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Finding aid to the Henry P. Anderson Papers
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The collection is currently unavailable for research. This material is undergoing digitization and will be freely accessible in print and digital form in Spring 2024. This collection consists of the personal papers of researcher Henry P. Anderson. The materials cover to agricultural labor conditions; corporate agriculture and farm economy; pesticide use and effect on workers; agriculture-related legislation; farmer associations; and labor, religious and political organizing efforts to improve agricultural working conditions. Includes extensive correspondence and news clippings, and Anderson's research into the California Bracero program during his graduate program at U.C. The Bracero Program was a binational agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to import temporary agricultural workers to fill labor shortages. In California, the California Dept. of Employment managed the program which primarily served corporate agriculture. This collection contains extensive documentation on the California program, and the millions of Mexican men, mainly from rural communities, who participated in it. In the collection, they are mostly unnamed numbers but there are a few instances of interviews and photographs documenting names and voices.
Henry Pope Anderson was born on December 14, 1927, in Mexia, Texas, to Oscar Alban Anderson and Ethel Pope. After a freshman year at Pomona College, Anderson enlisted in the Army, serving at Fort Lewis, Washington, at the end of World War II. During this period he became aware of racial discrimination through the segregation of African American enlistees. When he returned to Pomona College he became involved in the Student Federalists, an organization pushing for a federal world government. Upon graduating in 1949, Anderson entered a graduate program at the University of Hawaii where he completed a thesis on the world government movement.
40.92 Linear Feet (39 cartons, 1 oversize box with 5 folders, 4 oversize items in flat files)
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