Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories
Scope and Content
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. Additional tapes include speeches by Jerry Wurf, debate between Jerry Wurf and Strom Thurmond, an NPR obituary, and a memorial for Jerry Wurf held at Rutgers.
- 1981-11-03 - 1982-01-19
- Goulden, Joseph C., 1934- (Interviewer, Person)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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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.
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,
.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB) ) : Consists of 10 printed transcripts.
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,
Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.
Donated by Joseph C. Goulden, June 21, 1983.
Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on June 30, 2016.
- Guide to the Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories
- Written by Rebecca Bizonet.
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