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Paul Silver Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002308
Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW Local 351, and the growth of the UAW generally, including poltical infighting, the factions involved in Walter Reuther's rise to power, and commentary on other UAW labor leaders of the 1940s.

Dates

  • circa 1977

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 MB, 2 items). ) : Consists of a printed transcript and 2 audiocassettes.

Abstract

Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW Local 351, and the growth of the UAW generally, including poltical infighting, the factions involved in Walter Reuther's rise to power, and commentary on other UAW labor leaders of the 1940s.

History

Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

Donated by Paul Silver, circa 1977.

Related Materials

Paul Silver Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on July 13, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Paul Silver Oral History
Subtitle
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-07-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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