Scope and Content
Title: Daniel M. Berman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 197?-8?
Collection number: MSS 87-8
Berman, Daniel M.
Extent: 7 cartons
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Received 2/13/87, 8 cartons, reduced to 7 cartons during processing by Bill Walker.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Daniel M. Berman Papers, MSS 87-8, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
The Berman Papers contain the working files of Daniel M. Berman, PhD, of San Francisco. Dr. Berman is currently (1988) a lecturer
in the School of Business at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph. D. in Political Science from Washington University
in 1974 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at Boston University in 1975-76.
Much of Dr. Berman's work has involved issues and organizing related to occupational health. From 1972-1975 he served as Director
of the Occupational Health Project of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR). He helped organize Committees on Safety
and Health (COSH) in several areas including Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. He was a founder of the Asbestos Victims of
America (AVA) and worked with numerous labor and environmental groups. From 1978-1980 he was a staff person for the Oil, Chemical
and Atomic Worker's union.
His published works include
Death On The Job (1978) and
Health and Work: An International Perspective (1983), which he edited.
Scope and Content
The Berman papers contain significant material relating to the development of grassroots and union movements which addressed
occupational health issues in the 1970's and early 1980's. Particularly well documented is the development and activities
of the Asbestos Victims of America and the Medical Committee on Human Rights. Training manuals on occupational health issues
of several labor organizations are included. Correspondence with a wide variety of organizers, health workers and labor activists
is found throughout the files.