Guide to the College Of Labor And Employment Lawyers, Video Oral History Project,
2000-2009

Collection Number: 6207 OH

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Martin P. Catherwood Library
227 Ives Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3183
kheel_center@cornell.edu
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/kheel
Compiled by:
Barbara Morley
Date completed:
September 2, 2009
EAD encoding:
Randall Miles

© 2009 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Video oral history project, 2000-2009
Collection Number:
6207 OH
Creator:
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Carol Rosenbaum; Susan Wan
Quantity:
12 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
DVD, Video Tape, Transcripts.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection consists of digital DVD's, DigiBeta, and VHS, Beta tapes of interviews and transcripts for most of the interviews.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995 with a vision to recognize the profession, in all its aspects, as one uniquely important to modern economic life, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. Established through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, the College operates as a freestanding organization recognizing those who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field through sustained and outstanding service.
The College is managed by its officers and a Board of Governors. The sixteen-member Board of Governors is composed of an equal number of Fellows from four constituencies: those who have primarily represented organized labor, employers, plaintiffs, and those serving as neutrals, whether in government, in academia, or as mediators and arbitrators. This structure is designed to bring every part of the profession together to further excellence and integrity in the profession. Fellows are nominated exclusively by other Fellows and elected by the Board of Governors after due diligence has established that a nominee meets the highest standards of the profession. There are three categories of Fellows: Fellow, those in active practice, Fellow Emeritus, those who are retired; and Honorary Fellow, reserved to sitting judges and outstanding individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field but are not lawyers. The College functions entirely within the profession. It is forbidden by its Bylaws from taking legislative positions.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Video History Project’s primary purpose is to create a repository of oral histories documenting significant employment law topics or events. By videotaping distinguished individuals who played a significant role or who had an opportunity to observe a milestone event, the project can protect the past and serve the future. Subjects include: WJ Usery – former Secretary of Labor; UW Clemon - the first African American Chief Judge, US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; Theodore Kheel – one of New York’s most influential public advocates; Willard Wirtz – former Secretary of Labor; George Nicolau – nationally recognized labor arbitrator; Max Zimny – former General Counsel, ILGWU and UNITE!; Paul Tobias – founder of the National Employment Lawyers Association; John Truesdale – former Executive Secretary and Chairman of the NLRB; Howard Jenkins – first African-American Member of the NLRB; Arvid Anderson – distinguished public sector arbitrator and Chair of the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; Sam Pointer – former Chief Judge, US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; Don Banta and Warren Sullivan – distinguished Management lawyers with over fifty years of experience; Betty Southard Murphy – the only person to have served as both Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and as Administrator, Wage and Hour Division; and Marvin Miller – former Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Collection consists of digital DVD's, DigiBeta, and VHS, Beta tapes of interviews and transcripts for most of the interviews.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Anderson, Arvid
Bairstow, Frances K.
Banta, Don
Clemon, U. W.
Jenkins, Howard, 1915-
Kheel, Theodore Woodrow
Miller, Marvin
Murphy, Betty
Nicolau, George
Pointer, Samuel
Sullivan, Warren
Tobias, Paul H., 1930-
Truesdale, John
Usery, William
Wirtz, Willard, 1912-
Zimny, Max
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Subjects:
Oral history

Form and Genre Terms:
Audio visual materials.
Transcripts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Video oral history project, #6207OH. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST



Series I: Interview Videos
Series II. Interview Transcripts

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Video Tapes and DVDs
2006
Anderson, Arvid by Joel Glanstein
Box 1
May-06
2003
Banta, Don and Warren Sullivan interview each other
Box 1
7/8/2003
2001
Clemon, U.W. by William L. Robinson
Box 1
10/19/2001
2000
Jenkins, Howard, Jr. by Roberto L. Corrada
Box 1
8/1/2000
2004
Kheel, Theodore by Bernard T. King
Box 2
10/22/2004
2003
Pointer, Judge Sam by Charles A. Powell, III
Box 2
10/21/2003
2005
Tobias, Paul by Wayne N. Outten
Box 2
12/8/2005
2006
Truesdale, John C. by John E. Higgins, Jr.
Box 2
5/6/2006
Usery, William J., Jr.
Box 3
n.d.
Wirtz, Willard by N. Thompson Powers
Box 3
2007
Bairstow, Frances K. by Allen Ponak
Box 3
5/26/2007
2007
Zimny, Max by Catherine Walder Weiss
Box 4
5/11/2007
2007
Nicolau, George by Richard I. Bloch
Box 5
10/5/2007
2008
Miller, Marvin by Eugene Orza
Box 6
6/6/2008
Murphy, Betty
Box 6
2009
Working for American Workers
Box 7
DVD, total run time: 52:20.
Transcripts
Deeds of Gift
Box 8 Folder 1
2006
Anderson, Arvid by Joel Glanstein
Box 8 Folder 2
2003
Banta, Don and Warren Sullivan interview each other
Box 8 Folder 3
2001
Clemon, U.W. by William L. Robinson
Box 8 Folder 4
2000
Jenkins, Howard, Jr. by Roberto L. Corrada
Box 8 Folder 5
2004
Kheel, Theodore by Bernard T. King
Box 8 Folder 6
2007
Nicolau, George by Richard I. Bloch
Box 8 Folder 7
2003
Pointer, Judge Sam by Charles A. Powell, III
Box 8 Folder 8
2005
Tobias, Paul by Wayne N. Outten
Box 8 Folder 9
2006
Truesdale, John C. by John E. Higgins, Jr.
Box 9 Folder 1
Wirtz, Willard by N. Thompson Powers
Box 9 Folder 2
2007
Zimny, Max by Catherine Walder Weiss
Box 9 Folder 3