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Agricultural Workers History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LR002183
Parts 1 and 2 of the Agricultural Workers History Collection are comprised of articles, publications, crop and migrant studies, farm wage rates, UFW grape and lettuce boycott newsletters, legislative reports and other materials documenting the history of agricultural labor in California and a few other states. Important Subjects: Agriculture—History—20th Century Agricultural laborers--Laws and legislation--United States Boycotts--United States California—Department of Industrial Relations. Division of Labor Statistics and Research California—State Department of Agriculture Industrial Welfare Commission Labor Unions—United States Migrant agricultural laborers--United States Department of Agriculture—United States

Important Names: Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Henry Anderson, Irving Perluss, Norman Smith

Important Terms and Acronyms: AWOC: Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee NACLA: North American Congress on Latin America, UFW: United Farm Workers of America UFWOC: United Farm Workers Organizing Committee

Dates

  • 1949 - 1977

Language of Materials

Material mainly in English, with some French, German, and Spanish.

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

4 Linear Feet (4 SB)

Abstract

The United Farm Workers of America (predecessor name, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) is a 20th Century union, created when the National Farm Workers Association and Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee merged to form UFWOC, to further the rights of farm workers. As the union developed, it led strikes and organizing campaigns to advance their efforts.

Parts 1 and 2 of the Agricultural Workers History Collection are comprised of articles, publications, crop and migrant studies, farm wage rates, UFW grape and lettuce boycott newsletters, legislative reports and other materials documenting the history of agricultural labor in California and a few other states.

History

he United Farm Workers of America (predecessor name, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) is a 20th Century union created when the National Farm Workers Association and Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee merged to form UFWOC, to further the rights of farm workers. As the union developed, it led strikes and organizing campaigns to advance their efforts.

Arrangement

Part I: 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.
Part II: 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.

Acquisition

Material was deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library during the 1970s and 1980s as part of various United Farm Workers Records Collections.

Related Materials

UFW Records Collections and Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

Processing History

Part I: Processed and finding aid written by Jennifer Meekhof on March 8, 2011.
Part II: Part 2 was written by Chela Weber. Revisions were made by Kathy Schmeling on December 23, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Agricultural Workers History Collection
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Meekhoff.
Date
2011-03-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014-12-31: Part 2 written by Chela Weber.
  • 2013-12-23: Revisions made by Kathy Schmeling

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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