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
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.
6.58 Linear Feet
(2 boxes and one flat file drawer)
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the
Advance notice required for access.