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Founding of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) 1962

Gilbert Padilla, one of the founding members, provides background and context.
Play Audio 55 minutes

Who Was Cesar Chavez? 1962-1993

LeRoy Chatfield: Introduction | Interviews with six volunteers who worked for Cesar Chavez: | Gilbert Flores | Chris Hartmire | Richard Ybarra | Larry Tramutola | Ellen Eggers | Terry Vasquez Scott |

Richad A. Garcia, "Cesar Chavez: A Personal and Historical Testimony" - 1994

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Cesar Chavez Oral History

23 Audio Clips. Cesar Chavez in his own words.

Cesar Chavez: Pacifica Radio Archives - 1966-1973

6 Radio Programs

"Cesar Chavez and the NFWA" - KPFK Interview: LeRoy Chatfield - 1966

Play Audio 21 minutes

Cesar Chavez Creates A More Effective Boycott - 1969

5 Recordings | 4.5 Hours

January 1969 / Introduction

Cesar Chavez Transcript: "A Dialogue With Congress" - 1969

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Cesar Chavez Transcript: "Interview: Robert F. Kennedy" - 1970

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Cesar Chavez Grills UFW Organizer Pancho Botello - 1970

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Richard Chavez: The Origins of the Farmworker Movement - 1972

Brother of Cesar Chavez, and a founding member of the NFWA, provides family history.

Gilbert Padilla Oral History

Founding member of NFWA provides historical account of the work of Cesar Chavez.

Dolores Huerta Oral History

Founding member of NFWA provides historical account of the work of Cesar Chavez.

Religious Response to Farmworker Movement - California Migrant Ministry & Central Valley Churches.

Ron Wells: Cesar Chavez's Protestant Allies
Interview with: Rev. Wayne "Chris" Hartmire & Rev. William "Bill" Dew

Jim Drake: Worker-Priest - Philosophy & Movement Reflections - 1985

LeRoy Chatfield: Introduction | Dick Meister: Eulogy | Jim Drake: Essays | Jim Drake: Declaration | Jim Drake: Fred Ross Eulogy | Lincoln Richardson, "Cesar Chavez" Presbyterian Life 1968

4 Oral History Interviews: "Who Was Jim Drake?"

Interviews with volunteers who worked with Jim Drake. | Chris Hartmire | John Moyer | Gilbert Padilla | Yolanda Barrera | Richard Cook | Bruce Meyerson | Herb Ely | Margaret Murphy | Jeff Sweetland |

Andy Imutan Oral History

Filipino farmworker union leader provides history of Filipino farmworkers and Cesar Chavez.
4 Audio Tapes

The Filipino Brothers Oral History - 1981

Peter Stanley: "Exiled in California" | Fred Abad: Essay | Claro Runtal: Essay | Rudy Reyes: Essay | Andy Imutan: Essay | Transcript: Philip Vera Cruz 1977 | New York Times: "Last of the Manongs" | 1971 Phillip Vera Cruz Interview | 4 Interviews: | Philip Vera Cruz | Pete Velasco | Andy Imutan | Lorraine Agtang-Greer | Marissa Aroy Video: The Delano Manongs Video Clip

Luis Valdez Oral History

Historical accountof Cesar Chavez and the founding of El Teatro Campesino.
El Teatro Campesino Photos: | John Kouns | Jon Lewis | "The Tale of The Raza" | 6 Audio Tapes |
6 audio clips

Huelgistas: Delano Grape Strikers Oral History 1965

8 strikers (huelgistas) tell the story of the Delano Grape Strike: | Marcos Muñoz | Maria Saludado | Joe Serda | Roberto Bustos | Antonia Saludado | Esther Uranday | Jesus Marin & Rico Barrera |

Growing Up in a Migrant Worker Family - 8 Oral History Accounts

| Esther Uranday | Luis Valdez | Gilbert Flores | Antonia Saludado | Yolanda Barrera | Lorraine Agtang-Greer | Abby Flores Rivera | Rudy Ahumada |

Jessica Govea Oral History

| Music | Photos | Essays |

United Farm Worker Volunteers - 8 Oral History Accounts

| Doug Adair | Bill Chandler | LeRoy Chatfield | Chris Hartmire | Nick Jones | Daneen Montoya | Jerry Cohen | Paul Schrade |

Luis Valdez Reads: "The Plan of Delano" (Spanish) – 1966

Recording: El Teatro Campesino de Delano - 6 minutes

Documentary Filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris: "¡HUELGA!" – 1966

5 Documentary Film Audio Clips

Fred Ross Sr. Oral History Archive

In 1969, Fred Ross, mentor and friend of Cesar Chavez, conducted a series of oral interviews and collected oral background material about the farmworker movement for a book he planned to write but never did. However, in 1989 three years before his death, he published, "Conquering Goliath: Cesar Chavez At The Beginning" - the story of Cesar Chavez’s work with the Community Service Organization (CSO). see books out of print Forty years later, I am privileged to publish this priceless oral history collection created by Fred Ross, Sr. for a book I wish he had written. – LeRoy Chatfield

National TV News Clips: United Farm Workers - 1970

10 Audio Clips

Michael Dukakis: "The Lettuce Boycott" Debate – 1970

Play Audio     Debate at Boston Faneuil Hall - 56 minutes

Winthrop Yinger Farmworker Movement Oral History Archive - 1970

California Child Labor | Chris Hartmire Migrant Ministry | Migrant: NBC White Paper | Governor Reagan Closes Community Organizing Training Program | Dan Berrigan | Allan Grant CA Farm Bureau | Proposition 22 | Delano Strike Meeting | CBS: Chavez vs Teamsters | NBC: Harvest of Shame | Cesar Chavez Speaking

