Repository: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
Title: Joseph Billups Oral History
Interviewee: Billups, Joseph, 1893-
Description: Joseph Billups was one of the earliest black members of UAW Ford Local 600. In this interview Billups discusses pre-UAW auto unionism, black and left-wing activities, and Detroit during the Depression. Also included are discussions on the Ford Hunger March, the Ford Organizing Drive, and Nat Turner clubs.
Subject 1: African American labor union members -- United States -- History..
Subject 2: Ford Local 600
Subject 3: Pre-UAW auto unionism
Classification: Labor -- Labor movement -- Blacks
Institutions -- Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
Ethnicity United States -- African Americans -- Detroit
Labor unions
Coverage: Detroit, MI;1910-1967
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affair
Access Rights: Cite Herbert Hill interviews as follows: Interview of subject by Herbert Hill on date in place, used
Date Recorded: 1967-10-27
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: Paper
Interviewer: Hill, Herbert; Tappes, Shelton; McBride, Roberta
Collection Name: Blacks in the Labor Movement
Collection Description: Oral histories conducted in Detroit by Herbert Hill, Roberta McBride, Norman McRae and others during the late 1960’s. Brief descriptions of the interviews may be found in Warner Pflug’s Guide to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs on page 162 located at http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/collections/ArchivesGuide.pdf.
Oral History ID: WPR 0032
Date Of Record Creation: 1969-12-31 19:00:00 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 1969-12-31 19:00:00
Bibliographic Citation: Cite Herbert Hill interviews as follows: Interview of subject by Herbert Hill on date in place, used by permission of Herbert Hill. No other restrictions stipulated.
Date Record Checked: 2007-07-21 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 5401 Cass Ave
Date Last Modified: 2009-09-28 15:22:16 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Detroit
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/ (URI)
Contact Name: Gulley, William
Contact Email Address: aa8030@wayne.edu

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