Welcome to Youngstown

The displays in this on-line exhibit examine a variety of representations of work and working-class culture, using materials from family photo albums and scrapbooks, local museums and publications, and other local sources, including the streets of Youngstown.  The exhibit was created by students in American Studies 701/Labor Studies 740, Representations of Work in Youngstown, during Spring Quarter, 1999 and Winter Quarter, 2000.
 

Artifacts 


My Grandfather's 1969 Mustang


"Uncle Bob's Glasses"


Pittsburgh &Lake Erie Railroad


Railroads: The Industrialization of Youngstown


The White Hat

 

My Father's Tools

People


Irish-American Steelworkers


Company Baseball Teams


Grandpa's Citizenship Papers 


Working at WCI -- My Dad and Me

 

African American Steelworkers in Youngstown

 

Places


Didek's Market


Steel Street


Idora Park:  Work and Play in Youngstown

 

Diamond's Restaurant 


Texts


Images of a Ghost Town


Poems from Young's Town


Paintings of Youngstown Strikes


Brier Hill Reference Book

Events


Ohio's First Nurses' Strike, 1966


We're Steel Running

For information about this exhibit or the course, contact Dr. Sherry Linkon, Center for Working-Class Studies.

July, 2000