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Joe Jacobs Interview 1, 4 August 1994

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0385

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Uprising of '34 Collection demonstrates how communities can be impacted in contemporary ways by history and memory, decades after a series of events occur. Veterans of the events of 1934 and their descendants-black, white, mill worker, manager, union, and non-union- were interviewed about mill village life, work conditions, southern contemporaneous culture as well as the strike itself. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.


  • Creation: 4 August 1994


Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Joe Jacobs was a lawyer who worked extensively with labor unions throughout his career. In addition, Jacobs was an organizer during the 1934 strike as well as serving as the Southern Regional Director for the United Textile Workers of America.


1 item(s) (video (59:20 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Jacobs discusses the impacts of the Textile Workers' Strike of 1934, the difficulties in organizing textile workers, the importance of labor unions, his work trying to provide justice for blacklisted strikers, the impacts of the NRA and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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