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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Brophy
RLIN number: NXCP87-A21
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 childhood; miners' organizations in England and United States before 1900; life of a typical miner; organizational work with United Mine Workers, Western Pennsylvania and Michigan, 1899-1917; struggles of United Mine Workers, 1899-1940; John L. Lewis; visits to England and Russia, 1927; United Mine Workers and American Federation of Labor, 1918-35; emergence of new Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1935-41; posts and activities with Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1935-41; relations of Congress of International Organizations and American Federation of Labor, 1935-55; national director, Industrial Union Councils, 1940-47; wartime labor relations boards, 1941-45; Philip Murray's Industrial Council Plan; opening conference, World Federation of Trade Unions and International Labour Office, 1945; International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 1949; comments on labor's view of socialism, the New Deal, Communists and the labor movement, the Department of Labor, future of the labor movement. Impressions of labor figures: William B. Wilson, Samuel Gompers, William Z. Foster, Philip Murray, Sidney Hillman, William Green, Walter Reuther, Lee Pressman, Frances Perkins, Maurice Tobin.
Extent: Transcript: 1,036 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1955 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Brophy, John, 1883-1963
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1883
Speaker occupation: Labor union official
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 1955
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Geneva, Switzerland; U.S. Department of Labor; United Mine Workers
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Geneva, Switzerland; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--Political activity; Miners--Labor unions; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; U.S. Department of Labor; United Mine Workers; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Brophy, John, 1883-1963; International labor activities; International Labour Office; Trade and professional associations; World Federation of Trade Unions
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017952-13395