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UFW Washington State Boycott Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000221_WA

Scope and Content

The papers of the Washington State Boycott Office of the UFW primarily record the 1970s activities of the UFW's Seattle support group. These activities included the office's involvement in the UFW's lettuce and grape boycotts. The Seattle group also compiled information on growers and legislation pertaining to farm workers in the state of Washington.

Important subjects: Boycotts Farm legislation

Important Correspondents: Cesar Chavez; Fred Meyer; Rev. Dale Van Pelt; Larry Wagle

Dates

  • 1968 - 1979

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

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

3.5 Linear Feet (3 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

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 Washington State Boycott Office of the United Farm Workers primarily record the 1970s activities of the UFW's Seattle support groups. These activities included the office's involvement in the UFW's lettuce and grape boycotts. The Seattle group also compiled information on growers and legislation pertaining to farm workers in the state of Washington.

Arrangement

Please Note: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.

Related Materials

UFW collections

Transfers

Several photographs have been transferred to the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Washington State Boycott Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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