William A. Little papers, 1969-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Little, William A
Title
William A. Little papers
Dates
1969-1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.14 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
2610 (Accession No. 2610-003)
Summary
Tape recorded interviews and transcripts made by a graduate student in the University of Washington Political Science Department for his dissertation regarding the United Construction Workers Association.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William A. Little was an emeritus professor and chair of Africana studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He was born in 1941 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He attended Jefferson High School in Los Angeles and served in the US Marine Corps. Following his service, he attended Wenatchee Valley Community College, and received his Bachelor's degree in political science at Western Washington University, and Master's and PhD. degrees in political science from the University of Washington. He wrote his dissertation on the United Construction Workers Association and conducted interviews with leaders in the UCWA as well as government officials. The title of his unpublished dissertation is "Community Organization and Leadership: A Case Study of Minority Workers in Seattle," 1976.

William taught at Portland State University, West Virginia University, and CSU Dominguez Hills, where he played a pivotal role in building Africana studies into a distinct and viable discipline. He served as president of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) from 1992 to 1998, continuing as a member of its executive board until the time of his death, and was honored in 2006 by the organization for his contributions as a mentor. In 1993 and 1996 Little served as the Director of the NCBS Ford Foundation Africana Studies Summer Institute in Ghana, bringing together scholars and educators from the United States and Ghana to share ideas for courses and curriculum. He also served as the director of the NCBS Ford Foundation Administrative Institute, which provided training for Africana studies educators and administrators, many of whom have become university department heads, deans, provosts and presidents.

He joined the CSU Domienguez Hills staff in 1994 as chair of the Department of Africana Studies, a position that he held until 2006. During his tenure at CSU Dominguez Hills, Little made enduring contributions as coordinator of the Division of World Cultural Studies, coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Sciences program, and chair of the California State University systemwide African American Studies Lower Division Pattern Project. He also served on numerous college and university committees including the Academic Senate, University Curriculum Committee, General Education Committee, and the University Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee. Dr. Little died in 2008 of complications from a genetic lung disease, and was survived by his wife of 37 years, Monica.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape recorded interviews and transcripts, 1975, made by Little for his dissertation regarding the United Construction Workers Association: "Community Organization and Leadership; A Case Study of Minority Workers in Seattle." Includes material collected by Little, including copies of records of the Central Contractors' Association, 1969-1971.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Interview Transcripts, 1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Open Access
1975
Box/Folder
1/1
Allen, Willie
1975
1/2
Bird, Harley
1975
1/3
Chambers, John
1975
1/4
Close, Donald
1975
1/5
Conrad, Ernest
1975
1/6
Dolliver, James M.
1975
1/7
Fox, Michael
1975
1/8
Gossett, Larry
1975
1/9
Hawkins, Todd
1975
1/10
Hooper, Cliff
1975
1/11
Hundley, Walter R.
1975
1/12
Jefferson, Milton
1975
1/13
McAdoo, Ben; and McKinney, Samuel
1975
1/14
McGavick, Joseph L.
1975
1/15
Page, Jerome W.
1975
1/16
Rieke, Luvern V.
1975
1/17
Ross, Michael K.
1975
1/18
Rutherford, Daniel
1975
1/19
Scott, Seth
1975
1/20
Scott, Tyree: Interview #1
1975
1/21
Scott, Tyree: Interview #2
1975
1/22
Scott, Tyree: Interview #3
1975
1/23
Scott, Tyree: Interview #4, 5
1975
1/24
Scott, Tyree: Interview #6
1975
1/25
Scott, Tyree: Interview #7
1975
1/26
Scott, Tyree: Interview #8
1975
1/27
Scott, Tyree: Interview #9
1975
1/28
Scott, Tyree: Interview #10
1975
1/29
Warren, James
1975
1/30
Woo, Michael D.
1975
4/1
Duplicate Transcripts: A-G
1975
4/2
Duplicate Transcripts: H-O
1975
4/3
Duplicate Transcripts: P-Z
1975
4/4
Duplicate Transcripts: Scott
1975
Subseries 2: Restricted Access
1975
Box/Folder
3/1
Burton, Philip
1975
3/2
Ford, Richard
1975
3/3
Takisaki, Jim
1975
3/4
Duplicate Restricted Transcripts
1975

