Fred D. Fletcher oral history

San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
(415) 405-5571
larc@sfsu.edu
http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/depts/larc.php
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred D. Fletcher oral history
Dates: 1999
Collection Number: Oral History Collection
Creator/Collector: Fletcher, Fred D., 1920-
Extent: 15 audio cassettes
Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
Abstract: Sound recording of interview with Fred D. Fletcher (b. 1920) conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Gives his recollections of the San Francisco Examiner and News-Call Bulletin merger of 1965 and the San Francisco newspaper strike of 1968.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Fred D. Fletcher oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

Acquisition Information

Interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1999.

Biography/Administrative History

Official, Bay Area Newspaper Guild, 1952-1981; grew up in San Francisco and Palo Alto; joined Pile Drivers Local 34, 1941; worked as a reporter for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 1948-1958; worked as principal organizer of the Bay Area Newspaper Guild Local 52, 1949-1952; served as an officer for the Guild (including a stint as president), 1952-1981; elected at-large vice president of the California Labor Federation, 1963.

Scope and Content of Collection

Sound recording of interview with Fred D. Fletcher (b. 1920) conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Gives his recollections of the San Francisco Examiner and News-Call Bulletin merger of 1965 and the San Francisco newspaper strike of 1968.

Indexing Terms

Journalists--Labor unions--California.
Labor leaders--California--Interviews.
Newspaper employees--Labor unions--California--San Francisco.
Strikes and lockouts--Newspapers--California--San Francisco.
Schwartz, Harvey
San Francisco-Oakland Newspaper Guild.
Audiocassettes.
Oral histories.