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George O'Kon Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: LP001184

Scope and Content

The scrapbook reflects Mr. O'Kon's interest in the history of public transportation, particularly the Detroit Department of Street Railways where he was employed.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: Detroit Department of Street Railways, 1916-1943 Employment in Department of Street Railways, 1916-1943 Public Transportation, 1916-1943 Urban Development in Detroit, 1916-1943

Contents Description: The scrapbook, 1916-1943, contains clippings, photographs, and other material relating to the Detroit Department of Street Railways and public transportation in Detroit.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1943
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1943

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: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

George Anthony O'Kon was born in 1901. Mr. O'Kon was employed by the Detroit Department of Street Railways and served in various positions, including conductor, motorman, and busdriver. Mr. O'Kon died in 1984.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

Abstract

George O'Kon was an employee of the Detroit Department of Street Railways. His scrapbook reflects his interest in the history of public transportation, particularly in regards to his employer.

Acquisition

The scrapbook of George O'Kon was placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1984 by his son, George O'Kon.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in August 1986.
Title
Guide to the George O'Kon Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1986-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA