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Frank E'Dalgo oral history interview, May 3, 1988

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: EdalgoF_19880503

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Les Hough. E’Dalgo discusses his early years growing up on a farm in Monroe County, Georgia. At age 16, E’Dalgo moved to Florida and started in the fruit packing industry. E’Dalgo describes his first involvement in the labor movement in Florida as an organizer of the Fort Pierce Growers Association. His membership in the International Association of Machinists and his position as an organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL) are discussed. E’Dalgo recounts his work with Lou Rhodes of AFL and their efforts to organize the Florida citrus growers and canners. E’Dalgo’s work with other union organizations, particularly those in the aircraft industry, are also discussed.


  • Creation: May 3, 1988


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.

Biographical Note

Frank E'Dalgo was first hired by the American Federation of Labor (AFL) as an organizer, coordinating the first citrus plant in Florida. He later joined the IAMAW as Grand Lodge Representative and spent much of his time working with the sugar industry. He started Local Lodge 2152, changed Local Lodge 57 from a Federal Union to the IAMAW, and later worked with District Lodge 166 and the local lodges in Cape Canaveral.


1 item(s) (transcript (46 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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