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David Ziskind papers

Identifier: L1975-32

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection consists of a photocopied report, "Florida Citrus Workers," dated October 1935-March 1936. Under the direction of David Ziskind, Aubrey Clyde Robinson and Glenore Fisk Horne wrote the 125-page report under the auspices of the Planning Division of the Resettlement Administration, a short-lived U.S. federal agency. The report, based on Robinson's fieldwork in Florida and Horne's research in Washington, D.C., describes the citrus industry, the living conditions of citrus workers, industry work processes, and unionization among the workers.


  • 1936


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Historical and Biographical Notes

The Resettlement Administration was a New Deal-era Federal agency that was an independent entity from April 1935 to December 1936. The Resettlement Administration was intended to assist farmers and farm workers by helping them obtain housing and loans, and by renewing agricultural land that had been damaged by erosion, pollution, or other factors. In 1937, the Resettlement Administration was merged into the Farm Security Administration.
David Ziskind (1903-2001) began practicing law in Chicago in 1925 with the office of Clarence Darrow. Ziskind had a national reputation as a labor lawyer, practicing in Los Angeles until 1994. He was principal attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor, 1934-1948.


0.1 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

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The papers consist of a report titled "Florida Citrus Workers" by Aubrey Clyde Robinson, Glenore Fisk Horne, and David Ziskind.

Acquisition Information

Donated by David Ziskind, August 14, 1975.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Faye Gamel at the file level, August 14, 1975.
David Ziskind
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
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Revision Statements

  • December 2012: EAD created by Chelsey Cashwell from a legacy finding aid.
  • May 2013: Description revised by William W. Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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