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Michael Athanasoglou Collection on Taxi Driver Rights (MS-00230)

Abstract

The Michael Athanasoglou Collection on Taxi Driver Rights (1979-1983) contains the records of Las Vegas, Nevada taxicab activist Michael Athanasoglou. Included are clippings, correspondence, fliers, and memoranda that document Athanasoglou’s struggle to organize taxi drivers into a union in Las Vegas.

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Date
1979-1983
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.21 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Michael Athanasoglou Collection on Taxi Driver Rights (1979-1983) contains the records of Las Vegas, Nevada taxicab activist Michael Athanasoglou. Included are clippings, correspondence, fliers, and memoranda that document Atharasoglov’s struggle to organize taxi drivers into a union in Las Vegas.

Biographical / Historical Note

Michael Athanasoglou fought to unionize taxicab drivers and to restructure the Taxi Cab Drivers Administration Authority Charter in Las Vegas, Nevada throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. Through his efforts, he brought the poor treatment of drivers to the attention of media outlets and Nevada state politicians, including Governor Richard Bryan.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by topic.

Preferred Citation

Michael Athanasoglou Collection on Taxi Driver Rights, 1979-1983. MS-00230. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00230
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 1983 by Michael Athanasoglou; accession number T-185.

Processing Note

Material was processed by UNLV Special Collections staff in 1983. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Ian M. Baldwin revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. Subsequently, Ian M. Baldwin entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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