James Curtin Interview

Interviewee

James Curtin

Interviewer

Mary Murphy

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Description

James Curtin describes his Irish Catholic family as well as his childhood memories of attending a home wake held for his uncle, a secretary for the Wobblies. He discusses growing up in Butte, Montana, during the Great Depression and working for the mines in that area. Curtin talks about the dangerous working conditions in the mines and the conflict that arose between miners and the Anaconda Company.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Butte, Montana; International Workers of the World [Wobblies]; Mining; Anaconda Company; Great Depression

Original Date

4-8-1980

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 098-016

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:15 minutes

Local Filename

OH_098_016.mp3; OH_098_016.pdf

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