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Guide to the Student Action With Farmworkers Records, 1950-2013 and undated, bulk 1992-2010

Abstract

Founded in 1992, Student Action with Farmworkers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other's lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF accomplishes its mission by working with farmworkers to address their concerns through documentation of human rights violations, grassroots education and mobilization, leadership development of young people, policy advocacy, and support of labor organizing. The Student Action with Farmworkers records include subject files containing correspondence, reports, articles, course material, internship applications, and other documentation of the organization's programs and mission, as well as posters used in protests and demonstrations. Major efforts represented in the collection include the Into the Fields Summer Internship and Leadership Development Program and Project Levante. Materials range in date from 1987-2013. Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01128
Title
Student Action With Farmworkers records
Date
1950-2013 and undated, bulk 1992-2010
Creator
Student Action with Farmworkers (Organization)
Extent
128 Linear Feet, 93,375 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English, Spanish

Collection Overview

The Student Action with Farmworkers records include subject files containing correspondence, reports, articles, course material, internship applications, and other documentation of the organization's programs and mission, as well as posters used in protests and demonstrations. Major efforts represented in the collection include the Into the Fields Summer Internship and Leadership Development Program and Project Levante. Materials range in date from 1987-2013.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series: Administrative Files, Student Projects, Printed Material, Joan Preiss, and Oversize Material and Ephemera. The Administrative Files Series (24 boxes)contains organizational records created or compiled by SAF staff and are organized under the subseries of projects, fundraising, general administrative, organizations, and articles. The Student Projects Series (46 boxes) contains files related to SAF's student oriented projects including AIM Farmworker Class, Into the Fields and Levante. Material includes both project administrative files as well as student projects. The Printed Material Series (9 boxes), contains SAF's publications, SAF press coverage, and farmworker related print material. The Joan Preiss Series (5 boxes) contains records related to Joan Papert Preiss, an activist and long time collaborator of SAF. This series contains a variety of printed materials, primarily articles and newsletters, as well as correspondence, protest ephemera, promotional material for unions and activist organizations, meeting notes, etc. The series also contains student papers and photographs. The materials relate to migrants and farmworkers both in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Finally, the Oversize Material and Ephemera Series (9 boxes)contains oversize materials related to SAF's organized protests and boycotts and Levante activist theater group. Includes material from Burger King, Subway, Tomatoes, and Mt. Olive boycotts and protests. Also contains SAF publicity ephemera. Collection was acquired as part of the Duke Human Rights Archive. The Accession 2013-0079 Series contains administrative files regarding the operation of SAF, its collaborations with other programs and organizations, and its workstudy students and interns. This series also contains student documentary project materials, print publications of SAF and other organizations devoted to immigration and labor rights, audiovisual material, digital records, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access & Use

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

The Administrative Series and Student Projects Series are restricted. Researchers must receive prior authorization from SAF in order to access the material in these two series. All other series are unrestricted. For authorization please contact:

Joanna Welborn Assistant Director Student Action with Farmworkers joanna.welborn@duke.edu 1317 W. Pettigrew St. Durham, NC 27705 Phone (919) 660-3693 Fax (919) 681-7600

Once authorization has been granted, SAF will contact RBMSCL directly and provide name of researcher, dates of use, and which boxes may be accessed.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1. Administrative Files Series, 1992-2005, and undated

24 Boxes

Contains administrative and subject files organized under the subseries of projects, fundraising, general administrative, organizations, and articles. Folders are organized alphabetically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this series is restricted to researchers who have received prior authorization from the donor. Please contact Research Services for further assistance.

Projects Subseries

Contains files related to various SAF projects and initiatives as well as other organizations' projects which SAF contributed to. These include Farmworker Awareness Week, Sowing Seeds of Change, Adelante, Farmworker Advocacy Network, and SAF fellowships. Materials include manuals, correspondence, budgets, goals, meeting and committee notes, research, and publicity material

Project files, Adelante
Box 8
Project files A-C
Box 1
Project files C-F
Box 2
Project files F
Box 3
Project files F-N
Box 4
Project files N-S
Box 5
Project files S-U
Box 6
Project files U-W
Box 7

Fundraising Files Subseries

Contains files related to fundraising projects.

Fundraising files
Box 7

General Administrative Files Subseries

Contains files related to general office management.

