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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Louis Goldblatt
RLIN number: NXCP88-A119
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; childhood; education; City College of New York, University of California at Los Angeles; early exposure to communism, other radical movements; involvement with International Longshoremen and Warehousers' Union (ILWU): strikes, contract negotiations, 1935-75, rise of leadership of ILWU, split, hostilities with Teamsters, 1937, ILWU into Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1937, organization of Hawaiian plantation workers, 1947-49, organization of Hollywood; struggle against internment of Japanese 1942; effect of red baiting during McCarthy era on ILWU's relations with Congress of Industrial Organizations; travel in France and Japan; trip to Soviet Union, 1959; Kennedy-Hoffa dispute; ILWU and student anti-war movement at Berkeley, 1960s; feud with Harry Bridges, president of ILWU; retirement 1975; trip to Israel, 1976; family and wife; recollections of Jimmy Hoffa, Harry Bridges, J. Paul St. Sure.
Extent: Transcript: 1,165 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Bancroft Library for information. Original oral history held by: Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Goldblatt, Louis, 1910-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker occupation: Labor leader
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Ward, E. E.
Organizations discussed: Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955
Historical events discussed: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; Japanese Americans; Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--Officials and employees; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bridges, Harry, 1901-; Goldblatt, Louis, 1910-; International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019013-14456