Collection Items

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    Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project
    Western Folklife Center: Gold Mining in Nevada Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of field recordings of occupational oral history interviews conducted by Western Folklife Center staff Charlie Seemann and Meg A. Glaser from September to December 2011 in collaboration with the Nevada Mining Association and the American Folklife Center's Occupational Folklife Project. The interviews focus primarily on occupational information related to contemporary gold mining in northern Nevada, but other local occupations, particularly ranching, are discussed....
    • Contributor: Cheney, Walter J. - Korpi, Mary B. - Seemann, Charlie - Vaught, Greg - Glaser, Meg A. - Western Folklife Center - McCoy, Gayle D. - Occupational Folklife Project - Miller, Gordon W. - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2011
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    Cultural traditions of ironworkers in America's upper midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2010-2013 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of field recordings of oral history interviews with iron workers in Wisconsin and Illinois conducted by folklorists James P. Leary and Bucky Halker (Clark D. Halker), with photographs, interview logs, and transcripts from 2011-2013. Some interviews were conducted by Bucky Halker at the IWU (Iron Workers Union) national convention at the Sheraton Hotel on the Chicago River in Chicago, 2011. Some photographs are...
    • Contributor: Ryan, John P. - Leary, James P. - Bass, Albert - Erstad, Everett J. - Satalic, Craig - Ritch, Walter - Taqee, Michael M. - Stanley, James - Company of Folk (Organization) - McGleam, William ... Ryan, John P. - Leary, James P. - Bass, Albert - Erstad, Everett J. - Satalic, Craig - Ritch, Walter - Taqee, Michael M. - Stanley, James - Company of Folk (Organization) - McGleam, William - Sisson, Sharon - International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers - Tanneberg, William - Lichte, Henry - Keane, Jimmy - Smith, Edgar L. - Williams, Roy - Occupational Folklife Project - Truty, Gerald - Kennedy, Blair - Keane, Jimmy "Horse" - Diskin, Brian - Bunders, George L. - Kerwin, William W. - Halker, Bucky - Sattler, William - Martens, Henry A. - Clausen, Harold Wayne - Ledwith, Robert A. - Rowe, Richard - Sisson, Richard L. - Olby, David - Richards, Michael - Peplinski, Augustine
    • Date: 2010
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    The "Big Top" show goes on : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012
    Big Top show goes on Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of field recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Tanya D. Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn from June 2011 through May 2013 with circus workers for a project titled: The "Big Top" Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Circus Tent, sponsored by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State University. Most of the recordings were...
    • Contributor: Parra, Kristin - Fulton, Michael S. - Curiel, Alfredo - Mendez, Carol Rawls - Nykolaiszyn, Juliana - Cavallini, Traci - Rawls, Robert J. - Pirtle, Zefta M. - Kellogg, Irene C. - Silverlake, B. K. ... Parra, Kristin - Fulton, Michael S. - Curiel, Alfredo - Mendez, Carol Rawls - Nykolaiszyn, Juliana - Cavallini, Traci - Rawls, Robert J. - Pirtle, Zefta M. - Kellogg, Irene C. - Silverlake, B. K. - Parkinson, Terry Loter - Baggett, Charles H. - Occupational Folklife Project - Loter, William E. - Oklahoma Oral History Research Program - Moos, Donna - Loter, Faye Marie - Hamilton, Dudley - Royal, Jim - Kosu (Radio Station : Stillwater, Okla.) - Mashburn, Joel - Henderson, Martha Moore - American Folklife Center - Sink, Thomas E. - Curiel, Moira - Frazier, John - Loyal, Luciana - Jones, Jillian - Rawls, David - Moore, Michael - Rawls, Mary L. - Cannon, Mark - Finchum, Tanya - Byrd, Barbara Miller
    • Date: 2011
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    Stable views : Voices and stories from the thoroughbred racetrack : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A collection of oral history interviews with workers employed in the care and training of thoroughbred racehorses, including grooms, exercise riders, horse trainers, hot-walkers, and jockeys recorded at various locations including Tampa Bay and Boynton Beach, Florida; Elmont and Saratoga Springs, New York State; and Lafayette, Louisiana. The interviews were conducted by folklorist Ellen McHale, director of the New York Folklore Society, from June...
