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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).en_US
dc.contributor.otherMercer, Jim.en_US
dc.identifier.citationInterview with Jim Mercer, 2002-03-21, Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009, Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010, SC/G/002, Kennesaw State University Archivesen_US
dc.descriptionSound recording of a telephone interview digitized from an audiocassette with Jim Mercer by Hugh L. Gordon. Mercer was in labor relations at the Marietta location of Lockheed in 1961, during the complaint filed by African American workers that reported racial discrimination at the plant. The complaint threatened to derail the U.S. government's orders with Lockheed, as it conflicted with Kennedy's Executive Order 10925 banning discrimination in federal contracts. Mercer discusses Lockheed's response to the complaints and the formation of the Plans for Progress program.en_US
dc.descriptionJim Mercer worked in labor relations at the Lockheed-Georgia facility from 1961 to 1966.en_US
dc.description.abstractSound recording of a telephone interview digitized from an audiocassette with Jim Mercer by Hugh L. Gordon.en_US
dc.format.extent23 minutesen_US
dc.publisherKennesaw State University Archivesen_US
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dc.subjectOral histories.en_US
dc.subjectSound recordings.en_US
dc.subjectLockheed-Georgia Company -- History.en_US
dc.subjectRacial discrimination.en_US
dc.subjectMinorities -- Employment -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americans -- Employment.en_US
dc.subjectDiscrimination in employment -- Government policy -- United States -- History.en_US
dc.subjectPlans for Progress.en_US
dc.titleInterview with Jim Merceren_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
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  • Aviation
    Oral histories pertaining to the topic of aviation
  • 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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