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Larry Itliong Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001325
The collection consists of a small amount of materials from the early days of farm worker organizing. The bulk of the collection is Mr. Itliong’s records of his post-UFW endeavors.

Important subjects in the collection: Filipino / American concerns Filipino-American Political Association (FAPA) Retired farm workers / senior citizens

Important correspondents in the collection: Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Willie Brown Cesar Chavez Alan Cranston C. Al Green, AFL-CIO Hubert H. Humphrey Edward M. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy William L. Kircher, AFL-CIO Bob Mathias Ferdinand E. Marcos George McGovern Walter F. Mondale Walter P. Reuther Paul Schrade Sargent Shriver Adlai E. Stevenson III

Dates

  • 1942 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1963 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Material almost entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

In 1956 Larry Itliong founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union in California. With the formation in 1967 of UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) Larry Itliong became Assistant Director to Cesar Chavez in the union that would eventually become the UFW. In January, 1970 he was appointed National Boycott Coordinator of the UFWOC. Itliong resigned from the Union on October 15, 1971. He devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of retired Filipino farm workers, and to a wide variety of community and civic projects, many of which were Filipino related. The collection consists of a small amount of materials from the early days of farm worker organizing. The bulk of the collection is Mr. Itliong's records of his post-UFW endeavors.

History

Larry Dulay Itliong was born October 25, 1913 in the Philippines. Not having finished grammar school, the self-educated Itliong came to the western United States in 1929. He worked in California and Alaska, becoming involved in union causes in both locations. In 1956 he founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union in California. With the formation in 1967 of UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) Larry Itliong became Assistant Director to Cesar Chavez in the union that would eventually become the UFW. In January, 1970 he was appointed National Boycott Coordinator of the UFWOC. Itliong resigned from the Union on October 15, 1971. He devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of retired Filipino farm workers, and to a wide variety of community and civic projects, many of which were Filipino related. He died February 8, 1977.

Arrangement

PLEASE NOTE: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.

Related Materials

UFW collections

Transfers

Twelve photographs of Larry Itliong were transferred to the Archives Audiovisual section, as were two audio cassettes.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Larry Itliong Papers
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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