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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

Rivers Aristide Patout interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2010-07-26

Rivers Aristide Patout interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2010-07-26

Father Rivers Patout, chaplain and Catholic priest, talked to Pat Jasper about setting up the first secular Seafarers Center to provide seafarers with a better quality of life. He discusses learning about seafa... 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

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

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

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

Wiley Shirey interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-10-24

Wiley Shirey interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-10-24

Wiley Shirey is a retired land developer who now trains horses for his wife, who is registered as the owner. This is a short interview which focuses on the finances of training. He also speaks of his long time ... more

George R. Arnold interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-08-30

George R. Arnold interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2013-08-30

An interview with horse trainer, George "Rusty" Arnold outside of his training stables at the Saratoga Racetrack. Besides his biography, the interview includes Arnold's thoughts about luck, the future of horse ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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