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Manuscript Group 409
ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION
1970-2005
(1,133 audio cassettes of 772 interviews)


The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews conducted throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by staff members and Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. These interviews shed light on the common folk and their backrounds as southern born African American migrants, European immigrants, Hispanics, and Jews working in the coal, steel, and electrical industries.

For a more detailed description of each project's content and background information about the individual's interviewed consult the finding aid to the collection in the Pennsylvania State Archives and Matthew S. Magda's Summary Guide to the Oral History Collections of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (1981).




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