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Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Photographs and Audio-Visual and Other Materials

 Collection
Identifier: LAV000895
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.

Dates

  • 1953 - 1993

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English and Spanish.

Access

Collection is open for research. Patrons must make an appointment with the AV Department prior to visiting.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. For image reproduction, contact the AV Department.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (5 MB, 1 OS)

Abstract

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.

History

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.

Arrangement

Material is housed by format; within each format group, folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

Acquisition

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.

Related Materials

Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Records, National Farm Worker Ministry Records, United Farm Workers Collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on June 3, 2016. Edited by Deborah Rice on July 26, 2016.
Title
Guide to the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Photographs and Audio-Visual and Other Materials
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kris Kniffen.
Date
2016-06-03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA