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Working the Water - Life and Labor on Lowell's Canals

Working the Water - Life and Labor on Lowell's Canals

Oral histories and remembrances, like those in this booklet about life and labor on Lowell's canals, capture the experience of workers in Lowell. Produced by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission.

Mary Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-13

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

Mary Frazier Rawls, born in 1927, shared experiences of her life-long circus career. She began trouping with her parents at a young age and would go on to perform on the high wire for much of her career. Mary t... More

Charles H. Baggett interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

Charles H. Baggett interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Jul...

Charles Baggett, born in 1941, talked about his father Herman, who owned car dealerships in Hugo, Oklahoma, and the relationship Herman developed with the circus community; in particular with D.R. Miller. Charl... 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

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

Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York,

Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan...

Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memor... More

Jillian Jones interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum, 2011-06-15

Jillian Jones interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum, 2011-06-15

Jill Jones, a 1995 graduate of Hugo High School in Hugo, Oklahoma, shared her memories of attending school with children involved with the town's circus community. Jill also explained how she came to work in th... More

Gerald Truty interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-19

Gerald Truty interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-19

Retired Local #63 iron worker Gerald "Jerry" Truty describes his background, entering iron working, important sites he worked on, working in other states, other jobs, jokes, the labor movement, and the current ... More

Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California,

Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in O...

Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the ... More

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: production materials, 2011-2012

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: production materials, 2011-2012

Supplementary materials for 'The "Big Top" Show Goes On:An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Tent' interviews conducted by Tanya D. Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszen of circus workers a... More

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins ora...

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history... 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

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

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

Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-08-14

Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnie...

Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bomb... 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

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

Dorothy Foreman Cotton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Ithaca, New York,

Dorothy Foreman Cotton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn...

Dorothy Foreman Cotton discusses growing up in rural North Carolina, attending Shaw University and Virginia State College, working as a housekeeper for the president of these colleges, Dr. Robert Prentiss Danie... More

Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York,

Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in N...

Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other ci... 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

Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C.,

Courtland Cox oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Wa...

Courtland Cox recalls growing up in Trinidad and New York City, and attending Howard University. He remembers organizing student protests in Washington, D. C., with the Nonviolent Action Group, which later merg... 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

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

Kristin Parra interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana ...

Kristin Byrd Parra, born in 1975, 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 working with the anima... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas,

James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier i...

James Oscar Jones remembers growing up on a farm in Arkansas, the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, and attending the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College in Pine Bluff. He dis... 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

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

Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland,

Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnie...

Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and remember... More

Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina,

Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosn...

Ernest Finney recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine," a group of college students who protested segregation i... 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

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

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

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

Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California, 2013-04-15

Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline i...

Dr. Clarence B. Jones shares memories from his work as a legal advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, he describes his significant contributions to the "I Have a Dream" speech, ... More

D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee,

D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Me...

D'Army Bailey describes growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, the influence of the Crump political machine in city politics, and his involvement with the Memphis NAACP at an early age. He talks about his participat... More

Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Palo Alto, California, 2013-04-15

Clarence B. Jones oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline i...

Dr. Clarence B. Jones shares memories from his work as a legal advisor and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, he describes his significant contributions to the "I Have a Dream" speech, ... 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

Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Denmark, South Carolina,

Cleveland Sellers oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in ...

Cleveland Sellers shares memories of growing up in Denmark, South Carolina, especially the influence of Voorhees College in the community. He organized a Youth Chapter of the National Association for the Advanc... More

William S. Leventhal oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in El Segundo, California, 2013-04-13

William S. Leventhal oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

Summary: Willy Siegel Leventhal discusses his childhood in California, his experiences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1960s, and his involvement in the Summer Community Organization ... More

Rose M. Rogers interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-01-21

Rose M. Rogers interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugen...

Rose Rogers discusses working as a personal support worker for her autistic son. She talks about her typical duties, her work as an advocate for her son as well as her daily routine caring for him. She also dis... More

Kimberly Cole interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-05-05

Kimberly Cole interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Donald ...

