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Folklore Archive: Southern Upland Folklife in the Midwest Oral Histories

Identifier: WSOH002713
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. In 1981, as the Wayne State University Folklore Archive's contribution to the Great Lakes Art Alliance's Regional Folklife Project, field researcher Patricia Radecki documented the folk traditions of Southern Appalachian whites who had migrated to the metropolitan Detroit area, in part through oral history...
Dates: 1981; 1995

Folklore Archive: Student Field Projects Oral Histories

Identifier: WSOH002714
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects that included oral history interviews. Collection consists of audio recordings of 55 interviews (or aggregations of multiple interviews on a single topic) conducted by student interviewer-collectors, some of which,...
Dates: 1961 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1971

Gloria Johnson Oral History

Identifier: LOH002326
Abstract In 1993, Dennis Deslippe interviewed International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) staffer and Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) president and co-founder Gloria Johnson for his book,
Dates: 1993-06-08

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002328
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.
Dates: 1974-03-09

Joan Goddard Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002238
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.
Dates: 2009-07-07

Mildred Jeffrey Oral History

Identifier: LOH002295
Abstract In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
Dates: 2002-08-08; 2002-08-28

Olga Madar Oral History

Identifier: LOH002327
Abstract In 1972, newscaster Joe Weaver and women's studies scholar Wendy Robbins interviewed Olga Madar for a Detroit television (TV-2) special report on women’s rights. Collection consists of an audio recording. Madar talks about her work on behalf of women's rights over the course of her long career in the UAW, including efforts to secure pay equity, maternity benefits, daycare, and better working conditions for both women and men; her hopes for the Equal Rights Amendment; and her own experiences...
Dates: 1972

SEIU District 925 Legacy Project Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH002073
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

Service Employees International Union Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH001882
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

Society of Women Engineers Grassroots Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH002111
Abstract As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) launched its Grassroots Oral History Project, with an aim of capturing and sharing the stories, experiences, challenges, and accomplishments of SWE members over the years. Interviewees discuss their experiences and perspectives as women engineers and/or their involvement in the Society of Women Engineers. Among the interviewees are past presidents, award recipients, and members. Recordings and transcripts exist...
Dates: 2009 - 2014

Society of Women Engineers StoryCorps Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH002110
Abstract StoryCorps is a nationwide initiative of Sound Portrait Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. The Society of Women Engineers, in partnership with StoryCorps, recorded interviews at the SWE annual national conferences in 2007 and 2008. Participants in the SWE Storycorps interviews discuss such topics as their education and work experiences, career influences, friendships, involvement in the Society of Women Engineers, and thoughts on women in engineering, including ideas and...
Dates: 2007 - 2008

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AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
Anderson-Rowland, Mary 1
Bierman, Elizabeth 1
Brewster, George 1
Brody, Jeffrey 1
Bubb, Margo 1
Cascadden, Sharon (Sharon E.) 1
Clark, Yvonne Young 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Daniels, Jane Zimmer 1
Deslippe, Dennis 1
Froines, Ann 1
Gale, Anita (Anita E.) 1
Gaylard, Phyllis 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Givans, Natalie 1
Gleiter, Roberta (Roberta Banaszak) 1
Goddard, Joan 1
Griffin, Denise 1
Grubbe, Deborah 1
Haessler, Lucy Whitaker 1
Harper, Kathleen (Kathleen F.) 1
Hartmann, Susan M. 1
Heath, Stacey 1
Hickel, Margaret 1
Holloway, Beth 1
Hyland, Sandra 1
Inden, Marge 1
International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
Jenniches, Suzanne 1
Jetter, Alexis 1
Langlois, Janet L. 1
Law, Christine 1
Law, Patricia 1
Lawson, Carol Yvonne 1
Lucietto, Anne 1
Lucietto, Ledo 1
Lunde, Allison Machtemes 1
Madden, Diana 1
Marinovich, Irene Young 1
McAfee, Gail 1
McFall, Walter (Walter D.) 1
O'Bannon, Deborah 1
Osborne, Aubree 1
Parsons, Sue (Susan V.) 1
Pedersen, Allison 1
Peters, Diane 1
Peterson, Katie 1
Porter, James 1
Pritchard, Margaret 1
Radecki, Patricia 1
Robbins, Wendy 1
Russ, Johanna 1
Scanlon, Sandra 1
Schloss, Kristy 1
Scholl, Frances 1
Service Employees International Union. District 925 1
Service Employees International Union. Office Worker Division 1
Shanahan, Betty 1
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
Sound Portrait Productions 1
Strong, Pamela 1
Thomas, Linda 1
Tortolani, Michelle 1
Wanakule, Prinda 1
Weaver, Joe 1
Weisman, Renee 1
Williams, Janet L. 1
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