Staff and Contributors
The Civil Rights and Labor History Projects are directed by Professor James N. Gregory at the University of Washington and supported by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Pacific Northwest. These projects have depended upon the contributions of hundreds of people and many community organizations, libraries, and musuems. Here are partial lists.
Director and co-founder: James N. Gregory
Co-founder and Project Coordinator: Trevor Griffey
Associate Editors: Kevin McKenna (2014-2016), Josue Estrada (2014), Eleanor Mahoney (2012), Michael Aguirre (2011), Steve Beda (2007-2009), Jessie Kindig (2008-2009), Daren Salter (2006-2009), Michael Schulze-Oechtering (2006-2009), Maria Quintana (2009), Nathan Roberts (2006), Alex Morrow (2005)
Teacher Outreach Coordinator: Teresa Frizell
Films: Shaun Scott, Andrew Hedden, Ian Morgan
Section Coordinators: Janet Jones (Black Panther Party), Oscar Rosales Castenada and Maria Quintana (Farm Workers) , Teresa Brownwolf Powers (Urban Indians), Oscar Rosales Castenada and Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castaneda (Chicano Movement), Carolyn Lind (Restrictive Covenants), Kevin McKenna (LGBTQ Activism)
Web Architect: Ryan Poe
Technical Assistance: Jason Grills, Peter Leonard, Micah Ellison, Brian Grijalva, Doug Herstad, Jason Smith
Authors, Researchers, and Interviewers: Lossom Allen, Roberto Alvizo, Christy Avery, Morgan Banks, Francesca Barajas, Cristal Barragan, Doug Blair, Rachael Blanchard, Jonathan Brooks, Fred Brown, Jamie Brown, Lucy Burnett, Oscar Rosales Castenada, Pauline Chardoul-Sutter, Angelita Chavez, Gabriel Chrisman, Brooke Clarke, Luke Colasurdo, Craig Collisson, Kelly Connors, Gabriel Chrisman, Kristin Dimick, Micah Ellison, Meg Elston, Sarah Falconer, Edgar Flores, Crystal Fresco, Susan Frost, Tikia Gilbert, Trevor Goodloe, Michelle Goshorn, Nicole Grant, Rebecca Gray, Brooklyn Gregorich, Rachel Gregory, Brian Grijalva, Stacey Jagels, Stephanie Johnson , Laurie Johnstonbaugh, Janet Jones, Timothy Kilgren, Breeann Larios, Anne Levine, Carolyn Lind Eric Luthy, Dien Luu, Mark Mabanag, Doug Marcoux, Kate Marshall, Heather McKimmie, Sarah Miner, Mark Morzol, Nichole Murray, Tracie Newbins, Karen Oliver, Rod Palmquist, Christopher Paredes, Lindsay Park, Monica Perez, Johanna Phillips, Shelley Pinckney, Erin Plummer, Teresa Brownwolf Powers, Amber Price, Carrie Reynolds, Marc Robinson, Nathan Rodke, Catherine Roth, Michael Schulze-Oechtering, Chad Seabury, Kurt Schaefer, Shaun Scott, Allison Shephard, Catherine Silva, Jeremy Simer, Karen Smith, Rachel Smith, Jennifer Speidel, Rache Stotts-Johnson, Grace Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Stephanie Teatro, Leonard Totev, Marco Vargas, Sharon Walker, Sharae Wheeler, Jon Wright
