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UFW Canadian Boycott: Toronto Office Records

Identifier: LR002473

Scope and Content

Important Subjects: Consumer boycotts—Canada International Brotherhood of Teamsters Strikes and lockouts—Agricultural laborers—United States—History

Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993


  • 1965 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1977


Language of Materials

Material in English, Spanish, and French.


Collection is open for research.


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.


30 Linear Feet (29 SB, 1 OS)


The files of the Toronto Boycott office reflect the activities of the boycott coordinator, Bill Masterson, and others in carrying out a successful campaign against the sale and shipment of non-union grapes in Canada. Also contained in the collection are files relating to UFW/Teamster jurisdictional disputes involving farm workers, in addition to Cesar Chavez’s visits to various boycott cities. This collection is not Toronto specific and does contain information for other cities and provinces in Canada.

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, signed petitions and pledges, financial and organizational analyses of various companies, and other items concerning the UFW Toronto Boycott Committee’s attempts to boycott non-union grapes.


Folders are listed by their location within each box. This collection was processed in its original order, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.


This collection was donated to the Reuther Library from 1973 to 1978.

Related Materials

UFW Boycott Central Records, UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records, United Farm Workers Canadian Boycott: Montreal Office Records


Box 30, containing slides, negatives, and cassette tapes, has been transferred to the Reuther’s audiovisual department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on August 19, 2015.
Guide to the UFW Canadian Boycott: Toronto Office Records
Processed by Meghan McGowan.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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