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UFW Wisconsin Boycott: Milwaukee Office Records

Identifier: LR000221_WI

Scope and Content

The majority of the papers are concerned with national or California boycott activities, but several lawsuits and boycotts specific to Wisconsin are also chronicled.

Important subjects: Boycotts; Wisconsin and national

Important correspondents: Cesar Chavez, Pablo Lopez, David Jorgensen, Chris A. Schneider


  • 1972 - 1978


Language of Materials

Material in English and Spanish.


Collection is open for research.


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The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.The papers of the Wisconsin Boycott Office record the activities of the UFW primarily in Milwaukee during the mid 1970s, including several director's records. The office worked to make the people of the state aware of the harsh conditions under which the farm workers in California and Arizona labored, and how the people of Wisconsin contributed to these conditions by purchasing certain products.


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.


The records were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in 1979.

Related Materials

United Farm Workers collections


Three reel to reel tapes of Farm worker radio spots and an interview of Sister Thomas Bartels were transferred to the Archives Audiovideo collection. Also transferred to A-V were 5 color snapshots and 7 black and white photographs, all from the Wisconsin boycott.

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