DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Mike Livoda

Title:
Oral History Interview with Mike Livoda
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1968-11-08
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, Mike Livoda came to the United states from Yugoslavia in 1904 when he was sixteen. He worked in a Montana coal mine in 1907, and then came to Denver, Colorado in 1910 as a union man. Livoda worked in Denver until 1912, when he began organizing miners in Walsenburg, as a part of the United Mine Workers of America. He was severely beat up in Ravenwood, Colorado, three miles out of Walsenburg, for his union role.