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Robert Bussel papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 903

Content Description

The Robert Bussel papers relate to union organizing; writings, including articles, essays, and speeches; materials related to academic courses taught at the University of Oregon; materials regarding the American Folklife Center's grant to interview home care workers; and records relating to the Immigration Network for Immigrants in Lane County, the Pacific Northwest History Labor Association, Labor Edcuation and Research Center (LERC), Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), and Burnside Accord. Included in this collection are several files related to the inverview processes for the Immigration Network and interviews of the home care workers.


  • circa 1987-2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bob" Bussel, Ph.D, has been director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon since 2002.

Bussel is also a professor of history at the University of Oregon, where he teaches courses on social movements, labor and the working class, immigration, and the history of sports. He got his masters' degree in labor education from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in history from Cornell University. He has many publications including From Harvard to the Ranks of Labor: Powers Hapgood and the American working Class that was publichsed in 1999.


3.25 linear feet (3 containers) : 2 rsb; 1 half manuscript box

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


The Robert Bussel papers include writings, talks, interviews, research and teaching materials, and administrative records related to union organizing, immigration, and labor history.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Bussel, 2021.

Guide to the Robert Bussel papers
Complete Description
Alexa Goff
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA