Victor Van Bourg was a prominent labor
lawyer in Southern California from the mid-1960s, until his death in 1999. He founded
the firm Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg, and Roger, in Orange County which represented over
400 unions and their members. The Van Bourg collection consists of files from legal
cases brought to court by the law firm. The bulk of the materials consists of
correspondence with union representatives and court pleadings. Of particular
significance are the case files of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the
United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. There is also detailed material for the
California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO vs. Oxnard Elementary School District during
Victor Van Bourg was born in New York in 1931. His parents were Russian-Jewish
immigrants who arrived in New York around 1924. By the time Van Bourg was born, his
father was an active member in the local painters union. In 1935, the Van Bourg family
moved to Tujunga, California, where Van Bourg's father continued his labor
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