    • Contributor: Arnold, George R. - Arnold, Sarah Camele - Rideau, Joseph - Meaux, William - Shortell, Tim - Occupational Folklife Project - Kaintuck, Calvin - Castellanos, Saul - Sanchez, Juan Salcido - Trahan, Oran ... Arnold, George R. - Arnold, Sarah Camele - Rideau, Joseph - Meaux, William - Shortell, Tim - Occupational Folklife Project - Kaintuck, Calvin - Castellanos, Saul - Sanchez, Juan Salcido - Trahan, Oran - American Folklife Center - Chavez, Lorna - Johnson, Cleveland - Buhacevich, Ben - Bovenzi, Patrick - Shirey, Wiley - Delhomme, Jerry - Paterno, Robert - McHale, Ellen - Delhomme, Jake - Burton, Saudi
    • Date: 2012
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    Washington State Workers : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013
    Washington works Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of sound recordings, photographs, moving images, interview logs and some transcripts documenting the culture and traditions of a cross section of union workers in the State of Washington, including teachers, newspaper guild members, dock workers, electricians, linemen, marine engineers, printers, flight attendants, grocery workers, librarians, stage crew, machinists, musicians, postal workers, merchant seamen, labor organizers theater employees, and members of the building and...
    • Contributor: Weber, Ryan Todd - Roda, Anne P. - Masser, Susan M. - Truskoff, Louis N. - Stecher, Janet - Castle, Kevin - Bias, Lisa M. - Weiner, Terry - Barnes, Edward L. - Stuckenschneider, Paul F. ... Weber, Ryan Todd - Roda, Anne P. - Masser, Susan M. - Truskoff, Louis N. - Stecher, Janet - Castle, Kevin - Bias, Lisa M. - Weiner, Terry - Barnes, Edward L. - Stuckenschneider, Paul F. - Miller, Luann - Fant, Deborah S. - Johnson, Richard D. - Rasmussen, Sharon Kay - Lipow, Ruth E. - Northwest Folklife (Organization) - Occupational Folklife Project - Blade, Frank E. - Cimini, Claudia - Afl-Cio. Washington State Labor Council - Reed, Richard - American Folklife Center - Eriksen, David Neal - Lincoln, Gay - Newman, Julie Kim
    • Date: 2012
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    Hairdresser and beauty shop culture in America : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of sound recordings, photographs, interview logs, and transcriptions of oral history interviews documenting the culture and traditions of beauty shop culture in America. The interviews of hairdressers and barbers were recorded in eight states at many types of salons, from upscale salons to neighborhood shops, serving different communities and immigrant groups, including African American, Appalachian, Cajun, Caucasian, Dominican, Gullah, Japanese, Jamaican, Orthodox Jewish,...
    • Contributor: Foreman-Bey, Nzinga - Stansbury, Gretzel - Landry, Steven D. - Hafeez, Shahzad - Freeman, Lawrence D. - Davis, Steve - Hafler, Jeff - Pierotti, Elizabeth - Pimentel, Damaris - Bey Al-Rasul, Folosade ... Foreman-Bey, Nzinga - Stansbury, Gretzel - Landry, Steven D. - Hafeez, Shahzad - Freeman, Lawrence D. - Davis, Steve - Hafler, Jeff - Pierotti, Elizabeth - Pimentel, Damaris - Bey Al-Rasul, Folosade - Wellinger, Minky - Taylor, Candacy A. - Occupational Folklife Project - Bruno, Gail - Monarca, Rosaria - Legg, Carl B. - Shuck, Terri - American Folklife Center - Yoshihara, Akiko - Pelletier, Karen - Amsel, Shuly - Wellington, Patrick - Prestonia, Anu - Kawashita, Iku - Ortiz, Doris
    • Date: 2012
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    Dairy farm workers in New York's North Country : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available In 2012, folklorist Hannah Harvester, director of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY), received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center to document the occupational folklife of dairy farmers and farm workers in New York State's North Country. Harvester and her colleagues recorded oral histories with local dairy farm owners, farm workers, agricultural agents, and others involved in the local dairy...
