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Reminiscences of Philip Taft : oral history, 1976.

Creator: Taft, Philip, 1902-1976.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 164 leaves. Tape 3 cassettes. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Labor historian.

Scope and Contents

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.


Access Conditions

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.

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