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American Auto Worker Project Oral Histories

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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

Auto-Lite Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000687
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.
Dates: 1973

End of the Line Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001711
Abstract Plant worker and graduate history student Richard Feldman interviewed UAW Local 900 members at Ford’s Michigan Truck Plant (many of whom had also worked at Wayne Assembly Plant) for his book, written with journalist Michael Betzold, End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream, on the changing nature of the automobile industry, plant management and working conditions, union activities and status, and worker perspectives in the 1980s. Collection consists of 29...
Dates: 1986

Metropolitan Detroit Auto Workers Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002195
Abstract Oakland University professor Dan Clark conducted interviews with 40 former auto workers about their work in the auto industry and their lives, covering the period of the 1950s. The collection consists of 44 interviews: multiple interviews exist for interviewees Bob Bowen, Tom and Carolyn Romein, and Joe Woods Jr. Recordings are available for each. Interviews with Lowell Barrager and Ruth Ann Gallagher do not have transcripts, nor does the second of the two Joe Woods Jr. interviews.
Dates: 2000-08-21 - 2003-11-07

Paul Silver Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Identifier: LOH002308
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

Polish-American Autoworkers Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000659
Abstract In 1982 and 1984, for her 1987 dissertation, "A Case Study of Skilled Polish American Automobile Workers in Hamtramck," Patricia Pilling interviewed Polish-American auto workers from UAW Local 235, representing what was then the Chevrolet Gear and Axle plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts of the resulting 27 interviews. Pilling explores cultural factors among Polish-American auto workers, interviewing primarily skilled tradesmen, as well as...
Dates: 1982 - 1984

Ruth Milkman Papers

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Identifier: LP002097
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

Studebaker Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002225
Abstract Between 1971 and 1974, Loren E. Pennington, a professor of history at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia University), interviewed former Studebaker workers as part of his research for his book on the history of the Studebaker Corporation, 1945-1966. Pennington was himself a Studebaker worker and UAW Local 5 member, and this experience informs his interviews. Collection consists of transcripts for 6 interviews. Former Studebaker workers at the South Bend, Indiana, plant and members of...
Dates: 1971-06-19 - 1974-05-13

Talking Union Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001657
Abstract University of California sociology professors Maurice Zeitlin and Judith Stepan-Norris conducted oral history interviews for their book,
Dates: 1983 - 1986

UAW Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002229
Abstract In the fall of 1959, the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, a joint body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, formally began an oral history project on the "Development of Unionism in the Automobile Industry." The project's aims were to provide additional historical sources for scholars working on the history of auto unionism, to capture the recollections of those who played a key role in this story, and to discover additional archival materials on labor...
Dates: 1959 - 1963

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 4
Ford Motor Company 2
General Motors Corporation 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 900 (Wayne, Mich.) 2
Agorgianitis, Tom (Thomas) 1
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Amshay, Albert 1
Arnold, Edith 1
Auto-Lite (Firm) 1
Bailey, Nora 1
Barrager, Lowell 1
Beaudry, Margaret 1
Betzold, Michael 1
Bielski, Richard 1
Bowen, Bob (Robert) 1
Brown, Elwin 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Clark, Daniel J. 1
Coleman, Les 1
Curry, Charles 1
Douras, Jim (James) 1
Feldman, Richard 1
Franklin, James 1
Gilbert, Caroline 1
Hester, Don (Donald) 1
Houck, Bob (Robert) 1
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan--Wayne State University) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 235 (Hamtramck, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 7 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 5 (South Bend, Ind.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 1
Ish, Paul 1
Johnson, Daisy 1
Johnson, Gene (Eugene) 1
Kelman, Sidney 1
Korth, Philip A. 1
Lauinger, Chuck (Charles) 1
Leske, Allen 1
Liles, Ernie 1
McGuire, James 1
Milkman, Ruth 1
Neal, Emerald 1
Neumann, Katie 1
Nowak, Thomas 1
Pennington, Loren 1
Pilling, Patricia L. 1
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
Rogers, Evelyn 1
Romein, Carolyn 1
Romein, Tom 1
Ross, Paul 1
Sackle, Dorothy 1
Savela, Edward 1
Scott, L. J. 1
Shorey, Jack (John F.) 1
Silver, Paul 1
Skeels, Jack W. 1
Spencer, Hazel 1
Stepan-Norris, Judith 1
Strzelecki, Steve (Steven M.) 1
Studebaker Corporation 1
Weber, Bud (Ambrose A.) 1
Wojcik, Andy (Andrew M.) 1
Woods, Joe, Jr. 1
Young, Phyllis 1
Young, Robert 1
Zeitlin, Maurice 1
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