posts categorized asIn Memoriam

James Green, 1944-2016

by on June 27, 2016

With great sadness we mark the passing of James Green, former president of LAWCHA, scholar, activist, and mentor to countless labor historians. He died yesterday following a long battle with cancer.

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Clifford M. Kuhn, 1952-2015

by on November 20, 2015

It is with deep regret that we mark the passing of Clifford M. Kuhn, associate professor of History at Georgia State University and executive director of the Oral History Association, who died on Sunday, November 8, after a devastating and unexpected heart attack.

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Gary Cappy, 1952-2015

by on November 17, 2015

I am sad to report that Gary Cappy, of Grass Roots Press, which has printed the LAWCHA newsletter for many years has passed away. I just learned of the news, but Gary passed on August 29th, 2015.

Gary Cappy, of Grass Roots Press, 1952-2015Gary Cappy, of Grass Roots Press, 1952-2015

Gary was a Pennsylvania native who attended West Virginia University.

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Rosalyn Baxandall, 1939-2015

by on October 26, 2015

Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of “women’s work,” died on Tuesday night at her home in Manhattan. She was 76.

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Martel Montgomery, 1931 – 2015

by on August 30, 2015
(Third from left) Martel Montgomery awarding inaugural David Montgomery PrizeMartel Montgomery (third from left) awarding inaugural David Montgomery Prize to Stacey L. Smith (far left), with LAWCHA past president Michael Honey (left) and Julie Greene (far right), members of the Montgomery Book Award Committee.

Martel Wilcher Montgomery, beloved wife and partner in life of David Montgomery, passed away on June 3, 2015 at the Crosslands Community in Kennett Square, PA, where she and David had made their home since leaving New Haven.

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David Montgomery, 1927 – 2011

by on August 30, 2015

David Montgomery has had and will continue to have an incalculable impact on the historical study of workers’ lives, aspirations and struggles in the U.S. and worldwide. He brought to his scholarship a perspective honed through years of his own trade union and political activism.

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Camille Guérin-Gonzales, 1945 – 2015

by on August 30, 2015
Camille Guérin-Gonzales, 1945-2015Camille Guérin-Gonzales, 1945-2015

Camille Guérin-Gonzales, a founding member of LAWCHA, former board member, and one of the stalwarts of the LAWCHA Landmark Committee, whose work was instrumental in getting the Ludlow Massacre site declared a National Historic Landmark, has passed away.

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Robert Zieger, 1938 – 2013

by on August 30, 2013
Robert Zieger, 1938-2012. Credit: University of FloridaRobert Zieger, 1938-2012. Credit: University of Florida

LAWCHA mourns the loss of one of its founding members, Bob Zieger. Bob was one of LAWCHA’s first ever board members and has been with the organization since its founding in 1999. If you would like to contribute a remembrance, please send it to lawcha@duke.edu, with your name and affiliation, and we will post it here.

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Alfred F. Young, 1925 – 2012

by on August 30, 2012
Alfred F. Young, 1925-2012

Alfred F. Young, a pioneer of the “new labor history,” noted social historian of the early American nation, and a founding editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, died on November 6, 2012 at age 87.

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