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Joe Jacobs and Ethel Barber Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0612

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: 1987-1995


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. Ethel Barber was a spooler at Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in Atlanta, Ga.


1 item(s) (video (30:28 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Jacobs discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, supplying food to strikers, and a court case he was involved in. Barber discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934 at the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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