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Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH001093
Collection consists of interview transcripts and audio cassettes. Interviewees discuss their own backgrounds and involvement with AFSCME and their association with and recollections of Jerry Wurf.
The following participants were interviewed: Joseph “Joe” Ames, Al Bilik, Victor Gotbaum, William Hamilton (a copy in the third person from the book manuscript draft), Leamon Hood, William Lucy, Donovan McClure, Gerald McEntee, Senator George McGovern, Ernest Rewolinski, Al Wurf, Jerry Wurf, and Mildred Wurf. Transcripts exist for all except the William Lucy, Jerry Wurf, and Mildred Wurf interviews.

Dates

  • 1981-11-03 - 1982-01-19

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

.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB) ) : Consists of 10 printed transcripts.

Abstract

Between November 1981 and January 1982, Joseph C. Goulden interviewed 10 individuals associated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and influential, longtime leader Jerry Wurf, for Goulden's biography of Wurf,

History

Between November 1981 and January 1982, Joseph C. Goulden interviewed individuals associated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and with influential, longtime leader Jerry Wurf, for Goulden's biography of Wurf,

Arrangement

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Acquisition

Donated by Joseph C. Goulden, June 21, 1983.

Related Materials

Joseph Goulden Papers, AFSCME Power to the Public Worker Oral Histories, AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records, Jerry and Mildred Wurf Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on June 30, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-06-30
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

  • 20190919: Added interviewee names previously left out and information about previously missing recordings - Stefanie Caloia

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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