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Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000895
Part 1: Many of the later papers of the Michigan Migrant Ministry, formed in 1940, are included in this collection as well as papers pertaining to its “Harvester,” “Worker Friend,” “Adopt-a-Camp,” and “Emergency Food” programs.

The records of the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, research studies and other material documenting migrant agricultural labor in Michigan and the United States.
Part 2: The records of Part 2 the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, research studies and other material documenting migrant agricul-tural labor in Michigan and the United States. In addition, a considerable amount of files relate to the UFW’s anti-pesticide campaign of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1993

Creator

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 that might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

17 Linear Feet (17 SB)

Abstract

The Michigan Migrant Ministry Coalition was organized in 1978 under the leadership of Sr. Theresa Grekowicz. The immediate successor to the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry and the Michigan Migrant Ministry, the MFWMC aimed to assist farm workers in organizing for better wages and working conditions, as well as to improve farm worker access to health coverage and education.

The records of part 1 and 2 of the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, research studies and other material documenting migrant agricultural labor in Michigan and the United States.

History

The Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition was organized in 1978 under the leadership of Sr. Theresa Grekowicz. The immediate successor to the Michigan Farm Worker Ministry and the Michigan Migrant Ministry, the MFWMC aimed to assist farm workers in organizing for bet-ter wages and working conditions, as well as to improve farm worker access to health coverage and education. Like its predecessor organizations, the MFWMC carried on a working relation-ship with the Michigan Council of Churches and the National Farm Worker Ministry.

Arrangement

Part 1: PLEASE NOTE: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.
Part 2: 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

Two shipments were deposited to the Reuther Library: July 22, 1986 and November 18, 1993. A portion of part 2 is reflected in the November 18, 1993 shipment.

Related Materials

National Farm Worker Ministry Records; Florida Christian Migrant Ministry Records; UFW Office of the President: Cesar Chavez Records

Transfers

Several photographs, filmstrips, slides, and cassettes tapes were transferred to the Archives Au-diovisual Collection. Some books and contracts were sent to the Archives Library Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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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