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Title:Tom Sweeney Oral History
Author(s):Sweeney, Tom
Contributor(s):Cherniavsky, Nick
Subject(s):Oral history
Sweeney, Tom (b. 1900)
Abstract:Sweeney, coal miner and lawyer, discusses coal mining and union activities in Franklin and Christian Counties, Illinois: mechanization, wages, importance of coal, union conflicts, the Herrin massacre, violence, the "white card" movement, John L. Lewis, and the mine wars. He also briefly discusses attending Lincoln Law School in Springfield, his law practice in Taylorville, coal miners and the law. Interview by Nick Cherniavsky, 1977. 2 tapes, 120 mins.
Issue Date:1977
Citation Info:Sweeney, Tom. Oral History. Nick Cherniavsky, interviewer. Oral History Collection, Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Genre:Sound Recording (oral)
Other Identifier(s):SW35
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed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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