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William Taylor Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH001677
Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their work in the farm-labor movement, including community organizing, recruiting, strikes and boycotts (in particular, the Delano Grape Strike and Boycott), and voter registration drives; assessments of the role of Anglo volunteers within the movement; conflicts with the Teamsters; frank perspectives on the UFW and Cesar Chavez; and personal feelings and ideals. Some tapes contain multiple interviews and some interviews span multiple tapes.
The following participants were interviewed: Doug Adair, Kit Bricca, Freddy Chavez, Richard Chavez, Tom Dalzell, Mary Del Hoya, Jessica Govea, Marc Grossman, Chris Hartmire, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, Gloria Rodriguez, Fran Ryan, Ron Taylor, Mary Lou Watson, Rae Weinstein, and an unidentified male interviewee.

Dates

  • 1976-05-11 - 1977-08-23

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: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Permission to publish or quote must be obtained from the interviewee or interviewee heirs or assigns.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet ((1 MB, 1 OS). ) : Consists of 17 audiocassettes and 5 printed transcripts.

779.9 Megabytes ((4 files). ) : Consists of WAVs and MP3s.

Abstract

In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their work in the farm-labor movement, including community organizing, recruiting, strikes and boycotts (in particular, the Delano Grape Strike and Boycott), and voter registration drives; assessments of the role of Anglo volunteers within the movement; conflicts with the Teamsters; frank perspectives on the UFW and Cesar Chavez; and personal feelings and ideals. Some tapes contain multiple interviews and some interviews span multiple tapes.

History

In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name, except in cases where two separate interviews are on one tape.

Acquisition

Deposited by William W. Taylor in 1997.

Other Copies

The Jessica Govea interview recording is available in digital format.

Related Materials

William Taylor Papers, Marc Grossman Oral Histories, Marc Grossman Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on November 18, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the William Taylor Oral Histories.
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-11-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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