John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi research materials for the book In the Interest of Others : Organizations and Social Activism, 2006-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi research materials for the book In the Interest of Others : Organizations and Social Activism
Dates
2006-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.57 cubic feet (8 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
59 audio CDs; 2 DVDs
Collection Number
5798 (Accession No. 5798-001)
Summary
Research materials for the book In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activismand the Union Democracy Reexamined Projec
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 some portions of the collection are restricted. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Labor Archives Fund, Labor Archives of Washington


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi are authors of the book In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism. The book is a political science investigation that examines why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. The working title of the research project was Union Democracy Reexamined.

In the book, John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi systematically compare and document eighty years of union social activism by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in the United States and the Waterside Workers Federation (WWF) in Australia. They compare the ILWU and WWF to the Teamsters and the International Longshoremen's Association, two American transport industry labor unions that actively discouraged the pursuit of political causes unrelated to their own economic interests.

John S. Ahlquist is the Trice Family Faculty Scholar and associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is also a research associate in political economy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and a faculty affiliate of the La Follette School, the Center for Financial Security, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. He holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Ahlquist was project director for the Union Democracy Reexamined project while he was a graduate student at the University of Washington.

Margaret Levi is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University. She is Foundational Chair in Politics at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre, where she is now an Affiliate Professor. She is also Director of the CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) Center and formerly the Harry Bridges Chair and Director, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Levi earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1968 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974, the year she joined the faculty of the University of Washington. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2002. She was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar (2006-7) and recipient of the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award in 2001. She served as President of the American Political Science Association (2004-5).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photocopied archival material, audio files, DVDs of research materials, surveys to ILWU members, correspondence, and project records.

Research materials for the book In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activismand the Union Democracy Reexamined Project. Much of the material is photocopies of primary source collections from other repositories such as the Noel Butlin Archives in Australia and the Ann Rand Research Library and Archives at the ILWU International's office in San Francisco. As well, there are many photocopies from other collections in the University of Washington Special Collections. The materials include DVDs of audio files of interviews on longshore workers by Howard Kimeldorf for his book Reds or Rackets?and William Finlay for his book Work on the Waterfront. Other materials include DVDs of Waterside Workers Federation of Australia films and posters.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SERIES I :  UNION DEMOCRACY REEXAMINED PROJECT RESEARCH FILESReturn to Top

Research files on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the International Longshoremen's Association, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the Waterside Workers Federation of Australia

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6-7
Subseries A : Survey Forms
RestrictedThese surveys can only be accessed with written permission from both the current ILWU President and Margaret Levi.
Surveys administered to members of ILWU locals to assess attitudes toward the union, its political culture, and their own occupational histories.
8/1-8/60
Subseries B : Longshore Oral History Interviews
Oral History Interviews with ILWU members and people involved in the union.
Box/Folder
8/1
Darcy, Sam Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. May 10, 1986
8/2
Darcy, Sam Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3 and 4
c. May 10, 1986
8/3
Erkkila, Reino Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/4
Erkkila, Reino Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
8/5
"Mevea" [Mervert, Elmer, Oscar Hagen, and Don Meyers?] Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3
8/6
"Mevea" [Mervert, Elmer, Oscar Hagen, and Don Meyers?] Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/7
Yoneda, Karl; Elaine Yoneda Black Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/8
Yoneda, Karl ; Elaine Yoneda Black Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 5
8/9
Bulcke, Germaine Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 4, 1981
8/10
Bulcke, Germaine Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. September 4, 1981
8/11
Bulcke, Germaine Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. September 4, 1981
8/12
Bulcke, Germaine Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 7
c. September 4, 1981
8/13
Craycraft, Rosco Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. December 16, 1981
8/14
Craycraft, Rosco Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. December 16, 1981
8/15
Osborne, Seldon Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 11, 1981
8/16
Osborne, Seldon Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. September 11, 1981
8/17
Osborne, Seldon Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. September 11, 1981
8/18
Retirees Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/19
Retirees Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
8/20
Richardson, Fred Gus Rystad Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. December 18, 1981
8/21
Richardson, Fred Gus Rystad Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. December 18, 1981
8/22
Harer, Asher Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. May 25, 1982
8/23
Harer, Asher, Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. May 25, 1982
8/24
Langley, Al Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. February 4, 1982
8/25
Langley, Al Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3
c. February 4, 1982
8/26
Weir, Stanley Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. April 22, 1981
8/27
Weir, Stanley Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. April 22, 1981
8/28
Weir, Stanley Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. April 22, 1981
8/29
Schmidt, Henry Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. January 25, 1984
8/30
Schmidt, Henry Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. January 25, 1984
8/31
Fairley, Lincoln Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/32
Fairley, Lincoln Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
8/33
Fairley, Lincoln Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
8/34
Morris, George Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 2, 1980
8/35
Morris, George Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. September 2, 1980
8/36
Mowrey, Jack Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 2, 1980
8/37
Mowrey, Jack Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3
c. September 2, 1980
8/38
Werner, Joe Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. December 14, 1981; July 25, 1985
8/39
Werner, Joe Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. December 14, 1981; July 25, 1985
8/40
Werner, Joe Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. December 14, 1981; July 25, 1985
8/41
Werner, Joe Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 7
c. December 14, 1981; July 25, 1985
8/42
Werner, Joe Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2 7-15-85
c. December 14, 1981; July 25, 1985
8/43
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/44
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/45
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/46
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 7
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/47
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/48
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Side 3
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/49
Brown, Archie Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Side 3
c. September 12, 1981; September 7, 1982
8/50
Yanow, Harold Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/51
Yanow, Harold Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
8/52
Stack, Walter Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. May 28, 1982
8/53
Ware, Paul Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. January 23, 1982
8/54
Ware, Paul Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. January 23, 1982
8/55
Bailey, Bill Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. September 15, 1981
8/56
Bailey, Bill Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 3, 4
c. September 15, 1981
8/57
Bailey, Bill Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 5, 6
c. September 15, 1981
8/58
Baylin, Meyer Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides: 1, 2
c. January 23, 1984
8/59
Baylin, Meyer Interview by Howard Kimeldorf, Sides 3, 4
c. January 23, 1984
8/60
Bridges, Harry Oral History
8/61-8/63
Subseries C : Waterside Workers Federation of Australia
DVDs of posters and films on the Waterside Workers Federation of Australia.
Box/Folder
8/61
DVD: Waterside Workers Federation of Australia Materials
8/62
DVD: Waterside Workers Federation of Australia Materials
8/63
DVD: Waterside Workers Federation of Australia Films

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Ahlquist, John S.--Archives
  • Levi, Margaret--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)