Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Edgar L. Smith interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07. Concerns Smith's life and career as an ironworker, especially as a member of Wisconsin-based Local 383.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Smith, Edgar L. - Leary, James P.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    George L. Bunders interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-07. Interview concerns Bunders' working life as an ironworker with Local 383.
    • Contributor: Bunders, George L. - Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Harold Clausen interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-21. Interview with Harold "Pork" Clausen focuses on his experiences as an ironworker. His wife, Sharon, joins in at the end of the recording session. The audio interview is in two parts: file afc2011062_00168_sr01 contains the main interview; afc2011062_00168_sr02 is an addendum containing a story about a fight between two foremen on a barge.
    • Contributor: Clausen, Harold Wayne - Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Everett J. Erstad interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-13. Interview with ironworker Everett J. Erstad at his home in Oregon, Wisconsin. The audio is in 2 parts: Part 1 (sr01) includes the bulk of the interview with Everett Erstad and his experiences as an ironworker with Local 383. Part 2 (sr02) consists of a short narrative about a prank played on Erstad by a crane operator. The interview is supplemented by 85 photographs.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P. - Erstad, Everett J.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    William W. Kerwin interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-08. Interview focuses on Bill Kerwin's experiences as an ironworker with Local 383.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P. - Kerwin, William W.
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    Augustine Peplinski interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-12. Interview focuses on Gus Peplinski's experiences as an ironworker and member of Local 383
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P. - Peplinski, Augustine
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    William C. Tanneberg interview conducted by James Patrick Leary, 2011-07-11. Concerns Tanneberg's experiences as an ironworker and, subsequently, a blacksmith, with some brief information about his labor in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Leary, James P. - Tanneberg, William
    • Date: 2011-01-01
  • Audio Recording
    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 carpentry, and an extended discussion of DeWain Olby's performance of country music and the recording and meaning of his song "Ironworker Blues."
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Olby, David - Leary, James P.
    • Date: 2011-01-01