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.
Butte, Montana; International Workers of the World [Wobblies]; Mining; Anaconda Company; Great Depression
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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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Curtin, James, "James Curtin Interview, April 8, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 8.