Harvey Schwartz

Harvey Schwartz is curator of the Oral History Collection at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) library in San Francisco. He is the author of Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers’ Oral History,  Solidarity STories: An Oral History of the ILWU, and The March Inland: Origins of the ILWU Warehouse Division, 1934-1938. 

Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers’ Oral History tells the stories of workers who constructed an American icon during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Here are the voices of ironworkers, cable spinners, engineers, electricians, and laborers who who created San Francisco’s world famous structure. Even the nurses who cared for the injured tell their strories. The recollections here range from descriptions of daily life on the job to accounts of tragic accidents. After you read this book, you will view the City’s great bridge with renewed amazement.