United Farm Workers
Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:
Anna Andreini-Brophy Papers
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Anna Andreini-Brophy. It covers her time working with Stewart Mott at Spectemur Agendo, Inc., to assisting Cesar Chavez and working for the United Farm Workers movement, and then to her later life as a real estate agent.
Dates: 1965 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Anna Andreini-Brophy Papers
Bob Barber Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Bob Barber Papers
Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers
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.
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers
Center for Community Change Records
Abstract In 1968, the Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty merged with several other organizations to form the non-profit Center for Community Change (CCC). 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
David Burciaga Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / David Burciaga Papers
David Cohen Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / David Cohen Papers
Dolores Huerta Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Dolores Huerta Papers
Don Watson Papers
Abstract Don Watson was active in community organizations, politics and labor unions most of his life. Before retiring, Watson was an active member of the ILWU Local 34 from 1955 to 1993 serving in a variety of capacities. In the mid-1960s he joined the Five-Dollar-a-Month Club in support of the farm workers organizing drive that was founded by members from ILWU Local 10. Later Watson became head of the organization and continued to collect funds for the striking farm workers from the clerks and...
Dates: 1966 - 1978
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Don Watson Papers
Elaine Graves Papers
Abstract Elaine Graves served on the staffs of both the United Farm Workers and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Her papers, while gathered during her tenure with AFSCME, reflect her continued interest with the UFW boycott effort.
Dates: 1972 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1978
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Elaine Graves Papers
FBI File on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers
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
Florida Christian Migrant Ministry Records
Abstract Subjects include: Latino migrant workers; sugarcane industry; UFW; Florida agriculture; rural poverty; black migrant workers
Dates: 1949 - 1975
Fred Ross Sr. Papers
Abstract Contains: Cesar Chavez's daily activity reports as an organizer for the CSO and other UFW-related material
Dates: 1954 - 1964
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Fred Ross Sr. Papers
Irwin Fletcher Papers
Abstract Irwin Fletcher was a junior high school educator in Oregon. Fletcher began his involvement with the Oregon labor movement in the early 1960s, when he helped organize fellow teachers in Klamath Falls. Soon after the teacher’s union received its charter with the American Federation of Teachers, and he was elected vice president and then president a year later. During this time Fletcher was also a member of the Klamath Basin Migrant Ministry Commission and formed the Klamath Basin Agricultural...
Dates: 1968 - 1970
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Irwin Fletcher Papers
Irwin L. DeShetler Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Irwin L. DeShetler Papers
Larry Itliong Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Larry Itliong Papers
Marc Grossman Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Marc Grossman Papers
Marion Moses, M. D. Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Marion Moses, M. D. Papers
Mark Sharwood Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Mark Sharwood Papers
Marshall Ganz Papers
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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Marshall Ganz Papers
Michigan Farm Worker Ministry Coalition Photographs and Audio-Visual and Other Materials
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
Monsignor Clement Kern Papers
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
Monsignor George Higgins Oral History
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.
National Farm Worker Ministry: Florida Office Records
Abstract The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM)—original name Migrant Ministry— has been administering to the nation’s farm workers since the 1920’s. It originally operated in southeastern United States and by the early 1940s expanded to aid migrant workers in fifteen states. It was during the strikes and boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s initiated by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) that brought the California Migrant Ministry and other state migrant ministries to form a national...
Dates: 1970 - 1985
National Farm Worker Ministry Records
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
National Farm Workers Association Records
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