UFW Boycott Central Records

Accession Number: 
LR002340
Extent: 
16 linear feet (16 SB)
Date: 
1943-1976, bulk 1967-1976

The UFW grape and lettuce boycotts of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the outgrowth of The Delano Grape Strike, which occurred in September 1965 in California. In 1967 the idea of boycotting a product was fostered by Cesar Chavez, head of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Chavez’s intent was to alert the nation that farm workers were looking for civil rights, as well as fairer wages and thus used the tactic of boycotting as a non-violent means of furthering his goal.

Materials in this collection consist of state boycott flyers, correspondence by boycott coordinators and volunteers, clippings, and reports, from 1967 to 1976. In addition, there are files relating to wine and lettuce market studies, and court documents on landmark cases such as Englund vs Chavez and Bruce Church, Inc. vs Chavez.

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