FBI Files on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 6068 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
FBI Files on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers on Microfilm, 1966- 1978
Collection Number:
6068 mf
Creator:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Quantity:
2 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Cesar Chavez (March 31, 1927-April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers union.
Chavez, a Mexican American, became well known for his civil rights acts and nonviolent tactics he used with farm workers unionizing. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. He has become an icon for organized labor and leftist politics, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic empowerment. He is famous for popularizing the slogan "Si, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, you can" or, roughly, "Yes, it can be done"), which was adopted as the 2008 campaign slogan of Barach Obama.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-
Community Service Organization --Archives
United Farm Workers --Archives
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Archives

Subjects:
Agricultural laborers--Labor unions--1960-1969
Vineyard laborers--Labor unions--1960-1969
Vineyard laborers--Strikes and lockouts-- 1960-1969
Civil rights--United States--1960-1969

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
FBI Files on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers on Microfilm #6068 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
CONTAINER LIST

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