Red Alexander oral history

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San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
(415) 405-5571
larc@sfsu.edu
http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/depts/larc.php
2014


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.

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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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