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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Philip Taft
RLIN number: NXCP88-A18
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, New York, N.Y. and on the road: hostels, hobo jungles, migrant work, railroading; membership in Industrial Workers of the World, 1917; University of Wisconsin, co-author HISTORY OF LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES; Industrial Workers of the World: importance of halls, extent of movement, nature of membership; federal and state arbitration experience since 1937, Rhode Island Wage Board, panel member War Labor Board; union discrimination against blacks, women; 1954-59 writing history of American Federation of Labor; book on United Federation of Teachers; future of labor movement. Impressions of Roger N. Baldwin, George Meany, Albert Shanker.
Extent: Transcript: 164 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Taft, Philip, 1902-1976
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Labor historian
Age at speaking: 74
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Honig, Margot
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor, 1886-
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American labor union members; American Federation of Labor, 1886-; Authors; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--United States; North America; Tramps; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Industrial Workers of the World; Labor literature; Taft, Philip, 1902-1976
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019678-15121