Ross Rieder Audio and Video Collection, 1981-2014

Overview of the Collection

Rieder, Ross K
Ross Rieder Audio and Video Collection
1981-2014 (inclusive)
.54 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5930 (Accession No. 5930-001)
Ross Rieder served as president of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association for 37 years from 1978 to 2015. This collection contains audio and video recordings of labor-related programs as collected by Ross Rieder.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ross Rieder is a union activist, labor historian, and preservationist. Rieder served as president of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association for 37 years from 1978 to 2015, and remains a member and active supporter of the PNLHA. Before retiring, Rieder was a music teacher and a member of the Everett American Federation of Teachers local union. Rieder also worked for the the Snohomish County Central Labor Council and Washington State Federation of Labor. Other achievements by Rieder during his career in labor include his co-leadership (with Will Parry) of a Washington State Labor Council campaign in 1978-1979 to assist King County unions to organize workers in picketing automobile dealerships in reaction to a growing trend among the dealerships to open their shops to non-union work.

Parry and Ross paired again to organize the Washington State delegation of union members and supporters for Solidarity Day -- a rally against the Reagan administration initiated by the AFL-CIO Executive Council and held in Washington, D.C., on September 19, 1981. Later, Rieder co-hosted a labor radio show on KSER (Everett) called "Part of the Union" between and served as president of the AFT retiree chapter in Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains Ross Rieder's collection of labor-related audio and video recordings including audio recordings of his radio show "Part of the Union" (2005-2012) and DVD recordings of the monthy television production, "Our View", as broadcast on community cable channels across the state (2006-2014).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Ross Rieder, null

Separated Materials

Material Described Separately:

Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Mss Coll 4552-002);

PNLHA related materials were relocated to the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association records (4552-002), 2016-03-16.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Experiments in Democracy: Worker's Co-ops (produced by Doug Honig, KRAB) 1981
1 Race, Work, and Economic Justic Conference recordings April 3-4, 1998
1 BC Tech Conference recordings March 12-15, 1986
1 PNW Labor Conference no date
1 The Triangle Fire as Told by Leon Stein 1986
1 ET and the Boy at Folklife May 23-24, 2009
1 SPEEA Strike Documentary no date
1 KPFA Labor Collective May Day/Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival 2004
1 Definitions of Democracy by Dan Leahy no date
1 Labor History Images Prepared by SPEEA for Ross Rieder Labor History Lecture June 2010
1 NSW Mines Rescue Pty Ltd Training and Introduction to the Virtual Reality Facilities no date
1 AWPPW The Story of a Democratic Union
1 Voices of Labor recordings no date
1 Our View DVD recordings October 2006-December 2014
2 Part of The Union audio recordings (incomplete run) June 2005-October 2012

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington)