Donald Calder discusses his family history in Butte, Montana. He describes how his father, a tailor from Scotland, moved to Butte in 1894. Calder discusses his early years in the blacksmith trade, the blacksmith’s union, and the 1960s union merger with boilermakers. He also describes ethnic and racial divisions in Butte.
Butte, Montana; Works Progress Administration [WPA]; Blacksmith union; City divisions
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 098-001, OH 098-002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)
Calder, Donald A., "Donald A. Calder Interview, June 19, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 1.