Meany, George. Center for Labor Studies Interviews.

Collection Number: 6036/026

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

Access Restrictions:
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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

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1979
#26 R.I. 1. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on February 2 and 9, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 2 1979
#26 R.I. 2. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on May 22, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 3 1979
#26 R.I. 3. Interviewed by Irwin Aronson on April 11, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 4 1979
#26 R.I. 4. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on May 23, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 5 1979
#26 R.I. 5. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on August 21, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 6 1980
#26 R.I. 6. Interviewed by Richard Conn on February 2, 1980. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 7 1979
#26 R.I. 7. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on March 20, 1979. 22 pages.
Box 1 Folder 8 1979
#26 R.I. 8. Interviewed by Joan Walsh Goldman on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 9 1979
#26 R.I. 9. Interviewed by Don Kennedy on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 10 1980
#26 R.I. 10. Interviewed by Dick Conn on January 14, 1980. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 11 1979
#26 R.I. 11. Interviewed by Alice Hoffman on October 9, 1979. 21 pages.
Box 1 Folder 12 1979
#26 R.I. 12. Interviewed by William Adelman on May 25, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 13 1979
#26 R.I. 13. Interviewed by James Cavanaugh on May 4, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 14 1979
#26 R.I. 14. Interviewed by Gordon Cole on December 13, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 15 1979
#26 R.I. 15. Interviewed by William Adelman on August 10, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 16 1979
#26 R.I. 16. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on July 23, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 17 1979
#26 R.I. 17. Interviewed by Paul Addis on September 28, 1978. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 18 1979
#26 R.I. 18. Interviewed by Anthony Luchek on February 7, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 19 1979
#26 R.I. 19. Interviewed by John Remington on September 6, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 20 1979
#26 R.I. 20. Interviewed by Frank Fernbach on September 17, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 21 1979
#26 R.I. 21. Interviewed by William Adelman on August 23, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 22 1979
#26 R.I. 22. Interviewed by Jon Bloom on March 8, 1979. 18 pages.
Box 1 Folder 23 1979
#26 R.I. 23. Interviewed by Jon Bloom on April 18, 1979. 28 pages.
Box 1 Folder 24 1979
#26 R.I. 24. Interviewed by Paul Addis on May 18, 1979. Excerpts.
Box 1 Folder 25 1979
#26 R.I. 25. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on May 8, 1979. 21 pages.
Box 1 Folder 26 1979
#26 R.I. 26. Interviewed by Miles Galvin on May 8, 1979. 7 pages.
Box 1 Folder 27 1985-1986