Title: Anne Loftis Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1978
Collection number: Special Collections M0306
4.5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Anne Loftis, 1978.
[Identification of item] Anne Loftis Papers, M0306, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Anne Loftis was born in New York City in 1922 to Mary R. Nevins and the late historian Allan Nevins. She graduated from Smith
College in 1944, then worked as a journalist and free-lance writer. She is the author (or co-author) of three books published
The Great Betrayal: The Evacuation of Japanese-Americans During World War II, written with Audrie Girdner. 1969.
California, Where the Twain Did Meet. 1973.
A Long Time Coming: The Struggle to Unionize America's Farm Workers, written with Dick Meister. 1977.
She is also the author of numerous articles on ethnic groups and farm labor organizing. She is married to John Loftis, emeritus
member of the Stanford English Department.
Papers consist of research materials gathered by Anne Loftis and compiled for the book which she co-authored with Dick Meister,
A Long Time Coming. The collection includes correspondence, interviews and oral histories, notes, photographs, and printed material such as brochures,
handbills, newsclippings, and pamphlets.
The papers document the various efforts to unionize America's farm workers during the twentieth century and include materials
on major unions such as the National Farm Labor Union, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and the United Farm Workers of America.
In most instances, the original titles of folders have been retained.
Governor Jerry Brown
(6/1, 2, 3, 4)
Dr. Ernesto Galarza
(1/10, 16, 26)
(1/4, 21-26; 4/4-12)
Reverend James L. Vizzard
Abbreviations Used in Guide
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
American Civil Liberties Union
AFL - CIO
American Federation of Labor
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee
Industrial Workers of the World
National Farm Labor Union
Southern Tenant Farmers Union
Tenant Farmers Union
United Farm Workers of America
U.S. Department of Agriculture