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Studebaker Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002225
Collection consists of transcripts for 6 interviews. Former Studebaker workers at the South Bend, Indiana, plant and members of UAW Local 5 discuss their backgrounds, employment at the company, working conditions, plant management, and union activities. Some transcripts include biographical sketches and background notes.
The following individuals were interviewed: Lester Fox, T. Forrest Hanna, J. D. "Red" Hill, George Hupp, C. M. MacMillan, and William Ogden.

Dates

  • 1971-06-19 - 1974-05-13

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.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB). ) : Consists of 6 printed transcripts.

Abstract

Between 1971 and 1974, Loren E. Pennington, a professor of history at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia University), interviewed former Studebaker workers as part of his research for his book on the history of the Studebaker Corporation, 1945-1966. Pennington was himself a Studebaker worker and UAW Local 5 member, and this experience informs his interviews. Collection consists of transcripts for 6 interviews. Former Studebaker workers at the South Bend, Indiana, plant and members of UAW Local 5 discuss their backgrounds, employment at the company, working conditions, plant management, and union activities. Some transcripts include biographical sketches and background notes.

History

Between 1971 and 1974, Loren E. Pennington, a professor of history at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia University), interviewed former Studebaker workers as part of his research for his book on the history of the Studebaker Corporation, 1945-1966. Pennington was himself a Studebaker worker and UAW Local 5 member, and this experience informs his interviews.

Arrangement

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Acquisition

Donated by Loren E. Pennington, in or after 1974.

Other Copies

Copies of the transcripts are housed at Indiana University, Bloomington, as part of a larger collection of Studebaker-related oral histories.

Related Materials

UAW Local 5 Records

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on November 9, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Studebaker Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-11-09
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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