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Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers, 1960-2009
24 archives boxes, 3 half archives boxes, 1 tape box (13 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Chiefly legal records kept by Cohen during his 14 years as General Counsel of the United Farm Workers of America and personal attorney of César Chávez. The collection relates primarily to Cohen's participation in the legal battles for union recognition and basic labor rights fought by the U.F.W. in the late 1960s and 1970s. The collection contains only non-privileged material.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research use, with the following exceptions: access to portions of Series 5 (Agricultural Labor Relations Act) and all of Series 6 (Transition Files) is currently restricted at the request of the donor. In addition, some particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Jerry Cohen Papers 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Jerome Cohen, labor lawyer and social activist, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1941. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1963, and earned a law degree at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, a few years later. Cohen worked as a first-year attorney at the California Rural Legal Assistance Office (CRLA) in 1967 when he attracted César Chávez's attention and was called to join the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (U.F.W.O.C.). Acting as Chávez's personal attorney and General Counsel of the U.F.W., he played a critical role in the union's organizing drive in California and other agricultural states. One of his first contributions to the U.F.W. was the creation of a new union, the United Peanut Shelling Workers of America, as part of a strategy to avoid NLRA regulations that prohibited secondary boycotts. His ability to use the law as an offensive weapon to advance organizing goals and build power to the union prompted him to direct the U.F.W. legal department for the next fourteen years, during which he helped migrant laborers win basic rights through litigation, strikes, boycotts, and other non-violent tactics.

Cohen's work resulted in many important constitutional decisions that continue to protect farm workers to the present day. He stepped down as General Counsel of the U.F.W. in 1979, but acted as attorney and negotiator for the union until 1981. He has since then engaged in private practice.

Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Jerry Cohen Papers consist of a large body of material kept by Cohen during his fourteen years as General Counsel of the United Farm Workers of America and personal attorney of César Chávez. The collection relates primarily to Cohen's participation in the legal battles for union recognition and basic labor rights fought by the UFW in the late 1960s and 1970s. It extends, however, to the year 2008, and documentation about his further practice as a labor lawyer is also present. The collection includes labor contracts, collective bargaining agreements, case files, court hearings, and extensive documentation on California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act (A.L.R.A.) passed in 1975. There is also a variety of news articles, correspondence, printed material, briefs, memos, petitions, research notes, photographs, illustrations and UFW administrative documents. The papers are organized loosely by subject into eleven series that cover the period 1960-2008. Within each series, the original folder titles were maintained, and the order in which they appear respect as much as possible the listing created by Jerry Cohen. The collection contains only non-privileged material.
Organization of the collection

The papers are organized loosely by subject into eleven series that cover the period 1960-2008. Within each series, the original folder titles were maintained, and the order in which they appear respect as much as possible the original listing created by Jerry Cohen.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research use, with the following exceptions: access to portions of Series 5 (Agricultural Labor Relations Act) and all of Series 6 (Transition Files) is currently restricted at the request of the donor. In addition, some particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Jerry Cohen Papers 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Jerry Cohen Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers were deposited by Jerry Cohen in 2007. The collection consists of the records Cohen kept during his career as General Counsel of the United Farm Workers of America and as personal attorney of its president, César Chávez. Most folder titles have been taken from the titles on the original folders in which the material arrived. In processing, the papers were organized by subject into eleven series covering the period 1960-2008.

Processing Information

The papers were processed in 2007-2008.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL FILES,
1960-2008


Consists of the oral interview and written overview of the collection prepared by Jerry Cohen, family papers, files from his time in Law School, diaries, correspondence, and teaching materials.

"Gringo Justice: The United Farm Workers Union 1967-1981", background about the collection written by Jerry Cohen

© 2008 Jerome Cohen.

2008 Feb

Box 1: folder 1
Interview with Jerry Cohen - cassette/CD recording
2007 Nov 2

Box 1: folder 2
Amherst College - correspondence, posters and CD recording
1978-2008

Box 1: folder 3
John F. Kennedy volunteer - campaign material, correspondence, and press releases
1960-1967

Box 1: folder 4
Law School - yearbook, notes, legal documents
1963-1968

Box 1: folder 5
C.R.L.A. - correspondence
ca. 1967

Box 1: folder 6
Diaries (2 vols.)
1970

Box 1: folder 7
Teamster attack - Jerry Cohen's injury - ambulance bills, notes, news clippings and correspondence
1970

Box 1: folder 8
Medical recommenation, Washington, DC
1973 Mar 6

Box 1: folder 8a
Conferences - correspondence, notes, fliers, posters, and programs
1978-2000

Box 1: folder 9
Résumé - Jerry Cohen
ca. 1981

Box 1: folder 10
Law and Social Change - UCSC class
1983

Box 1: folder 11
Law and Social Change - UCSC class (continued)
1983

Box 1: folder 12
Handwritten narrative and illustrations by Jeremy Cohen
1984 Nov 23

Box 1a: folder 1
Drawing by Josh Cohen
n.d.

