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American Auto Worker Project Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002363
Abstract While a graduate history student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Edward Savela conducted oral history interviews with retired Detroit-area auto workers on changes in the automobile industry as part of research for his master’s thesis. Collection consists of five interviews with retired UAW members chronicling their lengthy careers in the automobile industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Transcripts and audio recordings available for each. Interviewees discuss apprenticeship...
Dates: 2012-05 - 2012-06

Dave Miller Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002062
Abstract In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance...
Dates: 1972-01-04

UAW Local 22 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002611
Overview UAW Local 22 began as an offshoot of Detroit’s historic UAW Local 174 in 1945, to accommodate the growth in 174’s membership. Since then, Local 22 is best known for representing auto workers at Detroit’s Clark Street Plant and later the Hamtramck Assembly Plant. It also represented workers at several other Metro-Detroit factories, with a membership surging to 10,000 workers for a time.The UAW Local 22 Records are made up of publications, statistics on retirees, announcements on...
Dates: 1970 - 1998