Clarence Goldberg recalls his family history, including his parents’ emigration from Sweden to the United States. He describes his experiences as a miner, the development of Butte, Montana’s mining industry, the health and safety conditions in the mines, and the rise of organized labor. Goldberg also discusses the life of a miner, placing the occupation into the broader cultural context of Butte as it existed during the early 20th century. He talks about bootlegging, prostitution, and local businesses in Butte.
Goldberg's wife, Aili Goldberg, participates occasionally during the interview.
Butte, Montana; Mining industry; Health and safety conditions; Bootlegging; Prostitution; Organized labor
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 098-022, OH 098-023, OH 098-024
3 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (54 p.: 28 cm.)
Goldberg, Clarence, "Clarence Goldberg Interview, March 22, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 12.