Administrative files
Box 7

Organizations Subseries

Contains files related to organizations that SAF has worked with or followed, such as colleges and non-profit organizations. College files include information on fellowships and student activism and contain materials such as flyers, booklets, and correspondence. Other organization files contain publications, newsletters, reports, and correspondence from advocacy organizations, governmental organizations, etc. related to farmworkers, labor, and latinos nationally and in North Carolina

College files A-D
Box 7
College files D-Y
Box 9
Organization files A
Box 9
Organization files A-D
Box 10
Organization files D-F
Box 11
Organization files F
Box 12
Organization files G-M
Box 13
Organization files M-N
Box 14
Organization files N-P
Box 15
Organization files P-S
Box 16
Organization files T-Y
Box 17

Articles Subseries

Contains articles used in research and at conferences. General articles are organized in alphabetical order by subject. Includes articles on farmworker issues and activism.

Conference articles
Box 17
General articles, agriculture
Box 17
General articles, agriculture-farmworkers
Box 18
General articles, farmworkers-health
Box 19
General articles, health-organizing
Box 20
General articles, organizing-racism
Box 21

Photo Album Subseries

Contains photo albums of various SAF related activities and staff.

Scrapbooks
Box 22
Photo Albums, 1993-1998 and 1999-2003
Box 23
Migrant Educational Activities photo album, 1999
Box 23
Photos of youths by Julee
Box 94

2. Student Projects Series, 1986-2011, and undated

46 boxes

Contains files related to SAF's student oriented projects including AIM Farmworker Class, Into the Fields and Levante. Material includes both project administrative files as well as student projects.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this series is restricted to researchers who have received prior authorization from the donor. Please contact Research Services for further assistance.

Duke Interns in Conscience and Migrant Summer Project Subseries,1986-1992

This series contains files relating to one of SAF's earliest founding projects. In the early 1980s, Professor Bruce Payne and other faculty and students at Duke founded the Interns in Conscience project of the Hart Leadership Program.

Evaluations
Box 25
Fundraising
Box 25
House course
Box 25
Housing
Box 25
Internships
Box 25
Sponsoring Agencies
Box 25
Migrant Summer
Box 25

Into The Fields: Administrative Subseries, 1993-2011, and undated

22 boxes

Into the Fields is an internship program in which interns document issues and individuals in farmworker communities. This subseries includes administrative files related to interns and internship operations. General administrative folders are organized chronologically by year. Files on individuals and organizations are organized alphabetically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this material is restricted to researchers who have received prior permission from the donor. Consult Research Services for information on obtaining permission to access this material.

General administrative files, 1993
Box 26
General administrative files, 1993-1994
Box 27
General administrative files, 1994
Box 28
General administrative files, 1994-1997
Box 29
General administrative files, 1997-1999
Box 30
General administrative files, 1999-2001
Box 31
General administrative files, 2001-2002
Box 32
General administrative files, 2002-2003
Box 33
General administrative files, 2003-2004
Box 34
General administrative files, 2004-2005
Box 35
General administrative files, 2005-2006
Box 36
General administrative files, 2007-2008
Box 37
General administrative files, 2008
Box 38
General administrative files, 2008-2010
Box 39
General administrative files, 2010-2011 and undated
Box 40
Individual intern files, A
Box 40
Individual intern files, A-G
Box 41
Individual intern files, G-H
Box 42
Individual intern files, J-R
Box 43
Individual intern files, R-Z
Box 44
Partner organizations, A-Z
Box 45
Partner universities A-B
Box 45
Partner universities, B-Z
Box 46
Partner organizations, oversized
Box 47

Into the Fields : Documentary Work Subseries 1991-2010, and undated

6 boxes

Contains interns' documentary projects which may consist of interview transcripts, photos, and articles. Projects focus on migrant farmworker communities and individuals. Many focus on aspects of folklife and the day-to-day lives of individuals. Large projects taken up over multiple years include Recollections of Home and Folklife Documentary Project. Each year individual interns' projects are collected to form these larger series representing the works of all interns during each internship period. Projects are arranged chronologically by year. Audio, video, and digital material are located in the Audio/Visual and Digital Subseries.

W-9: Life's Learnings: Educations, 1991
(1 of 1)

By: Sarah Carroll.

Box 48
Miscellaneous photos, 1991-2002
(1 of 1)
Box 48
W-2: Oral and Written Comp. number 1, 1991-1994
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Staff scrapbook, 1995
(1 of 1)
Box 48
P-3: Documentary Scrapbook III, 1995
(1 of 1)

Subject photos and staff photos.

