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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Herbert Benjamin
RLIN number: NXCP87-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Jewish family life, boyhood reading, job-hunting in Chicago, 1912; early interest in Communist Party; growth of political convictions, leadership in Industrial Workers of the World, Socialist and Communist Parties, 1910-1935; factionalism in United States left: issues, reasons, leaders; organizing Communist Party districts and Unemployed Councils in Philadelphia, Washington, New York City; black participation in Communist Party; history, policies, organization of United States Unemployed Movement, 1920-35; major strikes, demonstrations, marches; renditions of Jewish, Yiddish, protest and Wobbly songs.
Extent: Transcript: 545 leaves, Tape: 4 reels, 10 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Benjamin, Herbert, 1899-1983
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker occupation: Political activist
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Goodman, Roger
Organizations discussed: Communist Party U.S.A.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American communists; Communist parties; Communist Party U.S.A.; North America; Oral history; Political parties--United States; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Benjamin, Herbert, 1899-1983; Communism--United States--20th century; Industrial Workers of the World
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017676-13119