Series 2:  Sound cassettes, 1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Open Access
1975
Box/Folder
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #267
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #268
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #269
1975
2
Scott, Tyree (Side 1), Ross, Michael (Side 2), Tape #271
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #272
1975
2
Allen, Willie (Side 1), Scott, Tyree (Side 2), Tape #273
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #274
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #275
1975
2
Scott, Tyree, Tape #276
1975
2
Tobin, Joe (Side 1), Chambers, John (Side 2), Tape #277
1975
2
Winston, Willie, and Matthew, John, Tape #278
1975
2
Hooper, Cliff, Tape #280
1975
2
Jefferson, Milton, Tape #282
1975
2
McAdoo, Ben (Side 1), Woo, Michael (Side 2), Tape #283
1975
2
Scott, Seth, Tape #284
1975
2
Warren, James (Side 1), McKinney, Samuel (Side 2), Tape #285
1975
2
Gossett, Larry, Tape #286
1975
2
Bird, Harley, Tape #287
1975
2
Hundley, Walter (Side 1), Hawkins, Todd (Side 2), Tape #288
1975
2
Close, Donald (Side 1), Ross, Michael (Side 2), Tape #289
1975
2
McGavick, Joseph L. (Side 1), Dolliver, Jim (Side 2), Tape #290
1975
2
Rieke, Luvern, Tape #291
1975
2
Jefferies, Robert (Side 1), Fox, Michael (Side 2), Tape #292
1975
2
Page, Jerome, Tape #294
1975
2
Little William: Committee Discussions, Tape #295
1975
Subseries 2: Restricted Access
1975
Box/Folder
3
Takisaki, Jim (Side 2) Scott, Tyree (Side 1, UNRESTRICTED), Tape #270
1975
3
Ford, Dick, Tape #279
1975
3
Burton, Philip (Side 2), Conrad, Ernest (Side 1, UNRESTRICTED), Tape #281
1975
3
Burton, Philip, Tape #293
1975

Series 3:  Speeches and Writings, 1970-1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
"Black Politics in Seattle 1950-1970," by William Little
1970
5/2
American Friends Service Committee
1970-1971

Series 4:  Research Material, 1969-1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/3
Research Material
undated
5/4
Central Contractors' Association: Organizational Features
undated
5/5
Central Contractors' Association: General Correspondence
Correspondents include Benjamin F. McAdoo and Tyree Scott
1969-1971
5/6
Central Contractors' Association: Minutes and Agenda
1969
5/7
Central Contractors' Association: Subject Series - Seattle Model City Program
1969
5/8
Central Contractors' Association: Reports
1969
5/9
Central Contractors' Association: Newsletters
1969, undated
5/10
Central Contractors' Association: News Releases
1969
5/11
Central Contractors' Association: Speeches and Writings
undated
5/12
Central Contractors' Association: Affirmative Action Plan
1969
5/13
Central Contractors' Association: Miscellany
1969

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Minorities--Employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Allen, Willie
  • Bird, Harley
  • Burton, Philip L., 1915-
  • Central Contractors Association
  • Chamber, John
  • Close, Donald
  • Conrad, Ernest
  • Dolliver, James M., 1924-2004
  • Ford, Richard D
  • Fox, Michael J. (Michael James), 1944-
  • Gossett, Larry
  • Hawkins, Todd
  • Hundley, Walter R
  • Little, William A.--Archives
  • Little, William A.--Interviews
  • McAdoo, Benjamin F
  • McGavick, Joseph L
  • Page, Jerome W
  • Rieke, Luvern V
  • Ross, Michael K
  • Scott, Seth
  • Scott, Tyree, 1940-2003--Interviews
  • Takisaki, Jim
  • Tobin, Joe
  • Woo, Michael D
  • Corporate Names :
  • Central Contractors Association
  • United Construction Workers