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Dorothy Elizabeth De Losada oral history

Repository: California Historical Society

Collection Description (Extant): This oral history collection consists of a transcribed copy of Lucille Kendall's 1976 interview with International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) organizer Dorothy Elizabeth De Losada; and an interview history. The De Losada interview was conducted under the auspices of the California Historical Society's "Women in California Collection" as part of an oral history project documenting the lives of women labor activists and radicals in California.

The bulk of the De Losada interview concerns her involvement in the ILWU, Local 6 (San Francisco), as an organizer and officer, beginning in the 1940s. In particular, De Losada emphasizes the changing role of women in the ILWU and the labor movement as a whole, as well as the ILWU's participation in early civil rights efforts in San Francisco. She also discusses her experiences as a college student at the University of California, Berkeley, in the late 1930s and early 1940s; a teacher at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee in 1945; and a social worker for the San Francisco Unified School District later in life.

Date(s): 1976

Existing IDs: MS 3522

Finding Aid URL: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf2779n4zc External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Dorothy Elizabeth De Losada

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
Labor movement--California
Social workers
Women labor leaders

Genres:

Transcripts

 

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