    • Contributor: Decker, Clark - Yancey, Haskell A. - Shultz, Tom - Moser, Doug - Decker, Nancy - Cooper, Martha - Akins, Dean - Breit, Jill - Gendebien, Sharen - Gilbert, Andy ... Decker, Clark - Yancey, Haskell A. - Shultz, Tom - Moser, Doug - Decker, Nancy - Cooper, Martha - Akins, Dean - Breit, Jill - Gendebien, Sharen - Gilbert, Andy - Chittenden, Varick - Stauffer, Ben - Acres, Phyllis - Akins, Mark - Thompson, Bob - Andrews, Bob - Gilbert, Adrienne - Finney, Brenda - Occupational Folklife Project - Gendebien, Peter A. - Finney, Dan - Peck, John E. - Putney, Frances Akins - Vincent, David - Stauffer, Sandy - Haycook, Michael - Godbout, Joyce - Andrews, Diane - Shultz, Joseph P. - Harvester, Hannah - Gilbert, Nicholas - Yancey, Jane W. - American Folklife Center - Shultz, Susan G. - Decker, Madeline Robertson - Acres, Kevin - Akins, Betty (Elizabeth) - Gendebien, Blake - Kawecki, Sherry - Beyer, Patty - Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, Inc - Peck, John D.
    • Date: 2012
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    Ranger Lore : The Occupational Folklore of Park Rangers, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2013-2015
    Occupational Folklore of Park Rangers | Occupational Folklife of Parks Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of video and audio oral history interviews documenting the work life of individuals working in national and state parks in Kentucky and Indiana. Interviews were conducted from July 2013 through May 2015 by Brent Björkman, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University and Jonathan Kay, who directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University. The interviews focus on occupational traditions of...
    • Contributor: Kentucky Folklife Program - Groves, Carol - Carson, Vickie - Ward, Robert Hatton - Murphy, Ginger - Lyons, Joy Medley - Mammoth Cave National Park (Agency : U.S.) - White, Dennis - Björkman, Brent - Decroix, Charles J. ... Kentucky Folklife Program - Groves, Carol - Carson, Vickie - Ward, Robert Hatton - Murphy, Ginger - Lyons, Joy Medley - Mammoth Cave National Park (Agency : U.S.) - White, Dennis - Björkman, Brent - Decroix, Charles J. - Gray, Lois Mittino - Holman, Henry T. - Pitt, Lucille - Traditional Arts Indiana - Kay, Jon - Lemen, Steve - Vance, Jill - Merideth, Johnny - Spence, David - Gray, Jim (James) - Hanson, Coy J. - Sacia, Brian - Bergman, John - Cetera, Robert - Manuel, Angie - Lee, Daniel Elmer - Smith, Jenny - Garcia, Saene - Bacone, John A. - Gillespie, Joel - Hohman, Tom - Seymour, Tres - Alexander, David - Cutliff, Lewis D. - Wheet, Jackie - Veluzat, Phillip L. - Indiana. Division of State Parks and Reservoirs - Carson, Bobby - Owens, Darlene - Occupational Folklife Project - Cordell, Tim - Lyons, David M. - Bransford, Jerry R. - American Folklife Center - Lee, Alice Marie - Neff, Keven - Carroll, James - Steenbergen, Bobby - Ganci, Sharon - Dabrowska, Bogumila - Mycroft, Mike - Peppers, Lora Ann - McDougal, Brad - List, Mike - Wyrick, David - Coleman, Terry - Bortner, Daniel - Clemons, Joshua W. - Veluzat, Mary Jo - Proffitt, Kathy - Davis, Dick - Duvall, William - Zahrt, Peter - Wooley, Fred - Wells, Eddie (Charles Edward) - Holman, Pamela Susan
    • Date: 2013
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    Boeing aircraft factory workers in and around Wichita, Kansas : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013
    Boeing aircraft factory workers (Wichita, Kansas) | Boeing Oral History Project (Wichita, Kansas) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of audio and video oral history interviews documenting the work life of Boeing employees in Wichita, Kansas and individuals in the community, recorded from February 2012 to June 2013 by Briana M. O'Higgins and Fletcher Powell. In 2012, Boeing announced the closure of their Wichita plant, which changed Kansas' urban working environment in dramatic ways. This collection documents the voices of Boeing machinists,...
