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David Cohen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000255
Series 1: United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, 1965-1967 Newspaper clippings, leaflets, magazine articles, newsletters, and correspondence relating to the Delano grape strike and boycott.

Series 2: West Central Organization, 1965-1967 Minutes, reports, clippings, leaflets, newsletters, and miscellaneous papers relating to the neighborhood community organization, West Central Organization, in Detroit.

Series 3: Detroit Community Organizations and Saul Alinsky and The Woodlawn Organization in Chicago, 1961-1967 Reports, leaflets, clippings, newsletters, and other papers.

Dates

  • 1961 - 1967

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)

Abstract

Mr. Cohen served as a member of the boycott staff and as boycott coordinator in San Diego and Detroit for the United Farm Workers (1966); was founder and director of the Canfield Tutorial Project in Detroit (1965); and served as member and chairman of the Library Committee of the West Central Organization in Detroit (1965-66). Material relating to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and National Farm Workers Association grape strike and boycott (1965-67); neighborhood community organizations in Detroit and Chicago (1961-67). The major correspondent is Cesar Chavez.

History

David Cohen received the PhB degree from Monteith College, Wayne State University in December, 1968. He has served as a member of the boycott staff and as boycott coordinator for the United Farm Workers in San Diego and Detroit (1966); founder and Director of the Canfield Tutorial Project in Detroit (1965); and member and chairman of the Library Committee of the West Central Organization in Detroit (1965-1966).

Mr. Cohen is a member of Workers Education Local 89 of the AFT and Local 231 of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. Since November 1968, he has been employed as a Labor Program Specialist at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan/Wayne State University.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2) and Series 3 (Box 3). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Other Access Aids

Finding aid also available as a pdf file. http://reuther.wayne.edu/files/LP000255.pdf

Acquisition

The papers of David L. Cohen were deposited with the Labor History Archives in November 1967 by Mr. Cohen.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by BF in 1970.

Creator

Title
David Cohen Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by BF.
Date
1970
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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