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Title
Fred Brusati Oral History
Creator
Labor Archives and Research Center
Schwartz, Harvey
Brusati, Fred
Date Created and/or Issued
1987-04-28
Contributing Institution
San Francisco State University, Labor Archives and Research Center
Collection
California Revealed from Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University
Rights Information
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Rights Holder and Contact
Labor Archives and Research Center
Description
Sound recording of interview with electrician Fred Brusati 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. In this interview Brusati discusses his early life, his professional work as an electrician in Marin County, his union membership, and his work on the Golden Gate Bridge from 1934 to 1937. He also provides several detailed descrtiptions of bridge work, including wire dewaxing, cable spinning, wire running, and safety equipment use.
Type
sound
Format
Master
Sound
Audio cassette
Form/Genre
Oral histories
Extent
2 Tapes of 2
Identifier
larc.oh.brusati
csfst_000553_t01_a; csfst_000553_t01_b; csfst_000553_t02_a; csfst_000553_t02_b
Language
English
Subject
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)--Design and construction
Bridges--Design and construction--Employees
Blue collar workers--United States--History--20th century
Brusati, Fred
Place
San Francisco (Calif.)
Provenance
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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