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United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America Publications

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America
Title: United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America Publications
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1940
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter from CIO director John Brophy; report; bylaws and constitutions from state-level unions affiliated with the UCAPAW
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

The United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA) was founded in 1937 as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) as a way to address concerns of agricultural industry workers during the Depression. UCAPAWA was particularly strong among Mexican and Mexican-American workers and was one of the first union to allow women to hold high-level offices. Several regional or state-level unions became affiiliated with UCAPAWA, among them the Oklahoma Tenant Farmers' Union and the Missouri Agricultural Workers.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America Publications consists of bylaws and constitutions for several unions affiliated with the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), a report from its Cotton Council, and a reprint of a letter from CIO Director John Brophy to the editors of The Nation. The latter is a response to an editorial run in The Nation concerning a dispute between the UCAPAWA and the Souther Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), and is accompanied by a statement from the UCAPAWA.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The material is arranged in alphabetical order by type.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the SCRC Subject Index for a complete list of manuscript holdings under the headings of Social activism and reform, and Radicalism.

Special Collections Research Center has made a concerted effort over the years to ensure that its manuscript and rare books holdings complement each other. As a result, many of our manuscript collections are supported by books, pamphlets, serials and other items which are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Brophy, John, 1883-1963.

Corporate Bodies

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union.
United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America.

Subjects

Labor unions -- United States -- Constitutions.
Labor unions -- United States -- History -- Sources.

Genres and Forms

Articles.
Bylaws.
Constitutions.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America Publications,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Granville Hicks (transferred from Granville Hicks papers).

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 29 Sep 2008
Revision history:

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Inventory

Constitutions and bylaws
SC 236 Arkansas Council, United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America circa 1939
SC 236 Missouri Agricultural Workers Council March 1939
SC 236 Oklahoma Tenant Farmers Union March 1939
Correspondence
SC 236 John Brophy, letter to the editor March 21, 1939
Reports
SC 236 Cotton Council, United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing and Allied Workers of America December 3-7, 1940

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