Audio Recording John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27.

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[ Transcript of John Ryan interview, Part 2 of 2, in which he discusses vintage boat motor repair and musky fishing. IWU Local #63 Headquarters in Broadview, IL. ]
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[ Transcript of John Ryan interview Part 1 of 2, in which he discusses his iron working career. Recorded at IWU Local #63 Headquarters in Broadview, IL. ]
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[ A list of photographs and descriptions for photographs related to John Ryan's interview. Photographs 1-15 pertain to his iron working; 16-19 are about antique outboard boat motors and musky fishing. ]
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Title
John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-07-27.
Summary
John Ryan discusses his background, his entrance into the ironworkers trade, important sites he has worked on in Chicago, unions, strikes, the labor-management situation in Chicago, jokes and ritual. The audio interview is in two parts: Part 1 (sr01) focuses on his life and his career in iron working; Part 2 (sr02) focuses on his passion for vintage outboard boat motors, musky fishing, and how he applies his iron working skills to these pursuits. Historic images (ph01-ph19) belong to Mr. Ryan and were copied and submitted with this interview courtesy of the interviewee.
Contributor Names
Ryan, John P., 1941- interviewee.
Halker, Bucky, interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2011-07-27
Subject Headings
-  Ryan, John P.,--1941---Interviews
-  Accidents
-  Apprenticeship programs
-  Blue collar workers
-  Collective bargaining
-  Corporations
-  Education
-  Employees
-  Employees--Training of
-  Hazardous occupations
-  Humor in the workplace
-  Industrial safety
-  Industrial relations
-  Jargon (Terminology)
-  Job satisfaction
-  Labor contract
-  Labor unions
-  Non-formal education
-  Occupational training
-  Performance standards
-  Quality of work life
-  Strikes and lockouts
-  Trade schools
-  Vocational training centers
-  Wages
-  Workmanship
-  Ironwork
-  Iron and steel workers--Middle West--Interviews
-  Iron and steel workers--Middle West--Social life and customs
-  Fishers--Middle West--Interviews
-  Broadview (Ill.)--event place
Genre
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal narratives
Notes
-  The Local IWU 63 Headquarters can be a bit noisy and this can be heard in the background. It's an industrial building for the most part, so the cooling and heating system is a regular problem. Occasionally, the building even generates a line noise that is impossible to keep off the recording. Sometimes you can also hear people in the office section talking and laughing or somebody will walk into the room. NOTE: The interview for John Ryan is in two parts: PART 1, 28-minutes, focuses on his life in iron working; Part 2, 10-minutes, details his passion for vintage outboard boat motors and musky fishing and how the applies his iron working skills on these pursuits. NOTE: Photograph #20 of John Ryan was taken by Bucky Halker at IWU Local #63 headquarters in Broadview, IL. Photographs #1-19, however, belonged to Ryan. These were then scanned or photographed and submitted with this interview. For that reason, the quality of these photographs varies considerably.
-  Recorded at the Iron Workers Union Local #63 Headquarters, Broadview, Illinois, July 27, 2011.
-  Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00257) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
2 sound files (WAV) (0:28:30) : digital, sound.
20 photographs : digital, JPEG, color.
3 manuscripts : DOC, text files.
Source Collection
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 AFC 2011/062: 00257
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_sr01
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_sr02
afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_ph
afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_ms02
afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_ms01
afc2011062.afc2011062_00257_ms03
Library of Congress Control Number
2017655516
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Description
John Ryan discusses his background, his entrance into the ironworkers trade, important sites he has worked on in Chicago, unions, strikes, the labor-management situation in Chicago, jokes and ritual. The audio interview is in two parts: Part 1 (sr01) focuses on his life and his career in iron working; Part 2 (sr02) focuses on his passion for vintage outboard boat motors, musky fishing, and how he applies his iron working skills to these pursuits. Historic images (ph01-ph19) belong to Mr. Ryan and were copied and submitted with this interview courtesy of the interviewee.
LCCN Permalink
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Credit line

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/064), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Working the Port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/034), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

 

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Ryan, John P., Interviewee, Bucky Halker, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, -07-27. -07-27, 2011. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655516/.

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Ryan, J. P., Halker, B. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2011) John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, -07-27. -07-27. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655516/.

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Ryan, John P., Interviewee, Bucky Halker, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. John Ryan interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, -07-27. -07-27, 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017655516/>.