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UFW Minnesota Boycott: Minneapolis Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002478
The materials in this collection represent the efforts of the Twin Cities Boycott Office to aid the migrant workers and to promote the work of the UFW. They contain fliers, correspondence, contact lists, newsletters, and publications.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1975
  • Majority of material found within 1968 - 1975

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 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The UFW Minneapolis Boycott Office (a.k.a. Twin Cities Boycott Office) was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California, Texas, Arizona and other states. The main duties of the Minneapolis office were to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information and organizing marches and rallies. Boycott activities were focused in the Twin Cities area with the main office in Minneapolis.

History

The UFW Minneapolis Boycott Office (a.k.a. Twin Cities Boycott Office) was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California, Texas, Arizona and other states. The main duties of the Minneapolis office were to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information and organizing marches and rallies. Boycott activities were focused in the Twin Cities area with the main office in Minneapolis.

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

The records of the UFW Minnesota Boycott were acquired by the Walter P. Reuther Library on December 21, 1976.

Related Materials

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

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on December 13, 2013.

Creator

Title
Guide to the UFW Minnesota Boycott: Minneapolis Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2013-12-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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