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Labor Diplomacy Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH001762
Collection consists of transcripts of 19 interviews with United States foreign affairs officials and others with expertise or experience in the emerging field of labor diplomacy.
The following 20 participants were interviewed: David Burgess (self-created memoir), John F. Correll, Harold Davey, John T. Doherty, Harry Fleischman, Dale Good, James Hoover, Lane Kirkland, George Lichtblau, George Lodge, Ray Marshall, Parke Massey, Jay Mazur, Bruce Millen, Dale Povenmire, Herman Rebhan, Roger Schrader and Hebert Weiner (interviewed together), Ben Stephansky, and Gus Tyler.

The interviews were conducted by project creator Morris Weisz, later project director Don R. Kienzle, James F. Shea, and Thomas D. Bowie.

Dates

  • 1990-03-09 - 1996-11-13

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.

The interviews contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individuals interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. Government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB). ) : Consists of 19 printed transcripts.

Abstract

Morris Weisz, a labor specialist and former State Department official, joined with around 20 other retired and active U.S. Government experts in international labor affairs in 1990 to begin conducting oral history interviews for what would become the Labor Diplomacy Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. The project goal was to cover the United States Government's involvement in international labor affairs, or "labor diplomacy," from the start of the State Department's Labor Attache Program in 1943 through the present. Collection consists of transcripts of 19 interviews with United States foreign affairs officials and others with expertise or experience in the emerging field of labor diplomacy.

History

Morris Weisz, a labor specialist and former State Department official, joined with around 20 other retired and active U.S. Government experts in international labor affairs in 1990 to begin conducting oral history interviews for what would become the Labor Diplomacy Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. The project goal was to cover the United States Government's involvement in international labor affairs, or "labor diplomacy," from the start of the State Department's Labor Attache Program in 1943 through the present.

Arrangement

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Custodial History

The original name of the project and the collection was the "Labor Diplomacy Oral History Project."

Acquisition

Donated by Don R. Kienzle, Executive Director, Labor Diplomacy Oral History Project, in November 1999.

Originals

The original interview transcripts, recordings, and supporting documentation for this project, along with accruals to the project not included in the Reuther's collection, are maintained by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. PDF copies of the transcripts are available on its website.

Other Copies

Two transcripts not included in this collection are available at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

Related Materials

Morris Weisz Papers

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on June 21, 2016.
Title
Guide to the Labor Diplomacy Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-06-21
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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