Box 1a: folder 2
Jerry Cohen's (erroneous) New York Times obituary - letters and news clippings
1996 Jan 11

Box 1a: folder 3
Responses to controversy - Jerry Cohen's pseudonyms
1968-1987

Box 1a: folder 4
Correspondence
1980s-1990s

Box 1a: folder 5
Correspondence
2000s

Box 1a: folder 6
Cohen's contributions to books
1996-2001

Box 1a: folder 7
Affidavit of Jerry Cohen - deposition about denial of service propose by "Radcliff"
18 Sep 1979

Box 1a: folder 8
Series 2: UNITED FARM WORKERS OF AMERICA,
1966-2005


This series is divided into three subseries: A: Correspondence and Documents; B: Newspaper and magazine clippings; C: El Malcriado

Subseries A: Correspondence and Documents,
1966-2006


Affidavit of Candidate for Delegate (César Chávez)
1966-1968

Box 2: folder 1
Wasco/bad water - memo, news clippings
1967-1968

Box 2: folder 2
Madeleine Cohen - press releases and press contacts
1967-1983

Box 2: folder 3
Citizens for Kennedy/Fulbright - savings passbooks, correspondence to and from John F. Kennedy, mailing lists, news clippings, election ballots, and campaign material
1967-1968

Box 2: folder 4
Citizens for Kennedy/Fulbright (continued)
1967-1968

Box 2: folder 5
César's fast - news clippings, photograph, letter from Robert Kennedy to Jerry Cohen, fortieth anniversary
1967-2008

Box 2: folder 6
Delano notebook - Cohen's account of César's fast; tributes to Martin Luther King's and César's deaths
1968-1993

Box 2: folder 7
Union songs
ca. 1967-1999

Box 2: folder 8
Jerry Cohen-César Chávez correspondence
1968-1981

Box 2: folder 9
Chávez's statement to House Committee on Labor and Education; leaflet "Toward Building a Union"
1968 Aug 15

Box 2: folder 10
Union stationery
n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
Union coloring book
n.d.

Box 3: folder 12
Chávez for Governor Committee - campaign material, news clippings, correspondence
1969

Box 2: folder 13
Skull design
n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Agricultural Workers Freedom to Work Association (A.W.F.W.A.) - member card, reports, lists of payments, and correspondence
1968/1975

Box 2: folder 15
U.A.W. - booklets, correspondence
1969-1978

Box 2: folder 16
Delano Group grape contract
1970 Jul 29

Box 2: folder 17
Collective Bargaining Agreement UFW/Roberts' companies
1970 Jun 29

Box 2: folder 18
Union label
n.d.

Box 2: folder 19
"Fiesta Campesina" - souvenir program
1970 Jul 10

Box 2: folder 20
Phone books
1970-1975

Box 2: folder 21
Calendars
1970-1977

Box 3: folder 1
UFW Constitutions (Spanish and English versions)
1973 Sep 21-23

Box 3: folder 2
"Why We Boycott" - UFW booklets
1973 Sep 6

Box 3: folder 3
UFW materials - drawing, notes, roster, memo, letters, copy of "El Malcriadito", bishops' statement
1973-1979

Box 3: folder 4
UFW Conventions - resolutions and reports
1973-1984

Box 3: folder 5
FBI - annotated César Chávez's case files, news clippings, correspondence
1974-1995

Box 3: folder 6
Films about the UFW - booklets and correspondence
1975-2008

Box 3: folder 7
Lucas' poster "The Silver King and His Knights" and "Lower Your Own"
1976

Box 3: folder 8
Democratic Convention - Cohen's affidavit of delegate and news clippings
1976

Box 3: folder 9
Letters of recommendation written by Jerry Cohen
1976-1994

Box 3: folder 10
Teamster Pact
1977 Oct

Box 3: folder 11
Teamster Pact related materials - notes, correspondence, news clippings, report, memo
1973-1996

Box 3: folder 12
Jerry Cohen's letter to Bart Curto with declaration of Gerardo Vásquez
1978 Sep

Box 3: folder 13
Phone bills
1978-1980

Box 3: folder 14
Chava's poem
1979 Jul 10

Box 3: folder 15
E. & J. Gallo march - poster
n.d.

