Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Photographs and Audio-Visual and Other Materials
Scope and Content
This collection consists of photographic prints, negatives and slides documenting local pickets, rallies, meetings and other forms of activism, as well as the living and working conditions of farm workers and the activities of the United Farm Workers nationally. Of particular note are a series of slide presentations, complete with scripts, that the MFWMC presented around Michigan in an effort to mobilize greater efforts on the farm workers’ behalf. Also included are a number of posters, banners, and other ephemera relating to their activities, as well as audio recordings of UFW radio spots and music, and MFWMC conference presentations.
- 1953 - 1993
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material in English and Spanish.
Collection is open for research. Patrons must make an appointment with the AV Department prior to visiting.
Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library
Rules for Use of Archival Materials.For image reproduction, contact the AV Department.
The Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition was the immediate successor to the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry and the Michigan Migrant Ministry. Founded in 1978, it remained active through to the 1990s. It’s aim was to assist farm workers in organizing for better wages and working conditions, while also working to improve farm worker access to health care and education. Like its predecessor organizations, the MFWMC worked closely with the Michigan Council of Churches, the National Farm Worker Ministry, and the United Farm Workers.
3.5 Linear Feet (5 MB, 1 OS)
The Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition, active from 1978 through the 1990s, worked to assist farm workers’ organizing efforts and to improve their access to health care and education. This collection consists of photographs documenting their activities and the activities of related organizations, as well as audio recordings, posters, banners, and other ephemera.
Material is housed by format; within each format group, folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject.
Initial deposit of materials made by Dr. Jon Lacey, Chairperson, and Sr. Theresa Grekowicz, Director, of the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition in June 1979. A subsequent deposit was made in November 1993.
Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on June 3, 2016. Edited by Deborah Rice on July 26, 2016.
- Agricultural laborers
- Charity organization
- Church work with migrant labor
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio)
- Michigan Council of Churches
- Migrant agricultural laborers
- Migrant agricultural laborers -- Housing
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.)
- Sound recordings
- United Farm Workers
- Guide to the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Photographs and Audio-Visual and Other Materials
- Processed by Kris Kniffen.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note