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Robert Thomas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001563
The Robert Thomas collection reflects his previous research for his book in organizational structure in the agricultural industry. The Robert Thomas Records is a collection of newspaper clippings with some duplicated and secondhand UFW correspondence included. The majority of the clippings refer to the Lettuce Strike in 1979 and the Delano Grape Strike with clippings from 1966 and 1972. Complete editions of the El Malcriado and Tulare Tenant News are also included. The collection includes various clippings and correspondence from agricultural organizations and related farms.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1982
  • Majority of material found within 1979 - 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English and Spanish.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

Robert J. Thomas is a professor at Brandeis University and Executive Director at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He was formerly a professor of Organizational Studies at MIT. Thomas' area of interest lies in leadership and transformational change. He has written books, such as Citizenship, Gender, and Work: Social Organization of Industrial Agriculture, with the UFW as subject matter. The Robert Thomas collection reflects his previous research for his book in organizational structure in the agricultural industry. The Robert Thomas Records is a collection of newspaper clippings with some duplicated and secondhand UFW correspondence included. The majority of the clippings refer to the Lettuce Strike in 1979 and the Delano Grape Strike with clippings from 1966 and 1972. Complete editions of the El Malcriado and Tulare Tenant News are also included. The collection includes various clippings and correspondence from agricultural organizations and related farms

History

Robert J. Thomas is a professor at Brandis University and Executive Director at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He was formerly a professor of Organizational Studies at MIT. Thomas' area of interest lies in leadership and transformational change. He has written books, such as Citizenship, Gender, and Work: Social Organization of Industrial Agriculture, with the UFW as subject matter.

Arrangement of the Papers

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.

Location

4W-L-3(6)

Acquisition

The records were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Robert Thomas on October 28, 1993.

Related Material

UFW Records Collections at the Walter P. Reuther Library

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jennifer Meekhof 2011-02-15.
Title
Guide to the Robert Thomas Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Meekhof.
Date
2011-02-15
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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