G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Leslie Mitchell talks about his experience with REO Motor Car Company and Diamond REO Trucks, Inc.

Leslie Mitchell remembers REO Motor Car Company/Diamond-Reo Trucks, Inc., in Lansing, MI, as a great place to work, in this interview conducted by historian Shirley Bradley. Mitchell discusses growing up across from the REO plant where both of his parents worked, starting his work life at the General Motors Oldsombile plant and later moving to REO. Mitchell describes a tragic death at the plant during his tenure which led to UAW Local 650 successfully organizing REO workers. Recorded as part of the commemoration of REO Motor Car Company's 100th Anniversary.

  • 2004-05-05
  • 1:01:58
  • Interviewee:
    • Mitchell, Leslie C.
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