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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Jacob Samuel Potofsky
RLIN number: NXCP87-A102
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background and education in Russia; emigration to United States, Chicago; first job in Hart, Schaffner and Marx; 1910 Chicago clothing worker strike; United Garment Workers; Sidney Hillman; arbitration agreements; formation of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; industrial unionism; union banking; experiments with unemployment insurance; cooperative housing; the Depression; the New Deal.
Extent: Transcript: 833 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1964 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Potofsky, Jacob Samuel, 1894-1979
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Union official
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 1964
Interviewer: Gold, Neil
Organizations discussed: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1976; American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; United Garment Workers of America, New York, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1976; American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Insurance, Unemployment; Labor unions--Officials and employees; North America; Textile workers--Labor unions; United Garment Workers of America, New York, NY; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Housing, Cooperative; New Deal, 1933-1939; Potofsky, Jacob Samuel, 1894-1979
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016853-12296