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Labor Relations and Union Development in Duluth oral history interviews

 Collection
Identifier: S2220

Scope and Contents

The interviews in this project document the history of Duluth, Minnesota area businesses and labor unions. Narrators comment, where appropriate, on the founding and growth of various businesses or labor organizations, the formation of corporate policies, labor-management relations, urban renewal, union philosophy and strategy, government regulation, binding arbitration, and the relationship of business and labor to political and civic affairs. Barbara Sommer, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, University of Minnesota, Duluth, conducted the interviews in 1980-1981.

The collection consists of audiorecordings of the interviews. Please see individual entries for each interview; titles include participants' names and the name of the project.

Participants and Interview Dates:

Earl T. Bester, March 10 and 20, 1981

Helen and Russell Bridges, January 20, 21, 1981

George Dizard, March 20, 1981

Dudley Elliot, March 18, 1981

Edmund Waldemar "Wallie" Johnson, January 28, 1981

Patrick McMillen, Octorber 28, 1980

Eli J. Miletich, March 11, 1981

Curtis Miller, January 27, 1981

Edward L. “Buster” Slaughter, November 10, 1980

Lewis J. Wagner, February 10, 1981

Joseph Wiesinger, March 31, 1981

Dates

  • 1980-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The interviews in this project document the history of Duluth, Minnesota area businesses and labor unions. Narrators comment, where appropriate, on the founding and growth of various businesses or labor organizations, the formation of corporate policies, labor-management relations, urban renewal, union philosophy and strategy, government regulation, binding arbitration, and the relationship of business and labor to political and civic affairs. Historian Barbara J. Sommer conducted the interviews.

Extent

22.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The interviews in this project document the history of Duluth, Minnesota area businesses and labor unions. Barbara Sommer conducted the interviews in 1980-1981.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Physical Description

Second copies of recordings stored separately.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the Labor Relations and Union Development in Duluth oral history interviews
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526