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Olga Madar Oral History

 Item
Identifier: LOH002327
Collection consists of an audio recording. Madar talks about her work on behalf of women's rights over the course of her long career in the UAW, including efforts to secure pay equity, maternity benefits, daycare, and better working conditions for both women and men; her hopes for the Equal Rights Amendment; and her own experiences dealing with workplace and societal sexism. The recording begins with the interview already in progress, and there are some blank passages and audio quality issues throughout the recording.

Dates

  • 1972

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Permission to publish or quote must be obtained from the interviewee or interviewee heirs or assigns.

Extent

1 items : (1 audiocassette)

Abstract

In 1972, newscaster Joe Weaver and women's studies scholar Wendy Robbins interviewed Olga Madar for a Detroit television (TV-2) special report on women’s rights. Collection consists of an audio recording. Madar talks about her work on behalf of women's rights over the course of her long career in the UAW, including efforts to secure pay equity, maternity benefits, daycare, and better working conditions for both women and men; her hopes for the Equal Rights Amendment; and her own experiences dealing with workplace and societal sexism. The recording begins with the interview already in progress, and there are some blank passages and audio quality issues throughout the recording.

History

In 1972, newscaster Joe Weaver and women's studies scholar Wendy Robbins interviewed Olga Madar for a Detroit television (TV-2) special report on women’s rights. Madar was a member of UAW Local 50, served in various leadership capacities with the UAW International, and was an advocate for women, minorities, and the elderly.

Acquisition

Probably donated by Olga Madar, circa 1972.

Related Materials

Olga Madar Oral History (1994-05-21), Olga Madar Papers

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on July 27, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Olga Madar Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-07-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-04-10: Inventory added by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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