UFW Texas Records

Accession Number: 
LR002511
Userestrict: 
Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature - personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information that might identify an individual, except with written permission from the director and/or the donor.
Extent: 
54 linear feet (54 SB)
Date: 
1960-1999

Part 1 of the UFW Texas Records contains boycott papers from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the UFW was organizing boycotts against companies like Safeway Supermarkets, and against products like Heublein wines and California grapes and lettuce. They also consist of office files of the UFW which document the establishment of the UFW, particularly the Service Center in Mc Allen, Texas and the UFW's involvement with a variety of local organizations including STACO (South Texas Association of Community Organizations) and La Raz Unida, a Chicano political group. The files show the Texas farm workers concern with the environment and the health of their members when one of their organizations, Nutritional Enrichment, Inc. became involved with a legal suit against the Texas Air Control Board (TACB) over the issue of sugar cane burning. Included is material from Texas organizer Tony Orendain's radio program La Voz Del Campesino.

Part 2 covers the period from 1975 to 1999 and consists of files primarily relating to the UFW boycott of the 1980s, pesticide usage and reports, crop information, organizing in the Rio Grande Valley, and UFW conventions.

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