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UFW Boycott Central Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002340
Materials in this collection consist of state boycott flyers, correspondence by boycott coordinators and volunteers, clippings, and reports, from 1967 to 1976. In addition, there are files relating to wine and lettuce market studies, and court documents on landmark cases such as Englund vs Chavez and Bruce Church, Inc. vs Chavez.

Important Subjects: Agricultural workers--United States--History. Boycotts--Law and legislation Boycotts--Law and legislation--United States Boycotts--United States. Boycotts--United States--1970-1980. Migrant agricultural laborers--Abuse of--United States. Migrant agricultural laborers--Atlantic States—History Migrant agricultural laborers—California Migrant agricultural laborers--East (U.S.) Migrant agricultural laborers--Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.) Migrant agricultural laborers—Europe Migrant agricultural laborers--Labor unions—California Migrant agricultural laborers--United States--1960-1970 Strikes and Lockouts—Agricultural labors—United States United Farm Workers of America

Important Names: Chavez, Cesar Cohen, Jerry Drake, Rev. James Ganz, Marshall Govea, Jessica Huerta, Dolores

Dates

  • 1943 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English 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

16 Linear Feet (16 SB)

Abstract

The UFW grape and lettuce boycotts of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the outgrowth of The Delano Grape Strike, which occurred in September 1965 in California. In 1967 the idea of boycotting a product was fostered by Cesar Chavez, head of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Chavez’s intent was to alert the nation that farm workers were looking for civil rights, as well as fairer wages and thus used the tactic of boycotting as a non-violent means of furthering his goal.

Materials in this collection consist of state boycott flyers, correspondence by boycott coordinators and volunteers, clippings, and reports, from 1967 to 1976. In addition, there are files relating to wine and lettuce market studies, and court documents on landmark cases such as Englund vs Chavez and Bruce Church, Inc. vs Chavez.

History

The UFW grape and lettuce boycotts of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the outgrowth of The Delano Grape Strike, which occurred in September 1965 in California. In 1967 the idea of boycotting a product was fostered by Cesar Chavez, head of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Chavez’s intent was to alert the nation that farm workers were looking for civil rights, as well as fairer wages and thus used the tactic of boycotting as a non-violent means of furthering his goal.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collections.

Acquisition

The files of the UFW Central Boycott were placed in the Walter P. Reuther Library in July 1973.

Related Materials

United Farm Workers of America records collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on December 2, 2012.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Boycott Central Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2012-12-02
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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