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Auto-Lite Strike Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH000687
The collection consists of 30 interviews. Recordings exist for all of the interviews, and transcripts exist for 25 of them.
Consists of 30 interviews with the following: Mary and Albert Aberling, Carl A. Benson, Ralph A. Brown, Margaret Byrd, August Danner, Chester J. (Chet) Dombrowski, Lucille B. Emch, Clarence Foster, John Grigsby, Norman C. Hauger, Fred Huebner, Margaret Jacobs and K. Schiever (interviewed together), John Jankowski, Bernice Keller, Harry Kerwin, Edward Lamb, Jack Lathrop, Carl Leck, Hildegarde and William M. Lockwood (interviewed together), Delbert McClain, Earl Moore, Donald A. Parks, Claude Pound, Charles Rigby, William Stoner, Theodore W. (Ted) Suska, Elizabeth Szirotnyak, John and Lottie Toczynski (interviewed together), Lynn G. Waters, and Steve Zoltan.

The following interviews were not transcribed: Carl A. Benson, Ralph A. Brown, Lucille B. Emch, Norman C. Hauger, and Donald A. Parks,

Dates

  • 1973

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 quote from the interview of Margaret Jacobs and K. Schiever must be obtained from the interviewees.

Extent

1 Linear Feet ((2 MB). ) : Consists of 25 paper transcripts and 13 open reel tapes.

Abstract

In 1973, Philip A. Korth led a project in which he and others at Michigan State University conducted interviews with individuals involved in the 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio, as part of his research on the subject. The collection consists of 30 interviews. Recordings exist for all of the interviews, and transcripts exist for 25 of them.

History

In 1973, Philip A. Korth led a project in which he and others at Michigan State University conducted interviews with individuals involved in the 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio, as part of his research on the subject. The collection consists of 30 interviews. Recordings exist for all of the interviews, and transcripts exist for 25 of them.

Arrangement

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name. Recordings are arranged by tape number. Interviewee names are noted on each tape. Some interviews are continued on more than one tape.

Other Access Aids

Finding aid also available as a pdf file. https://www.reuther.wayne.edu/files/LOH000678.pdf

Acquisition

Donated by Philip A. Korth in 1973.

Transfers

Open reel tapes in AV storage.

Processing History

Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on February 3, 2016. Inventory created on April 3, 2019 by Ciera Casteel.
Title
Guide to the Auto-Lite Strike Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid created by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-02-03
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

  • 2019-04-03: Inventory added by Ciera Casteel.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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