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Jennie Matyas and the I.L.G.W.U. : oral history transcript of tape-recorded interviews conducted in 1955 by Corinne L. Gilb for the Oral History Project, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley, 1957.
BANC MSS 69/167 c FILM; Phonotape 278 B
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Title:

Jennie Matyas and the I.L.G.W.U. : oral history transcript of tape-recorded interviews conducted in 1955 by Corinne L. Gilb for the Oral History Project, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley, 1957

Creator/Contributor:

Matyas, Jennie, 1895-, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-, Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations., Oral History Project.

Abstract:

Account of early life in Hungary to 1905; arrival in New York, 1905; work in garment industry in New York from 1911; her career in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from its inception, with comments on communist infiltration, union organization on the west coast, especially in San Francisco, problems with Negro and Chinese ethnic groups; appointment as vice-president of the union, and initiation of health, education, retirement and welfare benefits for the union; observations on national and local politics, and her activity in the Olson campaign; her interest in compulsory health insurance; and her work on the U.S. Manpower Commission. Indexed at end. (409 leaves)

Date:

1957 (issued)

Subject:

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Labor movement -- United States -- History
Labor unions -- United States -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History

Note:

Phonotape (interview excerpt) also available. Track 1: 1059 ft., track 2: 1058 ft.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Original microfilm held by the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley.
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or for permission to publish to the Director of the Institute for Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

microfilm
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 547:12) and positive. + related material.
1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track ; 7 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 69/167 c FILM
Phonotape 278 B

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or for permission to publish to the Director of the Institute for Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley.