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Finding Aid to the Rick Tejada-Flores United Farm Workers (UFW) Negative and Contact Sheet Collection
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This is a collection of negatives and contact sheets of photos shot from 1972 through 1975 by Rick Tejada-Flores, who was on staff of the United Farm Workers (UFW) at the time. The collection contains images of UFW events and activities, including campaigns, pickets, boycotts, marches, meetings, picnics, elections, and the opening of a health clinic, all of which took place in Coachella, Salinas, Selma, Bakersfield and other Central Valley locales, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley. Demonstrations include those against E. & J. Gallo Winery, Kovacevich Farms, and Proposition 22, and some images show police arrests of members of the UFW and the Teamsters. Images also consist of workers, mostly Mexican Americans, in the field, migrant labor camps, and UFW headquarters (La Paz) in Keene, California. A major portion of the collection contains images of Cesar Chavez and other UFW figures, including Dolores Huerta, Richard Chavez, Fred Ross, Sr., and Wayne "Chris" Hartmire.
Rick Tejada-Flores is a documentary filmmaker who was on the staff of the United Farm Workers when he took the photographs in this collection. His first film, ¡Si Se Puede!, was made for the United Farm Workers in 1973.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box) 1,730 black and white negatives and 44 contact sheets
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Collection is open for research.