Oral history interview with Norman R. Matthews, 1963.
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Held many offices in the UAW. From the description of Oral history interview with Norman R. Matthews, 1963. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321386 ...
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan-Wayne State University) : Unionism in the Automobile Industry Project
In the fall of 1959, the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations began an oral history project on the development of unionism in the automobile industry. Interviewees were selected on the basis of (a) having played an important role in the development of automobile unionism, (b) being recommended as able to articulate their experience, and (3); being available. The interviewees included a number of present day key UAW leaders as well as many important past ...
On Jan. 4, 1980, the Chrysler Corp. permanently closed its Hamtramck Assembly Plant, commonly called "Dodge Main", marking the end of nearly 70 years of continuous manufacturing operations at the facility. John Frances and Horace Elgin Dodge were pioneers in the automobile industry, beginning with a machine shop to supply auto plants with parts, working with both Ransom E. Olds and Henry Ford, and eventually building a new plant on a 30 acre site in Hamtramck in 1910. Wanting to build their own ...