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Collection Details


Collection Name: Labor History: Oil Workers
Repository Name: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Long Beach, California, United States
URL: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/voaha/summary/page20.html
Material Formats: [6 documents with audio]
Description: The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 6
Interviews: [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: California; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--Organizing; Labor unions--Political activity; Long Beach, CA; Oil industries; Oil industries--Employees; Oil industry workers; Oil industry workers--Labor unions; Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Collection Code: OHC0004568