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David Burciaga Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000724
The files of David Burciaga consist of his activities with the American Friends Service Committee, the Community Service Organization and The United Farm Workers of America.

Important Subjects: American Friends Service Committee Collective labor agreements -- Agriculture—California Community Service Organization United Farm Workers of America

Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993

Dates

  • 57 - 1970

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

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

David Burciaga worked with many farm worker movement leaders, including Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and Gilbert Padilla in various capacities, from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served as the United Farm Workers’ top contract negotiator, working with both farm workers and growers. Prior to his involvement with the UFW, Burciaga worked with the American Friends Service Committee as the El Porvenir community development advisor from 1964 to 1970 and for the Community Service Organization (CSO). David Burciaga died in 2011.

The files of David Burciaga mainly consist of his activities with the American Friends Service Committee, the Community Service Organization and The United Farm Workers of America.

History

David Burciaga worked with many farm worker movement leaders, including Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and Gilbert Padilla in various capacities, from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served as the United Farm Workers’ top contract negotiator, working with both farm workers and growers. Prior to his involvement with the UFW, Burciaga worked with the American Friends Service Committee as the El Porvenir community development advisor from 1964 to 1970 and for the Community Service Organization (CSO). David Burciaga died in 2011.

Arrangement

Material has been minimally arranged and reflects its original order as acquired by the Archives. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by David Burciaga in March 1974.

Related Materials

UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Papers, Larry Itliong Papers, Marshall Ganz Papers, National Farm Workers Association Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on December 5, 2013.
Title
Guide to the David Burciaga Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2013-12-05
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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