Oral Histories of American Labor–Management Relations

Investigator: Cheryl Beredo, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives

Preservation Fund, 2017

Dating from 1969 through 1990, the 80 oral histories proposed for digitization are among the Kheel Center’s most significant audio recordings on magnetic media. These are unique recordings not held by any other archival repository, and document the experiences of a federal labor arbitrator, labor leaders, union organizers, and union members. These fragile, unstable items have been restricted for 15 years in order to protect them from further damage, so digitization will once again allow for research and teaching access to these important historical documents.