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Title:Roland Wilson Oral History
Author(s):Wilson, Roland
Contributor(s):Herndon, Barbara
Subject(s):Oral history
Wilson, Roland (1891-1979)
Abstract:Wilson discusses his coal mining experiences in southern Illinois: working with his father, loading coal, wages, cars, mules, a hoisting engineer's duties, boilers, cages, being a boss, accidents, the Depression, roofbolting and pulling pillars, miner's hats and lights, mechanization, undercutting and breast machines, unions and John L. Lewis, ethnicity in the mines, and playing baseball in the minors in Pekin, Illinois. Interview by Barbara Herndon, 1976. 3 tapes, 150 mins.
Issue Date:1976
Citation Info:Wilson, Roland. 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):W697
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-07

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