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United Farm Workers Printed Matter Collection, 1970-1979
2 half archive boxes (0.5 linear ft.)

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

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research use.

Restrictions on 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Historical Note
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.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
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.

This collection is organized into two series:


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

The collection is open for research use.

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

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

[Identification of item], in United Farm Workers Printed Matter Collection, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

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

Processing Information

In processing, the material was organized by subject into two series covering the period 1970-1979.


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

Series Descriptions
1970-1979


Includes leaflets and bumper stickers distributed by the UFW in boycotts it organized in California.

n.d.


Consists of a poster used for a concert in celebration of El Malcriado, newspaper published by the UFW.

Contents List
Series 1: BOYCOTTS,
1970-1979


This store sells scab lettuce - leaflet
1970

Box 1: folder 1
Boycott Safeway - leaflet
[1972?]

Box 1: folder 2
We boycott grapes and Gallo wine - leaflet
[1974?]

Box 1: folder 3
Boycott Andy boy broccoli & lettuce - bumper sticker
[1979?]

Box 1: folder 4
Series 2: UNION ACTIVITIES, 197[?]



UFW: a benefit for the El Malcriado - poster
197[?] Mar 31

Box 2: folder 1
"NO GRAPES" - small broadside
n.d.

Box 2: folder 2

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
  • Migrant agricultural laborers - California.
  • Strikes and lockouts - Agricultural laborers - California.
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • United Farm Workers.


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