posts categorized asIn Memoriam

Geneva Evans, 1941-2018

by on April 16, 2018

A great labor leader passed away last month. You won’t read about her in the NY Times obituary, but you should. You won’t read about her in labor history books, but you should. You didn’t study about her in your history class in school, but you should.

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Judith Stein, 1940-2017

by on May 16, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that I forward the news that Judith Stein has passed
away after a long struggle with cancer. A dedicated member of LAWCHA, she was a
Distinguished Professor of History at City College and
Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of key books
and articles.

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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 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

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. Her sons, Claude and Ed, organized a celebration of her life that brought together family and friends on June 8 for music, poetry, and shared remembrances of a life well lived.

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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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