Home care worker Kimberly Cole talks about her experiences as a care giver. Begins by talking about previous job and then discuses challenges and rewards of working for difficult clients. Credits union for assi... More

Shaun Notdurft interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-03-22

Shaun Notdurft interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugen...

Shaun Notdurft discusses his work as a direct support professional (DSP) for adults with developmental and mental disabilities. Topics include differences between his work and home care work, occupational train... More

Annie Smith interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-11-21

Annie Smith interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-11-21

Annie Smith describes her experiences as a home care worker and how she became active in the union. She also mentions her experiences working as a waitress at the "Southern Tea Room" in Mississippi in the 1960s... More

Rita Adamski interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-12-05

Rita Adamski interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-12-05

Interview with Rita Adamski about her career as a home care worker. She talks about how she got into the profession, her training, what a "typical day" is like, how she balances being friends with her clients w... 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

Olena Kryuchenko interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Marie Moss, 2015-03-07

Olena Kryuchenko interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Mar...

Olena Kryuchenko describes her experiences as a home care worker in Portland after moving here from Ukraine, where she was a chemical engineer. She speaks about her re-training for a new job; the interpersonal ... More

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

Rhonda Estrada interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugen...

Rhonda discusses her work as a home care provider, including her typical activities and her relationships with her "consumers," some of which span decades. She also discusses her active involvement in the Servi... More

Adelina Martinez interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De La Cruz, 2015-06-14

Adelina Martinez interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Soni...

Interview with Adelina Martinez about her work as a home care provider. Originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico, for the last 10-months she has been officially employed caring for her disabled 20-year old son. Altho... More

Carol Tyndall Conlon interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-12-16

Carol Tyndall Conlon interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 201...

Care giver Carol Tyndall Conlon talks about her experiences caring for her autistic son and how it led her into being a health care worker. Also discusses previous jobs, becoming involved with autism support ne... More

Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, 2014-11-17

Maleta Christian interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J....

Maleta Christian discusses her history as a personal support worker, her efforts to empower her consumers, and her activities as a union activist. She also talks about the importance of humor on the job, the si... More

Neftali Garcia interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De La Cruz, 2015-06-18

Neftali Garcia interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia ...

Interview with home care provider Neftali Garcia about his life and work. Originally from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Garcia is a Mixtec, who migrated to the US several decades ago specifically in search of he... More

Terry Luther interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De La Cruz, 2015-02-13

Terry Luther interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De...

Interview with Terry Luther about her experiences as a caregiver for her autistic son. Talks about previous jobs that range from theatre work to planting trees and an early interest in care giving, that include... More

April Shattuck interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. Moore, 2014-10-20

April Shattuck interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Nathan J. M...

April discusses her history as a home care worker, her typical duties, how she balances work and personal life, and her activities in her union. She also reflects on her motivation to help others, the challenge... 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

Michael Ryan Hohman interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De La Cruz, 2014-10-29

Michael Ryan Hohman interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and S...

M. Ryan Hohman discusses his career as a home care worker and his role as a union activist in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503. Speaks about skills needed by a care giver, a typical da... More

Sally K. Cumberworth interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-12-16

Sally K. Cumberworth interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 201...

Interview with Sally Cumberworth about her career as a home care worker. She talks about how she got into health care as a divorced mother of five; skills and abilities that good health care workers must have; ... More

Olga Yakimchuk interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Marie Moss, 2015-03-07

Olga Yakimchuk interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Marie...

Olga Yakimchuk relates her experiences as a home care worker for her husband's parents. Originally from Ukraine, where she was trained as a nurse, she arrived in Portland just as the Home Care Workers Commissio... More

Joye Willman interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-10-20

Joye Willman interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-10-20

Joye Willman shares how a disabled friend's struggles led her to become a home care worker, and her experiences in helping to form the home care worker's union fifteen years ago, including being at all of the b... More

Anna Young interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-03-04

Anna Young interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Eugene S...