Box 3: folder 16
Articles by Dennis Valdés
1982-1995

Box 3: folder 17
Fred Abad - correspondence
1986-1993

Box 3: folder 18
Cal Roger Mahoney and cemetery workers - news clippings, petition, press releases, correspondence
1988-1998

Box 3: folder 19
Strawberries - correspondence, booklets, and testimonies
1994-1998

Box 4: folder 1
J.G. Boswell Co. - memos, correspondence
1969-2001

Box 4: folder 2
Marriages and memorial services - notes, photographs, news clippings, eulogies
1990-2004

Box 4: folder 3
Marriages and memorial services (continued)
1990-2004

Box 4: folder 4
Jessica Govea - memorial services, correspondence, news clippings
1993-2005

Box 4: folder 5
Documentation or Propaganda Project - correspondence, personal essays written by UFW militants, "César 1968", manuscript by LeRoy Chatfield (file 1 of 3)
2002-2004

Box 4: folder 6
Documentation or Propaganda Project (file 2 of 3)
2002-2004

Box 4: folder 7
Documentation or Propaganda Project (file 3 of 3)
2002-2004

Box 5: folder 1
Roger Sale - correspondence
1967-2005

Box 5: folder 2
Correspondence including exchange with Prof. James
1967-2005

Box 5: folder 3
Fortieth UFW Reunion - programs and notes
2005

Box 5: folder 4
Fortieth Anniversary of the 1965 Delano grape strike - Correspondence
2005

Box 5: folder 5
UFW leaves the AFL-CIO - correspondence
2006

Box 5: folder 6
Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory, by Don Bell - "The Anti-Riot Squad of Mountain Street", short story from the book
ca. 1974

Box 5: folder 7
Subseries B: Newspaper and magazine clippings,
1969-1999


Included here are articles selected by Jerry Cohen as representative of his experience in the UFW.

UFW legal work in Santa Maria Valley, California
1969-1971

Box 6: folder 1
Time magazine
1969-1974

Box 6: folder 2
Lettuce strike - news clippings
1970 Aug

Box 6: folder 3
César Chávez's critics - news clippings
1970

Box 6: folder 4
UFW - assorted articles
1969-1974

Box 6: folder 5
UFW/Ducote theft
1976 Jan 9

Box 6: folder 6
Charles Dederich (Synanon) - news clippings
1978-1979

Box 6: folder 7
UFW contract negotiations - news clippings
1979

Box 6: folder 8
Strikes - news clippings
1979-1980

Box 6: folder 9
UFW/ internal strife - news clippings
1979-1981

Box 6: folder 10
Miscellaneous - news clippings
1979-1999

Box 6: folder 11
Recent union articles
1996-1999

Box 6: folder 12
Poster of the opening of the Jerry Cohen Papers at Amherst College
2008 Oct

Box 6a: folder 1
Earth Times - article on the grape boycott (2 copies)
July 1970

Box 6a: folder 2
Los Angeles Times
1973 Oct 11

Box 6a: folder 3
Los Angeles Times
1974 May 5

Box 6a: folder 4
Los Angeles Free Press (3 copies)
1974 Nov 22

Box 6a: folder 5
Tomo I, special issue - Don Sotaco (cartoons from the Delano strike)
1966

Box 6b: folder 5
Subseries C: El Malcriado,
1966-1974


Tomo I, n. 50 - partial copy
1966 Dec 2

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, partial copies
1966 Jan 19- 3

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 51
1966 Dec 2

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 52
1966 Dec 29

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 53
1967 Jan 13

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 54 - English and Spanish copies
1967 Jan 13

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 55
1967 Mar 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 56
1967 Mar 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 57
1967 Mar 29

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 58
1967 Apr 12

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 59
1967 Apr 26

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 60
1967 May 10

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 61
1967 May 24

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 62
1967 Jun 7

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 63
1967 Jun

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 64
1967 Jul 5

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 65
1967 Jul 19

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo I, n. 66
1967 Aug 16

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 1 - English and Spanish (2 copies)
1968 Feb 21

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 2 - English and Spanish copies
1968 Mar 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 3 - English and Spanish copies
1968 Apr 11

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 4 - English and Spanish (3 copies)
1968 Apr 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 5 - English and Spanish copies
1968 May 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 6 - English and Spanish copies
1968 May 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 7 - English and Spanish copies
1968 Jun 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 8- English and Spanish copies
1968 Jun 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 9- English and Spanish copies
1968 Jul 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 10- English and Spanish copies
1968 Jul 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 11- English and Spanish copies
1968 Aug 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 12- English and Spanish copies
1968 Aug 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 13- English and Spanish copies
1968 Sep 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 21
1969 Jan 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 22
1969 Jan 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo II, n. 23
1969 Feb 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 7 (2 copies)
1969 Jul 1-15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 9/11 (2 copies)
1969 Aug 1-15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 13 (2 copies)
1969 Oct 1-15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 14
1969 Oct 15-31

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 17
1969 Dec 1-31

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 20 (2 copies)
1970 Feb 1-28

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 21
1970 Mar 1-15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 22
1970 Apr

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 23
1970 Apr 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 24
1970 May 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 25
1970 May 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo III, n. 26
1970 Jun 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 1
1970 Jun 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 2
1970 Jul 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 3
1970 Jul 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 4
1970 Aug 1

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 10
1970 Nov 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo IV, n. 11
1970 Dec 15

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo V, n. 1
1972 Mar 20

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo V, n. 4
1972 Jun 23

Box 6b: folder 5
Tomo VII, n. 11- English and Spanish copies
1974 Nov 18

Box 6b: folder 5
Series 3: PESTICIDES,
1968-1984


Consists of various case files, notes, news clippings, the Walter Mondale Senate Hearings of 1969, and correspondence concerning the use of pesticides by Atwood Aviation in Kern County, California.

