Collection ID: ohrc123
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Summary

Creator:
Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Abstract:
This collection contains 5 interviews with 7 people conducted by John Bodnar in 1981 for the Pennsylvania State Archives oral history project "Nanticoke Women Oral History Project." The people being interviewed were born in the late 19th and early 20th century and lived in the mining towns of Nanticoke and Plymouth, Pennsylvania. These towns were involved with the coal mining unions and strikes of the 1920's and 1930's. Some of interviewees worked in the mines while others had other occupations. Of the 7 people interviewed, 6 are of Polish descent with either their parent(s) or grandparent(s) immigrating to the U.S., while the other person was born in Italy and moved to the United States at the age of 15. Among the topics brought up, there is a lot of emphasis on the strikes that went on in the 1920's and 1930's involving the United Mine Workers and the union that broke off from them, the United Anthracite Miners. Many key figures from this time are discussed including John L. Lewis, Thomas Maloney, John Fine, Judge W. A. Valentine, and Rinaldo Capellini. The interviewees discuss the impact that the strikes and politics of the coal mines had on their jobs and towns. They speak of the violence that occurred at the time including dynamite attacks, fighting during the strikes, and the assassination of Thomas Maloney, who was a president of the United Anthracite Miners.
Extent:
5 Interviews
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:

[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].

Manuscript Group 409, Oral History Collection Nanticoke Women Oral History Project 1977-1978, 1981 (series #m409.22) Courtesy of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Pennsylvania State Archives

Background

Physical location:
Interviews are housed in Franklin Hall, Room 0030A. Contact ohrc@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
Physical facet:
Audio files
Physical description:
Contains interviews consisting of audio .wav files.

Access

TERMS OF ACCESS:

The archive of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the audio interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s). For any use of these interviews in broadcast or publication, the Pennsylvania State Archives must be contacted for permission at ra-statearchives@pa.gov.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].

Manuscript Group 409, Oral History Collection Nanticoke Women Oral History Project 1977-1978, 1981 (series #m409.22) Courtesy of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Pennsylvania State Archives

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Franklin Hall 0030B
601 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-855-2856
ohrc@indiana.edu