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Joseph Goulden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001093
The Joseph Goulden Papers contain an annotated manuscript and master proof of Goulden’s book, Jerry Wurf: Labor’s Last Angry Man.

Dates

  • 1981 - 1982

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

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Joseph C. Goulden’s biography of AFSCME president Jerry Wurf was published in 1982. Wurf, a controversial figure in the labor movement, served as president from 1964 until his death in 1981. He gave Goulden permission to write about him, “warts and all,” and facilitated access to AFSCME records and employees. Goulden interviewed AFSCME staff including Al Bilik, Victor Gotbaum, Joseph Ames, William Hamilton, Leamon Hood, Donovan McClure, Gerald McEntee, and Ernest Rewolinski, as well as United States Senator George McGovern and Jerry Wurf’s brother, Al Wurf. Goulden also conducted significant research using the AFSCME collections at the Reuther Library. Wurf passed away in 1981, shortly before the book was published.

The Joseph Goulden Papers contain an annotated manuscript and master proof of Goulden’s book, Jerry Wurf: Labor’s Last Angry Man.

History

Joseph C. Goulden’s biography of AFSCME president Jerry Wurf was published in 1982. Wurf, a controversial figure in the labor movement, served as president from 1964 until his death in 1981. He gave Goulden permission to write about him, “warts and all,” and facilitated access to AFSCME records and employees. Goulden interviewed AFSCME staff including Al Bilik, Victor Gotbaum, Joseph Ames, William Hamilton, Leamon Hood, Donovan McClure, Gerald McEntee, and Ernest Rewolinski, as well as United States Senator George McGover, and Jerry Wurf’s brother, Al Wurf. Goulden also conducted significant research using the AFSCME collections at the Reuther Library. Wurf passed away in 1981, shortly before the book was published.

Arrangement

The papers are not arranged.

Acquisition

Joseph Goulden donated his papers to the Reuther Library in August, 1983.

Related Materials

Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories, AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records, Jerry and Mildred Wurf Papers, Al Bilik Papers, AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records

Transfers

Interview transcripts have been processed into the collection Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Stefanie Caloia on January 23, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Joseph Goulden Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Stefanie Caloia.
Date
2017-01-23
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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