Avelino Ramos 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: Avelino Ramos oral history
Dates: 1996
Collection Number: Oral History Collection
Creator/Collector: Ramos, Avelino, 1934-
Extent: 2 audio cassettes
Repository: San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco, California 94132-1722
Abstract: Sound recording of interview with Avelino "Abba" Ramos conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes youth in Hawaii as son of Filipino sugar worker, coming of ILWU to Islands in 1940s, CIO organizing work in Hawaii, and career in California with Local 6, ILWU, 1962-1997, including rich exploration of the closing of the Colgate plant, East Bay, 1981; interview formed basis for an oral history article that appeared in the ILWU newspaper The Dispatcher, May 1996.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Avelino Ramos oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

Acquisition Information

Interviewed conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1996.

Biography/Administrative History

Avelino "Abba" Ramos retired in 1997 after long career as ILWU activist, organizer, business agent, and International Representative.

Scope and Content of Collection

Sound recording of interview with Avelino "Abba" Ramos conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes youth in Hawaii as son of Filipino sugar worker, coming of ILWU to Islands in 1940s, CIO organizing work in Hawaii, and career in California with Local 6, ILWU, 1962-1997, including rich exploration of the closing of the Colgate plant, East Bay, 1981; interview formed basis for an oral history article that appeared in the ILWU newspaper The Dispatcher, May 1996.

Indexing Terms

Schwartz, Harvey
Audio cassettes.
Oral histories.