Pesticides: the Poisons We Eat - UFW publication
1969

Box 7: folder 1
Fifth Appellate District, CA - case files (n. 1043)
1968-1969

Box 7: folder 2
Supreme Court of California - case files (n. 103595)
1968-1969

Box 7: folder 3
Supreme Court of California (continued)
1968-1969

Box 7: folder 4
DDT suit - news clippings
1969-1970

Box 7: folder 5
UFW press releases on pesticides
1969

Box 7: folder 6
2008 Atwood vs. Morley vs. Cohen - memos
1968-1969

Box 7: folder 7
2007 Atwood vs. Morley vs. Cohen - case files and notes
1968-1969

Box 7: folder 8
Atwood Aviation - memorandum
1969 Feb 14

Box 7: folder 9
Atwood vs. Seldon Morley - case files (vol. 1)
1969

Box 8: folder 1
Atwood vs. Seldon Morley - case files (vol. 2)
1969

Box 8: folder 2
Atwood vs. Seldon Morley - case files (vol. 3)
1969

Box 8: folder 3
2009 Atwood vs. Morley vs. Cohen - case files
1969

Box 8: folder 4
2009 Atwood vs. Morley vs. Cohen - case files (continued)
1969

Box 8: folder 5
Atwood Aviation vs. Seldon Morley miscellaneous - letters, and research notes.
1970s

Box 8: folder 6
Sen. Walter F. Mondale - U.S. Senate hearings (pesticides)
1969

Box 9: folder 1
Sen. Walter F. Mondale - U.S. Senate hearings (continued)
1969

Box 9: folder 2
Pesticides - news clippings, and correspondence
1969-1984

Box 9: folder 3
Fifth Appellate District, CA - case files (n. 1251)
1970-1971

Box 9: folder 4
Abbatti Farms vs. César Chávez - UFWOC vs. Abbatti Farms - case files
1970-1972

Box 9: folder 5
Series 4: JUDICIAL CASES & LABOR CONTRACTS,
1964-1999


Composed chiefly of the legal files of the cases in which Jerry Cohen represented César Chávez and the United Farm Workers of America. It also includes contracts, collective bargaining agreements, news clippings, and material about violence against farm workers, such as the court hearings of Lydia Villareal's case, who was represented by Jerry Cohen after being retaliated for denouncing growers who kept his workers living in caves.

In Re Berry (Colin Scott) - opinion and civil disobedience materials
1964-1968

Box 10: folder 1
People vs. Donna Childers - memo
1967 April

Box 10: folder 2
UFWOC vs. Superior Court of Kern County (bullhorn case/ Giumarra Vineyards Corp.) - petition, memo
1967 Aug 28

Box 10: folder 3
Grape contract signing - news clippings
1968-1971

Box 10: folder 4
Clips re: lettuce strike and grape contract signings; 'Reds lettuce alone' bumper sticker
1968-1970

Box 10: folder 5
UFWOC vs. Giumarra Vineyards Corp. /A.W.F.W.A.- letter, brief, news clippings
1969-1970

Box 10: folder 6
Sidney Steinberg contract
1970 Mar 31

Box 10: folder 7
Delano contract signing - news clippings
1970

Box 10: folder 8
Centennial Farms contract of 05/20/1970
1970 May

Box 10: folder 9
Heggblade-Marguleas agreements of 06/26/1970
1970 Jun 26

Box 10: folder 10
E. & J. Gallo Winery's N.L.R.B. charge - agreement, letters, strike declaration, and legal documents
1970-1973

Box 10: folder 11
Declarations re: Kern County violence (file 1 of 5) - transcripts of interrogations
1973-1979

Box 10: folder 12
Declarations re: Kern County violence (file 2 of 5) - transcripts of interrogations, letter
1973-1974

Box 10: folder 13
Declarations re: Kern County violence (file 3 of 5) - transcripts of interrogations
1973 Aug

Box 10: folder 14
Declarations re: Kern County violence (file 4 of 5) - transcripts of interrogations
1973 Jun-Aug

Box 10: folder 15
Declarations re: Kern County violence (file 5 of 5) Kern County Jail Declarations
1973 Jul-Aug

