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William W. Winpisinger Oral History Project, September-October 2003

Identifier: L2006-08

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Georgia State University Library, Special Collections Department holds over 70 oral history interviews with retirees, members, and leaders of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Most of the interviews have been conducted by IAMAW Grand Lodge personel or Southern Labor Archives Staff. Many of the interviews have been transcribed.


  • Creation: September-October 2003

Restrictions on Access

Access to some interviews restricted. See notes in Contents List for access details.

Biographical Note

William Wayne Winpisinger (December 10, 1924-December 11, 1997) was the eleventh International President of the million-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers from 1977 until his retirement in 1989. Well-read in the economics, history and mission of the American labor movement, he was a forceful and articulate spokesman for organized labor and was often invited to testify before House and Senate committees on legislation affecting working people. During his twelve years as IAM President, he substantially expanded the union's human rights, community services, job safety, public relations and organizing programs.


9 item(s) (9 oral history interviews)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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