Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid the Farm Workers Records

Accession Number: 
LR001546
Extent: 
1.5 linear feet (1 SB, 1 MB)
Date: 
1963-1991, bulk 1982-1988

The Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers was a branch of the National Farm Workers Ministry. NFWM began in 1920 as a ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing and day care to the farm workers. When United Farm Workers founder César Chávez began organizing in the 1960's, he called on the religious community to change its emphasis from charity to justice. NFWM became the vehicle for people of faith to respond to that call.

The collection consists of newspaper clippings and pamphlets detailing the struggles of the UFW during much of the 1980s.

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