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Document Details


Title: Tom Evans
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rowan University. History Department
Collection: We All Got History Oral History
Description: Tom worked for 37 years as a fabricator in the structural steel business in Philadelphia. When he began, he was paid a dollar an hour. He was a member of the union of local iron workers for 32 years. After twenty-five years of work at the same company, he became a foreman and then a superintendent. Tom's company had to close down when others shops lowered prices and ran the Philadelphia steel companies out of business.
Extent: 12 pages
URL: http://www.rowan.edu/oralhistory/interviewSearch/displayTranscript.cfm?ID=8
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Evans, Tom, 1930-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1-Jan-1930
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Construction worker
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 28-Mar-2000
Interviewer: Evans, Sean
Locations discussed: Delaware; New Jersey; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Delaware; Industrial accidents; Labor unions; New Jersey; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States; Work; Working class families
Topics discussed - Other terms: Delaware Valley; Working people
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022484-23831