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Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
Phone: (415) 405-5571
Fax: (415) 338-0534
Email: larc@sfsu.edu
Collections with online items: 32
Physical collections: 113
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Alexander (Red) Oral History

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...

Anderson (Carl T.) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Carl T. Anderson conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Discusses childhood in Scotland and Denmark, arrival in U.S. in 1943, and working on the construction of the Carquinez Bridge; joined Pile Drivers Union when twenty-eight years old;...

 
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Bierman (Arthur K.) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Arthur K. Bierman conducted by Peter Carroll. Describes his role in organizing opposition to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in 1959-1960; faculty union organizing (American Federation of Teachers) at San Francisco State University...

Brotsky (Allan) Oral History

Sound recording of Allan Brotsky interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Brotsky recounts his life as a Bay Area labor and civil rights attorney.

 
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Cuénod (Carol) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Carol Cuénod conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Topics include insightful reflections on politically active mother, Left politics in California during 1940s-1950s, California Labor School, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

 
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De Losada (Dorothy Elizabeth "Betty") Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Dorothy Elizabeth "Betty" De Losada conducted by Lynn Bonfield. Interview focuses on friendship with Nikki Bridges Flynn, wife of ILWU leader Harry Bridges.

Dummatzen (Fred) Golden Gate Bridge Construction Photograph Album

Photograph album containing images and clippings of and about Fred (Gustaf Frederick) Dummatzen, a Golden Gate Bridge laborer, and member of the Construction and General Laborer's Union, No. 261. The bulk of the photographs, taken by Dummatzen and his fellow...

 
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Fletcher (Fred D.) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Fred D. Fletcher (b. 1920) conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Gives his recollections of the San Francisco Examiner and News-Call Bulletin merger of 1965 and the San Francisco newspaper strike of 1968.

 
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Goldberger (Jack) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Jack Goldberger conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes the Teamsters' split from the San Francisco Labor Council in the late 1950s, as well as his impressions of Teamsters leaders Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa and his...

Green (Terry) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Terry Green conducted by Harvey Schwartz. 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,...

 
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Lathen (Stanley) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Stanley Lathen conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Central figure in labor movement of Vallejo, California, World War II until retirement, 1968; organizer for Vallejo Plasterers Union, early 1930s to 1941; in 1941 revitalized Retail Store Employees...

Liebes (Richard) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Richard Liebes conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes his work with the War Labor Board during World War II, his four decades with the SEIU, and the first Kaiser strike in 1968; synoptic index available.

 
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Mahoney (Dan) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Dan Mahoney conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Irish nationalist, peace advocate, and organizer for Newspaper Guild in New York City; discusses Irish working class family life before World War II, co-founding chapter of the League against...

Meadows (Jerrie) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Jerrie Meadows conducted by Glenna Matthews. Community organizer and activist; worked as research department secretary for the ILWU, 1947-1952; office secretary for the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Local 51, 1958-1967; supervisor and...

Mixer (Madeline) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Madeline Mixer conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Recalls classes from Clark Kerr, UC Berkeley, and work for UC's Heller Committee for research in social economics; contains rich assessment of Women's Bureau leadership in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s,...

 
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Nicolopulos (Tom) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Tom Nicolopulos conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Employee, State Conciliation Service, 1948-1976; describes a variety of San Francisco strikes, including Machinists Union Local 68 in 1946, asparagus pickers in 1947-1948, and nurses and farmworkers in 1966;...

 
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Olson (Leon) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Leon Olson conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new technologies on the Typographers...

 
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Pauline (Jean) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Jean Pauline conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Discusses youth in Brooklyn, 1920s-1930s, early interest in cooperatives and anarchism, coming to California, 1944; helping establish Peace and Freedom Party in San Diego, 1967; and Modern Times Bookstore...

Payne (Perley) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Perley Payne conducted by Fred Hirsh. Discusses growing up in a pioneer farming family in the Santa Clara Valley; agricultural and orchard work in the 1930s, including labor conditions for bindlestiffs and itinerant agricultural laborers;...

Petric (Faith Craig) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Faith Craig Petric conducted by Estelle Freedman. Describes her social work with poor and migrant farm workers, 1930s and 1940s; her time as a ship fitter during World War II; her longtime affiliations with the...

Pinsky (Paul) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Paul Pinsky conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Recalls U.C. Berkeley; labor organizing, 1930s; discusses career as Research Director, California CIO Council, late 1930s-late 1940s; represented International Fishermen & Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) and Marine Cooks...

 
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Radcliff (Peter) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Peter Radcliff conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes his activities with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) before the San Francisco State Strike of 1968-69, the role of strike activists, leaders and opponents in detail, assesses...

Ramos (Avelino) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Avelino "Abba" Ramos conducted by Harvey Schwartz. 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...

Randolph (Julian F.) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Julian F. Randolph conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes his involvement in the San Francisco State Strike, the evolution of faculty unionism at San Francisco State University, his efforts on behalf of faculty rights as an...

Reed (Dave) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Dave Reed conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Remembers boxing days, early 1930s; longshore work, 1933; witnessing S.F. police shooting workers during 1934 strike, being arrested for own union activity in 1934, meeting Henry Schmidt, Local 10...

 
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Sampson (Tim) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Tim Sampson conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes posts with Avalon-Carver Community Center, Los Angeles; Center for Community Development, Fresno; and National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), Washington, D.C.; Administrative Director, NWRO, 1967-1970; analyzes techniques of successful...

Sanchez (John) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with John Sanchez conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Former agricultural worker; recalls killing of unionists by growers in Pixley, California, during 1933 Central Valley cotton strike; describes harsh living and working conditions of Central Valley’s Mexican American...

Selvin (David) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with David Selvin conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Selvin's parents immigrated from Russia to Tooele, Utah in 1909, drawn by family ties to the Jewish agricultural community which had settled in the central part of that state....

Shelley (Joan-Marie) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Joan-Marie Shelley conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes her involvement with school unions, 1955-1970, and her rise to become president of the United Educators of San Francisco in 1984; discusses her views on bilingual education, violence...

Solomon (Eric) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Eric Solomon conducted by Peter Carroll. Describes SFSU in the 1960s as a "liberal teacher's dream" details his leadership of the SFSU faculty strike, its development, and its legacies.

Stack (Loretta Starvus) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Loretta Starvus Stack conducted by Lucille Kendall. Discusses working-class childhood in Willimantic, Connecticut; her time with the party; and imprisonment as one of Smith Act defendants in 1951. Discusses the conditions of being jailed with...

 
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Watson (Don) Oral History

Sound recording of interview with Don Watson conducted by Harvey Schwartz. 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...