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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Philip Frey
RLIN number: NXCP88-A169
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, early life; MOLDER'S JOURNAL, 1903-27; Milwaukee Foundry strike, 1906; Thomas Mooney and James MacNamara cases; World War I labor and manpower problems; labor consultant to European allies, 1918; Socialist Party; Industrial Workers of the World; Metal Trades Department, American Federation of Labor, 1927-50; relations of American Federation of Labor with Labor Department; Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor; National Recovery Administration; 1934 Wages and Hours Bill and Roosevelt administration; National Labor Relations Board; Anaconda Copper strike, 1935; 1935 American Federation of Labor convention; formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations; Communist Party and the labor movement; Martin Dies Committee; San Francisco strike, 1941; International Association of Machinists; World War II manpower and production; National Association of Manufacturers; mobilization in World Wars I and II; relations of labor with political parties and Catholic Church; craft unionism; organizing Negroes. Impression of Harry Bridges, James J. Davis, Samuel Gompers, William Green, Herbert Hoover, John L. Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William H. Taft.
Extent: Transcript: 752 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
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 1955 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Frey, John Philip, 1871-1957
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1871
Speaker occupation: Union official
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 1955
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor, 1886-; Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; U.S. National Recovery Administration
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American labor union members; American Federation of Labor, 1886-; Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions and communism; Labor unions--Officials and employees; National security--United States; North America; Oral history; Strikes and lockouts; U.S. National Recovery Administration; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Frey, John Philip, 1871-1957; Industrial Workers of the World; National Association of Manufacturers; New Deal, 1933-1939; United States--National Labor Relations Board; World War, 1939-1945--Manpower
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019564-15007