UFW Ohio Boycott Records

Accession Number: 
LR002450
Extent: 
26 linear feet (24 SB, 4 MB)
Date: 
1967-1978

The UFW Ohio Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Ohio offices was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of certain agricultural crops within the state of Ohio. The Boycott had main offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, with offices in other cities such as Toledo and Dayton.

The materials in this collection represent the efforts of the Ohio Boycott Office to aid the migrant workers and to promote the work of the UFW. They contain numerous fliers, correspondences, minutes, newsletters, and field organizing reports. In addition, one scrapbook from the Cincinnati boycott office has been microfilmed.

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