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"Empty Spaces": Plant Shutdown and Displacement in the Industrial Heartland Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH001744
The collection consists of nine interviews on VHS tape with displaced Detroit-area auto industry workers conducted by Steven High as part of the research for his dissertation,
Interviews were conducted with the following ten persons: Bernice Adams, Ralph Brubaker, Willie Eaddy, Diane Garner, Ruby Kendrick, Daniel McCarthy, Marilyn McCormick, Jim and Dolores McHale (interviewed together), and Gabriel Solano.

Dates

  • 1997 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1998-02-23 - 1998-02-25

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 9 VHS tapes.

Abstract

As part of the research for his disseration on industrial plant shutdowns in the 1970s and 1980s, Steven High interviewed numerous displaced workers across the United States and Canada. Some of the interviewees were located in Detroit. The collection consists of nine interviews on VHS tape with displaced Detroit-area auto industry workers conducted by Steven High as part of the research for his dissertation,

History

As part of the research for his disseration on industrial plant shutdowns in the 1970s and 1980s, Steven High interviewed numerous displaced workers across the United States and Canada. Some of the interviewees were located in Detroit.

Arrangement

Videotapes are arranged by interview number, which also corresponds to an alphabetical arrangement by last name of interviewee.

Acquisition

Donated by Steven High in 2000.

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on January 15, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the "Empty Spaces": Plant Shutdown and Displacement in the Industrial Heartland Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid created by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-01-15
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-04-10: Inventory added by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA