Virginia Tehas was George Meany's secretary from 1940-1979. This collection consists of a series of eight interviews with Virginia Tehas in 1996.
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11 Sound Cassettes : audio cassette tapes
Virginia Tehas was George Meany's secretary from 1940-1979. This collection consists of a series of eight interviews with Virginia Tehas in 1996. The interviews are open-ended, loosely structured, and reflective, with the overriding objective of allowing Tehas to choreograph a memoir not only of the worklife of George Meany, but also her service as Meany's secretary and confidential assistant for more than four decades.
Transcripts of the interview sessions are foldered chronologically.
The records comprising this collection were collected by the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1996 and accessioned in 1997. The George Meany Memorial Archives transferred these records as part of a major transfer of their archive and library holdings to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2013.
Archives staff at the George Meany Memorial Archives initially processed these records between 1997 and 2013. The University of Maryland Libraries received the records and the finding aid in 2013. In 2017, Bria Parker exported and cleaned the finding aid contents from the Eloquent Systems database using OpenRefine, and finally transformed the finding aids into Encoded Archival Description (EAD) using a series of programmatic scripts. The finding aid was ingested into ArchivesSpace in 2017, at which point Jennifer Eidson updated the descriptive content for accuracy. Revisions include changes to biographical/historical notes, scope and content notes, and the creation of new collection numbers. Jennifer Eidson also enhanced custodial histories and re-wrote collection titles to better conform to archival standards.