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Document Details


Title: Rebecca Beck August
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Labor History: Garment Workers
Description: Rebecca August was a lifelong labor activist, beginning with her years in Chicago in 1906-1910. She worked closely with Jane Addams and helped to organize the Hebrew Trade Council. She was involved with the Workmen's Circle, and was instrumental in the formation of a Women's Branch (Ladies Branch #3).
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: August, Rebecca Beck
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Activist
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1976
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Seattle, WA; United States; Washington
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1914-1976; Chicago, IL; Clothing factories; Clothing workers--Labor unions; Illinois; Labor unions--Organizing; Labor unions--Political activity; North America; Oral history; Political activists--United States; Seattle, WA; United States; Washington
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035169-38737