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Fraser, Douglas A. (Douglas Andrew), 1916-2008
Interviewee, Douglas Fraser [videorecording]
Alternate Title Douglas Fraser
[Dearborn, Mich. : University of Michigan--Dearborn, Campus Media Services], c2003
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 Videos/2nd Flr  HD9710.U52 F72 2003    AVAILABLE
Subject Fraser, Douglas A. (Douglas Andrew), 1916-2008 -- Interviews
Subject(s) Sit-down strikes -- Michigan -- History -- 20th century
Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry -- Michigan
Automobile industry and trade -- Michigan -- History -- 20th century
Automobile industry workers -- Labor unions -- Michigan -- History -- 20th century
Subject International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Chrysler Corporation -- Interviews
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Note Title from disc label
Recorded on September 24, 2003
Performer/Participant Interviewer: Kae Halonen
Summary Douglas Fraser, a union activist and former member of the Chrysler board was interviewed by Kae Halonen as part of the Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage's MotorCities Memories Oral History Project. Mr. Fraser worked at a DeSoto plant in the Detroit area and was a union organizer. He reminisces about the early union days in the auto plants and the sit-down strike that took place at the DeSoto plant in the 1930s. He was a union steward during World War II and talks about the influx of women and African Americans working on the line at that time. He was President of United Automobile Workers and the Union representative on the Chrysler board during the bailout in the late 1970s
Series MotorCities memories oral history project
Alternate Author Halonen, Kae
University of Michigan--Dearborn. Campus Media Services
University of Michigan--Dearborn. Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage

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