Finding Aid

Box 1:

The Tenneco-Ducor & David Freedman Files Series

Tenneco Ducor:
Documents from Tenneco Ducor including seniority list, meeting summaries, and grievances:
  • Tenneco stock certificate awarded to Douglass Adair, 16 February 1968
  • Tenneco-Ducor Ranch seniority list, 1972
  • Meeting of Camp #1-Tenneco Ducor Ranch, 10 January 1972
  • Meeting of the UFWOC grievance committee, Tenneco-Ducor Ranch, 15 January 1972
  • Meeting of the Camp & Grievance Committee, 10 February 1972
  • Memo to Tenneco Committee & UFWOC Contract Enforcement, 27 June 1972
  • Tenneco West, inc. Formal and Informal Documents, 1976-1977

 

Collective Bargaining Agreements:
Collective bargaining agreements between the UFW and the David Freedman Company, and coordinating documents:
  • Agreement between Nick Bozanich Jr, Jake Cesare et al. & the UFW, 16 August 1979
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement between the David Freedman Company & the UFW, June 1977- June 1980
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement between the David Freedman Company & the UFW (2 Spanish copies), June 1977- June 1980
  • Copy Labor Agreement between Sun Harvest Inc and UFW for Freedman Ranch Committee, 4 September 1979
  • Labor Contract Proposal, 11 May 1980
  • Supplemental Letter of Understanding, June 1980
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement between the David Freedman Company & the UFW (2 Copies), June 1980- June 1982
  • Proposal to the UFW regarding Bargaining Agreement, 17 June 1982
Grievances:

Notice of Grievances from the UFWOC and coordinating paperwork with the David Freedman Company:

  • Documents regarding grievances: f-23-77, f-29-77, f-48-77, f-46-77, 28 November 1977
  • Filed grievances: January- March 1979
  • Grievance: f-12-79, 7 April 1979
  • Grievance: 1981-f-1, 11 January 1981
  • Grievance meeting: 82-fi-07, 27 July 1982
  • Grievance background facts: 82-fi-08, 1982
  • Grievance: fi-82-11, 12 November 1982

 

Ranch Committee Notes:

Douglass Adair’s ranch committee notebooks from the David Freedman Company, speeches, and other hand written drafts:

  • Lee Shaw disposition, 1976
  • Ranch Committee notebook, March- June 1977
  • Ranch Committee notebook, July- December 1977
  • Ranch Committee notebook, April 1979
  • Ranch Committee notes- article amendments, April-May 1980
  • Meeting notes, 1 October 1980
  • Ranch Committee notes, 17 December 1980
  • Notes about wages, 17 June 1980
  • Ranch Committee notes, 25 January 1982
  • Ranch Committee notebook, July 1982
  • Notes about Union Medical Insurance, no date
  • Notes about the Union contract, no date
  • Ranch Committee notes, no date
  • Ranch Committee notes, no date
  • Notes- draft of questions, no date
  • Notes- draft of questions, no date
  • Ranch Committee notes, no date
  • Timeline- no date
  • Notes/Speech draft on back of Ann Draper Rally handout, no date

 

Seniority, Lay-off, and Staff Lists:

Seniority, Lay-off, Staff lists and coordinating notes for the David Freedman Company

  • Vineyard repairs & additions to seniority, May 1979
  • Crew list, 7 April 1979
  • Thinning seniority 1979 lay off, 8 February 1980
  • Crew of Lupe Acosta, 24 March 1980
  • Perlette thinning lay off, 27 March 1980
  • Call list, 1 May 1980
  • Companywide seniority, June 1980
  • Companywide seniority, September 1980
  • Israelis seniority, January 1981
  • Companywide seniority, 26 June 1982
  • Workers of Freedman- handwritten list, 28 September 1982
  • Workers seniority list, no date
  • Crew list of Lupe Acosta- by cars, no date
  • Work year at Freedman under revised seniority proposal, no date
  • Workers seniority notes, no date
  • Seniority list notes, no date
Other Documents from the David Freeman Company:

Other documents from the David Freeman Company including memos, meeting summaries, steward reports, and question

  • Steward’s Report: Firing of David Soto, 16 June 1978
  • Union Nominations for David Freedman Company, 12 January 1980
  • Ranch Committee meeting notes, 23 July 1980
  • Review of Vineyard Repair work, 1 October 1980
  • Notes on wages and benefits, 14 June 1982
  • Wage and benefits breakdown, 17 June 1982
  • Meeting summary from a community meeting, 7 July 1982
  • Ezekiel Velez’s pay stub & pay check, 21 September 1982
  • Questions for Ezekiel Velez, no date
  • Questions for Isidro Alonzo, no date
  • Remedy sought for Isidro Alonso, no date

 

The United Farm Workers Files Series:

United Farm Workers Files:

This section contains United Farm Workers documents including the UFW constitution and files from the UFW convention in 1981. Items are arranged in chronological order.

