United Farm Workers Printed Matter Collection
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.
- Creation: 1970-1979
- United Farm Workers (Organization)
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.
0.5 Linear feet (2 half archives boxes)
Language of Materials
Leaflets, posters, and bumper stickers used by the United Farm Workers in various strikes and boycotts held in California throughout the 1970s.
This collection is organized into two series:
- Series 1: Boycotts
- 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.
- Isadora Moura Mota
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