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Guide to the Hispanic Apparel Union Officers Oral History Collection
||Fox, Geoffrey E.
||Hispanic Apparel Union Officers Oral History Collection
||The collection is comprised of interviews with 26 organizers, which were conducted
by Geoffrey Fox as part of a study entitled "Hispanic Organizers and Business Agents."
The study was published as an occasional paper of New York University's Center for
Latin American and Caribbean Studies in 1984. It explored how Hispanic immigrants
were assimilated into labor organizations and how they, in the process, adapted and
reformed these organizations for themselves. Interviewees were mostly members of the
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and the International Ladies' Garment
Workers Union. Except for four New York-born Puerto Ricans, all interviewees are immigrants
from Latin America, including: Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Chile, and Honduras. Interviewees discuss their careers, experiences in the industry
and unions, organizing methods, and views on the labor movement.
||1.0 linear feet in 1 compact disk box, 1 manuscript box, and 1 card catalog drawer.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English and Spanish.