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National Farm Worker Ministry: Florida Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002515
The files of the NFWM Florida office consist of documents relating to a number of UFW strikes and boycotts of the 1970s and 1980s as well as correspondence, organizing and fundraising reports from member migrant support organizations.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1985

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

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM)—original name Migrant Ministry— has been administering to the nation’s farm workers since the 1920’s. It originally operated in southeastern United States and by the early 1940s expanded to aid migrant workers in fifteen states. It was during the strikes and boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s initiated by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) that brought the California Migrant Ministry and other state migrant ministries to form a national organization to better assist the UFW cause. The Florida office supported the UFW from the early years of the boycott campaigns.

History

The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM)—original name Migrant Ministry— has been administering to the nation’s farm workers since the 1920’s. It originally operated in southeastern United States and by the early 1940s expanded to aid migrant workers in fifteen states. It was during the strikes and boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s initiated by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) that brought the California Migrant Ministry and other state migrant ministries to form a national organization to better assist the UFW cause. The Florida office supported the UFW from the early years of the boycott campaigns.

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 were deposited to the Walter P. Reuther Library on June 17, 2005.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records; Florida Christian Migrant Ministry Records; UFW Florida Boycott: Miami Office Records; Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers Records; UFW World Justice and Peace Center Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on April 18, 2014.
Title
Guide to the National Farm Worker Ministry: Florida Office Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2014-04-18
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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