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Red Alexander oral history
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Red Alexander oral history
    Dates: 1997
    Collection Number: Oral History Collection
    Creator/Collector: Alexander, Red (Robert), 1916-
    Extent: 5 audio cassettes
    Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
    San Francisco, California 94132-1722
    Abstract: Sound recording of interview with Robert "Red" Alexander conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes boat building in military, World War II; master boat builder for Pacific Dry Dock/Crowley Maritime in East Bay, 1950-1979; traces great changes in shipbuilding over time; master model ship builder whose replicas are widely known in maritime circles.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication 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 access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Red Alexander oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

    Acquisition Information

    Interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1997.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Member, Shipwrights Local 1149 and highly skilled boat builder by 1941.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Sound recording of interview with Robert "Red" Alexander conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes boat building in military, World War II; master boat builder for Pacific Dry Dock/Crowley Maritime in East Bay, 1950-1979; traces great changes in shipbuilding over time; master model ship builder whose replicas are widely known in maritime circles.

    Indexing Terms

    Shipwrights--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Interviews.
    Shipyards--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History.
    Shipbuilding--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History.
    Shipbuilding industry--Employees--Labor unions--California.
    World War, 1939-1945--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
    Schwartz, Harvey
    Shipwrights, Joiners and Boat Builders. Local 1149 (San Francisco and Oakland, Calif.)
    Crowley Maritime Corporation.
    Pacific Dry Dock Company.
    Audiocassettes.
    Oral histories.

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