Box 10: folder 16
Chronology of violence in Kern County - case files, report, letters from congressman Don Edwards
1973

Box 11: folder 1
Nagi Daifullah's death report
1973

Box 11: folder 2
Chávez vs. Frank Fitzsimmons (anti-trust suit) - briefs, complaint, news clippings, receipts
1973-1979

Box 11: folder 3
Manuel Perez vs. E. & J. Gallo Winery - complaint
Feb 1974

Box 11: folder 4
UFW vs. Supreme Court of Santa Cruz County (William Buak Fruit Inc.) - petitions
1974-1975

Box 11: folder 5
International Brotherhood of Teamsters vs. UFW - legal order, draft, declaration, letters, news clippings
1974 Oct-Dec

Box 11: folder 6
University of California vs. Allan Bakke and United Steel Workers vs. Bruce Weber - amici curiae briefs
1976-1978

Box 11: folder 7
Gov. Bruce Babbit vs. UFW - brief for appellees
1978 Jun 13

Box 11: folder 8
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - annotated appendix
1978 Jun 13

Box 11: folder 9
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - briefs of amicus curiae
1978 Oct

Box 11: folder 10
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - opening and reply briefs
1978 Oct

Box 11: folder 11
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - motion to affirm
1978 Oct

Box 11: folder 12
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - Supreme Court's opinion
1979

Box 12: folder 1
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - correspondence
1979

Box 12: folder 2
Gov. Babbit vs. UFW - preparation notes
n.d.

Box 12: folder 3
A.L.R.B. Unit Clarification/Admiral Packing vs. UFW - motion
1978 Jun 20

Box 12: folder 4
Vegetable Seniority Proposal
1979 Jul 7

Box 12: folder 5
Newspaper articles
1979

Box 12: folder 6
Nagata Brothers Farms and A.L.R.B. vs. UFW - legal research, and annotated copy of the case.
1979

Box 12: folder 7
Cal Coastal mediator's proposal and Cesar's notes of phone call
1979-1980

Box 12: folder 8
Souza-Boster Inc. - UFW contract
1980-1983

Box 13: folder 1
Bruce Church case - legal decision, collective bargaining agreement
1982 May 12

Box 13: folder 2
D'Arrigo Bros vs. Leopoldo G. Lerna - case files and letters
1983

Box 13: folder 3
Lydia Villareal's case
1985-1987

Box 13: folder 4
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) vs. Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)
1998-1999

Box 13: folder 5
Lydia Villareal's court hearings - 26 tapes
1985-1986

Box 14
Bruce Church Inc. vs. Boren Chertkov - Complaint for Injunction and Damages
1982-1983

Box 14a: folder 1
United Farm Workers vs. J. Jesus Conchola -Case summary
n.d.

Box 14a: folder 2
Bruce Church Inc. vs.UFW-draft and legal research <lb />For Motion for Dismissal of Complaint
1982-1984

Box 14a: folder 3
BCI vs. UFW- UFW expenses
1983-1986

Box 14a: folder 4
BCI vs. UFW- BCI's informational packet to its workers
1984

Box 14a: folder 5
BCIvs.UFW-UFW meeting notes
1984-1985

Box 14a: folder 6
BCI vs. UFW- Press coverage
1984-1985

Box 14a: folder 7
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 1 of 9)
1984

Box 14a: folder 8
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 2 of 9)
1985

Box 14b: folder 1
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 3 of 9)
1985

Box 14b: folder 2
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 4 of 9)
1985

Box 14b: folder 3
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 5 of 9)
1985

Box 14b: folder 4
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 6 of 9)
1985

Box 14c: folder 1
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 7of 9)
1986

Box 14c: folder 2
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 8 of 9)
1986

Box 14c: folder 3
BCI vs. UFW- Case Files (file 9 of 9)
1986

Box 14c: folder 4
Series 5: AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT (A.L.R.A.),
1970-1983


Consists of case files, legal research, handwritten notes, interviews, drafts of the bill, election manuals, and Senate hearings.

Restrictions on access:

Portions restricted.

Access Restricted:



Federal law - legal research, and drafts
1975-1978

Box 15: folder 1
Federal law (continued)
1975-1978

Box 15: folder 2
Draft - A.L.R.A.
n.d.

Box 15: folder 3
National Labor Relations Act (N.L.R.A.) - copy of the bill
n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
A.L.R.A. - copy of the bill
1975-1976

Box 15: folder 5
Rationale - notes
1978 Feb 15

Box 15: folder 6
Access - case files, minutes
1975

Box 15: folder 7
Symbols - voting instructions
1973-1975

Box 15: folder 8
Employers' bargaining unit lists
1976

Box 15: folder 9
Peak and migration - chart and research notes
1970-1977

Box 15: folder 10
Law journals
1977-1981

Box 15: folder 11
Memos and brainstorming on National Law/A.L.R.A.
1977

Box 15: folder 12
Comparison of National Law to N.L.R.A. and A.L.R.A. - flag issues
1978

Box 15: folder 13
Anti-strike breaking law - research and draft
1970s

Box 15: folder 14
Model State Law
n.d.

