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Metropolitan Detroit Auto Workers Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002195
The collection consists of 44 interviews: multiple interviews exist for interviewees Bob Bowen, Tom and Carolyn Romein, and Joe Woods Jr. Recordings are available for each. Interviews with Lowell Barrager and Ruth Ann Gallagher do not have transcripts, nor does the second of the two Joe Woods Jr. interviews.
The collection includes interviews with the following participants: Tom Agorgianitis, Albert Amshay, Edith Arnold, Nora Bailey, Lowell Barrager, Margaret Beaudry, Richard Bielski, Bob Bowen, Elwin Brown, Les Coleman, Charles Curry, Jim Douras, James Franklin, Caroline Gilbert, Don Hester, Bob Houck, Paul Ish, Daisy Johnson, Gene Johnson, Chuck Lauinger, Allen Leske, Ernie Liles, James McGuire, Emerald Neal, Katie Neumann, Thomas Nowak, Evelyn Rogers, Tom and Carolyn Romein, Paul Ross, Dorothy Sackle, L. J. Scott, Jack Shorey, Hazel Spencer, Steve Strzelecki, Bud Weber, Andy Wojcik, Joe Woods, and Phyllis and Robert Young.

Dates

  • 2000-08-21 - 2003-11-07

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet ((2 OS). ) : Contains 72 audiocassettes.

8.3 Megabytes ((39 files).) : Contains MS Word documents.

Abstract

Oakland University professor Dan Clark conducted interviews with 40 former auto workers about their work in the auto industry and their lives, covering the period of the 1950s. The collection consists of 44 interviews: multiple interviews exist for interviewees Bob Bowen, Tom and Carolyn Romein, and Joe Woods Jr. Recordings are available for each. Interviews with Lowell Barrager and Ruth Ann Gallagher do not have transcripts, nor does the second of the two Joe Woods Jr. interviews.

History

Oakland University professor Dan Clark conducted interviews with 40 former auto workers about their work in the auto industry and their lives, covering the period of the 1950s.

Arrangement

Digital transcripts are arranged by interview number. This arrangement also corresponds to an alphabetical arrangement by last name of interviewee. Recordings are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

Custodial History

The original project and collection name assigned by the creator was the Detroit Labor Oral History Project.

Acquisition

Collection donated to the Reuther Library by Dan Clark in 2011.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Metropolitan Detroit Auto Workers Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2015-08-02
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

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA