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Title:Jess Ballard Oral History
Author(s):Ballard, Jess
Contributor(s):Herndon, Barbara
Subject(s):Ballard, Jess (1910-1995)
Abstract:Ballard, coal mine electrician, discusses mining and unions in DuQuoin and Dowell, Illinois: mining machinery, safety measures, company houses, stores and scrip pay in a company town; the UMW and PMA union conflicts; and the marches on Mulkeytown and Dowell. He also discusses growing up in southern Illinois, schooling, chores and childhood games. Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1977. 3 tapes, 125 mins.
Issue Date:1977
Citation Info:Ballard, Jess. Oral History. Barbara Herndon and Nick Cherniavsky, interviewers. Oral History Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Genre:Sound Recording (oral)
Other Identifier(s):B212
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed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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