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AFSCME v. Washington State Equal Pay Case Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002242
Abstract From 1986 to 1987, AFSCME Assistant Director of Public Affairs Amy Mayers conducted an oral history project capturing memories of those involved with a federal pay equity lawsuit waged by AFSCME Council 28, which represents Washington state employees, against the state of Washingtion between 1982 and 1985. The lawsuit was one of many pay equity cases being fought nationally around this time. Collection consists of 28 video recordings of 16 interviews with 18 persons involved with the AFSCME v....
Dates: 1986-01 - 1987-07

Black Workers in the Labor Movement Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002210
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...
Dates: 1967-1970

Candice Owley Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002232
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...
Dates: 1993-05-12

Detroit-Area Feminists Oral Histories

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Identifier: UOH001852
Abstract In 2003 Sarah Arvey interviewed 17 Detroit-area second-wave feminists, under the auspices of the Michigan arm of the Veteran Feminists of America, a nonprofit organization chronicling the modern women's movement. Collection consists of transcripts of these 17 interviews. The women interviewed talk about their lives, careers, families, what influenced them to become feminists, and their feminist activism. Included are observations on their solidarity with and intersections of their work with the...
Dates: 2003

Folklore Archive: Southern Upland Folklife in the Midwest Oral Histories

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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

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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

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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

Irene Young Marinovich Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002329
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Dates: circa 1991

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

Low Income and Minority Women Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001496
Abstract Between 1976 and 1990, Fran Leeper Buss conducted a series of interviews with low-income and minority women across the Southern, Western, Midwestern, and Appalachian regions of the United States. As part of a collaborative project of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona and the Schlesinger Library on the History of American Women at Radcliffe, these interviews were then transcribed, indexed, and processed, with funding from the Ford Foundation. The...
Dates: 1976 - 1992

Mary McGough Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002222
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...
Dates: 1970-10-01

Metro Detroit Skilled Tradeswomen Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001942
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

Mildred Jeffrey Oral History

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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

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 7
Identifier: LOH002293
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.
Dates: 1994-05-21

Olga Madar Oral History

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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

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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

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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

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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 Profiles of SWE Pioneers Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001952
Abstract In the early 2000s, the Society for Women Engineers, working with its archivist, conducted interviews of pioneering women engineers across engineering disciplines, in order to document the history of women in engineering from the 1930s to the present, as well as the founding and development of SWE. The project was sponsored by SWE through funding provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund and managed by the Reuther Library. Interviews were conducted with 37 SWE-affiliated women engineers and their...
Dates: 2001 - 2003

Society of Women Engineers StoryCorps Oral Histories

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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

Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002227
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Dates: 1971 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979

Wayne State University Oral History Course 2014 Oral Histories

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Identifier: WSOH002785
Abstract This collection consists of 16 oral history interviews. These can be broken into four categories: Southwest Detroit, Michigan Environmental Justice, Economic Development in Detroit, and Policing Detroit. There are transcripts and audio recordings for all 16 interviews.
Dates: 2014

Wayne State University Oral History Course: Detroit Newspaper Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: WSOH002403
Abstract The Detroit Newspaper Strike started July 13, 1995 by the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions and roughly 2,500 workers against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The Strike ended in February of 1997 with the legal resolution of the Strike occurring in 2000. This collection consists of interview transcripts for nine interviews and audio recordings for four interviews. Each interviewee is asked to speak on their experiences in and around the time of the Detroit Newspaper Strikes....
Dates: 2013

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