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Abstract Bob Barber worked as a journalist, writing for the United Farm Workers publication, El Malcriado, reporting for KSAN and KPFA radio stations in California’s Bay Area, and as a freelance writer. His papers center on his activities as a reporter covering California farm labor election issues during the years 1973 to 1977. The collection includes over sixty hours of taped interviews with UFW organizers, union members, Teamsters, growers and others. In addition, the collection contains a unique...
Dates: 1973 - 1979
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 5
Abstract Carolyn Ashbaugh worked with the Maricopa County Organizing Project and the Centro Adelante Campesino farm worker center in El Mirage, Arizona. Her papers include publications of the Centro Adelante Campesino and a letter to Cesar Chavez from G. L. Sanchez regarding the plight of undocumented workers.
Abstract In 1968, the Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty merged with several other organizations to form the non-profit Center for Community Change. It began operations by working with six community groups across the United States. The Center provides a wide range of assistance in program and organizational development for local community development groups in low-income communities, both urban and rural. In addition to its drive to promote self-sufficient community organizations in impoverished...
Dates: 1960 - 1979
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)....
Dates: 57 - 1970
Abstract Mr. Cohen served as a member of the boycott staff and as boycott coordinator in San Diego and Detroit for the United Farm Workers (1966); was founder and director of the Canfield Tutorial Project in Detroit (1965); and served as member and chairman of the Library Committee of the West Central Organization in Detroit (1965-66). Material relating to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and National Farm Workers Association grape strike and boycott (1965-67); neighborhood community...
Dates: 1961 - 1967
Abstract Dolores Huerta champions the rights of farm workers and Latinos. As a young teacher her experiences in classrooms filled with hungry children of migrant farm workers led her to believe that an even greater need was organizing farm workers. Dolores first met Cesar Chavez in the late 1950s while organizing farm workers under the name of the Agricultural Workers Association. In 1962 they founded the National Farm Workers Association in Delano, California. Today, Dolores Huerta continues to place...
Dates: 1970 - 1995
Abstract The work of Cesar Chavez, former President of the United Farm Workers, on behalf of farm migrants, resulted in his being closely examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was seen as possibly subversive in the 1960s for several reasons, such as his empowerment of minorities against a powerful and Anglo-controlled agribusiness and association with Alinsky, a known radical. The FBI records are microfilm copies published in cooperation with the FBI, and released under the Freedom of...
Dates: 1960 - 1969
Abstract Subjects include: Latino migrant workers; sugarcane industry; UFW; Florida agriculture; rural poverty; black migrant workers
Dates: 1949 - 1975
Abstract Contains: Cesar Chavez's daily activity reports as an organizer for the CSO and other UFW-related material
Dates: 1954 - 1964
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Dates: 1928 - 1984
Abstract In 1956 Larry Itliong founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union in California. With the formation in 1967 of UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) Larry Itliong became Assistant Director to Cesar Chavez in the union that would eventually become the UFW. In January, 1970 he was appointed National Boycott Coordinator of the UFWOC. Itliong resigned from the Union on October 15, 1971. He devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of retired Filipino farm workers, and to a wide...
Dates: 1942 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1974
Abstract Marc Grossman became involved with the United Farm Workers in 1969 while an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine; where he graduated with a B.A. degree in American History in 1972. During that time he helped organize the Grape Boycott. From there he went on to obtain a Master’s degree in journalism at UCLA in 1973. With his degree in journalism, Mr. Grossman went to work for the UFW and its President, Cesar Chavez. Marc Grossman knew Chavez the last 24...
Dates: 1969 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1993
Abstract Marion Moses served as United Farm Workers (UFW) Health Program Administrator and as Medical Director and Administrator for the National Farm Health Group. Dr. Moses’ papers reflect her interest in farm labor health concerns and document her work with the UFW; included are materials related to the Grape Boycotts of the 1960’s.
Dates: 1960 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1968
Abstract Mark Sharwood was as a full time volunteer for the United Farm Workers from 1976 until 1982. He worked towards passing Proposition 14, for which he traveled through California, Texas, Mid-west states and New York, assisting with various boycotts and campaigns. Beginning in 1978, Sharwood handled the propaganda for the Imperial Valley election. He created graphic fliers in order to communicate ideas that did not translate into words. Sharwood's records consist of leaflets, pamphlets and flyers...
Dates: 1974 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1978
Abstract Subjects include: United Farm Workers; Cesar Chavez; organizing farm workers; agricultural labor relations cases; boycott in Canada; UFW National Executive Board; Jessica Govea; medical programs
Dates: 1968 - 1980
Abstract The Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition, active from 1978 through the 1990s, worked to assist farm workers’ organizing efforts and to improve their access to health care and education. This collection consists of photographs documenting their activities and the activities of related organizations, as well as audio recordings, posters, banners, and other ephemera.
Dates: 1953 - 1993
Abstract Monsignor Clement Kern was a Roman Catholic Priest at Most Holy Trinity Church in Detroit, MI for 34 years. Under his leadership, Holy Trinity became a major center for Latino American residents of southwest Detroit. Kern became active in the migratory labor arena and helped with the Michigan Committee to Aid Farm Workers. Monsignor Kern's records document the struggle of Detroit area migrant workers and their fight for compensation for their work. The collection also explores his involvement...
