G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Sandra Dragoo discusses her career at Diamond REO Trucks, Inc.

Sandy Dragoo relates how she came to work at Diamond-Reo Trucks, Inc., in Lansing, MI, as an executive secretary, from 1971 to 1974. She talks about moving to the Capitol Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Lansing's public transit company, as REO began to die and recruiting other REO employees. She also describes the actions of Francis Cappaert, the end of the company pension fund and the emotional depression shared by REO workers. Sandy also talks about the many social activities enjoyed by workers and how much fun she had, as an executive secretary, being invited to management's "REO Men's Club". The interviewer is Shirley Bradley. Recorded as part of the commemoration of REO Motor Car Company's 100th Anniversary.

  • 2004-05-27
  • 1:19:15
  • Interviewee:
    • Dragoo, Sandra L.
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