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Leroy Soper Audio Interview
Oral Interviews with Leroy W. Soper conducted by Tom Orton in 2009. Soper (1924-2016), born in Pomeroy, Washington, was fondly known as Seattle's "Mr. Books". He worked at the Walla Walla Bookshop (1952-1958), the University Bookstore (1959-1969, 1977-1993), and Raymar Northwest Book Company (1970-1976). Soper was one of 5 ...
The Whacking of Ship Scalers Local 541
"The Whacking of Ship Scalers Local 541" attempts to capture the context and trajectory of the reform movement of the late 70s and early 80s, and digs into the history of the Laborers International Union of North America as well - trying to understand why and how the mobbed-up International destroyed the reform movement.
Washington State Labor From the Great Depression to the Cold War: A Bibliography of Published and Unpublished Sources, 1935-1948
I intend this bibliography as a guide to historical research in the Washington State labor history from the Great Depression to the Cold War. I have taken the passage of the Wagner Labor Relations Act in 1935 as my beginning point; I end with the beginning of the Cold War in 1948. This bibliography directs researchers toward ...
Maritime Labor in the Pacific Northwest: A Bibliography of Published and Unpublished Sources, 1850 – 2012
I intend this bibliography as a guide to historical research in the maritime labor history of the Pacific Northwest from 1850 to 2012. It directs researchers toward historical resources, including manuscripts, theses and dissertation, articles, books, clippings, and other published works, relating to the workers, organizations, ...
Leroy Soper Oral History Interview
Three sound cassettesfor an oral history interview with Leroy "Lee" Soper, conducted by Tom Orton between March 6 and March 18, 2009. Interview topics include Soper's early life in school and during World War II, the beginning of his career at the Walla Walla Book Store, his work at the University Bookstore and Raymar Northwest ...
Interviews of Senator Warren Magnuson’s Commerce Committee Staff for When the Senate Worked for Us
Between the early 1960s and the late 1970s an impressive number of consumer and environmental protection laws come out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Michael (Mike) Pertschuk worked for the Committee for thirteen years. The Committee was chaired by Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington ...