DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Gilbert Fernandez

Title:
Oral History Interview with Gilbert Fernandez
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1989-09-27
Type:
Sound Recording, Text
Format:
audio/mp3, audio/wav
Subject:
steel industry and trade: united states: history: 20th century
Description:
Cassette Tapes: Nakamichi Dragon, Nakamichi cassette Deck 1 Reel-to Reel Tapes: Studer A80, Studer B67, Otari MX-55, Revox A700 DVD: Pioneer DV-434. Analog/Digital converter: Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR; Prism Sound Dream AD-2; Computer Hardware: 3 (total) Intel Celeron 1.8GHz/224 MB RAM PC's (made by PowerSpec), each with a Firewire hard drive (2 made by MicroNet, 1 made by LaCie) and M-Audio Delta Audiophile (internal sound card). External Firewire Hard Drive; Computer Software: Windows XP; Steinberg Wavelength 4.0; Sony Soundforge; Other devices: Switcher to allow monitoring of multiple transfers; Basic Map: Playback machine-Analog RCA or XLR-AD converter-AES (XLR)-M-Audio Card-Software-External Firewire Drive, Gilbert Fernandez was born in Valdez, Colorado and began working for CFandI at the Valdez Frederick Mine as a high schooler in 1927. He was laid off in 1931 and began weaving for two years. Fernandez began digging coal again in 1936 until 1941. He then worked for four years on machines that dug the coal for him. Next he was given the job of fire boss for sixteen years and then as pit boss for three years.