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United Farm Workers Printed Matter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00180

Scope and Contents

The collection contains leaflets, posters, and bumper stickers used by the United Farm Workers in various strikes and boycotts held in California throughout the 1970s.

Dates

  • 1970-1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the United Farm Workers Printed Matter collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962 by César E. Chávez and other Mexican-American community activists in Delano, California. In 1966, the NFWA merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) to form the United Farm Workers of America, the first successful and largest effort ever to organize agricultural laborers in the United States. Envisioned by Chávez as both a union and a civil rights movement, the UFW has always been committed to the use of non-violent tactics - such as boycotts, strikes and legal action – in its fight to win basic labor rights to its constituency. Since Chávez's death in 1993, the union has been presided over by Arturo Rodriguez.

Extent

0.5 Linear feet (2 half archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Leaflets, posters, and bumper stickers used by the United Farm Workers in various strikes and boycotts held in California throughout the 1970s.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Boycotts
  2. Series 2: Union Activities

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The United Farm Workers Printed Matter collection was created in June 2008 through the purchase of documents once produced by the union.

Related Materials

At Amherst College:

  • Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers, 1960-2008
  • Bloom Alternative Press Collection (El Malcriado and other titles)


At other repositories:
  • National Farm Workers Association Collection, 1960-1967. Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich.).


Online resources:
  • Farm Worker Documentation Project, 1962-1993
    URL: www.farmworkermovement.org

Creator

Status
Completed
Author
Isadora Moura Mota
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299