Guide to the Bruce Perry Arizona Farm Workers Union Interviews M2040

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Bruce Perry Arizona Farm Workers Union interviews
source: Minian, Ana
creator: Perry, Bruce
Identifier/Call Number: M2040
Physical Description: 0.33 Linear Feet 1 flat box
Physical Description: 20 audiocassette(s)
Date (inclusive): 1991-1995
Abstract: Audio recordings about the Arizona Farm Workers Union in the 1970s & 80s.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Audiocassettes have been digitized and are available for listening in the Special Collections reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Bruce Perry Arizona Farm Workers Union Interviews (M2040). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given by Ana Minian to Stanford University, Special Collections in 2014.

Related Materials

Arizona State University Library holds the Maricopa County Organizing Project (MCOP) Records 1970-1994 [] as well as the Gustavo Gutiérrez Papers []

Scope and Contents

Interviews conducted by author Bruce Perry with leaders and associates of the Arizona Farm Workers Union (formerly known as the Mariposa County Organizing Project) as well as the United Farmworkers' Jerry Cohen and others. These recordings were ostensibly research for a biography of Cesar Chavez. In 2014, Miriam Pawel's book Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography was published using some material from Perry (but apparently nothing from these tapes). It is not known how Stanford History professor Ana Minian came to possess the tapes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Agricultural laborers -- Arizona
Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- Organizing
Arizona Farm Workers Union
Minian, Ana
Perry, Bruce
Arizona Farm Workers Union
Maricopa County Organizing Project
United Farm Workers
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993

box 1, audiocassette 1

Don Devereux Phone Interview sides 1&2 12/27/94

box 1, audiocassette 2-6

Don Devereux sides 1-8 4/15/95

box 1, audiocassette 7-10

Lupe Sánchez sides 1, 3-8 4/13-14/95

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sánchez, Guadalupe L.
box 1, audiocassette 11

[phone conversations with Lupe Sánchez, Jerry Cohen, unidentified retired politician, dated 1991]

box 1, audiocassette 11

[Jerry Cohen interview]

box 1, audiocassette 12-14

Gustavo Gutiérrez sides 1,2, 4-7 4/9/95

box 1, audiocassette 15-16

Jesús Romo sides 1-4 4/18/95

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Romo, Jesús
box 1, audiocassette 17-18

Garry Bryant sides 1,2,(3) 4/18-19/95

box 1, audiocassette 19

[recordings of Perry calling various Chavez schoolmates at Laguna elementary & others]

box 1, audiocassette 19

[recordings of Perry calling various Chavez schoolmates and teachers, with later recording of Don Devereux in middle] 3/4/95

box 1, audiocassette 20

Tom Berry sides 1&2 4/16/95