Robert Melvin Interview, March 17, 1980

Interviewee

Robert Melvin

Interviewer

Mary Murphy

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Description

Robert Melvin discusses his experiences growing up in Butte, Montana, during the early 20th century. He describes his Irish parents and his father’s mining and involvement with the miners’ union. Melvin recalls working for the Civilian Conservation Corporation (CCC) during the Great Depression, working in the Butte mine, and the benefits of being part of a labor union. He talks about the organization of the Anaconda Company and the mining accident that resulted in the loss of his leg.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; Mining; Butte mines; Civilian Conservation Corporation; Great Depression; Mining unions; Anaconda Company

Original Date

3-17-1980

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 098-036, OH 098-037

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:19:46 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_036_037.mp3; OH_098_036_037.pdf

Robert Melvin Interview, March 17, 1980

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