Jacobs, Joseph, 1908-
- Existence: 1908-
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: Founded in Atlanta in 1898, the Journal of Labor documented the labor movement in Georgia. The Journal of Labor Photograph Collection, 1974-1992 (bulk 1980-1992), consists of photographic prints and negatives depicting labor functions, political events, pickets, strikes, conventions, social events, and campaigns. During the period covered by the collection, The Journal was the official newspaper of the Georgia State AFL-CIO, which ceased its publication in early...
Dates: 1974-1992; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992
Abstract The Jacobs, Langford, and Gold Law Firm IUOE 926 Supreme Court case records, 1982-1983, contain materials relating to the firm's case Jones V. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 before the United States Supreme Court.
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn. Among topics discussed: Family background; parents background in Poland; emigration to Patterson, N.J.; subsequent migration to Birmingham; father's employment at ACIPCO; family name change from Yuskowitz to Jacobs; father's butcher business; Workmen's Circle; Hebrew school; move to New York in Jacobs' junior year of high school; father's union activity; recruitment of blacks in Birmingham to work in West Virginia mines as strikebreakers; the Morris Schwartz Theater;...
Dates: August 15, 1990
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn. Among topics discussed: Thomas Mines work experience; "installment houses"; working his way through Cornell; working summers at a Long Beach hotel; Jacob's education at Cornell; demonstrating against the ROTC; attendance at night law school; John McCallum; Workmen's Circle; Nathan Stolar; M.J. Merlin; United Textile Workers; prominent Jewish families in Atlanta.
Dates: October 22, 1990
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and Les Hough. Among topics discussed: The Depression in Atlanta; Worker's Alliance; attempt to organize the WPA; the Angelo Herndon case; Civilian Conservation Corps; Max Zaritsky; NIRA (The Blue Eagle); representation of unions; Standard Hat Plant; "The Vulture's Nest"; negotiations and organization in lady garment worker's industry; quotas in garment industry; teacher's union; David Dubinsky; CIO; AFL; Granite Cutters; Steel Workers; Butch Hathaway; Southern Bed...
Dates: March 6, 1991
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and Millie Beck. Among topics discussed: Cases involving Section 7A, Title VII of the EEO; Taft‑Hartley Act; North American Rayon and American Bemburg plant; Childersburg, Alabama plant; Harold Dworet; Sylacauga; Beaunit; Greenville, Alabama; Hat Corporation of America; Carmen Lucia; G.D. Dunham, organizer for the AF of L; anti‑union activity; 1942 Convention of Hatters; Reform, Alabama IBEW plant; Tuscaloosa, Alabama Fuebtam plant; Rechtman, cap manufacturer from...
Dates: July 5, 1991
Scope and Contents Interivewed by Cliff Kuhn and Millie Beck. Among topics discussed: Lakewood auto strike of 1936; General Motors Fisher Body plant; Max Zaritsky; "dong" men; T.O. Sturdivant, Atlanta chief of police; David Dubinsky; Ralph McGill; the "scab" story; Tom West; "missionary speeches"; Noel Bedow; Simmons Bed Spring Company; "Vulture's Nest"; steel plant union organization; coal mines; Saul Klenburg plant; Workmen's Circle; Barney Firestone; Jacob's early residence in Atlanta; Joe Silver; Jewish...
Dates: July 12, 1991
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and Millie Beck. Among topics discussed: Bob Segal; Lithonia granite cutters strike; Davidson family; Judge Jim Davis; Steve Nance of ATU; Myles Horton of Highlander; David Dubinsky; Max Zaritzky; merger of Millinery Union and Hatter's Union; Winnsboro, South Carolina; anti‑union campaigns; George Googe; printer's union; National Labor Relations Board; E.L. "Abby" Abercrombie; Laundry Workers union organization; attempts to unionize cab drivers; National Linen Service;...
Dates: August 16, 1991
Abstract: The collection contains materials related to attorney and union organizer Joseph Jacobs's work in the labor and civic community. Specifically, the papers cover his activities in the fields of labor, the Workmen's Circle (Arbeiter Ring), the Georgia Humanities Council and the Georgia Democratic Party.
Abstract The collection consists of oral history interviews and transcripts, production footage and publicity materials related to the creation of the "Uprising of '34" documentary. Veterans or their descendants were interviewed about mill life, work conditions, southern culture, as well as the strike itself. These interviews were incorporated into the production itself.