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Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University

Few regions can rival the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This history is preserved in primary source and vintage history materials at the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC). Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, labor activists and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.



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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Brotsky recounts his life as a Bay Area labor and civil rights attorney. The interview covers many major labor and political issues from the 1940s to the present. Topics include Brotsky's involvement with: UCAPAWA (1948 Stockton Strike), student activism at Columbia University, the Young Communist League, the National Lawyers Guild, his service during World War II, and as counsel for such unions as the United Auto Workers, United Electrical,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Brotsky, Allan, Labor lawyers--California--Interviews,...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Avelino "Abba" Ramos retired in 1997 after long career as ILWU activist, organizer, business agent, and International Representative; describes youth in Hawaii as son of Filipino sugar worker, coming of ILWU to Islands in 1940s, CIO organizing work in Hawaii, and career in California with Local 6, ILWU, 1962-1997, including rich exploration of the closing of the Colgate plant, East Bay, 1981; interview formed basis for an oral...
Topics: californialightandsound, Filipino Americans--California--Interviews, Filipino...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Retired as Librarian and Archivist, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Library, San Francisco, 1986; employed at ILWU for twenty-three years; insightful reflections on politically active mother, Left and communist politics in California during 1940s-1950s, California Labor School, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union; an archivist at Labor Archives, since 1992. Collection Guide : Carol Cuénod Oral History Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Cuénod, Carol, 1929-,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Retired in 1993 from Ship Clerks' Local 34, ILWU; reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employee screening --California, Labor union members--California--San...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Official, Warehouse Union Local 6, International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Interview focuses on friendship with Nikki Bridges Flynn, wife of ILWU leader Harry Bridges. Collection Guide : Dorothy Elizabeth 'Betty' de Losada Oral History Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bonfield, Lynn A., 1939-, De Losada, Dorothy Elizabeth, 1921-, Women labor...
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Call Number : Oral History Collection Description : Member, ILWU Local 6 for thirty-four years; recalls student life at UC Berkeley and part-time waterfront work, 1938-1941; Left politics in East Bay, 1940s to early 1990s; serving as steward in Office and Professional Employees Union, CIO, 1945-1950; and activist career and work-life in Local 6, 1950-1984. Collection Guide : Terry Green Oral History Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul...
Topics: californialightandsound, Schwartz, Harvey, Green, Terry, 1920-, Labor union...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette