Collection consists of recordings of 45 interviews conducted with various CBTU members. Transcripts are available for the Dennis Serrette and William Simons interviews. Participants discuss their childhood and family life, educational background, work history, union involvement, and CBTU activities. All interviews were videorecorded on Hi8 (many spanning more than one cassette), except for the Doreen Robinson interview, which was recorded on audiocassette.
Interviews were conducted with the following participants, alone or in groups, and sometimes both. Union affiliation is listed where known: General Baker (CBTU, TULC, DRUM), John Bartlett (CBTU, UAW Local 933), Sidney Brooks, Willie Baker and Marian Garth-Saffold (interviewed together), Anthony (Tony) Brown (CBTU, CSEA Local 403), Clayola Brown (CBTU, NAACP, UNITE HERE), Rudolph Bruce, Antonio Christian (CBTU, IBT), Bernice Daniel, for Lucius Daniel founder of TULC (CBTU, TULC), Jim Davis, Joe Davis (CBTU, UAW), Rose Daylie and (Billie) Jean Hervey (interviewed together), Alfred "Al" Edden, Marian Garth-Saffold (CBTU, AFSCME), Portia Given, "Brother" Nathan Head (CBTU, UAW), Tony Hill and Mary Jones (interviewed together), Leamon Hood (AFSCME), Henry McCoy (interviewed together), Kathleen Jackson, Liz Jackson (CBTU, TULC), Dottie Jones (CBTU, UAW), Harold Jones, Dwight Kirk, Josephine LeBeau and Gwend Johnson (interviewed together), Cordelia Lewis-Burks, William Lucy, Mujahid B. Majeed, Robert Massey, Harriet Ivory Means, for Marcellius Ivory (UAW), Oliver Montgomery, Lou Moyle, James E. Orange, Anita Patterson, Ron Reliford, Kenneth L. Riley (CBTU, ILA Local 1422), Doreen Robinson and friends (about Cleveland “Cleve” Robinson), Willie Clifford Robinson (CBTU), Harold Rogers and Nat LaCour (interviewed together), Dennis Serrette, William Simons, Robert Simpson (CBTU, Teamsters), Robert Simpson and Robert Wilson (interviewed together), Dorothy Townsend, Evelyna U. Washington, Addie Wyatt (UFCW, Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union), and Shirley Yates (CBTU).
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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.
The following 16 interviews may not be published, copied, or directly quoted from without the permission of the interviewee: John Bartlett, Anthony (Tony) Brown, Clayola Brown, Antonio Christian, Bernice Daniel, Joe Davis, General Baker, Harriet Ivory Means, Nathan Head, Liz Jackson, Dwight Kirk, Anita Patterson, Kenneth L. Riley, Dennis Serrette, Addie Wyatt, and Shirley Yates.
2.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB, 2 OS). ) : Consists of 2 printed transcripts, 70 Hi8 videocassettes, 2 VHS videocassettes, and 51 audiocassettes.
1.49 Gigabytes ((5 files). ) : Consists of WAVs and a PDF.