Don Watson Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000838
Extent: 
1 linear foot (1 MB, 1 OS)
Date: 
1966-1978

Don Watson was active in community organizations, politics and labor unions most of his life. Before retiring, Watson was an active member of the ILWU Local 34 from 1955 to 1993 serving in a variety of capacities. In the mid-1960s he joined the Five-Dollar-a-Month Club in support of the farm workers organizing drive that was founded by members from ILWU Local 10. Later Watson became head of the organization and continued to collect funds for the striking farm workers from the clerks and longshoremen until the mid 1970s. During this time he became very involved with the farm worker movement, working closely with the San Francisco boycott office and many UFW officials.

The papers of Don Watson reflect his activities with the ILWU Local 34, and specifically with the United Farm Workers Union’s strikes and boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s.

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