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Joe Jacobs oral history interview, March 6, 1991

Identifier: JacobsJ_19910306_P1991-01

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 Spring Company; Saul Klenburg Plant; Dalton tufted‑fabric manufacture; union activity in Dalton; Carl Karston; Allie Mann; prominent union leaders in Atlanta; J. Allen Couch; Cates family; Mary Barker; Maude Ireland; listing of local unions; Eva Galambos; Bill Green and the AFL‑CIO and John Lewis of the United Mine Workers.


  • Creation: March 6, 1991


Restrictions on Access

Available in Reading Room and online

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 (1:10:33 duration) transcript (73 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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