[Kirk (Shorty) Alexander discusses his career at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Shorty tells of being hired in April 1963 after several rejections for being too tall. He talks about being lost in the plant, working in Body Shop, Trim Shop and finally in Paint. Shorty relates several humorous incidents of day-to-day life in Fisher including his relationships with coworkers, mana...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Alexander, Kirk (Interviewee)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Fleming, Michael (Interviewer)
Johnson, Linda (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (113 min., 50 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Shorty tells of being hired in April 1963 after several rejections for being too tall. He talks about being lost in the plant, working in Body Shop, Trim Shop and finally in Paint. Shorty relates several humorous incidents of day-to-day life in Fisher including his relationships with coworkers, managers and the UAW and describes the day a vendor's car was buried in the coal pile.
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Call Number:Voice 15472
Playing Time:01:53:50
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Kirk (Shorty) Alexander ; interviewers, Doreen Howard, John Fedewa, Marilyn Coulter, Cheryl McQuaid, Michael Fleming, Linda Johnson, Doug Rademacher.
Event Details:
Recorded on Sept. 16, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.