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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.


  • Creation: 1936


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

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)

Language of Materials



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.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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