Robert Thomas Papers

Accession Number: 
LP001563
Extent: 
1 linear foot (1 SB)
Date: 
1948-1982, bulk 1979-1980

Robert J. Thomas is a professor at Brandeis University and Executive Director at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He was formerly a professor of Organizational Studies at MIT. Thomas’ area of interest lies in leadership and transformational change. He has written books, such as Citizenship, Gender, and Work: Social Organization of Industrial Agriculture, with the UFW as subject matter.

The Robert Thomas collection reflects his previous research for his book in organizational structure in the agricultural industry. The Robert Thomas Records is a collection of newspaper clippings with some duplicated and secondhand UFW correspondence included. The majority of the clippings refer to the Lettuce Strike in 1979 and the Delano Grape Strike with clippings from 1966 and 1972. Complete editions of the El Malcriado and Tulare Tenant News are also included. The collection includes various clippings and correspondence from agricultural organizations and related farms.

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