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Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Commerce, Industry, and Labor - Individual Interviews

The Oral History Center regularly conducts longer life history interviews as well as shorter topical interviews with individuals who have made important contributions to the areas of commerce, industry, and labor. These oral histories may be with individuals who have founded and managed corporations, people who have contributed expertise and spurred innovation in business, or those who represented workers through unions or other organizations. The interviews listed here typically were not conducted as part of an on-going project. Instead, the majority of these interviews document the singular contributions of individuals to the economic life of the United States and the larger global arena. Interviews are added to this subject catagory as they are completed. 


Project Resources

Additional oral history interview projects with substantive content on the history commerce, industry, and labor include:

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream  

Economists Life Stories

Global Mining

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care

Slaying the Dragon of Debt: US Fiscal Politics and Policy

Venture Capitalists

Western Mining