Boeing Oral History Update

“History is history and you can’t change it, and they [Boeing] were a big part of Kansas, America, and Wichita’s history.”

-Carl Brewer, Mayor of Wichita

Mayor Carl Brewer interview

Briana O’Higgins interviews Mayor Carl Brewer for the Boeing Oral History Project.

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, himself a former Boeing employee, recently conducted an oral history interview for the Boeing Oral History Project. The project is collecting and preserving interviews with Boeing machinists, engineers, and office staff, as well as city officials and other community members to record the impact of the plant’s closure on Wichita, a.k.a. the “Air Capital of the World.”

The Boeing Oral History Project is a partnership between the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and the Kansas Humanities Council made possible through the support of an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Find out more about the Boeing Oral History Project by contacting the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum at (316) 265-9314.