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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Moe Foner
RLIN number: NXCP90-A5
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 City College's Registrar's Office, 1936; involvement with Young Communist League in Boro Park; active involvement in College Teacher's Union; anti-fascist association in mid-1930s; Nazi-Soviet Pact; formed the band, "Suspended Swing," 1941; joined the staff of Local 1250, 1947; a member of 1199 in 1952 until retirement in 1982; National Convention, 1957; first experience in film-making, 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, 1969; Executive of Bread and Roses since 1978; Executive Secretary of National Hospitals' Union, 1982-1983; 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: 25 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Foner, Moe, 1915- (2)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Labor union organizer
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1986
Interviewer: Master, Robert
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Asia; Hospitals--Labor unions; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Motion pictures--Distribution; Motion pictures--Production and direction; North America; Strikes and lockouts; United States; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Foner, Moe, 1915-; Teachers' unions; Treaties--Russo-German Treaty, 1939; Vietnam conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021177-16616