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Oral history interview with Carl Halpern

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Title:
Oral history interview with Carl Halpern
Description:
In this oral history interview conducted by son Joel Halpern, Carl Halpern recalls the Electro Chemical Company where he worked from 1917-1965. He talks about a variety of illegal practices in the company, the people that he worked with, their responsibilities, education, an accident with the acid tanks, union people, companies nearby in the Bronx, taking the train for business travel. Carl also talks about his parents, where they lived in Manhattan after they married and their move to the Bronx. He describes the schools that he attended and troubles he had with an anti-semitic teacher, as well as his neighborhood, memories of his childhood, class and welfare, the desperate things people would do to survive, religious traditions in the family, his dad's membership in the Workmen's Circle, food in the house and reading The Forward newspaper.
Interviewer:
Halpern, Joel Martin
Interviewee:
Halpern, Carl
Date:
January 18, 1982
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
Carl Halpern Papers
Subjects:
Factories
Employees
Supervisors
Industrial
Labor unions
Antisemitism
Families
Education
Schools
Jews
Poverty
Social life and customs
Electro-Chemical Engraving Corporation
Halpern, Carl
Places:
New YorkNew York
New York (State)
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Extent:
# mp3 ; 91 min:59 secs
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Language:
English
Identifier:
mums783-oh-i006