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United Farm Workers Ephemera Collection
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Description
The United Farm Workers (UFW) agricultural labor union was formed in Delano, California in August 1966. The union rose to prominence for leading the Delano grape strike from 1965-1970, which culminated in a collective bargaining agreement with grape growers and drew national attention to the farm workers movement. Cesar Chavez led the union from 1966 until his death in 1993. The collection contains flyers, posters, short publications, and other ephemera promoting the UFW, the Delano grape strike and other UFW campaigns, and Chavez's legacy.
Background
The United Farm Workers (UFW) agricultural labor union was formed in Delano, California in August 1966 following the merger of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC). The NFWA had been founded in 1962 by Cesar Estrada Chavez and Dolores Huerta, which in turn had grown out of the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) that Huerta created in 1958.
Extent
6.58 Linear Feet (2 boxes and one flat file drawer)
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Availability
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