  • List of Union Label Grapes, 19 July 1970
  • UFW Constitution, 21 September 1973
  • Essay- The United Farm Workers of America, 27 May 1974
  • Douglass Adair’s Probation files, 22 January 1975
  • UFW Constitution (Spanish), 1977, 1979, 1981
  • Petition List, 26 May 1980
  • Files from the UFW Convention, September 1981
  • United Farm Workers Handouts binder
Miscellaneous:

This section contains miscellaneous documents. Items are arranged in chronological order.

  • Personal Money Order, 10 June 1976
  • Contract Ratification of Maggio Tostado, 2 February 1977
  • Douglass Adair’s Medical Bill, December 1982
  • Funeral Service for James Lynn Drake, 6 October 2001
  • Farm Workers Selected Bibliography- Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University Detroit Michigan, no date
  • Letter head for the UFW

Box 2:

The Correspondence Series:

Correspondence:

This section contains correspondence to and from Douglass Adair. Items are arranged in chronological order.

  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, 27 June 1965
  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, 15 September, 1967
  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, 8 November 1967
  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, 17 November 1967
  • From Georgenia Irwin, Mrs. Paul, 24 November 1968
  • From “D”, 1 December 1970
  • From S. Sahagun, 2 December 1970
  • To Pepe & Ben, 16 August 1972
  • From the Division of Labor Law Enforcement, 2 October 1972
  • To Tulare County Probation Department, 2 January 1973
  • To Ruth Shy: UFWOC, 26 May 1973
  • To the Center for Rural Studies, 15 June 1973
  • To John, 15 August 1973
  • To Jack, 30 September 1973
  • To the Editors of the Los Angeles Times, 12 October 1973
  • To Mr. Somera, 15 October 1973
  • To UFW La Paz, 2 January 1974
  • From Sebastian Sahagan, 17 January 1974
  • To Dr. John Gleason, 15 April 1974
  • From Ruth Harmer, 5 July 1974
  • From Curtis L. Summers, 15 August 1974
  • From Jim Lloyd, 8 November 1974
  • To Debbie Vollmer, 19 December 1974
  • From David M. Held, 20 December 1974
  • To J.C. Powell from Deborah A. Vollmer, 21 December 1974
  • From David M. Held, 14 January 1975
  • From Frank B. Smith, the Governor of New Mexico, 24 January 1975
  • To Jerry Apodaca, the Governor of New Mexico, 1 February 1975
  • To Congressman Jim Lloyd, 5 February 1975
  • To Dr. Robert G. Kramer, 6 February 1975
  • To Dr. Al Schwartz, 13 February 1975
  • From Harry V. Jaffa, 10 February 1975
  • To Claremont Graduate University, 13 February 1975
  • From Jerome Cohen, 17 February 1975
  • From Congressman Jim Lloyd, 17 February 1975
  • From Debbie Vollmer, 5 March 1975
  • From Congressman Jim Lloyd, 11 March 1975
  • To Cesar Chavez, 2 April 1975
  • From Cesar Chavez, 10 April 1975
  • To El Malcriado, 30 June 1975
  • From Jerome Cohen, 9 July 1975
  • To Cres Fraley, 10 July 1975
  • From Cres Fraley, 26 July 1975
  • From Cesar Chavez, 29 August 1975
  • To Rudy Ahumada, October 1975
  • To Ibrahim El Hamdi, President of the Yemen Arab Republic, 4 October 1975
  • To the Editors of the Los Angeles Times, 16 February 1976
  • To Jim & Brothers, 18 February 1976
  • To unknown, Assignment Preference: Organizing Task Force, 22 February 1976
  • To Dr. Lucien Marquis, 1 May 1976
  • Between the Coachella and the Calexio UFW Legal Group, 25 July 1977
  • From Carlos Ortiz, 11 May 1978
  • To Ruth Shy, 30 July 1979
  • To Kent Winterrode, 27 May 1980
  • To David Burciaga, 29 May 1980
  • To David Burciaga, 21 April 1980
  • Between William Steinberg and Armando Sanchez, 15 November 1980
  • To William Steinberg, 2 December 1980
  • To William Steinberg, 6 December 1980
  • To Lionel Steinberg, 7 February 1982
  • To Sandy Bonner, 1 November 1982
  • From Cesar Chavez, 19 January 1983
  • From Andy Imutan, 5 June 2004
  • List-serve discussion, July 2004
  • From MIRA- Mississippi Immigration Rights Alliance, 29 October 2006
  • Autobiographical Letter by Douglass Adair, no date
  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, no date
  • To Douglass Adair’s Family, no date
  • To Billy, no date
  • From Harriet, no date
  • From Humberto Luna, no date
  • To Saul Martinez, no date
  • To Dr. Knox Mellon, no date
  • To Chacon- Romero Defense Fund, no date
  • From Chacon- Romero Defense Fund, no date
  • To Liz and Wallie Taylor, no date
  • To the UFW, AFL-CIO, no date
  • From the Division of Labor Law enforcement, 2 October 1972
  • To Unknown, no date
  • To Claremont Graduate University, 13 February 1975