Contributors-Oral Histories: Pedro Acevez, Jean Adams, John. H. Adams, Yolanda Alaniz, Belle Alexander, Kenyatto Amen-Allah, Teresa Aragon, Ramona Bennett, Phil Bereano, Willard Bill , Juan Jose Bocanegra, Marsha Botzer, Katherine Bullitt, Tim Burak, Vivian Caver, Ron Chew, Doug Chin, Mark Cook, Dorothy Cordova, Fred Cordova, Megan Cornish, David Della , Antonio Diaz, Aaron Dixon, Elmer Dixon , Michael Dixon , Cindy Domingo, Lynn Domingo, Nemesio Domingo, Heidi Durham, Jake Fiddler, Michael Fox, Sydney Gallegos, Erasmo Gamboa, Guadelupe Gamboa, Rosalinda Guillen, Larry Gossett, Richard Gurtiza, Todd Hawkins, Phil Hayasaka, Dorothy Hollingsworth, Leon Hobbs, Walter Hubbard, Christine Hurley, Francisco Irigon, Charles V. Johnson, Doug Johnson, Ron Johnson, Charles Kato, Ivan King , Herman Lanier, Janet Lewis, Randy Lewis, Mike Lowry, Sharon Maeda, Roberto Maestas, B.J. Mangaoang, Aleksa Manila, Blanca Martinez, Frank Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, Larry Matsuda, Samuel McKinney, Lyle Mercer, Mike Murray, Lonnie Nelson, Garry Owens, Blair Paul, Jean Raymond, Lawney Reyes, Rogelio Riojas, Jesus Rodriguez, Oscar Rosales, Rebecca Saldana, Ricardo Sanchez, Julia Sandoval, Tomas Sandoval, Bob Santos, Beverly Sims, Fred Simmons, Joan Singler, Charles Z. Smith, Alan Sugiyama, Mike Tagawa, Wes Uhlman, Bettylou Valentine, Janice Van Cleve, Velma Veloria, Tomas Villanueva, Sarah Welch, Marion West, Bobby White, Alvin Whitaker, Shamseddin Williams, Roger Winters, Michael Woo, John Yates
Contributors-Photo and Document Collections: Oscar RosalesCastañeda (Chicano Murals photos), Aaron Dixon (Black Panther Party photos), Walter Hubbard (Catholic Northwest Progress civil rights photos), Y.K. Kuniyuki (International District preservation photos), Fred Lonidier (Black Panther Party photos), Larry Matsuda (Asian Coalition for Equality newsletter), Jesus Rodriguez (Chicano Movement photos and documents), Alan Sugiyama (Asian American Movement documents and photos), Eugene Tagawa (Black Panther Party and Asian American Movement photos), Mike Tagawa (Black Panther Party documents), Ben Yorita (Oriental Student Union Sit-in photos)
Community Partners:Many community organizations are contributing to this project. Special thanks to the following: LELO (Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing) which shared the interviews, pictures, publications, and documents that comprise the United Construction Workers unit of this project. The Filipino American National Historical Society, which shared the photos and other materials that appear in the Cannery Workers Union pages. Members of the Seattle Black Panther Party Legacy Committee who agreed to be interviewed and shared photographs. MEChA de UW which shared photos and documents and whose members are responsible for much of the Chicano Movement in Washington State History Project.
Library and Museum Partners: Many of the pictures on these pages belong to Seattle's Museum of History and Industry and University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division and Labor Archives of Washington. UW librarians Conor Casey, Theresa Mudrock, Glenda Pearson, Carla Rickerson have contributed greatly to this project. Theresa Mudrock designed the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project brochure.
