The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Oral History Project records and preserves the life histories of officers, staff, members, and retirees. Often holistic in nature, the interviewee is asked not only about their union membership and job, but also about education, family, community, and activities outside of work. These interviews have been conducted throughout the years by archivists, historians, fellow union members, and students.
Through individual interviews, members have an opportunity to tell their stories using their own voices and the interviews provide a richer, more nuanced, and more thorough view of work, union membership, and personal and union history than office records can convey. There is no regular schedule of interviews - they are conducted as time and other resources allow – but the project is open ended and will continue to grow.
For more information, please contact the archivist for the Southern Labor Archives. Resources for conducting oral histories can be found here.
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