Dates: 1945 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950
Abstract In 2000, Fred Stielow interviewed "labor priest" Monsignor George Higgins. Collection consists of an audio recording. Higgins talks about his long involvement, through his leadership in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, with the United Farm Workers and association with Cesar Chavez. He offers his perspectives on Chavez's legacy, the need for a thorough history of the man and the movement, and the importance of open access to relevant archival material.
Abstract The National Farm Worker Ministry (predecessor name California Migrant Ministry) is an agency of the Southern and Northern California Councils of Churches and is affiliated with the Migrant Ministry of the National Council of Churches. It carries on a direct and active ministry of service to farm workers and their families in the following areas: Education, health services, worship, recreation, literacy classes, voter registration, community development, and vocational counseling and training....
Dates: 1959 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1980
Abstract Founded by Cesar Chavez and a precursor to the United Farm Workers organization, the NFWA was formed to focus on the problems of Spanish speaking migrant workers. Their records cover the formative years of the association, marked by membership drives, grape and lettuce strikes and boycotts. Much of the material is in Spanish.
Dates: 1960 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1966
Abstract The Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers was a branch of the National Farm Workers Ministry. NFWM began in 1920 as a ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing and day care to the farm workers. When United Farm Workers founder César Chávez began organizing in the 1960's, he called on the religious community to change its emphasis from charity to justice. NFWM became the vehicle for people of faith to respond to that call.The collection consists of...
Dates: 1963 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1988
Abstract Philip Vera Cruz (Dec 25, 1904 – June 12, 1994) was born in Saoag, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked on farms in the Philippines before traveling to the United States in 1926. Vera Cruz worked several odd jobs around the Midwest, but was not active in any union before moving to California in 1943 and becoming a farm worker. He joined the Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee (AWOC) and soon became a leader in farm workers rights. In 1965 he was an active force in the AWOC decision to...
Dates: 1966 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1975
Abstract An ordained minister, Jim Drake worked for the California Migrant Ministry for over a decade. Concurrently, he learned about labor organizing from Cesar Chavez and worked for the UFW as Chavez's administrative assistant and coordinator of the national boycotts of table grapes. He would go on to found and organize various local union and faith-based organizations, mainly concerned with housing. His papers cover his tenure with the UFW.
Dates: 1961 - 1977
Abstract Richard Alatorre was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from James A. Garfield High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1965. He later went on to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Alatorre taught in several California universities before becoming an aide to California Assemblyman Walter Karabian and State Senator Alfred Song in 1968. Before this he was Western...
Dates: 1969 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1974
Abstract Robert Lopez served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union Delegate. Mr. Lopez’s papers reflect his work with the UAW and his interest in international concerns, particularly concerning Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and issues of labor and radical politics.
Dates: 1971 - 1987
- Agricultural laborers 32
- Boycotts 25
- Labor unions 22
- Agriculture 21
- Migrant workers 21
- Migrant agricultural laborers 18
- Child labor 16
- Labor 14
- Strikes and lockouts 12
- Labor unions -- Organizing 9
- Pesticides 8
- Collective bargaining 6
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 6
- Oral histories 5
- Sound recordings 5
- Emigration and Immigration 4
- Farm work legislation 4
- Strikes and lockouts --Agricultural laborers 4
- Contract negotiations 3
- Hispanic Americans 3
- Labor leaders--United States 3
- Labor movement 3
- Transcripts 3
- Church work with migrant labor 2
- Communism 2
- Pesticides--Health aspects--California. 2
- Radicalism 2
- African Americans 1
- California Politics and government 1
- Charity organization 1
- Demonstrations 1
- Education 1
- Environmentalism 1
- Fair Labor Standards Act 1
- Filipino Americans 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Immigrants -- United States 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes 1
- Medical care 1
- Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers--Periodicals. 1
- Migrant agricultural laborers --Housing 1
- Photographs 1
- Picketing 1
- Political action committees 1
- Posters 1
- Social history 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1 ∧ view less
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 8
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 6
- National Farm Workers Association 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
- California Migrant Ministry 3
- AFL-CIO 2
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 2
- American Federation of Labor 2
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Itlong, Larry 2
- National Farm Workers of America 2
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 2
- Velasco, Peter 2
- AFL. Flat Glass Workers Union 1
- AFL. Windows Glass Cutters League 1
- Alatorre, Richard 1
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- American Arbitration Association 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Ashbaugh, Carolyn 1
- Barber, Bob 1
- Burciaga, David 1
- Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
- Center for Community Change 1
- Cohen, David 1
- Communication Workers of America 1
- Community Service Organization 1
- DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
- Drake, James 1
- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Firm) 1
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 1
- Filipino American Political Association 1
- Florida Christian Migrant Ministry 1
- Ganz, Marshall 1
- Haughton, Ronald Waring, 1916- 1
- Higgins, George 1
- Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 1
- International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 163 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Kern, Monsignor Clement 1
- Kornbluh, Joyce L. 1
- Lopez, Robert 1
- Michigan Council of Churches 1
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition 1
- Moses, Marion, M.D. 1
- Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers 1
- Orendain, Antonio 1
- Program on Women and Work 1
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Sharwood, Mark 1
- Sherman, Jocelyn 1
- Smith, Sydney D., 1915- 1
- Stielow, Frederick 1
- Taylor, Ronald B. 1
- Taylor, William W. 1
- Textile Workers Union of America 1
- Thomas, Robert J. (Robert Joseph) 1
- United Food and Commercial Workers International Union 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers of America 1
- Velasco, Dolores 1
- Yinger, Winthrop 1 ∧ view less
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