Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1976 and again in 1981, Warner Pflug interviewed labor activist and educator Stoyan Menton, who had been a pioneer in the UAW organizing drives of the 1930s. Consists of audio recordings and a transcript of two combined interviews with Mention about his association with the Socialist Party, his experiences as a radical student activist at Wayne State University in the 1930s, and his work as education director of UAW Local 400 at Ford’s Highland Park Plant in the 1940s. Both interviews span...
Abstract Sydney Smith was active in the California Migrant Ministry (later known as the National Farm Worker Ministry) and served as the founding director of Pasadena’s Community Housing Service. The papers of Mr. Smith document his research conducted for his book on the migrant ministries entitled Grapes of Conflict: The Faith Community and Farm Workers.
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 11-12
Abstract In 1976, Dennis East interviewed labor organizer and educator Ted F. Silvey, who worked in the printer's trade before becoming a full-time labor organizer, educator, and speaker with the CIO. Collection consists of the interview recordings and transcript, conducted in parts over several days. Silvey talks about his career as a speaker and writer with the Ohio CIO Council and the national CIO, as well as his early life.
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 3
Abstract Thomas Starling was a United Auto Workers member and president of Local 34 in Atlanta, Georgia, who served on the UAW Board of Directors for twelve years. He was interviewed by labor archivist and historian George Tselos in 1980. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the organization of UAW Local 34 at the GM Fisher Body plant in Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1930s.
Abstract In 1994, Philip Mason conducted a series of interviews with noted photojournalist Tony Spina. Collection consists of audio recordings of four interviews conducted between February 21 and September 1, 1994. Spina talks about his life and work as a photographer for the Detroit Free Press. The August 25 tapes include an interview with Detroit Free Press editor-publisher Neal Shine about Spina.
Abstract Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers;...
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Abstract Valery "Val" Burati, a specialist in international labor relations, was interviewed in February 1988. Interviewer is unidentified, but is presumed to be Philip Mason. The interview was meant to be the first in a series of interviews about Burati's life and work. Collection consists of an audio recording. Burati talks at length about his early life, including his early childhood in Austrian Tyrol (now part of Italy), his family's immigration to America, and his time growing up in New England...
Abstract In 1984, Ida Burati interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther, focusing on anticommunism in the labor movement following World War II. Collection consists of an audiotape. Reuther talks about Jay Lovestone, George Meany, and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 9
Abstract While a student at Wayne State University, Tara Leigh Tappert interviewed noted African American attorney, judge, and law professor Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. in 1976 as part of the Wayne State University Oral History Methodologies course. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript about his family and education prior to the beginning of his professional career in Detroit after World War II. He also discusses his military service and his legal career.
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 4
Abstract Warner Pflug interviewed civil rights advocate Walter Bergman in 1981. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript chronicling his activities as a socialist and an educator in Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s, his work with UNRRA in Europe after World War II, and his experiences as a Freedom Rider.
Abstract Students in the Wayne State University course on oral history methodology conduct oral history interviews as part of their coursework, typically interviewing WSU campus and Detroit community members. This group of oral histories primarily of campus faculty and staff was created between 1979 and 1981. Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts for 7 interviews. Wayne State University faculty and staff discuss their lives and careers and reflect on campus history. A Detroit area...
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 9
Abstract In 2008, Mike Smith interviewed Detroit businessman William "Bill" Schumer, co-owner with his wife, Irene, of longrunning family business General Linen and Uniform Service and an active member in Detroit's Jewish community. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript. Covers Schumer's business life and his personal and professional involvement with the Jewish community.
Abstract In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their...