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Robert Lopez Papers

Identifier: LP001482

Scope and Content

The papers of Robert Lopez reflect his work with the UAW and, to a large degree, his interest in and involvement with international concerns and issues relating to unionism, radical politics, and oppression of workers.

Series 1: Robert Lopez's tenure as UAW International Union Delegate, 1971-1987 Newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, speeches, reports, manuals, handbooks, outlines, and guides regarding the Caribbean, Latin American and other countries, and the concerns of the UAW, the United Farm Workers and U. S. labor.


  • 1971 - 1987


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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Robert Lopez served as an International Union Delegate for the United Auto Workers from 1971 until his retirement in 1987.


2.5 Linear Feet (5 MB)


Robert Lopez served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union Delegate. Mr. Lopez’s papers reflect his work with the UAW and his interest in international concerns, particularly concerning Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and issues of labor and radical politics.


Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-5). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material or subject.


The papers of Robert Lopez were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in November of 1991 by Robert Lopez.


4 cassette tapes concerning Cuba, El Salvador, U. S. labor and MIMA have been sent to the Archives Audiovisual Collection. Bound copies of the United Farm Workers Constitution (one copy in English, one copy in Spanish) and UFW Collective Agreement Between Santa Clara Nursery and UFW (one copy in Spanish) have been removed from the collection and sent to the Archives Library. Also copies of the UFW 1973 Constitution (one in English and one in Spanish) and numerous pamphlets and magazines concerning international union issues, labor history and labor education received with this collection are available in the Archives Library.

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Repository Details

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