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Guide to the California Farm Workers Oral History Project Collection, 1995-2005
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  • Historical Note:
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: California Farm Workers Oral History Project Collection
    Dates: 1995-2005
    Identification: URB/CFWOH
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.82 linear feet
    Alternate Extent Statement: 35.2 GB Digital Audio
    Language of Materials:


    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: The California Farmworkers Oral History Project interviewed farm workers from California to speak about their experiences.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Audio recordings
    Paper records

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Jessica Geiser, 2014

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Audio Recordings, 1995-2003
         Subseries A: Digital Audio, 1995-2003
         Subseries B: Audiocassettes, 1995-2002
    Series II: Transcripts, 2005

    Scope and Contents

    The California Farmworkers Oral History Project interviewed farm workers from California to speak about their experiences.
    The project was sponsored by the California State University, Northridge Provost’s Committee on Chicana/o Labor History, School of Humanities, Center for Photojournalism & Visual History and the Urban Archives Center. The oral history project was designed in conjunction with several on-campus events celebrating the role of farm workers in California history during the Fall of 1995. Interviews have been conducted over several years by Dr. Kent Kirkton, Dr. Jorge Garcia, Robert G. Marshall, Dr. Judith Marti and other members of the campus community. Draft interview transcripts have been prepared by oral history project participants with further work done by the Oviatt Library under a Hispanic Serving Institutions grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
    The collection is divided into two series: Audio Recordings (1995-2003) and Transcripts (2005). Series I, Audio Recordings, is further divided into two subseries: Digital Audio (1995-2003) and Audiocassettes (1995-2002). Some interviews are in Spanish, and not all interviews in the collection have been transcribed.