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Abstract Between 1975 and 1985, the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University and AFSCME undertook a cooperative oral history project to gather and preserve the memories of key persons who witnessed or played a major role in the development of AFSCME. Professor of History Philip Mason headed the project and interviewed several leading AFSCME members. Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with seven of AFSCME's important early figures: Gordon Chapman,...
Dates: 1976-06-13 - 1985-09-30
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Abstract In 1993, health care labor leader and nurse activist Candice Owley was among 27 women interviewed as part of the Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project and the resulting book, "Like Our Sisters Before Us." The project was directed by Joanne Ricca and most of the interviews, including Owley's, were conducted by Jamakaya. The collection consists of a printed transcript. Owley talks about her background, training and education, entry into nursing, changes over time in hospital practices and...
Abstract Detroit Labor History Tours was formed circa 1979-1980 as a non-profit endeavor organized by the Michigan chapter of Workers Education Local 189, with founding and early members Ron Alpern, Steve Babson, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte. In addition to their bus tours of Detroit focused on the city's labor history, the organization completed several educational projects and publications. Between 1981 and 1984, Detroit Labor History Tours staff and volunteers conducted an oral history project to...
Dates: 1980-02-09 - 1991-07-01; Majority of material found within 1980-07-01 - 1983-04-30
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 1
Abstract In 1971, Alice Hoffman interviewed labor educator, social worker, and poet Hilda Smith and labor activist Frank Fernbach, chair and co-chair of the National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education, respectively. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Smith and Fernbach touch primarily on the Committee’s efforts in the late 1940s to get federal legislation passed to establish a labor education service.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1974, Susan Hartmann and Lucy Haessler interviewed Irene Young Marinovich, a veteran GM worker and local UAW leader at Detroit auto plants, including the General Motors Ternstedt Plant. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the UAW and conditions for women workers in Detroit-area auto plants during the 1930s and 1940s.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 5
Abstract Sidney Kelman interviewed labor lawyer Irving Bluestone in 1975. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript covering his association with Walter Reuther, the Reuther Caucus, and issues confronting the UAW from the late 1930s through the 1940s.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 8-9
Abstract Between March and June 2005, Mike Smith interviewed Jerry Tucker in a series of interviews. Tucker was a longtime union activist, former executive board member of the United Auto Workers International Union, and a founder of the UAW New Directions movement. He also spoke and wrote on labor issues. Collection consists of audio recordings for the entire interview and a partial, unedited transcript of the interview, covering the first five of the seven tapes. Tucker discusses topics such as his...
Dates: 2005-03-23 - 2005-03-24; 2005-06-17
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Abstract San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009. Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle.
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...
Dates: 1911 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1979
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 13
Abstract Wayne State University Professor of History Philip Mason interviewed labor economist and activist Katherine Pollak Ellickson in 1975. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript, in which she explains the inventory of the papers that she donated to Wayne State University. Topics covered include the women's rights movement and the labor movement, particularly within the AFL-CIO. Also covered is the AFL-CIO merger.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 14
Abstract In early 1976, Dennis East of the Reuther Library interviewed labor economist and activist Katherine Pollak Ellickson in a continuation of an earlier interview series. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript, in which she discusses topics such as health insurance in the United States, the President's Commission on the Status of Women, and women's rights in general.
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Abstract Between 2004 and 2006, the Walter P. Reuther Library, along with several Michigan labor organizations and trade unions conducted an oral history project to document the lives and working experiences of 19 skilled tradeswomen in the Metro Detroit area. Collection consists of transcripts and video recordings for 19 interviews with women in a variety of construction and maintenance trades. Interviewees discuss their backgrounds, reasons for entering the trades, apprenticeship and work experiences,...
Dates: 2004 - 2006
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Abstract In 1994, professor of sociology Silke Roth interviewed UAW labor leader and women's and minority rights champion Olga Madar, who spearheaded the formation of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Collection consists of the interview transcript about the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Abstract Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW...
Dates: circa 1977
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 6
Abstract Percy Llewellyn, first president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600, for the Ford Rouge River Plant, was interviewed by Reuther archivist Dennis East in 1971. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Llewellyn covers unionizing Ford Motor Company and the history of UAW Local 600 during the 1940s and 1950s. Appended is also an earlier interview by George Heliker on unionizing and union development at Ford.
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1991
Abstract The SEIU District 925 Legacy Project, conducted 2005-2007, aimed through a series of oral history interviews to chronicle the organization’s 20-year history (1981-2001) and provide insight into the relationship between the women’s movement and organized labor, during a time of great social and technological change. The project gathered interviews from women, and some men, involved in the founding and growth of District 925 and its efforts, with the association 9to5, National Association of...
Dates: 2005-01-25 - 2007-03-09
Abstract The SEIU conducted an oral history program with officers and members, primarily between 1973 and 1988, with additions in 2002-2005. The collections consists of 31 interviews. Transcripts exist for all but the Andy Stern interview. Audio recordings exist for all but the following interviews: Cooper, Eliaser, Glenn (UCLA), Hannon, Levey (individual), Liebes, Neal, and Smiley. The Pat Ford interview conducted on Hi8 videotape. Interviewees discuss their entry into the labor movement and SEIU,...
Dates: 1951 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1973 - 2005
- Labor movement 15
- Sound recordings 14
- Labor unions 10
- Women in the labor movement 7
- Labor unions -- Organizing 6
- Women labor leaders 5
- Women's rights 4
- Automobile industry workers 3
- Video recordings 3
- Women labor union members -- United States 3
- African American labor union members 2
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 2
- Labor -- History 2
- Labor leaders--United States 2
- Socialism 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American women 1
- African Americans 1
- Automation 1
- Building trades 1
- Collective bargaining -- Librarians 1
- Collective labor agreements -- Municipal employees 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Health insurance 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Pay equity 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Strike votes 1
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 1
- Teachers 1
- Teachers' unions 1
- Women clerks 1
- Women employees 1
- Work 1
- Working class 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 7
- East, Dennis 3
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 3
- AFSCME 2
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 2
- Kelman, Sidney 2
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
- Service Employees International Union 2
- 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 1
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Church, Al 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Collins, Joe 1
- Crawford, Elaine 1
- Dailey, Ed 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Dobija, Jane 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Fernbach, Frank 1
- Francis, Ann 1
- Froines, Ann 1
- Goddard, Joan 1
- Haessler, Lucy Whitaker 1
- Hartmann, Susan M. 1
- Haynes, Donald 1
- Heath, Stacey 1
- Hill, Herbert 1
- Hoffman, Alice M. 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 1
- Jamakaya 1
- Keeney, Jim 1
- Kubista, Roy 1
- League for Industrial Democracy 1
- Llewellyn, Percy 1
- Lucy, William, 1933- 1
- Marinovich, Irene Young 1
- McBride, Roberta 1
- McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
- McGough, Mary 1
- McRae, Norman 1
- Milkman, Ruth 1
- Minnesota Education Association 1
- Mire, Joseph 1
- National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education (U.S.) 1
- Owley, Candice 1
- Raucher, Margaret 1
- Revitte, John 1
- Roth, Silke 1
- Russ, Johanna 1
- Service Employees International Union. District 925 1
- Service Employees International Union. Office Worker Division 1
- Silver, Paul 1
- Smith, Hilda Worthington 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- St. Paul Federation of Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- Stepan-Norris, Judith 1
- Tucker, Jerry 1
- United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women 1
- Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals 1
- Zeitlin, Maurice 1 ∧ view less
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