

Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview with ironworker Everett J. Erstad at his home in Oregon, Wisconsin. The audio is in 2 parts: Part 1 (sr01) includes the bulk of the interview with Everett Erstad and his experiences as an ironworker w... more

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-08

William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-...

Interview focuses on Bill Kerwin's experiences as an ironworker with Local 383. Recorded at Bill Kerwin's home, Waunakee, Wisconsin, July 8, 2011. Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest :... more

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-20

Roy Williams from IWU Local #63 discusses his background and family history, entrance to the iron worker trade, his career as an iron worker, and his time as a labor official, as well as safety and changes in t... more

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-11

William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-...

Concerns Tanneberg's experiences as an ironworker and, subsequently, a blacksmith, with some brief information about his labor in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter. Recorded at Bill Tanneberg's worksho... more

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-09-07

Doris Ortiz runs iSALON in New York City. She's originally from Singapore. Initially, Doris had a job in Union Square at International Hair Cutting. She decided to open her own shop six years later. Her salon c... 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

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Carl Bradley Legg interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-29

Brad Legg's home salon is located in the Appalachian hills of Rainelle, West Virginia. Brad talks about his family of coal miners; his history of styling hair; his regular customers and how he was able to build... 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

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplementary materials, 2012-06-26

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: supplem...

This supplementary material folder contains 33 fieldwork photographs taken by Clark Douglas Halker documenting display and exhibit materials at the 2011 Iron Workers Union National Convention in Chicago. It als... more