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Reminiscences of Robert W. Walsh : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Walsh, Robert W., 1944-
Project: September 11, 2001 telling lives oral history project:
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 30 pages sound recording 1 audio disc (57 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Ironworker and Business Manager of Local Ironworkers Union No. 40.

Scope and Contents

Background: born Bronx, New York; ironworker father; career: ironworker, business manager and financial secretary of Ironworkers Local Union No. 40; 9/11: at Local 40 union main office, television coverage, ironworkers from Local 40 volunteering at World Trade Center [WTC]; post-9/11: loss of friends and co-workers in WTC; National Guard request for workers from Local 40, six to seven hundred ironworkers on site including some retired, organization of volunteers, nine months of work, avoidance of major injuries, concerns about buildings surrounding WTC, collapse of WTC Building 7; concern for future health risks, psychological impact, importance of unions.


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