 

The Publication Series:

UFW Newsletters:

In this section there are UFW newsletters from Delano California, Rio Grande City Texas, and St. Louis Missouri. Arranged by publication type and then in chorological order.

  • Delano Newsletter, 25 April 1967
  • Delano Grapevine pamphlet, no date
  • Rio Grande News #12, 25 July 1967
  • Rio Grande, Texas Farm Workers newsletter no.1 (2 copies), 1968
  • Rio Grande, Texas Farm Workers newsletter, no date
  • Rio Grande, Texas Farm Workers newsletter, no date
  • St. Louis, What’s Ahead: News of the Lettuce Boycott, May 1971
  • St. Louis, What’s Ahead: News of the Lettuce Boycott, January 1972
  • St. Louis, What’s Ahead: News of the Lettuce Boycott, March 1972
  • St. Louis, What’s Ahead: News of the Lettuce Boycott *special emergency issue*, March 1972
  • St. Louis, What’s Ahead: News of the Lettuce Boycott, July 1972
  • St. Louis, pamphlet for the UFW benefit for the Legal Defense Fund, no date
  • St. Louis, Chronology of Lettuce Struggle, March 1973
Farm Working Pamphlets and Booklets:

This section contains a series of pamphlets and booklets about Braceros, pesticides, Union medical plans, and other topics. Items are arranged in chorological order.

  • Strangers in Our Fields, 1956
  • Mexican Workers, for Employers of Contracted Mexican Workers in U.S. Agriculture, 1956
  • Report on Bracero Feeding Standards: Including Code for Foreign Labor Associates, 26 April 1967
  • The Sharing of Land and Resources in America, 1973
  • The Chemical State, 1981
  • Coordinating Committee on Pesticides, no date
  • The Robert F. Kennedy Farm Workers Medical Plan, no date
  • Don Sotaco- Cartoons from the Delano Strike by Andy Zermeno and El Malcriado, 1966
  • Sons of Zapata- A brief Photographic History of the Farm Workers Strike in Texas, 1967
Farm Working Articles:

This section contains a series of articles about the farm workers movement. Items are arranged in chorological order.

  • An Army of Ill-Will Ambassadors, by Joseph P. Lyford: the New Republic, 1957
  • 7 Best Grapes, 7 January 1962
  • The Grape Workers’ Strike, by Edgar Z. Friedenberg, 3 March 1966
  • Duel in the Sun: Union Busting, Teamster Style, by Harry Bernstein: the Progressive, July 1973
  • Church “fence-sits” Concerning Workers, 18 September 1981
  • Farm Workers Union Divided but Growing, 18 September 1981
  • Doug’s Dare, June 2001- 2002
  • Miriam Pawel’s Los Angeles Times Series, January 2006
  • Memorandum to the Los Angeles Times from the UFW in response to Miriam Pawel’s articles, 27 January 2006
  • Un-American Activities in California, no date
  • Eviction from Company Houses, no date
Magazines:

This section contains a series of magazines with articles about the fame worker movement. Items are arranged in chorological order.

