Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993

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Cesar Chavez (b. March 31, 1927, Yuma, AZ – d. April 23, 1993, San Luis, AZ) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support.
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creatorOf Chavez, Cesar, 1927-. History and nature of the United Farmworkers Union [sound recording] : Cesar Chavez interview conducted by Dick Meister, [19--]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Graves, Elaine. Elaine Graves papers, 1972-1978, (bulk 1976-1978). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Echavarria, Manuel, 1940-. Central Coast Farm Labor Organizing Collection, c. 1960-2003. California Polytechnic State University, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
referencedIn Guide to Sam Reiss 1975 Retrospective Exhibit, 1948-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Elbert, Sarah. Sarah Elbert papers, 1968-1976. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Indiana University, Bloomington. Latino Cultural Center. Indiana University Latino Cultural Center records, 1968-2003, bulk 1980-1995. Indiana University
referencedIn Ferrette, Herb. The Fight in the Fields; Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle : video, 1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Carrasco, Barbara, 1955-. Oral history interview with Barbara Carrasco, 1999 Apr. 13-26. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mata, José O., 1947-. Oral history interview with José O. Mata, 1998 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Levy, Jacques E. Jacques E. Levy research collection on Cesar Chavez, 1959-1997. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Shadegg, Stephen C. Stephen C. Shadegg collection, 1855-1991, 1930s-1990 [manuscript]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Serna, Joe. Joe Serna, Jr. papers ca. 1940-1999, (1992-1999 bulk). California State University, Sacramento
referencedIn Lewis, Jon. Photographs and film of Cesar Chavez and agricultural labor activities in California. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts. College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program collection, 2005-2006. University of Texas at San Antonio, John Peace Library (JPL)
referencedIn Chavez, Cesar, 1927-. Cesar Chavez : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Corona, Bert N. Bert Corona papers, 1923-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987. Papers of Bayard Rustin, 1942-1987 (bulk 1963-1980). Library of Congress
creatorOf United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Fort Worth Boycott Committee. Records, 1968-1974, bulk 1968-1971. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 741
referencedIn Moses, Marion, 1936-. Marion Moses papers, 1960-1970, (bulk 1966-1968). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn City Club of Cleveland Forum sound recordings, 1960-1989, 1948-2011 Cleveland State University
referencedIn Yinger, Winthrop. San Joaquin Valley farm labor collection, 1947-1974. California State University, Fresno, Henry Madden Library
referencedIn Grossman, Marc Richard, 1949-. Marc Grossman papers, 1969-1981, (bulk 1979-1980). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Hernandez, Ester M. Ester M. Hernandez collection, ca. 1960-2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Dolci, Danilo. Danilo Dolci collection, 1958-1982 bulk 1958-1972. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Kircher, William L. William L. Kircher papers, 1959-1973, (bulk 1965-1952). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
creatorOf London, Joan. Papers of Joan London, 1899-1975 (bulk 1937-1970). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Recuerda a César Chávez committee. Recuerda a César Chávez Committee records, 1991-2003. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. UE News photograph collection, 1933-1998. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Valley Migrant League (Woodburn, Or.). Valley Migrant League Records, 1962-1972. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Hernández-Chávez, Eduardo. Eduardo Hernández-Chávez and Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez papers, 1980-2006. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Caplan, Al. Table Grape Growers Negotiating Committee Collection, 1965-1987. California State University, Fresno, Henry Madden Library
referencedIn Vizzard, James L. James L. Vizzard papers, 1942-1983. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Loftis, Anne, 1922-. Anne Loftis papers, 1953-1978. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Del Olmo, Frank. The Frank Del Olmo collection, 1963-1996. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn De León, Nephtalí, 1945-. Oral history interview with Nephtalí De León, 1999 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Carr, Laurence. Kennedy at Colonus: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Friends Service Committee. Simple Living Newsletter, 1976-[1977]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn College of Liberal and Fine Arts Oral History Program Collection MS 314., 2005-2006 The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries . Special Collections
referencedIn Martínez, Jaime, 1946-. Oral history interview with Jaime Martínez, 1997 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Levy, Jacques E. Jacques E. Levy research collection on Cesar Chavez, 1959-1997. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Preiss, Joan Papert. Joan Preiss papers, 1970-2006. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Chavez, Cesar, 1927-. [Letter] 1969 January 10, Delano, California [to] Jon L. Regier, New York / Cesar Chavez. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Recuerda a César Chávez Committee records, 1991-2003 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Congress of Racial Equality. Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Congress of Racial Equality, Santa Clara Chapter records, 1965-1967. University of California, Davis, Shields Library
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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referencedIn Guide to the Sam Reiss Photographs, circa 1930-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) records, 1967-2002. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Recuerda a César Chávez Committee records, 1991-2003 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn United Farm Workers. Clippings from first convention, 1973. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ross, Fred, 1910-. Fred Ross papers, ca. 1910-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Ruiz, Manuel, 1907-. Manuel Ruiz papers, 1931-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nava, Julian, 1927-. Julian Nava Collection, 1882-1993 California State University, Northridge