Project Directors: James Gregory, Mark Jenkins, Sarah Nash Gates
Project Coordinator: Jessie Kindig
Theatre Arts Section Coordinator: Sarah Guthu
Visual Arts Section Coordinator: Eleanor Mahoney
Associate Editors: Eleanor Mahoney, Steve Beda, Trevor Griffey, Daren Salter
Undergraduate Assistant: Patrick Kelly
Web Architect: Peter Leonard
Contributors: Ashleen Aguilar, Paul Brinkley , Michael Branscum , Rachelle Byarlay , Skyler Cuthill , Nicole Dade , Magic Demirel , Mike DiBernardo , Kristin Ebeling , Katherine Edwards , Andie Erhart , Taylor Easley , Stephanie Fajardo , Kaegan Faltys-Burr , Nicolette Flannery , Seth Goodkind , Nick Hamblet , Caitlyn Hamilton , Matthew Hansen , Brian Harris , Amanda Higgins , Crystal Hoffer , Eunice How , Yifeng Hua , Robert Huffaker , Andrea Kaufman , Roxana Johnson , Zachary Keeler , Summer Kelly , Amanda Kirk , Andrew Knudsen , Chris Kwon , Allison Lamb , Sarah Lawrence , Raevynn Leach , Eunji Lee , Jeffrey Lehman , Brandon Letsinger , Emma Lunec , Yukio Maeda , Nick Manos , Drew May , Joe McArdle , Christian McClung , Devon Mills , Annie Morro , Dustin Neighly , Jenica Nixon , Kiyomi Nunez , Claire Palay , David Pervere , Elizabeth Poole , Drew Powers , Catherine Roth , Kyle Poss , Nathan Riding , Matthew Rubright , Kayta Katherine Samuels , Mary Selby , Sundeep Singh Sidhu , Joey Smith , Corinne Strandjord , Nicholas Taylor , Selena Voelker , Annie Walsh , Barry Witham , Stephanie Whitney , Anna Wong , Emily Yoshiwara
The Waterfront Workers History Project began with a working group grant from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. We soon joined forces with the Unions Reexamined Working Group, a project that explores the effect of union governance and organizational culture on the solidarity and political commitments of the members, directed by Margaret Levi and David Olson. Ronald Magden generously allowed us to digitize parts of his massive document and photograph collection. The ILWU Archive, under the direction of Gene Vrana, shared rare copies of The Waterfront Worker and other documents. Other collaborations are acknowledged below.
Project Directors: James Gregory and Margaret Levi
Project editors: Leo Baunach (2013), Michael Reagan (2010), Steven Beda and George Robertson (2009)
Video/audio digitization: Jon Agnone
Undergraduate Assistants Leo Baunach, Derek Creager
Working Group advisors: Ronald Magden, Gene Vrana, Ian Kennedy, David Olson
Contributors: Brittany Barrett, Leo Baunach, Rachelle Byarlay, Michael Schulze-Oechterning Castaneda, Adam Farley, Blaine Holien, Devin Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Jessie Kindig, Ashley Lindsey, Rod Palmquist, Daren Salter, Katelynn Sortino,
Web design: Peter Leonard
Photo and Document Collections: Ronald E. Magden , ILWU Archives , ILWU Local 23, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division, Fred and Dorothy Cordova, Pinoy Archives, Filipino American National Historical Society , Museum of History and Industry , Harry Bridges Center Jean Gundlach Collection , Lonnie Nelson , Harvey Schwartz , Jerry Tyler
Director and co-founder: James Gregory
Co-founder and Project Coordinator: Jessie Kindig
Associate Editors: Steve Beda, Maria Quintana
Web Design and Programming: Peter Leonard
Contributors (Authors, Researchers, Interviewers, Producers): Zoe Altaras , Steve Beda , Brian Casserly , Rutger Ceballos , Matt Dundas , Trevor Griffey , Jessie Kindig , Mike McCormick , Maria Quintana
Contributors (Oral Histories): Py Bateman , Bill “Bix” Bichsel , Katharine “Kay” Bullitt , Megan Cornish , Aaron Dixon , Larry Gossett , Ivan King , Steve Ludwig , Bruce MacLean , Lyle Mercer , Dean Paton , Lyle Quasim , Randy Rowland , Kim Wahl , Barbara Winslow
Contributors (Photographs and Documents): Megan Cornish , Joe Felsenstein , Steve Hudziak , Roger Lippman , Fred Lonidier , Steve Ludwig , Bruce MacLean
Library Partners: Many photographs and documents appear with permission from private collections, but some appear courtesy of the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Library and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Our GI newspapers are part of an ongoing collaborative effort to collect underground GI press from the Northwest, involving the Library at the University of Washington, Tacoma; the Pacific Northwest Collection of the Tacoma Public Library; and the Microfilms and Newspapers Division at the Library of the University of Washington, Seattle. Special thanks to Justin Wadland, Jean Fisher, and Glenda Pearson from each respective institution.
