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Arthur Day collection

Identifier: COU:4429

Scope and Contents

There are three series in this collection, Interviews, the Research Materials and Publications. The materials concentrate on audio tapes and research materials for a study in the Western Federation of Miners for the purposes of conducting Oral Histories of some prominent members in the 1980s. There are 221 cassette tape interviews with 73 prominent Mine-Mill members conducted mainly in 1986-1987. They are alphabetical by name and indicate the number of tapes including duplicates made by Day. If there is a summary of the tapes or a release form it is indicated. Some releases were obtained by the University of Colorado (CU) and others were obtained by the Montana Historical Society (MHS).


  • Creation: 1986 - 1988

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.


12.5 linear feet

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Arthur Day started this project as a biography of Orville Larson. The tapes then went to the Montana Historical Society for transcription (not all of them), only after to be sent to the Archives at Boulder. Arthur Day died on November 15, 1995 in Tucson, Arizona. This collection includes audio tapes and background information for a study in the Western Federation of Miners for the purposes of conduction Oral Histories of some prominent members in the 1980’s.

Preliminary Inventory by Cassandra Volpe; Surveyed by Stephanie Hodges, 2011 May; edited and uploaded by Jennifer Sanchez to ArchivesSpace
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States