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National Farm Worker Ministry Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000338
Part 1: Series 1: CCM Office Files, 1950-1968 Series 2: Subject Files, 1950-1968
Part 2: Series 1: Office Files, 1955-1970 Series 2: Subject Files, 1955-1970

Dates

  • 1959 - 1995
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English and Spanish.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Part 1: Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
Parts 2 and 3: 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

28 Linear Feet (42 MB, 7 SB)

Abstract

The National Farm Worker Ministry (predecessor name California Migrant Ministry) is an agency of the Southern and Northern California Councils of Churches and is affiliated with the Migrant Ministry of the National Council of Churches. It carries on a direct and active ministry of service to farm workers and their families in the following areas: Education, health services, worship, recreation, literacy classes, voter registration, community development, and vocational counseling and training. The NFWM also assists local clergy and congregations in their relationships with farm workers. In addition, the National Farm Worker Ministry has played an active role in the organization of farm workers, in promoting national and state legislation, and in lending support to striking farm workers.

History

The National Farm Worker Ministry (predecessor name California Migrant Ministry) is an agency of the Southern and Northern California Councils of Churches and is affiliated with the Migrant Ministry of the National Council of Churches. It carries on a direct and active ministry of service to farm workers and their families in the following areas: Education, health services, worship, recreation, literacy classes, voter registration, community development, and vocational counseling and training. The NFWM also assists local clergy and congregations in their relationships with farm workers. In addition, the National Farm Worker Ministry has played an active role in the organization of farm workers, in promoting national and state legislation, and in lending support to striking farm workers.

Arrangement

Part 1: Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-8), Series 2 (Boxes 9-27). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Part 2: Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 28-37), Series 2 (Boxes 37-42). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Part 3: Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition

Part 1: The papers of the California Migrant Ministry (successor name National Farm Worker Ministry) were acquired by the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April 1969.
Part 2: This addition to the papers of the California Migrant Ministry (successor name, National Farm Worker Ministry) was placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in March 1971 by the CMM.
Part 3: This addition to the papers of the National Farm Worker Ministry was placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in 1986.

Related Materials

UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records Michigan Migrant Ministry Coalition, National Farm Worker Ministry: Florida Office Records

For the current NFWM publication, "News and Views", see: http://nfwm.org/education-center/newsletters/

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the National Farm Worker Ministry Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1969
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 1971: Part 2 added.
  • 1986: Part 3 added.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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