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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Meaux interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

William Meaux interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-10-24

An interview with WIlliam Meaux about the regimen of training horses and some of the concerns of a horse trainer. William Meaux also defines specific terms and talks about the importance of gradually easing a h... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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