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Program Information
 The Illinois Labor Hour 
 Interview w/producers of historical video documentary
 Louis Galdieri and Ken Ross, documentary producers
 Illinois Labor Hour  
 For non-profit use only.
In 1913, a Christmas party for the children of striking copper miners in Calumet, Michigan ended in tragedy. Ross and Galdieri were inspired by the Woody Guthrie song "1913 Massacre" to do a documentary about the event.

For more info, go to
Interview produced by Bill Gorrell. Let us know what you think by emailing us at

Louis V. Galdieri
521 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ken Ross
72 East 3rd Street, #4A
New York, New York 10003
If you or someone you know has a family story about the strike of 1913, the Italian Hall disaster, or Calumet in the old days, we'd love to hear it. We've received email correspondence from around the country and around the world, and we do our best to follow up on compelling leads and tips. Your stories are the stories we want to tell. Get in touch!
If you or someone you know has old family photographs or (above all) old motion picture footage of Calumet or the Copper Country before 1965 or so, please drop us a line. We are especially interested in old home movies of life in the UP. We are also interested in finding film or video footage of the Italian Hall demolition.
Most important of all, if you or your organization would like to make a tax deductible contribution to our project, please contact us. All contributions to the film should be made payable to our fiscal sponsor, The Center for Independent Documentary, with "1913 Massacre Film Project" on the memo line.

The Center for Independent Documentary
680 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
telephone: 781-784-3627

The Center for Independent Documentary is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 institution. Your tax-deductible contribution will go directly toward meeting our production expenses.
Finally, as you may have already gathered, we could use some help with this website, everything from design to update to maintenance. Obviously while we are still raising funds for production, we can't put our scarce resources toward this website, but if you are a talented web designer / webmaster who would like to help us out, pro bono, drop us a line and point us to some samples of your work.

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00:24:13 English 2005-02-01
 Bement, Illinois
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1913 massacre part1  00:10:20  64Kbps mp3
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1913 massacre part2  00:13:53  64Kbps mp3
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