Anna Young relates her insights on home care work. She discusses how she became a home care worker, the enjoyment she gets from working closely with clients, Oregon Home Care Commission classes and how importan... More

Terry Haydon interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-11-19

Terry Haydon interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-11-19

Interview about Terry Haydon's career as a home health care worker. Talks about a wide range of his previous jobs, which included theatre, teaching, and being a medical transport driver. Became a care giver thr... More

Adam Christopher Riggs interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-10-29

Adam Christopher Riggs interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2...

Adam Christopher Riggs describes his experiences as a home health care worker and his activism with Service Employees International Union Local 503. In wide-ranging conversation he talks about the qualities nee... More

Steve Tenhonen interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-11-21

Steve Tenhonen interview conducted by Helen Marie Moss, 2014-11-21

Steve Tenhonen, a personal support worker for developmentally disabled and mentally ill clients, discusses his experiences on the job and why it is important to have a union. He also talks about difficult patie... 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

Michael Tolman interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-02-23.

Michael Tolman interview conducted by Nathan J. Moore and Donald Eugen...

Mike Tolman discusses his work as a direct support professional for Oregon Supported Living Program, a private non-profit company that provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. He talks abou... More

Rebecca Sandoval interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Sonia De La Cruz, 2014-12-16

Rebecca Sandoval interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Soni...

Interview with Rebecca Sandoval about her work as a home care worker. Spoke about previous jobs and how caring for her grandmother and then her own companion led her to become a profession care giver. Speaks ab... More

Penny Wicklander interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2015-05-05

Penny Wicklander interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel and Dona...

Penny Wicklander discusses her life and work as an at home care giver. She talks about always having to take care of somebody--in-laws, parents, and for the last 6 years, her son, who had Lou Gehrig's disease. ... More

Victoria Tenbusch interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-11-20

Victoria Tenbusch interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-1...

Interview with Victoria Tenbusch about her career as a home care worker. She talks about how, after working for many years in a cannery she sought less physically stressful work and, found it first at a nursing... More

Nargiza Turanova interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Marie Moss, 2015-03-07

Nargiza Turanova interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Mar...

Nargiza Turanova describes her experiences as a home care worker. Originally from Turkey, she moved to Uzbekistan and then came as a refugee to the US. She speaks Turkish, Uzbek, Russian, and "some English." Sh... 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

Alice Redding interviews conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Eugene Stacy, 2014-11-21 and 2015-03-04

Alice Redding interviews conducted by Helen Marie Moss and Donald Euge...

Alice discusses her work as a home care worker and her union work. She talks about her typical day; the challenges of balancing the needs of her clients with her needs and the needs of her family; the gratifica... More

Mary Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-06-13

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

Mary Frazier Rawls, born in 1927, shared experiences of her life-long circus career. She began trouping with her parents at a young age and would go on to perform on the high wire for much of her career. Mary t... More

Charles H. Baggett interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-01

Charles H. Baggett interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Jul...

Charles Baggett, born in 1941, talked about his father Herman, who owned car dealerships in Hugo, Oklahoma, and the relationship Herman developed with the circus community; in particular with D.R. Miller. Charl... 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

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

Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York,

Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan...

Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memor... 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

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana,

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins ora...

Geraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins remember their mother and sister Gayle Jenkins, a leader of the civil rights movement in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They discuss their family history... More

Gerald Truty interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-19

Gerald Truty interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-10-19

Retired Local #63 iron worker Gerald "Jerry" Truty describes his background, entering iron working, important sites he worked on, working in other states, other jobs, jokes, the labor movement, and the current ... 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

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

Jillian Jones interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum, 2011-06-15

Jillian Jones interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum, 2011-06-15

Jill Jones, a 1995 graduate of Hugo High School in Hugo, Oklahoma, shared her memories of attending school with children involved with the town's circus community. Jill also explained how she came to work in th... More

Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York,

Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in N...

Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other ci... 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

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

James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas,

James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier i...

James Oscar Jones remembers growing up on a farm in Arkansas, the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, and attending the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College in Pine Bluff. He dis... 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

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