Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project Interviews, 1977-1985

Summary Information

Title: Textile Workers Union of America Oral History Project Interviews
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1985

Call Number: Mss 467; Audio 630A; Audio 648A; Audio 660A; Audio 662A; Audio 690A; Audio 693A; Audio 696A; Audio 699A; Audio 711A; Audio 716A; Audio 717A; Audio 719A; Audio 721A; Audio 722A; Audio 725A; Audio 726A; Audio 931A; Audio 1087A; Audio 1104A

Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box) and 102 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Tape-recorded oral interviews conducted with Textile Workers Union of America leaders by James A. Cavanaugh of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff, documenting the origins, growth, and decline of the TWUA, internal disputes, relations with other unions, and organizing drives. The interviews document textile unionism prior to the formation of the TWUA, as well as discussing major strikes and gains made through collective bargaining. Specific references are made to organizing activities in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Also present are recorded speeches and music from a reunion of TWUA activists and staff in 1984; included is a speech by Alexander E. Barkan and textile labor songs by Joe Glazer.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00467
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