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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Lee Pressman
RLIN number: NXCP87-A103
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education, Harvard; assistant general counsel Agricultural Adjustment Administration; Resettlement Administration; general counsel Works Progress Administration, 1935-1936: general counsel Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936; sit down strikes; General Motors Detroit strike, 1936, U.S. Steel, 1936, Chrysler strike, Fansteel strike, 1938; power struggle and leadership in the United Automobile Workers; Communist influence on Congress of Industrial Organizations; cases before National Labor Relations Board; portal to portal; anti-trust act, Clayton Act; power struggle in Congress of Industrial Organizations: 1940 Congress of Industrial Organizations convention, John L. Lewis' speech supporting Wendell Willkie; World Trade Union movement; Congress of Industrial Organizations struggle for recognition and competition with American Federation of Labor; impressions of John L. Lewis, Philip Murray, Sidney Hillman, Walter Reuther, James B. Carey and others.
Extent: Transcript: 475 leaves
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 1958 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Pressman, Lee, 1906-1969
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 52
Document date: 1958
Interviewer: Shaughnessy, Donald F.
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Government executives--United States; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Lawyers; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; Strikes and lockouts; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Pressman, Lee, 1906-1969
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016869-12312