UFW Wisconsin Boycott: Milwaukee Office Records

Accession Number: 
LR000221_WI
Extent: 
1 linear feet (1 SB)
Date: 
1972-1978

The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.The papers of the Wisconsin Boycott Office record the activities of the UFW primarily in Milwaukee during the mid 1970s, including several director's records. The office worked to make the people of the state aware of the harsh conditions under which the farm workers in California and Arizona labored, and how the people of Wisconsin contributed to these conditions by purchasing certain products. The majority of the papers are concerned with national or California boycott activities, but several lawsuits and boycotts specific to Wisconsin are also chronicled.

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