referencedIn United Farm Workers of America. Work Dept. United Farm Workers Work Department records, 1969-1975, (bulk 1973). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn United Farm Workers Information Fair collection, circa 1959-1974 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Oral history interview with Vicente Ximenes, 2004 University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Jacques E. Levy research collection on Cesar Chavez, 1959-1997 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cohen, David L. David L. Cohen papers, 1961-1967. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Salandini, Victor P. Victor P. Salandini papers, 1954-1973, bulk 1969-1972. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region I, records, 1942-1986, 1945-1977 Bancroft Library
referencedIn United Farm Workers of America. Administration Dept. United Farm Workers Administration Department records, 1960-1975, (bulk 1968-1973). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board (Los Angeles, (Calif.)). ILGWU. Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board photographs, 1940-1978. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Teatro Campesino (Organization). Teatro Campesino archives, 1965-1988. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Gutiérrez, Jesús 1927-. Oral history interview with Jesús Gutiérrez, 1996 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn National Farm Workers Association. National Farm Workers Association records, 1960-1967, (bulk 1962-1966). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Acuña, Rodolfo F., 1932-. Rodolfo F. Acuña Collection, 1816-2007. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/22/77 [1]
referencedIn Ross, Douglas, 1942-. Douglas Ross visual materials series. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Salandini, Victor P. Victor Salandini papers, 1952-1989. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Chavez, Cesar, 1927-. Cesar Chavez : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Moser Smith, Millie (Mildred), 1919-. Millie Moser Smith Papers, 1971-2002. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Newcomb, Robert L.,. United Farm Workers Information Fair collection, ca. 1968-1972. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Bayard Rustin Papers, 1942-1987, (bulk 1963-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Centro Cultural César Chávez Records, 1990-2012 Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives ResearchCenter
referencedIn National Land for People collection, Bulk, 1972-1983, 1850-1991 Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno
referencedIn William W. Finlator Papers Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Carrasco, Barbara. Barbara Carrasco papers, ca. 1971-1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Clinton, Sam Houston. Economy Furniture Company Strike collection, 1968-1972. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Alatorre, Richard. Richard Alatorre papers, 1969-1976, (bulk 1973-1974). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Reuther, Roy, 1909-1968. Papers, 1924-1971. Wayne State University
creatorOf Collection of material relating to Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, and National Farm Workers Association. Amherst College. Library
referencedIn Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.). Field Foundation archives, 1940-1990. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Yvonne Brathwaite Burke papers: California State Assembly, U.S. Congress, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and California Attorney General campaign, Bulk, 1966-1980, 1959-1980 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Rojas, Al. Al Rojas poster collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Moser Smith, Millie (Mildred), 1919-. Oral history interview with Millie Moser Smith, 21 Feb. 2003. California State University, Northridge
creatorOf Julian Bond papers [manuscript], 1968-2010. University of Virginia. Small Special Collections Library
referencedIn United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. New York Boycott Office. UFW New York Boycott Office records, 1967-1970, (bulk 1965-1970). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Negatives Collection, 1930-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Bernard, Jacqueline, 1921-1983. Papers, 1893-1983 (inclusive), 1943-1983 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1931 - 2003. Central Photograph Files
referencedIn Draper, Anne, 1917-1973. Anne Draper papers, 1938-1973. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jerry Cohen (AC 1963) Papers, 1960-2009 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 849
referencedIn Davies, Diana, 1938-. Papers 1960-1996 (ongoing). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn London, Joan. Joan London papers, 1962-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Harvard Law School Forums Records Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Keenan, Joseph D. The Joseph Daniel Keenan papers. Catholic University of America
referencedIn United Farm Workers Printed Matter Collection, 1970-1979 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Bobbye S. Ortiz Papers, (bulk, 1919-1993 and undated, 1950-1990) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dear, John, 1959-. Papers, 1979- Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn California Migrant Ministry. National Farm Worker Ministry records, 1939-1968. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Ashbaugh, Carolyn. Carolyn Ashbaugh papers, 1979. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Henry Santiestevan Papers, 1975-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Centro de Acción Social Autónomo, 1968-1978. Centro de Acción Social Autónomo records, 1963-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn United Farm Workers of America. Information and Research Dept. United Farm Workers Information and Research Department records, 1939-1978, (bulk 1970-1977). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn United Farm Workers of America. Arizona State Office. United Farm Workers Arizona State Office records, 1968-1972, (bulk 1970-1972). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Lutheran Council in the USA. Division of Mission and Ministry. National Mission Planning Program. Migrant Ministry Files, 1967-87. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Library, ELCA Library
