Commerce, Industry, and Labor — Individual Interviews

About the 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 ongoing 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 category as they are completed. 

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Project resources

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

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream  

Economists Life Stories

Global Mining

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care

Slaying the Dragon of Debt: U.S. Fiscal Politics and Policy

Venture Capitalists

Western Mining