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Reminiscences of Donald E. Joy : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Joy, Donald E., 1937-
Project: September 11, 2001 telling lives oral history project:
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 50 pages sound recordings 2 audiocassettes (101 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Born Brooklyn, NY; early life: large population of iron-workers in neighborhood including family members, fathers work on World Trade Center infrastructure; education: Williamsburg Vocational High School, Local 40 apprentice-training program, coursework in construction technology at New York City Community College; career: ironworker, president of Local 40 since 1997; ironworker experiences: importance of unions, development of technology, erecting World Trace Center; military service; 9/11: concern for people in towers, removing steel with ironworker friends, directing traffic; post 9/11: awe at level of destruction, animosity towards terrorists, positive image of ironworkers and Local 40.


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