Ronald B. Taylor Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000942
Extent: 
9 linear feet (18 MB)
Date: 
1950-1974, bulk 1965-1974

Ronald B. Taylor’s career as a journalist and photographer spans over forty years. Many of his articles and books focused on the farm labor movement. During Taylor’s working life he had been in the employ of the "Fresno Bee" and "The Los Angeles Times." His free-lance articles have appeared in, "Time," "Nation," "Argosy," "Farm Journal," and other noted publications.

In addition, over the course of his writing career, Mr. Taylor published award-winning fiction and other works. His first two published works dealing with migrant labor, Sweatshops in the Sun, 1973, delved into the problems of child labor and its effect on the migrant farm worker’s children and family; and, Chavez and the Farm Workers, which focused on the history of the United Farm Workers Union early years and the people involved in its growth.

The papers consist of interviews, reports, and other materials used as background research for Taylor’s child labor book, Sweatshops in the Sun, and interviews, clippings, articles, and other material relating to Taylor’s book, Chavez and the Farm Workers. Files also contain other Taylor articles on farm labor topics.

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