GM & UAW: In Their Own Words: A collection of interviews with General Motors employees, union members and others involved in Janesville's manufacturing history.

Eugene Osmond is one of twelve interviews now available online. You can read or listen to his words as told over thirty years ago in Janesville!

Born in Janesville in 1908 and one of 14 children, Eugene worked for Janesville Sand and Gravel at age 13 before working 40 years at the Chevrolet plant. He participated in the 1937 sit-down strike and was one of the earliest members of the United Auto Workers and served as a trustee.

Others interviewed: Lou Adkins, Don Dooley, Ralph Hilkin, Harry Johnson, James (Jack) V. Johnson, Gerald Litney, Hugo Preuss, Glenn Swinbank, John Wesley Van Horn, and James Wells.

To read or listen to all interviews, visit the Hedberg Public Library web page: GM & UAW: In Their Own Words.

Contact a Reference Librarian by email referencedesk@hedbergpubliclibrary or phone 608-758-6581 for more information.


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