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Physical materials are predominantly photographic materials: primarily prints, with some slides, proof sheets, and negatives, of David Bacon's work as a photojournalist. A set of photographs of elementary students includes release forms from parents allowing their children's images to be used. Also included are some exhibition materials such as labels, summaries, personal narratives, magazines, and brochures. These are mostly related to the projects "Every worker is an organizer" and "Transnational Working Communities." There is also a small amount of material from Bacon's work with the Free South Africa Labor Committee.
David Bacon (born 1948) is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. He has been active as a phototographer since the 1980s and published several books, essays and articles on subjects including the history of the United Farm Workers; the working and living condition of farm workers in California; the work lives of workers; the US/Mexico border; the impact of the Iraq war on the working people of Iraq; the migration of indigenous communities in Mexico, Guatemala and the Philippines to the United States; social protest movements in the United States; labor protests; hunger and homelessness in Northern California; and literacy and education of children. -- from catalog record
103 Linear Feet (9 manuscript boxes, 77 flat boxes, 3 map folders, 2 card boxes)
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