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Irwin Fletcher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002477
The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, flyers and newsletters relating to the Grape Boycott in California, and Mr. Fletcher’s involvement as volunteer coordinator in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area.

Important Subjects: Boycotts--United States. Migrant agricultural laborers—California Migrant agricultural laborers--Labor unions—California United Farm Workers of America Important Names: Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 Fletcher, Irwin H.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1970

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

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

Irwin Fletcher was a junior high school educator in Oregon. Fletcher began his involvement with the Oregon labor movement in the early 1960s, when he helped organize fellow teachers in Klamath Falls. Soon after the teacher’s union received its charter with the American Federation of Teachers, and he was elected vice president and then president a year later. During this time Fletcher was also a member of the Klamath Basin Migrant Ministry Commission and formed the Klamath Basin Agricultural Labor Support Committee to help the striking farm workers. Subsequently he worked with the Lane County Labor Council, and was elected president of the Oregon AFL-CIO in 1981. Irwin Fletcher retired from that position in 1999.

The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, flyers and newsletters relating to the Grape Boycott in California, and Mr. Fletcher’s involvement as volunteer coordinator in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area.

History

Irwin Fletcher was a junior high school educator in Oregon. Fletcher began his involvement with the Oregon labor movement in the early 1960s, when he helped organize fellow teachers in Klamath Falls. Soon after the teacher’s union received its charter with the American Federation of Teachers, and he was elected vice president and then president a year later. During this time Fletcher was also a member of the Klamath Basin Migrant Ministry Commission and formed the Klamath Basin Agricultural Labor Support Committee to help the striking farm workers. Subsequently he worked with the Lane County Labor Council, and was elected president of the Oregon AFL-CIO in 1981. Irwin Fletcher retired from that position in 1999.

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 of Irwin Fletcher were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library on March 11, 1972.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records, UFW Boycott Central Records, UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records, UFW Washington State Boycott Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on December 9, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Irwin Fletcher Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2013-12-09
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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