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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Moe Foner
RLIN number: NXCP88-A160
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; family background; Brooklyn College B.A., 1936; first job at Gimbel's, 1930; full-time position at Registrar Office, City College, 1936; involvement with Young Communist League in Boro Park; active involvement in College Teacher's Union; anti-fascist association in mid-1930's; Nazi-Soviet Pact; formed the band, "Suspended Swing," 1941; joined the staff of Local 1250, 1947; a member of 1199 from 1952 until retirement in 1982; National Convention, 1957; first experience in filmmaking, THE 1199 STORY, 1957; "Harvest of Shame;" Montefiore, 1958; the hospital legislation; march on Washington, D.C., 1963; Beth-El Strike; Bronxville Strike, April, 1965; AFL-CIO Convention, 1967; First National Labor Conference against the war, Chicago, 1968; Charleston Strike, April, 1969; Executive of Bread and Roses since 1978; Executive Secretary of National Hospitals' Union, 1982-83; worked for the Local 342 in January, 1983; mergers of the unions, April, 1983; Dorris Turner Campaign, 1984; the hospital unions' strike on eve of the Democratic Party Convention, 1984.
Extent: Transcript: 836 leaves, Tape:a10 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Foner, Moe, 1915- (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 3-Aug-1915
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Labor organizer
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1986
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; Documentary films; Hospitals--Labor unions; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--United States; North America; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Collective bargaining--Hospitals; Foner, Moe, 1915-; Hospitals--Administration; Hospitals--Law and Legislation; Hospitals--Staff
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019465-14908