UFW Information and Research Department Records

Accession Number: 
LR002435
Extent: 
67.5 linear feet (67 SB, 1 MB)
Date: 
1939-1978, bulk 1968-1977

The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects include: boycotts; contract negotiations; strikes; Teamsters dispute.

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