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UFW Pennsylvania Boycott: Philadelphia Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002471
The records reflect the activities of the Philadelphia boycott office with organizing local support of the national boycott of California table grapes, lettuce, and later, Gallo wine. Files consist of correspondence, boycott activity reports, pesticide reports and press releases.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1978

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

11 Linear Feet (6 MB, 8 SB)

Abstract

The Philadelphia boycott office primarily concerned itself with organizing letter writing campaigns to the growers, distributors (with special attention given to A&P), and public officials, and checking the local stores for boycotted grapes and lettuce. Attempts were made to influence these markets and the public not to purchase grapes and lettuce. The national boycott was organized by the United Farm Workers located in California.

History

The Philadelphia boycott office primarily concerned itself with organizing letter writing campaigns to the growers, distributors (with special attention given to A∓P), and public officials, and checking the local stores for boycotted grapes and lettuce. Attempts were made to influence these markets and the public not to purchase grapes and lettuce. The national boycott was organized by the United Farm Workers located in California.

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

Part 1: The records of the Philadelphia boycott office were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library in 1970.
Part 2: The records of the Philadelphia boycott office were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library in 1974 and 1978.

Related Materials

UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records; UFW Ohio Boycott Office Records; UFW Virginia Boycott Office Records; United Farm Workers Organizing Committee Records; UFW Washington, D.C. Boycott Office Records; UFW Boycott Central Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aids for Part 1 and Part 2 written by Kathy Schmeling on December 3, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Pennsylvania Boycott: Philadelphia Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-12-93: Revisions made to Part 1 and Part 2.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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