Roy Kubista Oral History

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Roy Kubista Oral History


This interview takes place in two parts. Part I discusses the Kubista’s early life and education. Kubista began to work for the Wisconsin State Employees Association in 1934 conducting research on a part-time basis. Kubista discusses his research and the state of the Association during that period and the early days of the AFSCME. Kubista recalls Arnold Zander and describes his experiences with the leader. In part II Kubista discusses the role of AFSCME employee Colonel Alva E. Garey. The impact of WWII is mentioned as is the Associations involvement during and after the war. Kubista held the position of Executive-Secretary from 1936-1970, that latter part of the interview deals with his experience in that position and his role in the Association.

Oral History Item


Mason, Philip P.


Kubista, Roy

Date Recorded



Madison,WI; 1934-1970


“Roy Kubista Oral History,” Michigan Oral History Database, accessed May 19, 2024,

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