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UFW New York Boycott Records

Identifier: LR002492
Abstract The activities of the New York Boycott office focused on the national consumer boycotts of California table grapes and lettuce initiated by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, UFWOC (predecessor of UFW) in 1967 and 1971 respectively. The boycotts were in support of striking California farm workers seeking union recognition under the leadership of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the UFW. The records consist of files from various New York boycott offices that include: New...
Dates: 1966 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1976

UFW Peter Velasco Records

Identifier: LR002077
Abstract Peter Velasco has served in a number of positions in the UFW. He worked as the Stockton, California Field Office Director, as the director of the Strike Defense Fund, was a board member of the Farm Workers Credit Union, and was a member of the National Executive Board member since 1973. He and his wife Dolores Ann also worked on the US Senate campaign of Tom Hayden in 1976. Peter Velasco died in 1995. His records consists of office files, largely from the time when Velasco was...
Dates: 1942 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1995

UFW Wisconsin Boycott: Milwaukee Office Records

Identifier: LR000221_WI
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.The papers of the Wisconsin Boycott Office record the activities of the UFW primarily in Milwaukee during the mid 1970s, including several director's records. The office worked to...
Dates: 1972 - 1978

UFW Work Department Records

Identifier: LR000221_work
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.
Dates: 1969 - 1975

Victor Reuther Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002304
Abstract In 1980, R. T. King interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther as part of the Indiana University Oral History Project on the Indiana economy in the twentieth century. Collection consists of a transcript. Reuther discusses UAW organizing activity in Indiana in 1937, which involved a sit-down strike at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division in Anderson.
Dates: 1980-09-26

W. M. "Jack" Anderson Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002264
Abstract In 1994, Gene Lantz interviewed W. M. "Jack" Anderson, the first president of UAW Local 645 in Dallas, Texas. Collection consists of the interview transcript about Anderson’s experiences as local president.
Dates: 1994

William Taylor Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH001677
Abstract In 1976, William "Bill" Taylor, who had worked as an assistant to Cesar Chavez, interviewed labor activists affiliated with the United Farm Workers (UFW). Collection consists of audio recordings of 18 interviews, plus transcripts for 5 of the interviews (Marc Grossman, Nick Jones, Virginia Jones, Mack Lyons, and Mary Lou Watson). Interviewees affiliated with the UFW and its predecessor organizations AWOC and NFWA from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s discuss how they got involved with the UFW; their...
Dates: 1976-05-11 - 1977-08-23

Wyndham Mortimer Papers

Identifier: LP001171
Abstract As United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice-President, Wyndham Mortimer worked to organize the employees of General Motors Fisher Body Plant, which led to the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937, and later participated in the negotiations that achieved the first UAW-GM contract. Mr. Mortimer was active in factional struggles within the UAW as a leader of the Unity Caucus and was ultimately expelled from the UAW with charges of Communist allegiance. Mr. Mortimer’s papers document his work in the UAW,...
Dates: 1943 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962

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