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National Campaign For Agricultural Democracy Records

Identifier: LR000487
Series 1: NCAD Official Files Correspondence, financial data, incorporation papers, lobbying reports and other materials of an official nature.

Series 2: Outgoing Correspondence Consists of copies of outgoing correspondence not found in subject files.

Series 3: State Files Contacts, correspondence and other materials specifically related to the individual states.

Series 4: UFWOC - General Subject Clippings, correspondence, contracts, articles and miscellaneousmaterials concerning the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee.

Series 5: Boycott Files related to the boycott of California Table Grapes.

Series 6: Legislative Files Files related to specific bills and hearings.

Series 7: General Subject Files General subject areas concerning not only farm laborers but poor people and their interests are covered.


  • 1967 - 1970



Collection is open for research.


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The files of this educational and lobbying organization contain correspondence, minutes, reports, news releases, research files, news clippings, leaflets, and public hearing transcripts concerning efforts to obtain legislation and develop public opinion beneficial to agricultural workers.


The National Campaign for Agricultural Democracy, a working coalition of religious, labor and other civic groups, was formed in an effort to extend coverage of the National Labor Relations Act to farm workers. The campaign was incorporated February 2, 1967 and the task was begun. Rev. Eugene Boutilier, the National Director, established an office in the Methodist Buildling on Capital Hill. Rev. Jack Alford served as Field Director from a base in Denver, Colorado. The Campaign was not intended to be a permanent organization; it was established as a temporary, single-purposed coalition. On January 31, 1970 the coalition was dissolved. Although NCAD ceased to exist the struggle for effective national legislation continued. Rev. Boutilier continued his efforts after January 1970 as Boycott representative of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO.


Arranged in 7 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), Series 2 (Box 3), Series 3 (Boxes 4-7), Series 4 (Boxes 8-9), Series 5 (Boxes 10-11), Series 6 (Boxes 12-16), and Series 7 (Boxes 17-29). Folders in all series except series 2 and 7 are arranged alphabetically. Folders in series 2 are arranged chonologically, and folder sin series 7 are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within topics.


The papers of the National Campaign for Agricultural Democracy were placed in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs in July of 1971 by the National Campaign and were opened for research in July 1973.


About thirty photographs relating to El Teatro Campesino and Congressional hearings have been placed in the Archives' Audio-Visual Collections. A tape recording entitled "It's Still The Grapes of Wrath" has also been placed with the Audio-Visual Collections. Numerous pamphlets and government documents related to farm labor have been placed in the Archives Library.

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