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UFW Missouri Boycott Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002431

Scope and Content

The majority of material in this collection dates from the 1968 to 1979 and contains numerous correspondences, petitions, and fliers about the plight of the UFW. Some important events that are included in this collection include the Salad Bowl Strike and Grape Strikes.

Important Subjects: Boycotts—United States United Farm Workers Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 Strikes and lockouts Lettuce Boycott Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
Series Description: Series I: St. Louis Boycott, 1968-1979 Series II: Kansas City Boycott, 1968-72

Dates

  • 1968 - 1979

Creator

Language of Materials

Majority of material is in English with some Spanish.

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.

History

The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet (8 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The majority of material in this collection dates from the 1968 to 1979 and contains numerous correspondences, petitions, and fliers about the plight of the UFW. Some important events that are included in this collection include the Salad Bowl Strike and Grape Strikes.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-6), and Series 2 (Boxes 7-9). Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

Deposits of the Missouri Boycott Office records were made on December 1, 1972 by the Kansas City Branch Office and on May 4, 1979 and June 16, 1981 by the St. Louis Branch Office.

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 Organizing Committee: Boston Boycott Office Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on July 22, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Missouri Boycott Office Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2013-07-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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