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Winthrop Yinger Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 15-18
Identifier: LP001020
The papers of Reverend Winthrop Yinger consist of several bibliographies of materials relating to Cesar Chavez and of documents in the San Joaquin Valley Farm Workers Collection in the Special Collections depart-ment of the Fresno State College Library. In addition, there is a copy of a proposal for establishing a farm workers education and research center at Delano, California.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1970

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

Winthrop Yinger served as the Executive Director of the Fresno Area Council of Churches and the Fresno Area Migrant Workers and in the English Department of Fresno State College, where he established a repository of materials related to the farm worker movement. Mr. Yinger's papers relate to Cesar Chavez and the San Joaquin Valley Farm Workers Collection of Fresno State College.

History

Winthrop Yinger was a clergyman in San Joaquin Valley in 1965. He left his church owing to his connection with the Migrant Ministry and Cesar Chavez and took the position of Executive Director of the Fresno Area Council of Churches and the Fresno Area of Migrant Workers. In 1968, he joined the English Department of Fresno State College. Here he began a repository of materials on the farm worker movement and obtained a research grant to establish the Institute for Study of Contemporary Rhetoric and Communication. He subsequently took a master's degree in rhetoric from Fresno State, with his thesis being a study of the rhetoric of Cesar Chavez.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in 4 folders.

Acquisition

The papers of Winthrop Yinger were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in August of 1970 by the Reverend Winthrop Yinger and were opened for research in January of 1989.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in January, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Winthrop Yinger Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1989-01
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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