Don Watson 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: Don Watson oral history
Dates: 1994, 2004
Collection Number: Oral History Collection
Creator/Collector: Watson, Don, 1929-
Extent: 8 audio cassettes
Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
Abstract: Sound recording of interview with Don Watson conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded Bay Area Labor History Workshop, 1980s. LARC also has a supplementary interview tape that oral historian Harvey Schwartz used in his May 2004 article on Watson in the ILWU Dispatcher that has not been transcribed.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Don Watson oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

Acquisition Information

Interviews conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1994, 2004.

Biography/Administrative History

Retired in 1993 from Ship Clerks' Local 34, ILWU.

Scope and Content of Collection

Sound recording of interview with Don Watson conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded Bay Area Labor History Workshop, 1980s. LARC also has a supplementary interview tape that oral historian Harvey Schwartz used in his May 2004 article on Watson in the ILWU Dispatcher that has not been transcribed.

Indexing Terms

Schwartz, Harvey
Audiocassettes.
Oral histories.