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Collection — Box: 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 Originally serving as a minister to migrant workers through the Congregational and Christian Churches (CCC) Board of Missions, David Burgess became a labor organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), where he was appointed labor attaché to India’s American Embassy in 1955. This appointment led to various senior positions with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps program in Indonesia and with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...
Dates: 1936 - 1944
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 Founded in Toledo, OH in 1967 by Baldemar Valasquez, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) represents migrant workers in the agricultural industry, and seeks to promote and protect the right of farm workers to actively participate in decisions that affect their conditions. FLOC centered their efforts not on growers, who the organization realized were relatively powerless, but on the large food processing companies who ran the agricultural business and ultimately controlled farm workers...
Dates: 1967 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989
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 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 The National Sharecroppers Fund grew out of the "National Sharecroppers Week," an annual event to rally support for the fledgling Southern Tenant Farmers Union. It was founded to provide financial assistance and information on government aid programs to organizations dedicated to improving living conditions for the rural poor. Their records include the papers of Fay Bennett and her work with the NSF, the National Advisory committee on Farm Labor, the Migrant Children's Fund, the National...
Dates: 1937 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1972
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 Ronald B. Taylor’s career as a journalist and photographer spans over forty years. Many of his articles and books focused on the farm labor movement. During Taylor’s working life he had been in the employ of the "Fresno Bee" and "The Los Angeles Times." His free-lance articles have appeared in, "Time," "Nation," "Argosy," "Farm Journal," and other noted publications.In addition, over the course of his writing career, Mr. Taylor published award-winning fiction and other works. His...
Dates: 1950 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1974
Abstract Samuel Rabinovitz served as director of the Michigan Youth Commission, on the Board of Directors of the National Child Labor Committee, and on a number of committees addressing issues of delinquency and crime prevention, migrant labor, and student attrition. Mr. Rabinovitz’s papers primarily reflect his work on the National Child Labor Committee, and include materials related to the J.P. Stevens Boycott and National Committee on the Education of Migrant Children.
Dates: 1966 - 1979
Abstract Sydney Smith was active in the California Migrant Ministry (later known as the National Farm Worker Ministry) and served as the founding director of Pasadena’s Community Housing Service. The papers of Mr. Smith document his research conducted for his book on the migrant ministries entitled Grapes of Conflict: The Faith Community and Farm Workers.
Dates: 1940 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1986
Abstract Subjects include: California boycotts; migrant laborers; immigration and farm labor legislation; farm worker health; Prop 22; Dolores Huerta; California agribusiness
Dates: 1952 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1974
Abstract The Hawaii Boycott Committee of the United Farm Workers was formed in the latter part of 1968 under the auspices, and with the support, of the Hawaii AFL-CIO. The collection documents its function to promote the boycott of California table grapes throughout the state of Hawaii.
Dates: 1968 - 1970
Abstract The UFW Massachusetts Boycott Office: Boston opened in 1967, one of several regional branch offices of the UFW formed to organize communities to participate in a consumer boycott of lettuce, grapes, wines, and other agricultural products. The primary activity of the office involved outreach efforts (mailing letters, hosting rallies and events) aimed at prominent members of the greater Boston area, including political leaders, church leaders, and business leaders, as well as college campuses...
Dates: 1966 - 1982
Abstract The records of the United Farm Workers Jersey City Boycott Office describe their attempts to limit the shipment and sale of on-union grapes through the coordination of an effective national boycott campaign.
Dates: 1968 - 1972
Abstract Arturo Rodriguez became president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1993 upon the death of Cesar Chavez, co-founder and president of the UFW from its start and Rodriguez’s father-in-law and mentor. Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1949 and attended Catholic schools there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1971 and a Masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1973. Rodriguez learned of...
Dates: 1938 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1996
Abstract Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962 at a convention he called. Growing up a migrant farm worker he honed his skills as an organizer with the Community Services Organization in California before splitting with them to form the NFWA. He would serve as president of the UFW until his death in 1993. These records reflect Chavez's beginnings with the CSO and the formative years of the NFWA, United Farm Workers Organizing...
Dates: 1947 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1998
Abstract The Pittsburgh boycott office was set up and coordinated by the United Farm Workers Union to handle the organization of boycotted products and establishments in the state of Pennsylvania and its surrounding region. The office, headed by Frank Ortiz, Sr. Carol Dougherty, Barbara Macri and a number of others, dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products, or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including...
Dates: 1968 - 1978
Abstract UFW Publications is primarily comprised of serials and unique publications created by, or collected by the United Farm Workers of America, the National Farm Worker Ministry and support organizations, which assisted the UFW with its cause. Included in the collection are convention proceedings dating back to the official inception of the UFW, constitutions, bylaws and serials.
Dates: 1937 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1996
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 15-18
Abstract Winthrop Yinger served as the Executive Director of the Fresno Area Council of Churches and the Fresno Area Migrant Workers and in the English Department of Fresno State College, where he established a repository of materials related to the farm worker movement. Mr. Yinger's papers relate to Cesar Chavez and the San Joaquin Valley Farm Workers Collection of Fresno State College.
Dates: 1959 - 1970
- Migrant agricultural laborers 21
- Agricultural laborers 12
- Boycotts 12
- Labor unions 9
- Agriculture 7
- Child labor 7
- Labor 5
- Migrant workers 5
- Strikes and lockouts 4
- Collective bargaining 3
- Pesticides 3
- Church work with migrant labor 2
- Emigration and Immigration 2
- Farm work legislation 2
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 2
- Hispanic Americans 2
- Labor leaders -- United States 2
- Sound recordings 2
- Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers 2
- Charity organization 1
- Child migrant agricultural laborers 1
- Child welfare 1
- Civil rights 1
- Communism 1
- Community organization 1
- Demonstrations 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Periodicals 1
- Migrant agricultural laborers -- Housing 1
- Minorities 1
- Oral histories 1
- Pesticides -- Health aspects -- California 1
- Photographs 1
- Picketing 1
- Posters 1
- Radicalism 1
- Social history 1
- Transcripts 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- United Farm Workers 19
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 4
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 2
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
- National Farm Workers Association 2
- National Farm Workers of America 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Ashbaugh, Carolyn 1
- Burgess, David S., 1917- 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Ganz, Marshall 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Michigan Council of Churches 1
- Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition 1
- Moses, Marion, M.D. 1
- National Sharecroppers’ Fund (U.S.) 1
- Rabinovitz, Samuel 1
- Rodriguez, Arturo S. 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- Sharwood, Mark 1
- Smith, Sydney D., 1915- 1
- Taylor, Ronald B. 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
- Velasco, Peter 1
- Yinger, Winthrop 1 ∧ view less
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