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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Rolland Jay Thomas
RLIN number: NXCP88-A128
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early life and experiences as a migrant worker; early days of the automobile industry; formation of the United Automobile Workers; politics in election of officers; role of the Communist Party in the United Automobile Workers; Walter Reuther supporters.
Extent: Transcript: 270 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1956 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thomas, Rolland Jay, 1900-1967
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker occupation: Union official
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1956
Interviewer: Toomey, John
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Migrant labor; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Thomas, Rolland Jay, 1900-1967; United Automobile Workers of America
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019114-14557