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Frank Cedervall Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002321
Abstract Labor historian Patrick Reagan interviewed IWW organizer and orator Frank Cedervall, who was the chief organizer for the Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union (MMWIU) and leader of its Cleveland Local 440, from the 1930s through the 1950s, with his brother, Tor. Collection consists of an interview recording. Cedervall discusses the idea, formation, and aims of the IWW, his hopes for the future of the radical labor movement, and to a lesser degree, his experiences with the IWW and MMWIU.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

IWW Colorado Coal Strike of 1927 Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002337
Abstract Between 1974 and 1984, while completing graduate studies in sociology, Eric Margolis and Ron McMahan undertook two research projects that formed the University of Colorado Coal Project, documenting the memories and work of coal miners through interviews and photographs. The project included oral histories with former coal miners, community members, and experts across the Western United States, with a focus on Colorado. Coverage includes documentation of IWW members, activities, and events....
Dates: 1979

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Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union. No. 440 (Cleveland, Ohio) 1
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