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Title:Irene Allard Oral History
Author(s):Allard, Irene
Contributor(s):Herndon, Barbara; Cherniavsky, Nick
Subject(s):Allard, Irene (1910-1998)
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Abstract:Allard recalls growing up in a mining family in Central Illinois. She discusses her father's work as a coal miner, company houses, stores, and scrip pay; describes miner's lamps and miner's buckets; mining union activities; conflicts between unions and management; organization of the Progressive Miners' of America and her husband's work for the union; and violence, strikes, meetings, and conflicts between the United Mine Workers and the PMA. She also discusses women's roles in mining activities in West Frankfort and Gillespie, Illinois; organization, uniforms, marches, and fundraising activities of the PMA Women's Auxiliary; and women's jobs. Interview by Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, 1974. 3 tapes, 270 mins.
Issue Date:1974
Citation Info:Allard, Irene. Oral History. Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, interviewers. Oral History Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-03-31

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