Finding Aid for the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Oral History Project Transcripts, ca. 1956-1961

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Finding Aid for the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Oral History Project Transcripts, ca. 1956-1961

Collection number: 1043

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

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  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Oral History Project Transcripts,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1956-1961
Collection number: 1043
Creator: University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Industrial Relations
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations Oral History Project Transcripts (Collection 1043). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 17 volumes of transcriptions of tape recorded interviews concerning labor and labor relations in California conducted by Corinne L. Gilb for the Institute of Industrial Relations Oral History Project at UC Berkeley. Subjects include anarchism, employer's association, International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, International Typographical Union of North America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by interviewee:
  1. Warren Knox Billings, Seth Brown, William J. Conboy, Woodie E. Daniels, and Warren Gunther Desepte (Box 1).
  2. Claude Jinkerson, Roger Dearborn Lapham, Christopher Benson Malstrom (Box 2).
  3. Jennie Matyas, Thomas G. Plant, G.A. Fred Silverthorn, William G. Storie (Box 3).
  4. J. Paul St. Sure, Mathew Oscar Tobriner (Box 4).
  5. Roy B. Thompson, Larry Vail, Fred Wettstein (Box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Berkeley--Institute of Industrial Relations--Archives.
Labor movement--California--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Officials and employees--Interviews.
Oral histories.


Container List

Box 1

Warren K. Billings, the story of a rebel. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Billings, Warren Knox, 1893- .
Physical Description: 376 leaves indexed.
Box 1

Seth Brown and the I.T.U. in Los Angeles. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Brown, Seth, 1873- .
Physical Description: 150 leaves port. Indexed.
Box 1

Teamster Life in San Francisco Before World War I. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Conboy, William J. 1888- .
Physical Description: 16 leaves.
Box 1

The Dairy Industry and the Milk Drivers' Union. Berkeley, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Daniels, Woodie E.
Physical Description: 105 leaves.
Box 1

The Early Days of Grocery Clerk Unionism. Berkeley, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Desepte, Warren Gunther, 1873- .
Physical Description: 86 leaves port. Indexed.
Box 2

Grocery Clerks' Local 648 in San Francisco. Berkeley, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Jinkerson, Claude.
Physical Description: 179 leaves indexed.

Scope and Content Note

[Interview with Jinkerson, Maurice Hartshorn, and other union officials]
Box 2

An interview on shipping, labor, city government and American foreign aid. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Lapham, Roger Dearborn, 1883-1966.
Physical Description: 515 leaves ports. Indexed.
Box 2

The Dairy Industry and the Milk Drivers' Union in the San Francisco East Bay. Berkeley, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Malstrom, Christopher Benson.
Physical Description: 80pp.
Box 3

Jennie Matyas and the I.L.G.W.U. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Matyas, Jennie, 1895- .
Physical Description: 409pp. Indexed.
Box 3

The American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 1907-1934. Berkeley, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Plant, Thomas G.
Physical Description: 84 leaves.
Box 3

Teamsters' Local 302 in Alameda County, California. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: Silverthorn, G.A. Fred.
Physical Description: 145 leaves indexed.
Box 3

Employer Organizations in San Francisco. Berkeley, 1959.

Creator/Collector: Storie, William G.
Physical Description: 362 leaves port.
Box 4

Some Comments on Employer Organizations and Collective Bargaining in Northern California Since 1934. Berkeley, 1957.

Creator/Collector: St. Sure, J. Paul.
Physical Description: 737 leaves port. Indexed.
Box 4

Lawyer for Quasi-Public Associations: the Biography of Mathew O. Tobriner. Berkeley, 1961.

Creator/Collector: Tobriner, Mathew Oscar.
Physical Description: 324 leaves port. Indexed.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bibliography.
Box 5

The Trucking Industry, 1930-1950. Berkeley, 1961.

Creator/Collector: Thompson, Roy B.
Physical Description: 547 leaves port. Indexed.
Box 5

Union Organization of Department Store Clerks in San Francisco and California: the Story of Larry Vail. Berkeley, 1961.

Creator/Collector: Vail, Larry, 1910- .
Physical Description: 237 leaves indexed.
Box 5

Milk Wagon Drivers' Union Local 226; an Interview with Fred Wettstein and Stephan Gilligan. Berkeley, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Wettstein, Fred.
Physical Description: 205 leaves indexed.

Note

Added entries for all interviewees have been made in the manuscripts catalog.