• Audio Recording
    Patrick Wellington interview conducted by Candacy Taylor, 2012-08-10. Patrick Wellington is an established New York hairdresser from Jamaica. In this interview he discusses the importance of taking care of his body to meet the physical demands of the job; attending hair shows; the controversy of straightening hair with the Keratin Hair Treatment; turnover in the industry; the tipping system; and the different chemical and natural processing techniques used to straighten African American...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Wellington, Patrick - Taylor, Candacy A.
    • Date: 2012
  • Collection
    Lowell Folklife Project collection,
    Lowell Folklife Project | Lowell, Massachusetts Folklife Project Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    This year-long study conducted by the American Folklife Center yielded an ethnographic collection consisting of 196 hours of sound recordings covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including oral history interviews, religious services and festivals (Catholic and Greek Orthodox holy week and Easter services and religious processions; a Cambodian Buddhist wedding ceremony; Cambodian and Laotian New Year's celebrations; Puerto Rican festivals), musical events,...
    • Contributor: Rankin, Tom - Taylor, David Alan - Lowell Historic Preservation Commission (U.S.) - Wachs, Eleanor F. - Lueders-Booth, John - Bell, Michael Edward - University of Lowell - American Folklife Center - Bartis, Peter - United States. National Park Service ... Rankin, Tom - Taylor, David Alan - Lowell Historic Preservation Commission (U.S.) - Wachs, Eleanor F. - Lueders-Booth, John - Bell, Michael Edward - University of Lowell - American Folklife Center - Bartis, Peter - United States. National Park Service - Norkunas, Martha K. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Lowell National Historical Park (Lowell, Mass.) - Fertig, Barbara C. - Refugee Arts Group - Monta?o, Mario - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - DeNatale, Douglas - Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
    • Date: 1987
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Jija Tashi Dorje Jija [Tib. spyi lcag] was a lay aristocratic official of the Tibetan government. In this interview, he discusses being the dzongpo?n of Powo Cho?dzong, his time in Chamdo and fleeing with Ngabo?. He talks about how they were captured and detained in Chamdo, and how later he was sent to Lhasa with the tsidrung Jangjenlokho to deliver the report to the Kashag regarding the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1993
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Puchung Tsering The interviewee was born in a treba household in the old society. When he was 10 years old he began working on the family land and discusses how he mainly went after donkeys to move things. The subject witnessed the arrival of the People's Liberation Army and their fighting with the Khampa in Dokhar Sumdo. He describes how he was classified as middle class...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2002
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Chungla The interviewee grew up in a treba household where she worked as an ula for the ngadag until she moved to Shigatse to work for her sister. During the reforms, she was labeled middle class and was given some land. She discusses the Cultural Revolution, struggle sessions held in her region, and her motivations for joining Gyenlo. She explains the ways in which her...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2003
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Taklha Phüntso Tashi Taklha, Phu?ntso Tashi [Tib. stag lha, phun tshogs bkra shis] was an Amdowa who was the brother-in-law of the Dalai Lama and the Commander of the Bodyguard Regiment from 1954-59. In this interview, he discusses political talks in China and transportation issues, including Sursur Dzasa and Thubden Cho?mpel's trip to Delhi. He became a senampa and worked in the Foreign Office as a rimshi...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1992
  • Audio Recording
    James Martin interview conducted by Nic Hartmann, 2015-11-23. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Interview with James Martin, Director of Sustainability at Wilson Produce in Nogales, Arizona.
    • Contributor: Hartmann, Nic - Occupational Folklife Project - Martin, James Michael
    • Date: 2015
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Drungtog The interviewee was born in Gyashar Chu. At that time, her family was a treba household and they had to work as ula and pay taxes. Due to the severity of the taxes, the family fled to Lhatse, where she worked as a maidservant and a shepherd. After five years, her family returned to Shigatse and resumed farming, but under different conditions. Before the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2003
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Pemba Putri The interviewee was born to a poor family in Pena, and describes how their lands were washed away by the flood. She had to work as a maidservant and discusses how she didn't get enough food to eat. The subject became a servant of a trader, who was also a goldsmith in Shigatse, and tells how she was treated well. In the reforms the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2003
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Montana Folklife Survey collection, 1979 Collection of field recordings of interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions including fiddle and mandolin music in Forsyth; fiddle and accordion music performed in Broadus; the Montana Old-Time Fiddlers Association in Polson; Irish music, songs, and dance music on concertina and accordion in Butte; a Serbian wedding...
    • Contributor: McBride, Tom - Johnson, Paula J. - Young, Kay - Stanton, Gary Ward - Toelken, Miiko - Dockstader, Ray - Toelken, Barre - Crummett, Michael - Wasson, George - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Date: 1979
  • Audio Recording
    Monologue with 74 year old female, Hawes, Arkansas
    • Contributor: Unidentified - Mele, Joseph
    • Date: 1975
  • Film, Video
    Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky, 2013 June 21. Walter Tillow discusses how he joined the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and how that led him into labor and leftist movements. He describes his childhood in New York City and the leftist politics of his parents, as well as how he learned about the Movement as a college student at Harpur College and as a graduate student at Cornell University. In...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Tillow, Walter M.
    • Date: 2013

