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UAW International Executive Board Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002228
Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers; experiences in UAW leadership roles; activities and personalities making up the IEB; Walter Reuther and other important UAW figures; negotiations with Chrysler, Ford, GM; interactions with UAW locals; and significant events in UAW history. Some interviews span multiple tapes.
The following participants were interviewed: Ken Bannon, Raymond Berndt, Owen Bieber, Irving Bluestone, George Burt, Don Ellis, Donald Ephlin, Daniel Forchione, Carolyn Forrest, Douglas Fraser, Martin Gerber, Duane "Pat" Greathouse, Olga Madar, George Merrelli, Ken Morris, Marc Stepp, Joe Tomasi, and Leonard Woodcock.

Interviewers were John Barnard, Irving Bluestone, Glenn Ruggles, Warner Pflug, and Mike Smith.

Dates

  • 1985-04-30 - 1997-07-28

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.

For the following interviews, permission to publish or quote must be obtained from the interviewee or interviewee heirs or assigns: Owen Bieber, George Burt, Don Ellis, Daniel Forchione, Duane "Pat" Greathouse, and George Merrelli.

Extent

5 Linear Feet ((4 MB, 2 OS). ) : Consists of 19 printed transcripts, 100 audiocassettes, 6 VHS videotapes, and 1 metal die.

533.36 Megabytes ((38 files). ) : Consists of PDFs and MS Word documents.

Abstract

Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers; experiences in UAW leadership roles; activities and personalities making up the IEB; Walter Reuther and other important UAW figures; negotiations with Chrysler, Ford, GM; interactions with UAW locals; and significant events in UAW history. Some interviews span multiple tapes.

History

Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Acquisition

Donated by Walter P. Reuther Library staff, circa 2002.

Other Copies

Interview transcripts are available in digital format. Duplicate audiocassettes exist for the following interviews: Fraser, Greathouse, and Woodcock. The following videotaped interviews have audio copies: Ephlin.

Related Materials

UAW Oral Histories

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on December 21, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UAW International Executive Board Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-12-21
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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