Collection Items

  • Collection
    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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    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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    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 several Midwestern cities, including Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and...
    • 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
  • Audio Recording
    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
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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
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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
  • Audio Recording
    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Charles R. Montgomery interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-09-07. 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 man hours and the accepted pecking order.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Montgomery, Charles R. - Quesada, José Angel
    • Date: 2011
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    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 the 105-day strike.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Laws, Andrew L. - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Charles H. Gage interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-08. Charles Gage, longshoreman and ship foreman, talks to Pat Jasper about the 105-day strike, how containerization has drastically reduced man hours and segregated unions.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Gage, Charles H. - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Benny Holland interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-09-09. Benjamin Holland, Executive Vice President of the International Longshoreman's Union, talks to Pat Jasper about working his way up from a longshoreman to his present job; and discusses automation, technology replacing workers, segregation, and the pension and welfare fund.
    • Contributor: Holland, Benny - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Rivers Aristide Patout interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2010-07-26. Father Rivers Patout, chaplain and Catholic priest, talked to Pat Jasper about setting up the first secular Seafarers Center to provide seafarers with a better quality of life. He discusses learning about seafarer's lives on the job, cultural clashes, language barriers, and strict laws regarding stowaways. He also talks about how technology has drastically reduced ships' crew size which has contributed to a sharp...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Patout, Rivers - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Terry James Thibodeaux interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-11. Terry Thibodeaux talks to Pat Jasper about his career as a Port Engineer with Martin Marine. He discusses the nuances of his job, the dangers involved and the work involved in building a ship.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Thibodeaux, Terry James - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    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 Houston, Texas. His career has allowed him to see the world, learn new languages, and ascend the ranks. Talks about "incidents," working during holidays as a pilot,...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Lightsey, Thomas N. - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
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    Richard W. Bludworth interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-16. Richard Bludworth, owner of Bludworth Marine, talks to Pat Jasper about his family's career on the ship channel. His business is fabrication, new construction, and repair of vessels. He talks about incidents where his expertise was required, how it is a largely self-taught industry, how his business is cyclical, how Hurricane Ike destroyed his business, and why Houston, Texas, is the best place for...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Bludworth, Richard W. - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011