  • Agricultural Life (2 copies), 1957
  • The Liberal Democrat, December 1961
  • The New Republic, 23 April 1966
  • The Progressive, July 1966
  • The Washington Report, 10 July 1967
  • Liberation and Independence, August 1967
  • The Texas Observer, 8 December 1967
  • The Nation, 11 December 1967
  • The Progressive, May 1969
  • The Nation, 12 May 1969
  • The Sunday Times Magazine, 1 February 1970
  • Ramparts, December 1974- January 1975
  • Home, 8 October 1978
  • Home, 13, January 1980
  • Almanac, 2001-2002
Oral History Transcripts:

Transcripts of Audio interviewsconducted by California State University Northridge (CSUN): Farm Worker Movement Oral History Project – 1995

  • Douglass Adair at CSU Northridge, 10 March 1995
  • Bill Chandler at CSU Northridge, 11 March 1995
  • Luis Valdez at CSU Monterey Bay, 5 June 1995

Box 3:

The Publication Series:

El Malcriado:

This series contains a large collection of rare El Malcriados. The newspapers have been deacidified and wrapped in mylar for preservation. More editions of El Malcriado are available in the Special Collections room, under call number SPEC COLL HD 1525 M34. Items are in chronological order.

  • No. 2, 1965 (Don Coyote)
  • No. 17, 1965
  • No. 18, 1965
  • No. 19, 1965
  • No. 21, 1965
  • No. 22, 1965
  • No. 23, 1965
  • No. 24, 1965
  • No. 25, 1965
  • No. 26, 1965
  • No. 27, 11 January 1966
  • No. 28, 26 January 1966
  • No. 29, 12 February 1966
  • No. 31, 17 March 1966
  • No. 32, 3 March 1966
  • No. 33, 10 April 1966
  • No. 34, 21 April 1966
  • No. 35, 5 May 1966
  • No. 36, 19 May 1966
  • No. 37, 2 June 1966
  • No. 38, 16 June 1966
  • No. 39, 30 June 1966
  • No. 40, 14 July 1966
  • No. 41, 2 June 1966
  • No. 42, 12 August 1966
  • No. 43, 26 August 1966
  • No. 44, 9 September 1966
  • No. 46, 7 October 1966
  • No. 47, 21 October 1966
  • No. 48, 4 November 1966
  • No. 49, 18 April 1966
  • No. 50, 2 December 1966
  • No. 51, 2 December 1966
  • No. 52, 29 December 1966
  • No. 53, 13 January, 1967
  • No. 54, 13 January 1967
  • No. 55, 1 March 1967
  • No. 56, 15 March 1967
  • No. 57, 29 March 1967
  • No. 58, 12 April 1967
  • No. 59, 26 April 1967
  • No. 60, 10 May 1967
  • No. 61, 24 May 1967
  • No. 62, 7 June 1967
  • No. 63E, June 1967
  • No. 64, 5 July 1967
  • No. 65, 19 July 1967
  • No. 66, 16 August 1967
  • No. 67, October 1967
  • No. 4, 15 April 1968
  • No. 5, 1 May 1968
  • No. 8, 15-31, July 1969
  • No. 18, 1-31 January 1970
  • No. 21, 1-15 March 1970
  • No. 7, 6 April 1973

Box 4:

The Publication Series:

Newspapers:

A variety of newspapers from the Los Angeles Times, Bakersfield Californian, Fresno Bee, and other newspaper publications from California’s Central Valley. Dates range from the mid 1960’s to 2005. Items are separated by acid-free buffing paper for preservation and are organized in chronological order.


Box 5:

The Artifacts Series:

Flag and Button Collection:

Rudy Reyes flag and button collection from Camp #1 with Tenneco-Ducor have suffered a bit of smoke and water damage due to a fire the items have been wrapped in acid free buffering paper to aid in preservation.


Box 6:

The Artifacts Series:

Posters and Other Artifacts:

Items have been placed in folders or wrapped in mylar to aid in preservation. The contents are in no specific order.

  • Douglass Adair’s United Farm Worker of America Union identification card, 24 August 1975
  • Boycott Gallo! Bumper sticker
  • Post card of Cesar Chavez
  • Picture of Cesar Chavez
  • Poster: El Theatro Campesino a concert to benefit the NFWA, 1966
  • Poster: Premiere de Cine, Sobre la Huelga! (Movie Premiere about the Strike)
  • Poster: Cesar Chavez marcha para unir el valle (March to the Valley), 27 March 1977
  • Calendar: El Malcriado covers were used to create a calendar for fundraising
  • Roll of Stickers: Boycott Gallo! Boycott Grapes!
  • Cassette tape: Audio interview conducted by Special Collections with Douglass Adair, 24 May 2011