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Leon Olson oral history
Oral History Collection  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Leon Olson oral history
    Dates: 1992
    Collection Number: Oral History Collection
    Creator/Collector: Olson, Leon, 1929-
    Extent: 5 audio cassettes
    Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
    San Francisco, California 94132-1722
    Abstract: Sound recording of interview with Leon Olson conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new technologies on the Typographers Union; synoptic index available.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Leon Olson oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

    Acquisition Information

    Interview conducted by Adah Bakalinsky, 1992.

    Biography/Administrative History

    President of Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) Local 21, 1969-1987; born in 1929, Olson moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1939; worked on Treasure Island during World’s Fair; joined ILWU in early 1940s; joined BATU Local 21 in 1951 and elected president in 1969.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Sound recording of interview with Leon Olson conducted by Adah Bakalinsky. Describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new technologies on the Typographers Union; synoptic index available.

    Indexing Terms

    Bakalinsky, Adah
    Audiocassettes.
    Oral histories.