    • Contributor: Kansas Humanities Council - Palacioz, Connie - Liu, Ming C. (Ming Chao) - Cervantes, Mario - Brewer, Carl - Powell, Fletcher - Rush, Terry - McMillin, Molly - O'Higgins, Briana M. - Occupational Folklife Project ... Kansas Humanities Council - Palacioz, Connie - Liu, Ming C. (Ming Chao) - Cervantes, Mario - Brewer, Carl - Powell, Fletcher - Rush, Terry - McMillin, Molly - O'Higgins, Briana M. - Occupational Folklife Project - Savute, John - Marshall, Jennifer - Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum - Pompeo, Mike - McKenzie, John - Rooney, Steve - American Folklife Center - Robertson, David - Moore, Garland - Rush, Mary - Dodson, David - Smith, Doug - Reddish, Sandra - Wood, Jo - Wichita State University. Libraries - Ellis, Barry - Ziegler, Richard
    • Date: 2012
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    Teaching in Wisconsin Classrooms : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2013-2015.
    Teachers offstage : the occupational folklore of Wisconsin teachers Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of oral history interviews documenting the occupational folklore of teaching in Wisconsin. Interviews were conducted from May 2013 to April 2015 by Anne Pryor, Mary Hoefferle, Ruth Olson, and Mark Wagler under the sponsorship of Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture (WTLC). The interviews document the work life, teaching techniques, and skills and performance of a variety of Wisconsin teachers across the state, among...
    • Contributor: Wiesner, Robert J. - Schwahn, Blia Vang - Clark, Karen - Demuth, Leslie - Krueger, Mick Jay - Moucha, Teresa - Pryor, Anne - Wagler, Mark - Wisconsin Arts Board - Bower, Steve ... Wiesner, Robert J. - Schwahn, Blia Vang - Clark, Karen - Demuth, Leslie - Krueger, Mick Jay - Moucha, Teresa - Pryor, Anne - Wagler, Mark - Wisconsin Arts Board - Bower, Steve - Rowney, Janet - Greenwald, Jennifer - Lanyon, Nancy - Sauby, Lynn Ann - Price, Patti J. - American Folklife Center - Jenks, David - Coccari, Diane Marjorie - Lauden, Karla - Klein, Jane - Mathews, Jim - Fobbs, Kira A. - Olson, Ruth Eda - Wirth, David - Schumacher, Renee - Occupational Folklife Project - Hop, Bryan - Thompson, Diane - Rolfsmeyer, Marilyn - O'Loughlin, Pam - Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture (Organization) - Maas, Jeff - O'Loughlin, Tim - Recker, Donna - Keen, Joann - Hoefferle, Mary M. - Lapin, Kelsey - Swift, Ken - Shahrani, Joan - Chippewa Valley Museum - Stockinger, Julie
    • Date: 2013
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    Ethnic Grocers in the Urban Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of oral history interviews documenting the occupational folklore of ethnic grocery store owners and workers in the Midwest. In 2013, folklorist Lucy Long received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center to document the work-related experiences and occupational histories of ethnic grocery store owners and workers in the Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo, Ohio areas. Interviewees include store workers, managers and owners,...
    • Contributor: Afful, Ernest - Chillapalli, Revathi - Long, Lucy M. - Snyadanko, Iryna - Neiden, Maria - Occupational Folklife Project - Kwakye, Gifty F. - Neiden, George - Hariri, Bahaa - Dia, Younes - Ham, Sypha - Elkhechen, Nailam - American Folklife Center - Ponce Gomez, Oscar
    • Date: 2014
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    Taking care : documenting the occupational culture of home care workers : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of audio and video oral history interviews with workers who provide home-based care for the elderly and the disabled in the state of Oregon. Interviews were conducted from October 2014 through June 2015 by project director Bob Bussel and his colleagues Helen Marie Moss, Nathan J. Moore, Sonia De La Cruz, and Donald Eugene Stacy in collaboration with the Labor Education and Research...
