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Author Brooks, Dan Interviewer.
Title Dave Miller Oral History 1972-01-04
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Reuther Library Audiovisual  REUTHER ORAL HISTORY - LOH002062    LIB USE ONLY
Description .25 Linear Feet
29.7 Megabytes (1 file).
Transcript arranged alphabetically by surname with other individual oral history transcripts at the Walter P. Reuther Library.
Note Material entirely in English.
Summary In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance movement, womeń⁰₉s suffrage movement, and the Labour Party; anti-war stance and imprisonment during World War I; immigration to the United States and work at the Ford Highland Park and River Rouge plants in the 1920s and subsequent blacklisting, working and social conditions at Ford and his Auto Workers Union (AWU) and AFL organizing during the time; recollections of the Battle of the Overpass; his involvement in the birth and growth of UAW from the 1930s on, including observations on Walter Reuther; co-founding with Reuther of amalgamated UAW Local 174 representing auto workers on Detroit́⁰₉s west side, involvement in sit-down strikes including Flint, 1936-1937, and Detroit, and leadership of UAW Cadillac Local 22; his role as head of the UAW Retired Workers Council; the National Council of Senior Citizens as contrasted with AARP; his thoughts on the youth movement of the time and the future of US politics and society.
Note Processing Information: Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on October 12, 2016.
Access Collection is open for research.
Note Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.
Transcript was digitized and is available as a PDF file.
Cite As: "Dave Miller Oral History, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University"
Note Dave Miller Papers, Douglas Fraser Papers
In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens.
Summary Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance movement, womeń⁰₉s suffrage movement, and the Labour Party; anti-war stance and imprisonment during World War I; immigration to the United States and work at the Ford Highland Park and River Rouge plants in the 1920s and subsequent blacklisting, working and social conditions at Ford and his Auto Workers Union (AWU) and AFL organizing during the time; recollections of the Battle of the Overpass; his involvement in the birth and growth UAW from the 1930s on, including observations on Walter Reuther; co-founding with Reuther of amalgamated UAW Local 174 representing auto workers on Detroit́⁰₉s west side, involvement in sit-down strikes including Flint, 1936-1937, and Detroit, and leadership of UAW Cadillac Local 22; his role as head of the UAW Retired Workers Council; the National Council of Senior Citizens as contrasted with AARP; his thoughts on the youth movement of the time and the future of US politics and society.
Provenance The original title of the interview was "A Conversation with Dave Miller."
Subject International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO) Local 174 Detroit, Mich.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 22 Detroit, Mich.
Labor unions -- Organizing
Labor unions and communism
Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry
Genre Oral histories
Added Author Miller, Dave Interviewee.
Added Title Walter P. Reuther Library Oral History Collection
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