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Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001546
The collection consists of newspaper clippings and pamphlets detailing the struggles of the UFW during much of the 1980s.

Important Subjects: Boycotts—California—Periodicals Boycotts—United States United Farm Workers of America Pesticides—California

Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 Huerta, Dolores, 1930-

Dates

  • 1963 - 1991
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 1988

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

The Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers was a branch of the National Farm Workers Ministry. NFWM began in 1920 as a ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing and day care to the farm workers. When United Farm Workers founder César Chávez began organizing in the 1960's, he called on the religious community to change its emphasis from charity to justice. NFWM became the vehicle for people of faith to respond to that call.

The collection consists of newspaper clippings and pamphlets detailing the struggles of the UFW during much of the 1980s.

History

The Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers was a branch of the National Farm Workers Ministry. NFWM began in 1920 as a ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing and day care to the farm workers. When United Farm Workers founder César Chávez began organizing in the 1960's, he called on the religious community to change its emphasis from charity to justice. NFWM became the vehicle for people of faith to respond to that call.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Accessioned by the Reuther Library in June 1992.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records, Dolores Huerta Papers, UFW Organizing Committee Records, UFW New York Boycott Office Records, Reuther Library UFW image gallery, UFW Washington State Boycott, UFW Michigan Boycott Records, UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records, UFW Massachusetts Boycott Office: Boston Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library and edited by William Dawson in July 2013.
Title
Guide to the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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