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UFW Support Committee of the World Justice and Peace Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000894
The files consist of mass mailings of informational materials, UFW publications and articles focusing mainly on the grape and lettuce strikes, and in particular the struggles with the Teamsters Union.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1975
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 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

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The UFW Support Committee of the World Justice and Peace Center was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1971 to lend religious support to the Wisconsin boycott. The committee was set up by the Capuchin Order of Franciscans and consisted of five Milwaukee-based religious communities that worked closely with the UFW Wisconsin state coordinators to publicize the plight of the striking farm workers. The support committee’s primary purpose focused on donation solicitation and picket and rally support. The files consist of mass mailings of informational materials, UFW publications and articles focusing mainly on the grape and lettuce strikes, and in particular the struggles with the Teamsters Union.

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

Records were deposited to the Walter P. Reuther Library on September 28, 1978 by the World Justice and Peace Center.

Related Materials

UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records UFW Boycott Central Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on March 21, 2014.
Title
Guide to the UFW Support Committee of the World Justice and Peace Center Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2014-03-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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