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Oral history interview with Jacob Samuel Potofsky, 1964

Creator: Potofsky, Jacob S. 1894-1979
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) transcript: 833 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Union official

Scope and Contents

Family background and education in Russia; emigration to United States, Chicago; first job in Hart, Schaffner and Marx; 1910 Chicago clothing worker strike; United Garment Workers; Sidney Hillman; arbitration agreements; formation of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; industrial unionism; union banking; experiments with unemployment insurance; cooperative housing; the Depression; the New Deal


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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