Millie Moser Smith devoted much of her
time to social causes, especially those involving farm workers, which she came into contact
with through her church membership. The collection consists of articles, booklets,
correspondence, ephemera, fliers, journals, membership directories, newsletters, newspaper
clippings, pamphlets, photographs, posters, reports, and videocassettes from the National
Farm Workers Ministry and related groups that worked on behalf of farm workers.
Mildred Alice Ross Moser Smith was born in Iowa on August 11, 1919. Graduating from the
University of Iowa in 1936, Millie went to work as a teacher at a junior high school in
Dysart, Iowa. After joining her sisters in California, she found employment at Lockheed,
where she met and married Ray Moser in 1943. The couple had three children. Ray Moser died
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