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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Robert M. McPherson
RLIN number: NXCP88-A151
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Continental Group Project
Description: Father's experiences in Klondike gold rush; growing up in northwest; employment in Seattle-Astoria Ironworks; earliest can-making on the West Coast; detailed description of relationship with American Can Company; travel and comparison of plants throughout United States, especially northwest; Alaskan markets; lifestyle in West vs East, 1960s.
Extent: Transcript: 82 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Continental Group. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McPherson, Robert M., 1897-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1897
Speaker occupation: Administrator
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1974
Interviewer: Nackman, Mark E.
Locations discussed: Alaska; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alaska; Alaska--History--1867-1959; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Containers; Continental Can Company, Inc; Factory management; McPherson, Robert M., 1897-; Supervisors, Industrial
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019361-14804