Box 15: folder 15
Rationale - original (corrected) papers - N.L.R.A.
n.d.

Box 15: folder 16
N.L.R.A. - drafts, brainstorming and notes
n.d.

Box 16: folder 1
First rough draft plus modifications - National Law
n.d.

Box 16: folder 2
Legal research
1975

Box 16: folder 3
Analysis of the N.L.R.A., L.M.R.A. and L.M.R.D.A. and a comparison with the A.L.R.A., by Kz
1977-1978

Box 16: folder 4
Research on National Law - publications
n.d.

Box 16: folder 5
N.L.R.A. - legal history, cases, comparison with A.L.R.A.
n.d.

Box 16: folder 6
No Access Restrictions:



Oral history of negotiations with Gov. Edmund Brown/ Jaques Levy's interview with Jerry Cohen, Tony Gaenslen and Sandy Nathan - tape transcript
1975 Jun 19

Box 17: folder 1
Jacques Levy's interview with Jerry Cohen, César Chávez, Ellen Greenstone, Jerry Goldman and Sandy Nathan - tape transcript
1975 Sep 24/25

Box 17: folder 2
Gov. Edmund Brown's draft of the A.L.R.A
n.d.

Box 17: folder 3
UFW - A.L.R.A. Election Manual
1970s

Box 17: folder 4
A.L.R.A. - related materials
1975

Box 17: folder 5
Agricultural Labor Relations Act - news clippings
1975-1976

Box 17: folder 6
Agricultural Labor Relations Act - news clippings (continued)
1975

Box 17: folder 7
Newspaper articles relating to the passage of the A.L.R.A.
1974-1977

Box 17: folder 8
"The Sting" and "California Caper," by Jacques Levy - chapters 33-35 from Levy's notebook; film proposal.
2004 Feb 1

Box 17: folder 9
AB 3370 - copy of the bill
1974 Nov 3

Box 17: folder 10
Farm Worker Initiative - news editorial, petition
1976

Box 17: folder 11
Campaign to persuade Gov. Tom McCall to veto Oregon farm labor law - bills, news clippings, correspondence
1971

Box 17: folder 12
Immigration - 1986 Immigration Act, memo, news articles written by Jerry Cohen
1986-1987

Box 17: folder 13
Series 6: TRANSITION FILES,
1967-1981 (Bulk 1979) [ACCESS RESTRICTED]


This series documents the period of transition initiated by Jerry Cohen's resignation from the Legal Department of the United Farm Workers, in 1979. It consists of correspondence, notes, legal documents, and journals kept by Cohen during his tenure as General Counsel.

Restrictions on access:

Portions restricted.

UFW Executive Board meetings - minutes
1967-1969

Box 18: folder 1
Hand notes I
1970-1981

Box 18: folder 2
Hand notes II
1979-1980

Box 18: folder 3
Typed notes on A.L.R.B. cases
1979

Box 18: folder 4
Attorney correspondence
1979

Box 18: folder 5
UFW correspondence - letters, notes, memos, news clippings
1979

Box 18: folder 6
UFW correspondence (continued)
1979

Box 18: folder 7
UFW Legal Department (file 1 of 3) - case files, memos, correspondence, notes, payroll lists
1979

Box 19: folder 1
UFW Legal Department (file 2 of 3)
1979

Box 19: folder 2
UFW Legal Department (file 3 of 3)
1978

Box 19: folder 3
A.L.R.B. appellate cases - memos
1979

Box 19: folder 4
Series 7: AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD (A.L.R.B.),
1968-2006


Restrictions on access:

Contains case files and news clippings about the disputes between the United Farm Workers and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board of California. It also documents the repercussion of César Chávez's death in 1993.

Imperial Valley Press - news clippings
1970-1972

Box 20: folder 1
A.L.R.B. clips
1978-1993

Box 20: folder 2
Clips re: declining years
1979-1997

Box 20: folder 3
Clips re: 1979 strike and negotiations
1977-1979

Box 20: folder 4
California AFL-CIO News
1975 Mar 14

Box 20: folder 5
UFW - news articles/Maggie case - news clippings, correspondence
1985-1991

Box 20: folder 6
UFW/A.L.R.B. (file 1 of 3)
1979

Box 20: folder 7
UFW/A.L.R.B. (file 2 of 3)
1977-1980

Box 20: folder 8
UFW/A.L.R.B. (file 3 of 3)
1978-1986

Box 20: folder 9
UFW/A.L.R.B.- Salinas
1977-2000

Box 20: folder 10
A.L.R.B. / Dave Stirling - news clippings, correspondence, and press releases
1983-1986

