Ph.D. History, University of Iowa
Expertise: Oral and Public History, Audio Recording, Scholarly Editing
Employer: University of Iowa Labor Center
John W. McKerley has been the oral historian for the Iowa Labor History Oral Project (ILHOP) at the University of Iowa Labor Center (College of Law) since 2013. ILHOP is a forty-year-old joint initiative of Iowa’s main labor federation, the UI Labor Center, UI Libraries, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. With over 1,200 interviews (approximately 150 added by John), it constitutes one of the largest and longest-running labor-focused oral history projects in the world.