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Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

Gymnasium exercises and drill at Newport Training School /

"This picture shows the young cadets going through their daily exercises and drill, and is full of life, and photographically perfect. 75 feet"--Edison films catalog. D22022 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Tho... more

Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

Gun drill by naval cadets at Newport Training School /

"Shows the cadets going through the gun drill, also loading, firing and charging. This is also a very stirring picture and is full of animation. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. D22021 U.S. Copyright Office Copy... more

Naval sham battle at Newport /

Naval sham battle at Newport /

"Showing the attacking forces drawn up in line of battle. They immediately commence firing on the shore batteries. The batteries return the fire with telling effect, but are at last silenced by the overwhelming... more

Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation" /

"This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furl... more

Letter from Charles A. Berry to Carl Sagan regarding a proposed biology training Program for Apollo astronauts

Letter from Charles A. Berry to Carl Sagan regarding a proposed biolog...

Charles A. Berry thanks Carl Sagan for his work on a biology training program for Apollo program astronauts and invites Sagan to further participate in facilitating the training program.

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

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

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

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

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

Timothy Charles Harris made a career for himself as a business agent and a longshoreman. He remembers watching his father work at the waterfront of the Port of Houston and being attracted to the career when he ... more

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

Thomas N. Lightsey interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-11

Thomas N. Lightsey interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-11

Captain Tom Lightsey talked to Pat Jasper about his long career as a Houston pilot. He discusses his journey from Biloxi, Mississippi to the Northeast, his career in the Merchant Marine, and then as a pilot in ... 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

Andrew L. Laws interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-08

Andrew L. Laws interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-08

Andrew Lee Laws speaks to Pat Jasper about his career on the Houston waterfront, his early days in the union, the merging of the locals, being an executive board member and the impact on the workforce during th... more

Joe L. Burkett interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-08

Joe L. Burkett interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-08

Joe Burkett talks to Pat Jasper about business at Texas Terminals and his role as General Manager. He explains the different jobs at the terminal and how they contribute to the daily work. He discusses how Texa... more

James Thomas Tray interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-02

James Thomas Tray interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-03-02

James Thomas Tray talks to Pat Jasper about tugboats. He describes the working of a tugboat in detail and explains what exactly his company, Houston Towing Company, does. He also explains the nuances of hiring ... more

Donnie D. Mayville interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-10-04

Donnie D. Mayville interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-10-04

Donnie Mayville talks with Harold Dodd about his 33 years of work at the Port of Houston. He started as a deck hand on pilot boats, and eventually became a boat captain. He has been Port Captain in Galveston fo... more

Eric Carl Olsen interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-02-23

Eric Carl Olsen interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2012-02-23

Eric Olsen talked to Pat Jasper about his career. He graduated from the Unites States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, as a deck officer, traveled the world, became a cargo expediter for oil co... more

Gilbert B. Martinez interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-26

Gilbert B. Martinez interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-26

Gilbert Martinez talks to Harold Dodd about his work as a Houston pilot. He graduated from Tongue Point Maritime Training School in Astoria, Oregon as an able bodied seaman, and then worked on tankers and barge... more

Robert L. Thompson interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-10

Robert L. Thompson interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-10

Robert L. Thompson talks to Harold Dodd about his work 26 years of work as a Houston. He started on tugboats at Patton Barge Lines and eventually became vice-president of the company. He served several terms ... more

Matthew Hance Glass interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-12

Matthew Hance Glass interview conducted by Harold L. Dodd, 2012-09-12

Matthew Hance Glass talks to Harold Dodd about his career as a Houston Pilot. He received his BS degree from Texas A&M Galveston Maritime School. He worked "blue water jobs" on tankers on the east and west coa... 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

Greg Vaught interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-07

Greg Vaught interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-07

Interview with Greg Vaught, "Safety Troubadour," from Newmont mining. Talked about his various jobs at Newmont, his work in mine safety, and about writing safety songs. Also see afc2011064_awp00189_ms02 for lis... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walter J. Cheney interview conducted by Margaret A. Glaser and Charlie Seemann, 2011-09-07

Walter J. Cheney interview conducted by Margaret A. Glaser and Charlie...

Interview with Walter "Bimbo" Cheney, former cowboy, now surface miner with Newmont Mining Corporation in Elko, Nevada, one of the world's largest gold mining companies. He discussed his previous occupation as ... 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

Shahzad Hafeez interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-09

Shahzad Hafeez interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-09

Shahzad Hafeez is from Pakistan. He discusses being trained as an engineer and becoming a hairdresser in the United States. He talks about the difference of Indian hair compared to European hair and how Indian ... 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

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

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

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

Doug Mims interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-09-13

Doug Mims interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-09-13

Doug Mims was born in 1960, in Vicenza, Italy. He travelled extensively in Europe while his father served in the military. After the Vietnam War, his family moved to Hitchcock, Texas, where he attended school. ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gordie Keenan interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-08-29

Gordie Keenan interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-08-29

Gordie Keenan was born in 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in Rochester, New York, and later attended the State University of New York Maritime College. He moved to Houston in 1991 and has worked for... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greg Vaught interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-07

Greg Vaught interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-10-07

Interview with Greg Vaught, "Safety Troubadour," from Newmont mining. Talked about his various jobs at Newmont, his work in mine safety, and about writing safety songs. Also see afc2011064_awp00189_ms02 for lis... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walter J. Cheney interview conducted by Margaret A. Glaser and Charlie Seemann, 2011-09-07

Walter J. Cheney interview conducted by Margaret A. Glaser and Charlie...

Interview with Walter "Bimbo" Cheney, former cowboy, now surface miner with Newmont Mining Corporation in Elko, Nevada, one of the world's largest gold mining companies. He discussed his previous occupation as ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gordie Keenan interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-08-29

Gordie Keenan interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-08-29

Gordie Keenan was born in 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in Rochester, New York, and later attended the State University of New York Maritime College. He moved to Houston in 1991 and has worked for... more

Shahzad Hafeez interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-09

Shahzad Hafeez interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-09

Shahzad Hafeez is from Pakistan. He discusses being trained as an engineer and becoming a hairdresser in the United States. He talks about the difference of Indian hair compared to European hair and how Indian ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Mims interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-09-13

Doug Mims interview conducted by Anthony G. Potoczniak, 2012-09-13

Doug Mims was born in 1960, in Vicenza, Italy. He travelled extensively in Europe while his father served in the military. After the Vietnam War, his family moved to Hitchcock, Texas, where he attended school. ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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