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UFW Central Administration Records

Identifier: LR000221_CADMIN
The UFW Central Administration Department records consist of files relating to boycotts, Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) and Dolores Huerta.

Important subjects in the collection: AWOC (Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee) Boycott Farm labor Farm legisla tion UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee)

Important correspondents: Cesar Chavez, James Drake, Dolores Huerta, Eugene Nelson, Antonio Orendain, Gilbert Padilla, Governor Ronald Reagan, Norman Smith

Series Description: Series 1: Boycott Activities, 1968-1976 Series 2: General Files, 1952-1976 Series 3: AWOC Files, 1954-1967 Series 4: UFWOC Files, 1959-1969 Series 5: Dolores Huerta Files, 1966-1970


  • 1952 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1974


Language of Materials

Material in English and Spanish.


Collection is open for research.


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.


16.5 Linear Feet (16 SB, 1 MB)


Subjects include: California boycotts; migrant laborers; immigration and farm labor legislation; farm worker health; Prop 22; Dolores Huerta; California agribusiness


Arranged in 5 series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-4), Series 2 (Boxes 4-12), Series 3 (Boxes 12-14), Series 4 (Boxes 14-15), Series 5 (Boxes 15-17). 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.


The files of the UFW Central Administration Department were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in multiple shipments during the 1970s.

Related Materials

Refer to United Farm Workers collections.


1 filmstrip and 15 photographs have been transferred to the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.


Guide to the UFW Central Administration Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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