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Joe Jacobs oral history interview, October 22, 1990

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: JacobsJ_19901022_P1991-01

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.


  • Creation: October 22, 1990


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Joe Jacobs has served as a labor lawyer in the South since 1929. He has served as counsel for the Southeast Building Trades Conference, general counsel and southern director for the United Textile Workers of America, and southern counsel for the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, as well as being an active member of Workmen's Circle, a labor‑oriented Jewish fraternal order.


2 item(s) (audio (1:17:18 duration) transcript (39 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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