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James H. Rademacher Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 4
Identifier: LOH002301
Collection consists of an interview audio recording and transcript. Rademacher recounts his union activity, leadership roles, achievements, and significant events over the course of his career, including his entry into union activity; rise to higher offices at branch and national levels of NALC, culminating in his role as national president, 1968-1976; implementation of health benefits and strengthening of collective bargaining; creation of the USPS; the 1970 postal strike; and observations on other NALC leaders. He reflects on changes in the field such as increasing numbers and advancement of women, right to work laws, and the financial status and future of the postal service.

Dates

  • 2009-11-16

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

.25 Linear Feet : (1 printed transcript)

105.6 Megabytes ((2 files). ) : Consists of a PDF and MP3s.

Abstract

In 2009, Mike Smith interviewed James H. Rademacher, a longtime president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) who oversaw the creation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) as an independent postal authority. Collection consists of an interview audio recording and transcript. Rademacher recounts his union activity, leadership roles, achievements, and significant events over the course of his career, including his entry into union activity; rise to higher offices at branch and national levels of NALC, culminating in his role as national president, 1968-1976; implementation of health benefits and strengthening of collective bargaining; creation of the USPS; the 1970 postal strike; and observations on other NALC leaders. He reflects on changes in the field such as increasing numbers and advancement of women, right to work laws, and the financial status and future of the postal service.

History

In 2009, Mike Smith interviewed James H. Rademacher, a longtime president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) who oversaw the creation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) as an independent postal authority.

Arrangement

Transcript arranged alphabetically by surname with other individual oral history transcripts at the Walter P. Reuther Library.

Acquisition

Probably donated by Mike Smith, Walter P. Reuther Library, circa 2009.

Other Copies

Transcript was digitized and is available as a PDF file.

Related Materials

NALC Office of the President: James H. Rademacher Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on June 27, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the James H. Rademacher Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-06-27
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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