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UFW Virginia Boycott Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002470
The files consist of correspondence, UFW contract information, boycotted store materials and newsletters.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English and Spanish.

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

1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)

Abstract

The Virginia Boycott office was set up by the United Farm Workers to handle the organization of boycotted products and/or establishments in the State of Virginia and its surrounding region. The office dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including migrant workers, illegal aliens, pesticide control, and the lobbying for or against specific legislation being proposed at the state and federal levels.

History

The Virginia Boycott office was set up by the United Farm Workers to handle the organization of boycotted products and/or establishments in the State of Virginia and its surrounding region. The office dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including migrant workers, illegal aliens, pesticide control, and the lobbying for or against specific legislation being proposed at the state and federal levels.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The papers of the Virginia Boycott office were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in the 1975, 1979 and 1980 by the United Farm Workers.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records; Dolores Huerta Papers; UFW Organizing Committee Records; UFW Boycott Central Records; UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records; UFW Washington, D.C. Boycott Office Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on December 2, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Virginia Boycott Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2013-12-02
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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