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    Richard W. Bludworth interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-16. Richard Bludworth, owner of Bludworth Marine, talks to Pat Jasper about his family's career on the ship channel. His business is fabrication, new construction, and repair of vessels. He talks about incidents where his expertise was required, how it is a largely self-taught industry, how his business is cyclical, how Hurricane Ike destroyed his business, and why Houston, Texas, is the best place for...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Bludworth, Richard W. - Quesada, José Angel - Jasper, Pat
    • Date: 2011
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Sonam Wangdü The interviewee was born into a treba household that belonged to the ngadag Langdong, whom he worked for as a tax. The interviewee also describes how the entire area at the time was ravaged by smallpox, which claimed three members of his own family. The subject talks about the Khampas who came through their area while fleeing the PLA. The interviewee was chosen to...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Lhagyari Namgyel Wangchuk Lhagyari Trichen [Tib. lha rgya ri khri chen] was the head of Lhagyari, one of the highest aristocratic families who claim descent from the early Tibetan Kings. In this interview, he discusses his life in 1950 as an official in Tibet. He discusses the 13th Dalai Lama and the structure of the Tibetan old society. He describes his life in Lhagyari and the arrival...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1992
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Narkyid Ngawang Thondrup Ngawang Tho?ndrub [Tib. ngag dbang don grub] was a young monk official in the 1950s. In this interview, he talks about the arrival of the Chinese, the subsequent fighting and also the loss of Chamdo. He discusses the various opinions concerning the 17-Point Agreement, and Gendu?n Cho?mpel's ideas of change and development for the Tibetan system, as well as an internal oath that his...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1992
  • Audio Recording
    Gayle D. McCoy interview conducted by Charlie Seemann, 2011-12-02. Interview with Gayle D. McCoy, who discussed his first employment as uranium miner in Wyoming and eventual move to gold mining in Nevada. Interview includes the nature of the work, workplace, co-workers, safety concerns, and various mining jobs done during his career.
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Seemann, Charlie - McCoy, Gayle D.
    • Date: 2011
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Fan Zhizhong Fan Zhizhong was an 18th Army Corps officer who became First Party Secretary in Ganzi in 1955. In this interview, he talks mostly about the implementation of democratic reforms in 1956 in the Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province (Kham).
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1995
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Ch?drak Trüku Cho?drak Tru?ke Rimpoche was originally from Traya in Kham and then joined Loseling at Drepung. In this interview, he discusses how he was recognized as a reincarnation of Cho?drak and how he was raised as a result. He talks about his trip to Lhasa, his arrival at the monastery and how he managed while there. Additionally, he discusses the planning of Chushigandru to offer...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 199?
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Gyentsen Tempel Gyentsen Tempel [Tib. rgyal mtshan bstan 'phel] was a monk official from the shagtsang of Jigyab Khembo Gyambumgang. He later became a tsendro?n in the Dalai Lama's Secretariat. In this interview, he discusses the negotiations between Tibet and China and the Tibetan people's reactions to the idea of communism. He also discusses the traditional decision-making process, the People's Association, and the two differing views...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video
    E. Maynard Moore oral history interview conducted by David. P. Cline in Washington, District of Columbia, 2015 December 14. Maynard E. Moore shares his experience in the Civil Rights Movement as a minister and how the intersection of religion and education provided an opportunity for racial integration. He recalls his involvement in the Methodist Student Movement from his early career as a migrant camp worker, to later pursuits in doctoral education, up to his participation in the Selma march. Emphasizing the commitment to...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Moore, E. Maynard - Bishop, John Melville
    • Date: 2015
  • Audio Recording
    Scott Pullman interview conducted by Jaime Lopez, 2017-06-01. Scott Pullman discusses being a concrete worker and cabinetmaker before becoming a Local 3 Electrician. He recalls his first day on the job as an apprentice, 34 years ago; and talks about the value of the A-Card (new construction division), comparing it to other union trades and careers. He reflects on the changes in work ethics, the decline of hard work in relation to...
    • Contributor: Occupational Folklife Project - Pullman, Scott - Lopez, Jaime
    • Date: 2017

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    Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland, 2013 March 18. Martha Prescod Norman Noonan describes her childhood in Providence, Rhode Island, and being one of the few black families in the neighborhood. Her parents urged her to attend the University of Michigan, where she joined Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She eventually made her way to Albany, Georgia, where she worked with the...
    • Contributor: Noonan, Martha P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John
    • Date: 2013

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    Michael W. Dickens interview conducted by Betsy Peterson, 2011-11-15. Michael Dickens, longshoreman at the Port of Houston, tells Betsy Peterson about the camaraderie between workers on the waterfront. He talks about the gang system adopted during hiring, how he started off doing very labor intensive work and the reshuffle of seniors during the merging of the labor unions.
    • Contributor: Peterson, Betsy - Occupational Folklife Project - Quesada, José Angel - Dickens, Michael W.
    • Date: 2011
  • Audio Recording
    Oral history interview of Trinley Wangdü & Lhamo Droma. Trinley was born into a poor family in 1928 in a village near Nechung monastery. He became a monk at Nechung monastery when he was very young while also doing corvee labor. When he was thirteen, he moved to Drepung monastery to be a full-time monk. He was a dobdob monk and did not study much. In 1954 he left the monastery and did...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn C. - Tibet Oral History and Archive Project
    • Date: 2001