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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).en_US
dc.contributor.otherLayburn, William.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-17T13:07:37Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17T13:07:37Z
dc.date.issued2002-03-21
dc.identifierscg-002-04-030102-09-layen_US
dc.identifier.citationInterview with William Layburn, 2002-03-21, Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009, Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010, SC/G/002, Kennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11360/1878
dc.descriptionSound recording of a telephone interview digitized from audiocassette with William Layburn and Hugh L. Gordon. Layburn, who worked in the Personnel Department for Western Electric in Atlanta in the 1960s, discusses his efforts to develop employment opportunities for African Americans within the company and for other organizations. He served as the representative for Western Electric on the Merit Employment Association and served as its third chair.en_US
dc.descriptionWilliam Layburn was born in New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. Layburn was discharged in 1946. He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and joined Western Electric in 1952. Mr. Layburn was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1963 to set up a data center in Sandy Springs. With the construction of the data center in 1965, Layburn moved into personnel and public relations, where he developed employment opportunities for african americans. His efforts were so successful that he was asked to consult with other companies. While speaking at a meeting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mr. Layburn met Hugh Gordon, who encouraged him to become the representative for Western Electric to the Merit Employment Association in Atlanta. Layburn served two terms as the Chair of the MEA and was involved with the organization's Youth Motivation Living Witness Program.en_US
dc.description.abstractSound recording of a telephone interview digitized from audiocassette with William Layburn and Hugh L. Gordon. Layburn, who worked in the Personnel Department for Western Electric in Atlanta in the 1960s, discusses his efforts to develop employment opportunities for African Americans within the company and for other organizations. He served as the representative for Western Electric on the Merit Employment Association and served as its third chair.en_US
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dc.format.extent32 minutesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://archivesspace.kennesaw.edu/repositories/4/resources/191" target="_blank">Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010</a>en_US
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dc.subjectOral histories.en_US
dc.subjectSound recordings.en_US
dc.subjectAffirmative action programs -- United States -- History.en_US
dc.subjectAtlanta Merit Employment Association.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americans -- Employment.en_US
dc.subjectMinorities -- Employment -- United States.en_US
dc.titleInterview with William Layburnen_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
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  • Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009
    The Hugh L. Gordon Papers range from 1951 to 2009, with the bulk dating from 1966 to 1989. The majority of the documents were created by Gordon during the course of his duties as Director of Personnel at Lockheed-Georgia (GELAC), as well as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) and leadership positions with the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (PIC) and the Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association (AEVMEA). In addition, the Gordon Papers include material generated as part of the creation of the collection.

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