    • Contributor: Shattuck, April - Yakimchuk, Olga - Cruz, Sonia De La - Molina, Gracia - Cole, Kimberly - Bussel, Robert - Estrada, Rhonda - Wilson, Tom - Notdurft, Shaun - Cumberworth, Sally K. ... Shattuck, April - Yakimchuk, Olga - Cruz, Sonia De La - Molina, Gracia - Cole, Kimberly - Bussel, Robert - Estrada, Rhonda - Wilson, Tom - Notdurft, Shaun - Cumberworth, Sally K. - Ordway, Eileen - Wicklander, Penny - University of Oregon. Labor Education and Research Center - Vincent, Sharronne - Rogers, David - Kryuchenko, Olena - Tolman, Michael - American Folklife Center - Tenbusch, Victoria - Turanova, Nargiza - Smith, Annie - Christian, Maleta - Occupational Folklife Project - Redding, Alice - Vegar, Joyce - Smith, Edward - Martinez, Adelina - Riggs, Adam Christopher - Hohman, Michael Ryan - Sotin, Bobbie - Moss, Helen Marie - Moore, Nathan J. - Adamski, Rita - Stacy, Donald Eugene - Rogers, Rose M. - Service Employees International Union. Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union - Haydon, Terry - Garcia, Neftali - Conlon, Carol Tyndall - Sandoval, Rebecca - Young, Anna - Tenhonen, Steve - Willman, Joye - Luther, Terry
    • Date: 2014
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    Tobacco workers of the Connecticut River Valley : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of 19 interviews including sound recordings, photographs, interview logs, and transcriptions of oral history interviews documenting the history, occupational culture, and experiences of tobacco farmers and tobacco farm workers in the Connecticut River Valley (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont), where growing and harvesting high-quality cigar tobacco has been a mainstay of the local economy since the 1600s. Dale Cahill and Darcy Cahill, who have...
    • Contributor: Horton, Howard - Ramos, Felix - Jarmoc, Steve - Graham, Glenville - Jekanowski, Kevin - Sanchez, Ernesto Cora - Lamondia, James Arthur - Negron, Jose - American Folklife Center - Roche, Lorrie ... Horton, Howard - Ramos, Felix - Jarmoc, Steve - Graham, Glenville - Jekanowski, Kevin - Sanchez, Ernesto Cora - Lamondia, James Arthur - Negron, Jose - American Folklife Center - Roche, Lorrie - Tingley, Stephen - Occupational Folklife Project - Mokrzecki, David - Hill, Marquis - Torres, Caridad - Cahill, Darcy - Cahill, Dale F. - Adams, Duane - Brown, Thomas Lovia - Velez, Ramon - Martin, Kathleen Brown - Juanzallez, Frederico - Aiken, Arthur
    • Date: 2014
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    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 her career working alongside her mother. She remembers attending Labor Day parties and growing up in a union household. Paysse discusses a time when local unions were segregated and talks about how...
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Paysse, Charlie Lou - Quesada, José Angel
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 same meaning now as it did then.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Shaffer, Harold L. - Occupational Folklife Project
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 very important for Houston, container royalty, and how automation is slowly phasing out the workforce.
    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Clyde - Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 they played on new employees, and how his whole family worked at some point at the Port.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Hausinger, William
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Hensley, James J.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    Lindberg A. Lebert interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-10. Lindbergh Lebert, a pilot, remembers how he started his career on the waterfront. He talks about "Texas Chicken," and how it was a safe way for ships to meet, how he was on the committee responsible for widening of the ship channel, and how local knowledge is extremely important for a pilot.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Lebert, Lindberg A.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    Bobby C. Kersey interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-10-21. Bobby Kersey talks about his career as a boatman, including mooring techniques, the process of hiring, and the evolution of communication from whistle signals to FM radio. He also discusses how even though regulations made after 9/11 have affected work, not much has changed for the boatman.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Kersey, Bobby C.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    Michael W. Dickens interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15. Michael Dickens, longshoreman at the Port of Houston, tells Betsy Peterson about the camaraderie between workers on the waterfront. He talks about the gang system adopted during hiring, how he started off doing very labor intensive work and the reshuffle of seniors during the merging of the labor unions.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Dickens, Michael W.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 locals and the process leading up to the merger.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Robb, Alan A. - Quesada, José Angel - Occupational Folklife Project
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    Timothy Charles Harris interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-16. 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 was very young. He also discusses "shape ups," and how automation and containerization have changed the industry.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Harris, Timothy C. - Quesada, José Angel
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 in licensing laws, and the status difference between ''ship people'' and ''tow boat people.''
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Braun, Leo J.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
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    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 work.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Harris, Eugene
    • Date: 2011-01-01