Leon Olson 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: 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.

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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.