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UFW Ohio Boycott Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002450
The materials in this collection represent the efforts of the Ohio Boycott Office to aid the migrant workers and to promote the work of the UFW. They contain numerous fliers, correspondences, minutes, newsletters, and field organizing reports.

Important Subjects: United Farm Workers Boycotts—United States—1970-1980 Delano Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Lettuce Strike

Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 Huerta, Dolores, 1930- Gilligan, John J. (John Joyce), 1921- Taft, Robert, 1917-1993 Saxbe, William B. Metzenbaum, Howard M. Kennedy, Ted Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Series Description: Series I: Cincinnati Boycott Office, 1967-1976 Series II: Columbus Boycott Office, 1969-1973 Series III: Cleveland Boycott Office, 1967-1976 Series IV: Other Ohio Cities, 1970-1976 Series V: Audiovisual Materials

Dates

  • 1967 - 1978

Creator

Language of Materials

Majority of material in English, some material in 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

26 Linear Feet (24 SB, 4 MB)

Abstract

The UFW Ohio Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Ohio offices was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of certain agricultural crops within the state of Ohio. The Boycott had main offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, with offices in other cities such as Toledo and Dayton.

The materials in this collection represent the efforts of the Ohio Boycott Office to aid the migrant workers and to promote the work of the UFW. They contain numerous fliers, correspondences, minutes, newsletters, and field organizing reports. In addition, one scrapbook from the Cincinnati boycott office has been microfilmed.

History

The UFW Ohio Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Ohio offices w as to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of certain agricultural crops within the state of Ohio. The Boycott had main offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, with offices in other cities such as Toledo and Dayton.

Arrangement

Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), Series 2 (Boxes 4-5), Series 3 (Boxes 6-22), Series 4 (Boxes 23-28), and Series 5 (Audiovisual materials). 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.

Acquisition

Materials acquired by the Reuther on March 30, 1971, February 2, 1977, January 17, 1975, November 16, 1973, February 2, 1978, and February 25, 1977.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records, Dolores Huerta Papers, UFW Organizing Committee Records, UFW New York Boycott Office Records, UFW Washington State Boycott Records, UFW Michigan Boycott Records, UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records, UFW Organizing Committee: Boston Boycott Office Records.

Transfers

Some audiovisual materials were transferred to AV department (see Series V for an inventory).

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on September 24, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Ohio Boycott Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2013-09-24
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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