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Labor History Resources in Archives and Special Collections

Research guide to resources in Archives and Special Collections pertaining to the history of organized labor in Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana.

Sound Recordings

  • Daniel B. Crowder Collection (R 6) 1 box; 1 cu. ft. Contains 18 audio reels of interviews done with members of the Local 287, UAW-CIO in 1969.
  • Muncie Labor Oral History Project (R 76) 2 boxes; 0.4 cu. ft. Contains 15 audio cassette tapes of interviews conducted by C. Warren Vander Hill between December 2005 and February 2006. The interviews were initiated as part of the Center for Middletown Studies’ effort to document recent economic changes in Muncie, Indiana and record the history of labor unions in Muncie. Also included are typed transcripts for each interview, as well a photograph of each interviewee taken at the time of the interview (PSC 285). 
  • Raymond Pittman Interview (MSS 33, R 5). Contains 1 audio interview conducted as part of the Black Muncie History Project. Hurley Goodall interviewed Raymond Pittman 12 Feb. 1972. The main topic of the interview was Mr. Pittman’s experience as an African American labor leader in the 1940s and 1950s. Also included is a typed transcript.