Special thanks to the students in HSTAA 353 (Class and Labor in American History) who wrote the research reports; to Steve Beda who collected and digitized the newspaper pages with help from Jessica Albano, Glenda Pearson, and Suzi Freelund at the UW Library; to Brian Grijalva who designed an earlier version of this web site, to Fred Bird for much useful advice.
Contributors: Karla Kelling Sclater, Natalia Salinas-Aguilar, Josh Kaplan, Victoria Thorpe, Christopher Perry, Kristin Peasley, Ericka Marquez, Gerardine Carroll, Michael Moe, Bryan Schnase, Kristen Ebeling, Julian Laserna, Carol Daniels, Trevor Sargent, Jacqueline Hailey, Steve Bergquist, Victoria Troisi, Jordan Van Vleet, Gordon Black, Jordan Shay, Kaira Veckaktins, Gary Siebel, Frederick Bird, Scott Livingston, Stephanie Curwick, Amanda Rankin, Heather Gorgura, Jayne Muir, Erick Eigner, Christine Davies, Jessica Dunahoo, Joshua Stecker, Rache Stotts-Johnson,
Director: James Gregory
Special thanks to Lucy Ostrander for permission to excerpt her film Witness to Revolution: The Anna Louise Strong Story, and to Rob Rosenthal for permission to use his collection of oral history interviews.
Contributors: Sinan Demeril, Roberta Gold, Rebecca Jackson, Colin Anderson, Jon Wright,Sheila Shown, Susan Newsome, Patrick Farrell, Phil Emerson, Trevor Williams, Patterson Webb, Erik Mickelson,Chris Canterbury, Kimberley Reimer, David Radford, Stan Quast, James Larrabee, Tae H. Kim, Ryan Deibert, Chad Seabury
Director: James Gregory
Project Editor: Daren Salter
Web Architect: Peter Leonard
This project began when members of the Washington State Communist Party closed their Seattle headquarters and offered to donate collections of newspapers and other materials to the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Discussions about an oral history project followed and became part of the plan for History 498, a research course offered by Professor James Gregory during Winter Quarter, 2002.
Gordon Black, Stephanie Curwick, Brian Grijalva, Daeha Ko, Paul Landis, Jennifer Phipps, Shelley Pinckney, and Marian Spath were responsible for much of the initial content. Each contributed an essay to the eight-chapter narrative history and helped conduct oral history interviews.Brian Grijalva designed and built the initial version of the website. Stephanie Curwick and Marian Spath located and shot most of the photographs and helped with text editing. Gordon Black and Marian Spath created the timeline.
In 2008-2009 Daren Salter led the effort to expand the project. This involved new oral histories, new research reports, and several new sections. Steve Beda and Jessie Kindig helped with editing. Mark Jenkins contributed video oral histories of Albert Canwell and John Caughlin, and helped interview Abe Osheroff. He also allowed us to use materials from the performances of his play, All Powers Necessary and Convenient.
We are especially grateful to the women and men who have contributed their oral histories: Paul Bowen, Marc Brodine, Lilian Feist, Irene Hull, B.J. Mangaoang, Art Mink, Lonnie Nelson, Abe Osheroff, James West.
Directors: James Gregory, Conor Casey
Research Associates: Rebecca Flores, Arianne Hermida, Josue Estrada, Katie Anastas
Contributors: Colin M. Anderson, Nick Bragg, Alison Cheung, Morgan Cottle, Shaun Cuffin, Mike DiBernardo, Michael Hanley, Oliver Janders, James Larrabee, Kiyomi Nunez, Sentera Orwig, Chris Perry, Oscar Rosales Castañeda, Victoria Thorpe, Austin Upton