A History Worth Celebrating
In this episode IBEW Museum Curator Curtis Bateman adds expert commentary as we listen to J.T. Kelly’s family narrate his first-person account of our early history, A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS. Special thanks go out to all the Kelly family members for their generous contribution to this year’s anniversary celebration. The image of JT was provided by the Kelly family, who remain an IBEW treasure. Thank you also to Brother Bateman for sharing his vast knowledge of our history. The title for this episode was taken from Curtis' written contribution to the Henry Miller Museum website – a History Worth Celebrating link: https://nbew-ibewmuseum.org/index.php/contributors/curtis-bateman Linked below is a modest reflection on the significant contributions of one of our most prolific founders, printed after his death in 1930. We hope you enjoy this episode and appreciate your continued support of the Henry Miller Museum – Happy 126th Birthday IBEW!
'Death Withdraws His Card' - transcribed from page 332 of the June 1930 edition of The Electrical Worker: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U5_JKN3AVRDRAVYc0HmIHLonkMmvTE9w/view?usp=sharing
Page 332 of the June 1930 edition of The Electrical Worker: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1quDJ-LrfKroawUsXrS3aXTrWoc5w_n4z/view?usp=sharing