referencedIn Salandini, Victor P. Victor P. Salandini papers, 1949-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lewis, Jon. Nosotros venceremos : digital videodisc (dvd, 11 minutes)and portfolio of 24 photographs, 1960-2004. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Community Service Organization. History Project. Community Service Organization History Project records, 1997-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf New Democratic Coalition of Ohio. Records 1969-1976. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn National Campaign for Agricultural Democracy (U.S.). National Campaign for Agricultural Democracy records, 1967-1970. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Guajardo Peña, Frances, 1947-2006,. Oral history interview with Frances Guajardo Peña, 1996 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984. Ernesto Galarza papers, 1936-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1893-1983, 1943-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Joe Serna, Jr. papers, 1939-1999, 1992-1999 California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
referencedIn United Farm Workers. Ephemera, 1982. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Acuña, Rodolfo F., 1932- person
correspondedWith Alatorre, Richard. person
associatedWith American Friends Service Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ashbaugh, Carolyn. person
associatedWith Ballis, George Elfie, 1925-2010 person
associatedWith Ballis, Maia person
associatedWith Bernard, Jacqueline, 1921-1983. person
associatedWith Bond, Julian, 1940- person
associatedWith Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite person
correspondedWith California Migrant Ministry. corporateBody
associatedWith Carrasco, Barbara, 1955- person
associatedWith Carr, Laurence. person
associatedWith Centro de Acción Social Autónomo, 1968-1978. corporateBody
associatedWith Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993. person
associatedWith City Club of Cleveland corporateBody
correspondedWith Cohen, David L. person
associatedWith Cohen, Jerry person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Community Service Organization. History Project. person
associatedWith Congress of Racial Equality. Santa Clara Valley Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Corona, Bert N. person
associatedWith Davies, Diana, 1938- person
associatedWith Dear, John, 1959- person
associatedWith De León, Nephtalí, 1945- person
associatedWith Del Olmo, Frank. person
correspondedWith Dolci, Danilo. person
associatedWith Draper, Anne, 1917-1973. person
associatedWith Echavarria, Manuel, 1940- person
associatedWith Elbert, Sarah. person
associatedWith Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Finlator, William W., 1913- person
associatedWith Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984. person
associatedWith Graves, Elaine. person
correspondedWith Grossman, Marc Richard, 1949- person
associatedWith Guajardo Peña, Frances, 1947-2006, person
associatedWith Gutiérrez, Jesús 1927- person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hernandez, Ester M. person
associatedWith Indiana University, Bloomington. Latino Cultural Center. corporateBody
associatedWith International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board (Los Angeles, (Calif.)) corporateBody
associatedWith Jacqueline Bernard person
associatedWith Joe Serna, Jr. person
associatedWith Keenan, Joseph D. person
correspondedWith Kircher, William L. person
associatedWith Levy, Jacques E. person
associatedWith Lewis, Jon. person
associatedWith Loftis, Anne, 1922- person
associatedWith London, Joan. person
associatedWith Lutheran Council in the USA. Division of Mission and Ministry. National Mission Planning Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Martínez, Jaime, 1946- person
associatedWith Mata, José O., 1947- person
associatedWith Meister, Dick. person
associatedWith Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan State University. Libraries. American Radicalism Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Moser Smith, Millie (Mildred), 1919- person
associatedWith Moses, Marion, 1936- person
correspondedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region I Office corporateBody
associatedWith National Campaign for Agricultural Democracy (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith National Farm Workers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Nava, Julian, 1927- person
associatedWith Newcomb, Robert L. person
associatedWith Newcomb, Robert L., person
associatedWith New Democratic Coalition of Ohio. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State University. Centro Cultural César Chávez. corporateBody
associatedWith Ortiz, Bobbye S. person
associatedWith Preiss, Joan Papert. person
associatedWith Recuerda a César Chávez committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
correspondedWith Reuther, Roy, 1909-1968. person
correspondedWith Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993 person
associatedWith Rojas, Al. person
associatedWith Ross, Douglas, 1942- person
associatedWith Ross, Fred, 1910- person
associatedWith Ruiz, Manuel, 1907- person
associatedWith Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987. person
associatedWith Salandini, Victor P. person
associatedWith Santiestevan, Henry person
associatedWith Santiestevan, Stina person
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associatedWith Shadegg, Stephen C. person
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correspondedWith United Farm Workers of America. Arizona State Office. corporateBody
correspondedWith United Farm Workers of America. Information and Research Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith United Farm Workers of America. Work Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. Fort Worth Boycott Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. New York Boycott Office. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas at San Antonio. College of Liberal and Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Valley Migrant League (Woodburn, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith Vizzard, James L. person
associatedWith Ximenes, Vicente 1919- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Yuma AZ US
San Luis AZ US
California CA US
Subject
Labor
Mexican American agricultural laborers
Civil right activists
Occupation
Labor leaders
Migrant agricultural laborers
Civil rights workers
Activity

Person

Birth 1927-03-31

Death 1993-04-23

Americans

English

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