Box 21: folder 1
Delano 1993 - news clippings
1984-1993

Box 21: folder 2
L. A. Times and response
2006

Box 21: folder 3
L. A. Times and response (continued)
2005-2006

Box 21: folder 4
A.L.R.B. / Sen. Leo McCarthy - pamphlets and correspondence
1976

Box 21: folder 5
Series 8: MISCELLANEOUS,
1967-2009


Restrictions on access:

Is composed of newspaper articles written by Jerry Cohen, correspondence, manuscripts, and lists of the Jacques Levy Research Collection on César Chávez deposited at Yale University, and of UFW documents housed by Wayne State University (Mich.). It also includes a petition to First Lady Hillary Clinton in favor of the American Health Security Act (1993).

Correspondence
1967-1977

Box 22: folder 1
"Delano Report to Its Citizens"
1969

Box 22: folder 2
Gov. Tom McCall's veto to farm bill - news clippings
1971

Box 22: folder 3
AB 3770 - copy of the bill
1974-1975

Box 22: folder 4
Mailgram
1975 May 9

Box 22: folder 5
The New York Times - Equal Rights Amendment ad
1978 Jun 22

Box 22: folder 6
Cohen/Peter and Dolores Velasco correspondence
1979

Box 22: folder 7
Social Problems Journal, vol. 28, n. 5
1981 Jun

Box 22: folder 8
Mos. George Higgins correspondence
1981-1983

Box 22: folder 9
Joe Glass speech
n.d.

Box 22: folder 10
Op Ed pieces - newspaper articles by Jerry Cohen
1985-1990

Box 22: folder 11
"César 1968", manuscript by LeRoy Chatfield
1993 May

Box 22: folder 12
American Health Security Act - petition
1993 Oct 7

Box 22: folder 13
Jacques Levy correspondence
1994-2005

Box 22: folder 14
List of UFW materials deposited at Wayne State University - (file 1 of 5)
n.d.

Box 22: folder 15
List of UFW materials deposited at Wayne State Univ. - (file 2 of 5)
n.d.

Box 22: folder 16
List of UFW materials deposited at Wayne State Univ. - (file 3 of 5)
n.d.

Box 22: folder 17
List of UFW materials deposited at Wayne State Univ. - legal papers (file 4 of 5)
n.d.

Box 23: folder 1
List of UFW materials deposited at Wayne State Univ. - (file 5 of 5)
n.d.

Box 23: folder 2
List of Jacques Levy materials deposited at Yale University
n.d.

Box 23: folder 3
Photograph of Gov. George Murphy
n.d.

Box 23: folder 4
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr - news clippings
1999 Jun 27

Box 23: folder 5
Wells/Villarejo article
2004 Sep

Box 23: folder 6
Democratic National Convention
1976

Box 23: folder 7
Lance Laconic
1966-1979

Box 23: folder 8
Efforts to reform the National Labor Relations Act to include farm workers and domestics
2009

Box 23: folder 9
Series 9: LOAVES & FISHES,
1988-1997


Includes case files and news clippings concerning litigation between Loaves and Fishes, a charitable organization represented among others by Jerry Cohen, and the City of Sacramento, California.

City of Sacramento vs. Loaves and Fishes (file 1 of 4) - case files
1997

Box 24: folder 1
City of Sacramento vs. Loaves and Fishes (file 2 of 4)
1996-1997

Box 24: folder 2
City of Sacramento vs. Loaves and Fishes (file 3 of 4)
1988-1997

Box 24: folder 3
City of Sacramento vs. Loaves and Fishes (file 4 of 4)
1995-1996

Box 24: folder 4
Press
1977

Box 24: folder 5
Chronology and commentary; descriptive materials
1988-1995

Box 24: folder 6
Legal research materials
n.d.

Box 24: folder 7
Notice of Dismissal; Settlement Agreement
1997

Box 24: folder 8
Loaves & Fishes cross-complaint; City of Sacramento's response
1997

Box 25: folder 1
Answer of Loaves and Fishes et al; Stipulation for Alternative Dispute Resolution
1997

Box 25: folder 2
City of Sacramento's complaint; Resolution 6/27/89
1989-1997

Box 25: folder 3
City of Sacramento vs. Loaves and Fishes - Mediation
1996-1998

Box 25: folder 4
Series 10: JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT FIGHT,
1979-1985


Consists of news articles, notes, legal documents, personal data and correspondence regarding the appointment of Jerry Cohen to the Sixth Court of Appeal of the State of California in 1982.

