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Adair (Douglass) United Farm Workers Collection
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Description
Douglass Adair joined the United Farm Workers union in 1965 at the age of 22. He helped organize the nationwide grape boycott and served as editor then publisher of the union's newspaper El Malcriado from 1965 to 1970. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Adair worked in the fields at various California ranches and as a member of the union's legal department. The collection includes correspondence, notes, notebooks, and records documenting Adair's involvement with the union and his employment as a farm worker; clippings and short publications on the union and related topics; and realia, ephemera, and photographs related to the farm workers' rights movement.
Background
Douglass Greybill Adair III was born December 10, 1942 in Princeton, New Jersey. His father, Douglass Greybill Adair Jr. was a professor of American history specializing in the revolution and early Jeffersonian period. His mother, Virginia Hamilton Adair, was a noted poet and Professor of English at Cal Poly Pomona. The Adairs moved to California in the 1950s and Douglass graduated from Claremont High School in 1960. He went on to study history at Pomona College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1964.
Extent
13.34 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
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