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Title:Joseph James Shannon Oral History
Author(s):Shannon, Joseph James
Contributor(s):Herndon, Barbara
Subject(s):Oral history
Shannon, Joseph James (b. 1900)
Abstract:Shannon, coal miner, discusses activities of the United Mine Worker's union in southern Illinois: its organization and administration, elections, finances, contracts, members and offices; union conflicts, strikes and violence; John L. Lewis and the local, national, and international UMW; districts and meetings. He also discusses coal mining in Zeigler and West Frankfort, Illinois: work as a trapper, mule driver, and mine examiner, shifts and wages, coal types, and electricity in the mines. Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1976-77. 4 tapes, 350 mins.
Issue Date:1976
Citation Info:Shannon, Joseph James. Oral History. Barbara Herndon, interviewer. Oral History Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Genre:Sound Recording (oral)
Other Identifier(s):SH19J
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-04

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