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Guide to the Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers, 1966-1976
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers
    Dates: 1966-1976
    Identification: URB/BC
    Creator: Chandler, Bill, 1941-
    Physical Description: 2.92 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Spanish;Castilian
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: Bill Chandler worked with the Community Service Organization in 1960. During this time Mr. Chandler met Cesar Chavez. He subsequently began working full-time with the United Farm Workers in 1965. His activities included organizing people to participate in the strike and picketing at the Central Produce Market in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Chandler was an observer in negotiations between the Farm Workers and the Vineyards in Delano during the grape boycott. In Mississippi, Mr. Chandler is a member and organizer with the state's employees union. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA). The collection consists of publications created by the United States federal government, California state government, the United Farm Workers, and similar organizations.

    Biographical Information:

    Bill Chandler was born in Berkeley, California on March 18, 1941. He began working with the Community Service Organization in 1960. During this time Mr. Chandler met Cesar Chavez. He began working full-time with the United Farm Workers in 1965. His activities included organizing people to participate in the strike and picketing at the Central Produce Market in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Chandler was an observer in negotiations between the Farm Workers and the Vineyards in Delano during the grape boycott. In Mississippi, Mr. Chandler is a member and organizer with the state's employees union. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA).

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
    United Farm Workers

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    California -- Politics and government

    Personal Name:

    Chandler, Bill -- Archives

    Topical Term:

    Agricultural laborers -- California
    Boycotts -- Mississippi
    Federal government -- United States
    Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers -- California

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Megan Hibbits, 2012

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Bill Chandler Farm Worker Organizing Papers , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Related Materials:

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Federal Publications, 1966-1974
    Series II: Organizational Publications, 1966-1976
    Series III: State Publications, 1969-1978

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of publications created by the United States federal government, California state government, the United Farm Workers, and similar organizations. The collection is arranged in three series: Federal Publications(1966-1974), Organizational Publications(1966-1976), and State Publications (1969-1978).
    Series I, Federal Publications, consists of publications created by the federal government of the United States. These are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.
    Series II, Organizational Publications, consists of publications created by various organizations involved with the farm laborers including the United Farm Workers. Within this series are several resolutions which are numbered and filed in numerical order. Other publications are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.
    Series III, State Publications, consists of publications created by the state of California. These are listed alphabetically and chronologically within.