Victor Van Bourg was a prominent labor
lawyer in Southern California from the mid-1960s, until his death in 1999. He founded the
firm Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg, and Roger, in Orange County which represented over 400
unions and their members. The Van Bourg collection consists of files from legal cases
brought to court by the law firm. The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence with
union representatives and court pleadings. Of particular significance are the case files of
the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers Organizing
Committee. There is also detailed material for the California Federation of Teachers,
AFL-CIO vs. Oxnard Elementary School District during the 1960s.
Victor Van Bourg was born in New York in 1931. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants
who arrived in New York around 1924. By the time Van Bourg was born, his father was an
active member in the local painters union. In 1935, the Van Bourg family moved to Tujunga,
California, where Van Bourg's father continued his labor activities.
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