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Sharon Woodcock Oral History

 Item
Identifier: LOH002364
Collection consists of two Hi8 videotapes. Sharon Woodcock describes photos on display and discusses her husband's life, work, and legacy, alone and in conversation with others who knew him, including Philip Mason and Doug Fraser. Primary topics of discussion are Leonard Woodcock's leadership of the UAW and his subsequent diplomatic career as ambassador to China. The recordings were filmed by Reuther archivist William LeFevre. The final 20 minutes of tape 2 consist of silent filming of exhibit images and text.

Dates

  • 2002-08-28

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.

Permission to publish or quote must be obtained from the interviewee or interviewee heirs or assigns.

Extent

2 items : (2 Hi8 videotapes).

Abstract

In August 2002, Sharon Woodock attended an exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library honoring her husband, Leonard Woodcock, who died the previous year. She had recordings made of the exhibit and reminiscenses by herself and other prominent attendees. Collection consists of two Hi8 videotapes. Sharon Woodcock describes photos on display and discusses her husband's life, work, and legacy, alone and in conversation with others who knew him, including Philip Mason and Doug Fraser. Primary topics of discussion are Leonard Woodcock's leadership of the UAW and his subsequent diplomatic career as ambassador to China. The recordings were filmed by Reuther archivist William LeFevre. The final 20 minutes of tape 2 consist of silent filming of exhibit images and text.

History

In August 2002, Sharon Woodock attended an exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library honoring her husband, Leonard Woodcock, who died the previous year. She had recordings made of the exhibit and reminiscenses by herself and other prominent attendees.

Acquisition

Donated by William LeFevre, Walter P. Reuther Library, in or after August 2002.

Related Materials

Leonard Woodcock Papers, UAW President's Office: Leonard Woodcock Records, UAW Vice President's Office: Leonard Woodcock Records, UAW Oral Histories, UAW International Executive Board Oral Histories

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on December 21, 2016.
Title
Guide to the Sharon Woodcock Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed 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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