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Phillip Korth papers

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Identifier: UA-17.146

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of research materials for Dr. Philip Korth's book on the Auto-Lite Strike in Toledo, Ohio in 1934 (published by MSU Press, 1988).


  • Creation: 1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Philip A. Korth received his B.A. (1961), M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Minnesota. In 1967, he was hired by the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University. Korth also taught at the University of Minnesota, Saginaw Valley State University, Northwest University, and Xi'an, People's Republic of China (1984-1985). He taught American History, American Literature, Modern English Literature, Composition, Humanities, and American Studies.

Korth collected oral histories and reports of strikes by auto parts workers in Toledo, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota in the mid-1930s. Based on this research, he wrote I remember like today : the Auto-Lite strike of 1934, and Minneapolis teamsters strike of 1934.


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Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Phillip Korth Papers
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M. Badgley Malone
July 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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