Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral histories

Independence Seaport Museum collection of Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral histories, 1993–1999.
6 containers (4.5 linear feet).
About the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral history project

The Philadephia Naval Shipyard Oral History Project consists of a series of fifteen interviews exploring the history of work and community at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (PNSY) from the World War II era to the present. Most of the interviewees were former PNSY employees who worked as apprentices, journeymen, superintendents, clerks, and labor organizers in the yard’s core divisions. The project was conducted by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (now the Independence Seaport Museum) and directed by Thomas Heinrich.

About the collection

Collection of interviews and papers from the Philadephia Naval Shipyard Oral History Project. Items in the collection include: CDs, audiocassettes, and DAT tapes of interviews; files on the project, including transcripts, release forms, correspondence, and questionnaires; and background materials on the Naval Shipyard and photocopies of newspaper articles.

  • Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Shipbuilding–Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Types of material
  • Audiocassettes
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Oral histories
Reference files
  • Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
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