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Oral history interview with Oscar E. Collins, 1974

Creator: Collins, Oscar E.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 90 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Machinist.

Scope and Contents

Apprentice machinist, Seattle Astoria Iron Works, 1917; summer job canning for Pacific American Canneries, 1924; Continental Can take-over of Troyer-Fox, 1928; unionization, 1936; the Depression, World War II, making parts for Boeing; discussion of apprenticeship, timing jobs, hours, wages, promotion, safety and ventilation of plants, politics, pension.

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