Chet Huntley - NBC: "Migrant" – 1970

Recorded by UFW Volunteer Ruben Montoya

Marshall Ganz Oral History - 1971

UFW Boycott History Explained To Union Ranch Committees (Spanish)

UFW Boycott Conference: Right Wing Attacks | Boycott History (English)

"Si Se Puede" Film: Cesar Chavez Arizona Fast - Rick Tejada-Flores – 1972

3 Audio Clips: Father. Eugene Boyle/Richard Chavez/Cesar Chavez

Saul Alinsky Interview: "The Professional Radical" - 1972

Play Audio     27 minutes

Dedication of Agbayani Village for Retired Filipino Farmworkers - 1974

LeRoy Chatfield: Introduction | Cesar Chavez Master of Ceremonies - 9 tapes

Fred Ross Training Sessions - 1975

21 Tapes | LeRoyChatfield: Introduction | Larry Tramutola: "Fred Ross" | Fred Ross: "History of the Farmworker Movement" | Fred Ross: "Axioms for Organizers" |

Pat Hoffman: 33 Interviews "Impact of Farmworker Movement On Churches and Church Leaders" – 1985

Patt Hoffman: Introduction | Eugene Boyle | LeRoy Chatfield | Cesar Chavez | Jerry Cohen | Loris Coletta | Cliff Crummey | Mark Day | Jessie De La Cruz | Bill & Mitzi Dew | Jim Drake | Woody Garvin | Marshall Ganz | Jean Giordano | Jessica Govea | Allan Grant | Rose Cecilia Harrington CSJ | Chris Hartmire | George Higgins | Karl & Ethelyn Irvin | Raquel Venegas Lawson & Karl Lawson | Alan McCoy | Charles McLain | Maria Saludado Magana | Howard & Rosemary Matson | John C. Moyer | John R. Moyer | Richard Norberg | Walter Press | Fred Ross | Marilyn Rudy CSJ | Augie Vandenbosche | Gertrude Welch | Winthrop Yinger | Ronald Wells: Cesar Chavez's Protestant Allies

Artist Carlos David Almaraz Interview: 1973 UFW Convention Mural - 1986

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La Paz: United Farm Worker Community Meetings – 1987/1988

5 Audio Tapes - Moderator: Chris Hartmire

February 6, 1987 – Chris Hartmire, Moderator May 1, 1987 – Chris Hartmire, Moderator March 4, 1988 – Chris Hartmire, Moderator

California State University Northridge (CSUN): Farmworker Movement Oral History Project – 1995

Introduction | Credits 12 Interviews: | Doug Adair | Roberto Bustos | Bill Chandler | LeRoy Chatfield | Richard Chavez | Gilbert Flores | Chris Hartmire | Nick Jones | Daneen Montoya | Maria Saludado Magana | Antonia Saludado | Joe Serda |

Mary Kambic Oral History Project: UFW Pittsburgh Boycott 1967-1970

Interviews with religious, labor, community activists about UFW boycott and Al Rojas family. | Father Jack O'Malley | Molly Rush | Jim Scardina | Florence Black | Cary Lund | Russell Gibbons |

Paradigm Productions Farmworker Movement Interviews - 1995/1996

Linda Chavez | Pete Velasco | Mike Ybarra | Arturo Rodriguez | Dolores Huerta | Richard Chavez | Cardinal Roger Mahony | David Ronquillo | Paul Schrade | Bert Corona | Kathy & Lupe Murguia | Fred Abad | Adelina Gurola | Jessie DeLaCruz | Ben Maddock | Jerry Brown | Fred Ross Jr. | Herman Gallegos | Jerry Cohen | Sabino Lopez | Pete Maturino | Bill Grammi | Rita Chavez Medina | Chris Hartmire | LeRoy Chatfield | Al Rojas | Daryl Arnold | Lionel Steinberg | Marion Moses | Juanita Brown | Dorothy Coyle | Paul Chavez | Marta Rodriguez | Jessica Govea | Luis Valdez | Ethel Kennedy | Monsignor George Higgins

Paradigm Productions Interview Transcripts - 1995/1996

Paradigm Productions Farmworker Movement Archive 1995/1996

Interview With Filmmakers, Ray Telles & Rick Tejada-Flores of Paradigm Productions - 2009

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Bob Hatton Oral History Archive: Delano Grape Strikers – 2005

4 Interviews: | Gilbert Padilla | Yolanda Barrera | Jesus Marin & Rico Barrera | Roberto Bustos | Transcript: Barrera Brothers Interview

Agustin Lira: Music & Interview by Abby Flores Rivera/Jan Peterson – 2005

30 minutes

Terry Scott Interviews Jon Lewis UFW Photographer 1966/1968 – 2006

Play Interview     38 minutes

Elaine Elinson UFW Boycott Volunteer: KPFA Interview & Readings – 2006

Play     30 minutes

Ray Telles/Rick Tejada-Flores Farmworker Movement Interviews - 2006

8 Interviews | Lorraine Agtang-Greer | Yolanda Barrera | LeRoy Chatfield | Jerry Cohen | Andy Imutan | Marcos Muñoz | Paul Schrade | Luis Valdez |
LeRoy Chatfield: Introduction

LeRoy Chatfield Interviews Esther Uranday Delano Grape Striker and UFW Volunteer 1965-2008

127 minutes

Discussion: "Cesar Chavez 1968 Fast for Nonviolence" – 2008

Panelists: | Jerry Cohen | Abby Flores Rivera | Chris Hartmire | Esther Uranday | LeRoy Chatfield |
115 minutes

Paul Schrade Oral History Transcript (1996) - 2009

Marshall Ganz: Oral History Interview by LeRoy Chatfield - 2009









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