Monterey Peninsula Herald - cartoon
1983 Jun 27

Box 26: folder 1
"The Law, the Duke, and Mr. Cohen," biographical essay by Marvin A. Gluck
1983

Box 26: folder 2
Handwritten schedule
1981 Nov

Box 26: folder 3
Del Olmo - news clippings
1983 Jan 13

Box 26: folder 4
Shabby show - news clippings
1982 Dec 31

Box 26: folder 5
Disgraceful - news clippings
1982 Dec 12

Box 26: folder 6
Power Politics - news clippings
1982 Dec 12

Box 26: folder 7
Joseph A. Stave's letters
1981-1982

Box 26: folder 8
Special- correspondence and news clippings
1982-1983

Box 26: folder 9
A.L.R.B. - recommendation letters
1982

Box 26: folder 10
Pols - recommendation letters
1982

Box 26: folder 11
Adversaries - recommendation letters
1982

Box 26: folder 12
Church - recommendation letters
1982

Box 26: folder 13
Chief Justice Rose Bird - news clippings
1985

Box 26: folder 14
Citizens - recommendation letters
1982 Dec

Box 26: folder 15
Judges - recommendation letters
1982 Dec

Box 26: folder 16
Academics - recommendation letters
1982 Dec

Box 26: folder 17
Legislation - news clippings, copy of Senate Constitutional Amendment n. 9.
1983

Box 26: folder 18
Roger Sale's letters
1983 Jan

Box 26: folder 19
Sen. Henry Mello attack - letter
1981

Box 26: folder 20
Congratulation - letters and cards
1982 Dec

Box 26: folder 21
Miscellaneous - legal documents, photos, letters, and notes.
1981-1982

Box 26: folder 22
Commission - news clippings, correspondence, and documents of Cohen's confirmation hearing.
1981-1982

Box 26: folder 23
Nomination - Press - news clippings
1982

Box 26: folder 24
Appellate Court - sheriff anon. - questionnaire, petitions, and news clippings.
1981

Box 26: folder 25
Letters to Gov. Edmund Brown
1981

Box 26: folder 26
Resolutions - briefing package, and news clippings.
1983

Box 26: folder 27
San Jose Mercury - editorial
1982 Dec 13

Box 26: folder 28
Letters out
1983

Box 26: folder 29
Tom Dalzell, Kirsten Zerger and Sanford N. Nathan - letters
1983 Jan 17

Box 26: folder 30
Letter motion to commission
1983

Box 26: folder 31
A.P. (EGELCO) - news clippings
1982-1983

Box 26: folder 32
Contacts - lists, correspondence, and news clippings
1983

Box 26: folder 33
Labor - recommendation letters
1982

Box 26: folder 34
Anthony Murray's letter
1983 Jan 3

Box 26: folder 35
Correspondence, legal documents, and news clippings.
n.d.

Box 26: folder 36
Monterey Peninsula Herald
1981 Dec 9

Box 26: folder 37
Marvin A. Gluck correspondence
1982

Box 26: folder 38
Confirmation Hearing press
1982 Dec 30

Box 26: folder 39
Sidney Feinberg's opinions - news clippings
1982-1984

Box 27: folder 1
Press repercussion
1981-1984

Box 27: folder 2
Regrets - letters, and news clippings
1979-1983

Box 27: folder 3
Bar fight - Bill and Barry appointment article
1981-1982

Box 27: folder 4
Responses - Bill & S.M.T. letters
1982

Box 27: folder 5
L.A. Times' story
1982 Dec 30

Box 27: folder 6
Copies of letters to me
1982

Box 27: folder 7
Judiciary - news clippings
1983 Jan 2

Box 27: folder 8
Peers - recommendation letters
1982

Box 27: folder 9
Letters from Mr. Taupen - extras
1982

Box 27: folder 10
Consolidation Campaign Statement - George Deukmejian - list of donors, and news clippings
1982

Box 27: folder 11
Personal data - résumé and questionnaire
1981 Apr 1

Box 27: folder 12
Cohen's Confirmation hearing - cassette recording
1982 Dec 29

Box 27: folder 13
Series 11: NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR,
1986-1993


Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and publications of the peace group, with emphasis on the campaign to boycott coffee imported from El Salvador.

Salvadoran coffee boycott (file 1 of 3) - booklets, flyers, and news clippings
1989-1990

Box 28: folder 1
Salvadoran coffee boycott (file 2 of 3) - correspondence, resolutions, news clippings
1986-1992

Box 28: folder 2
Salvadoran coffee boycott (file 3 of 3) - Jerry Cohen's letter of resignation from N2N, correspondence with congressmen, and news clippings
1989-1993

Box 28: folder 3
Salvadoran unions' support - correspondence and news clippings
1989-1990

Box 28: folder 4

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Subjects
  • Agricultural laborers - Labor unions - California.
  • Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
  • Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970.
  • Migrant agricultural laborers - California.
  • Strikes and lockouts - Agricultural laborers - California.
  • United Farm Workers.


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