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John V. Urban Oral History
Labor Archives and Research Center
Schwartz, Harvey
Urban, John V
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
San Francisco State University, Labor Archives and Research Center
California Revealed from Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University
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Labor Archives and Research Center
Sound recording of the interview with ironworker John V. Urban conducted by Harvey Schwartz. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Labor Archives received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities to conduct interviews with nine bridge workers, two wives of bridge workers, and two nurses who cared for workers hurt on the job. Urban joined the Ironworkers as an apprentice in 1935. He worked on the Golden Gate Bridge from 1935 to 1937. In this interview he discusses his early life, his work on the Golden Gate Bridge, and his subsequent professional life. He includes information about fellow workers, and his feelings about the bridge.
Audio cassette
Oral histories
3 Tapes of 3
csfst_000560_t03_b; csfst_000560_t01_a; csfst_000560_t01_b; csfst_000560_t03_a; csfst_000560_t02_a; csfst_000560_t02_b
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)--Design and construction
Bridges--Design and construction--Employees
Blue collar workers--United States--History--20th century
Urban, John V
San Francisco (Calif.)
Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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