Guide to the Meany, George. Center for Labor Studies Interviews.

Collection Number: 6036/026

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
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Compiled by:
Kheel Staff, August 29, 2011
EAD encoding:
Kathryn Dowgiewicz, January 10, 2013

© 2013 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Meany, George. Center for Labor Studies Interviews.,
Collection Number:
6036/026
Creator:
George Meany Center for Labor Studies Oral History Project
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection contains full and partial transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by the George Meany Center for Labor Studies. Included are interviews with ILGWU staff and officers.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States, the ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, political influence to become one of the most powerful forces in American organized labor by mid-century. Representing workers in the women's garment industry, the ILGWU worked to improve working and living conditions of its members through collective bargaining agreements, training programs, health care facilities, cooperative housing, educational opportunities, and other efforts. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection contains interviews conducted in 1979 and 1980 for the George Meany Center for Labor Studies Oral History Project. The oral history projects main focus is on the AFL and CIO merger. Not all of the transcripts reproduced for this collection include the complete interview, but only select pages in which the interviewees mention or discuss the garment industry, the ILGWU and its members or officers, and particularly David Dubinsky. Individuals interviewed are: Jack Barbash, Andrew Biemiller, Harry Block, Jack Conway, Nelson Cruikshank, Joseph Curran, Evelyn Dubrow, Katherine Pollak Ellickson, Harry Fleisher, Douglas Fraser, Arthur Goldberg, Patrick E. Gorman, Hilton Hanna, A.J. Hayes, Henry Kaiser, Joseph Keenan, John W. Livingston, David J. McDonald, Lee Webb Minton, Robert Oliver, James C. Petrillo, Leon Stein, Abe Raskin, George Weaver, and Charles Zimmerman.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Barbash, Jack.
Biemiller, Andrew J. -- (Andrew John), -- 1906-1982.
Aronoson, Irwin.
Conway, Jack T.
Cruikshank, Nelson.
Curran, Joseph.
Dubrow, Evelyn.
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak, -- 1905-
Hoffman, Alice M., -- 1929-
Walsh, Joan.
Fleisher, Henry.
Kennedy, Don.
Fraser, Douglas.
Conn, Dick.
Goldberg, Arthur.
Gorman, Patrick Emmet, -- 1892-1980.
Adelman, William.
Hayes, Albert J. -- (Albert John), -- 1900-1981.
Kaiser, Henry J., -- 1892-
McDonald, David J. -- (David John), -- 1902-1979.
Lucheck, Anthony.
Minton, Lee Webb.
Remington, John.
Stein, Leon, -- 1912-
Raskin, Abe.
Weaver, George L. P.
Addis, Paul.
Zimmerman, Charles S., -- 1896-1983.
George Meany Center for Labor Studies.

Form and Genre Terms:
Oral histories


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Meany, George. Center for Labor Studies Interviews. #6036/026. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1979
Jack Barbash
Box 1 Folder 1
#26 R.I. 1. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on February 2 and 9, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Andrew Biemiller
Box 1 Folder 2
#26 R.I. 2. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on May 22, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Harry Block
Box 1 Folder 3
#26 R.I. 3. Interviewed by Irwin Aronson on April 11, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Jack Conway
Box 1 Folder 4
#26 R.I. 4. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on May 23, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Nelson Cruikshank
Box 1 Folder 5
#26 R.I. 5. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on August 21, 1979. Excerpts.
1980
Joseph Curran
Box 1 Folder 6
#26 R.I. 6. Interviewed by Richard Conn on February 2, 1980. Excerpts.
1979
Evelyn Dubrow
Box 1 Folder 7
#26 R.I. 7. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on March 20, 1979. 22 pages.
1979
Katherine Pollak Ellickson
Box 1 Folder 8
#26 R.I. 8. Interviewed by Joan Walsh Goldman on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Henry Fleisher
Box 1 Folder 9
#26 R.I. 9. Interviewed by Don Kennedy on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
1980
Douglas Fraser
Box 1 Folder 10
#26 R.I. 10. Interviewed by Dick Conn on January 14, 1980. Excerpts.
1979
Arthur Goldberg
Box 1 Folder 11
#26 R.I. 11. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on October 9, 1979. 21 pages.
1979
Patrick Gorman and Hilton Hanna
Box 1 Folder 12
#26 R.I. 12. Interviewed by William Adelman on May 25, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
A.J. Hayes
Box 1 Folder 13
#26 R.I. 13. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
A.J. Hayes
Box 1 Folder 14
#26 R.I. 14. Interviewed by Gordon Cole on December 13, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Henry Kaiser
Box 1 Folder 15
#26 R.I. 15. Interviewed by William Adelman on August 10, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Joseph Keenan
Box 1 Folder 16
#26 R.I. 16. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on July 23, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
John W. Livingston
Box 1 Folder 17
#26 R.I. 17. Interviewed by Paul Addis on September 28, 1978. Excerpts.
1979
David J. McDonald
Box 1 Folder 18
#26 R.I. 18. Interviewed by Anthony Luchek on February 7, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Lee Webb Minton
Box 1 Folder 19
#26 R.I. 19. Interviewed by John Remington on September 6, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Robert Oliver
Box 1 Folder 20
#26 R.I. 20. Interviewed by Frank Fernbach on September 17, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
James Petrillo
Box 1 Folder 21
#26 R.I. 21. Interviewed by William Adelman on August 23, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Leon Stein
Box 1 Folder 22
#26 R.I. 22. Interviewed by Jon Bloom on March 8, 1979. 18 pages.
1979
Abe Raskin
Box 1 Folder 23
#26 R.I. 23. Interviewed by Jon Bloom on April 18, 1979. 28 pages.
1979
George L.P. Weaver
Box 1 Folder 24
#26 R.I. 24. Interviewed by Paul Addis on May 18, 1979. Excerpts.
1979
Charles Zimmerman
Box 1 Folder 25
#26 R.I. 25. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on May 8, 1979. 21 pages.
1979
Charles Zimmerman
Box 1 Folder 26
#26 R.I. 26. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on May 8, 1979. 7 pages.
1985-1986
Letters from Katherine Vogel of the George Meany Memorial Archives
Box 1 Folder 27