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Ronald B. Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000942
The papers of Ron Taylor cover interviews, clippings, reports and articles relating to Cesar Chavez and the history of the United Farm Workers, as well as child labor in the farm worker movement.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1974
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1974

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

9 Linear Feet (18 MB)

Abstract

Ronald B. Taylor’s career as a journalist and photographer spans over forty years. Many of his articles and books focused on the farm labor movement. During Taylor’s working life he had been in the employ of the "Fresno Bee" and "The Los Angeles Times." His free-lance articles have appeared in, "Time," "Nation," "Argosy," "Farm Journal," and other noted publications.

In addition, over the course of his writing career, Mr. Taylor published award-winning fiction and other works. His first two published works dealing with migrant labor, Sweatshops in the Sun, 1973, delved into the problems of child labor and its effect on the migrant farm worker’s children and family; and, Chavez and the Farm Workers, which focused on the history of the United Farm Workers Union early years and the people involved in its growth.

The papers consist of interviews, reports, and other materials used as background research for Taylor’s child labor book, Sweatshops in the Sun, and interviews, clippings, articles, and other material relating to Taylor’s book, Chavez and the Farm Workers. Files also contain other Taylor articles on farm labor topics.

History

Ronald B. Taylor’s career as a journalist and photographer spans over forty years. Many of his articles and books focused on the farm labor movement. During Taylor’s working life he had been in the employ of the Fresno Bee and The Los Angeles Times. His free-lance articles have appeared in, Time, Nation, Argosy, Farm Journal, and other noted publications. In addition, over the course of his writing career, Mr. Taylor published award-winning fiction and other works. His first two published works dealing with migrant labor, Sweatshops in the Sun, 1973, delved into the problems of child labor and its effect on the migrant farm worker’s children and family; and, Chavez and the Farm Workers, which focused on the history of the United Farm Workers Union early years and the people involved in its growth.

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 collection.

Acquisition

Ronald B. Taylor deposited his papers in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1979.

Related Materials

UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records; Larry Itliong Papers; UFW Information and Research Records; UFW Boycott Central Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Ronald B. Taylor Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-12-13: Finding aid revised by Kathy Schmeling.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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