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Finding Aid to the Data Center Records
larc.ms.0061  
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Description
Consists of materials relating to California and Bay Area labor, predominately newspaper clippings and other print sources, the bulk dating from 1965-1990. Topics include the United Farm Workers, Union W.A.G.E.; the Bay Area Progressive Labor Party; San Francisco neighborhood activism; and socialism.
Background
The Data Center (Oakland, Calif.) was founded in 1977 by Jon Frappier, Fred Goff, Loretta and Harry Strharsky and forty activist, organizer and student volunteers in affiliation with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) as an activist library and publication center. Its mission was "to address the political economy and the injustice of class inequities worldwide, and to provide actionable information to those in frontline organizations engaged in those struggles for justice."
Extent
15.0 cubic ft. (12 cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.