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Collection Details


Collection Name: Navajo Uranium Miners Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 622 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss622bc/nmu1%23mss622bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1996-1998
Description: The purpose of this project was to document the lives of Navajo uranium miners. The ultimate goals were educating people, both Navajo and the general public, of injustices the miners faced and to hopefully promote further compensation for these miners and their families. The project coordinator was Douglas Brugge, Ph.D., with the assistance of Timothy Benally, a former uranium miner and Navajo College administrator. Interviews were conducted in the Shiprock area of the Navajo Reservation. By interviewing widows and children of miners, the project encompassed the broader health and social effects of uranium mining on the community.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 26
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: Mine safety; Mineral industries; Navajo Indians--New Mexico; New Mexico; Oral history; Radiation; Radiation injuries--New Mexico; United States; Uranium; Uranium miners--New Mexico
Other Subjects: Compensation
Collection Code: OHC0000227