Box 48
W-7: Marla Goode's Summer, 1995
(1 of 1)
Box 48
W-8: The Peaceable Classroom, 1995
(1 of 1)

By: Tara P. Knight.

Box 48
W-2: Oral and Written Comp II, 1995-1997
(1 of 1)
Box 48
W-11: A Teacher's Summer, 1996
(1 of 1)

By: Ben Edwards.

Box 48
W-1: Field of Dreams...The Real Thing, 1997
(1 of 1)

By: Crystal Denise Hudson.

Box 48
W-4: Maria Luisa Vela and Sharon, 1997
(1 of 1)

Title: Maria Luisa Vela, 19 Years Old, interviewed by: Kris Adams, 1997 July.

Box 48
W-3 Work with 3 Students, 1997
(1 of 1)
Box 48
W-6: Feeding the World's Children, 1997
(1 of 1)

By: Luis Mendoza.

Box 48
W-5: Two Interns: Luis and Ethan, 1997
(1 of 1)

By: Ethan Leander Timm.

Box 48
1998 Theater Group
(1 of 1)
Box 48
W-12: Living the American Dream, 1998
(1 of 2)
Box 48
W-12: Living the American Dream, 1998
(2 of 2)
Box 48
A Compilation of Documentary works, 1999-2000
(1 of 4)
Box 48
A Compilation of Documentary works, 1999-2000
(2 of 4)
Box 48
A Compilation of Documentary works, 1999-2000
(3 of 4)
Box 48
A Compilation of Documentary works, 1999-2000
(4 of 4)
Box 48
1999 SAF interns loose slides
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Educ 300 slides, 1999-2001
(2 folders)
Box 48
Subject photo slides, 1999 and 2002; artwork slides, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Intern photos, Hannah Little and Gina Humble, 1999 and 2003
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Southern Folklife box 2 slides, 2000
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Subject photo slides, 2000-2002
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Juxtaposition, by Angela Callanan, 2000 April, Farmworkers in NC
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Folklife Documentary slides, 1999-2002
(1 of 1)
Box 48
CIW Action in FL, 2000
(1 of 1)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(1 of 7)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(2 of 7)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(3 of 7)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(4 of 7)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(5 of 7)
Box 48
Recollections of Home, 2000
(6 of 7)
Box 49
Recollections of Home, 2000
(7 of 7)
Box 49
Into the Fields 2001
(1 of 1)

Interns' artwork.

Box 49
2001 Folklife Documentary Project
(1 of 5)
Box 49
2001 Folklife Documentary Project
(2 of 5)
Box 49
2001 Folklife Documentary Project
(3 of 5)
Box 49
2001 Folklife Documentary Project
(4 of 5)
Box 49
2001 Folklife Documentary Project
(5 of 5)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project Summer 2002
(1 of 2)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project Summer 2002
(2 of 2)
Box 49
2002 Folklife Documentary Project
(1 of 1)
Box 49
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Project, Summer 2002
(1 of 4)
Box 49
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Project, Summer 2002
(2 of 4)
Box 49
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Project, Summer 2002
(3 of 4)
Box 49
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Project, Summer 2002
(4 of 4)
Box 49
SAF spring convening, polaroid fun exercise, 2002
(1 of 1)
Box 49
Harnett La 2002 summer program negatives
(1 of 1)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2003
(1 of 2)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2003
(2 of 2)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project 2003
(1 of 5)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project 2003
(2 of 5)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project 2003
(3 of 5)
Box 49
Into the Fields Documentary Project 2003
(4 of 5)
Box 50
Into the Fields Documentary Project 2003
(5 of 5)
Box 50
SAF Symposium Action at Publix, 2003, by Stephanie Etaine
(1 of 1)
Box 50
SAF Symposium Action at Publix, 2003, by Stephanie Etaine slides
(1 of 1)
Box 50
Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, Durham, NC, 2003 Sep. 30, by Laura Drey
(1 of 1)
Box 50
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2004
(1 of 4)
Box 50
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2004
(2 of 4)
Box 50
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2004
(3 of 4)
Box 50
Into the Fields Documentary Projects 2004
(4 of 4)
Box 50
2004 Celebrations, by: Jessica Ramirez and Manja Millard
(2 folders)
Box 50
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Projects, 2005
(1 of 3)
Box 50
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Projects, 2005
(2 of 3)
Box 50
Into the Fields Folklife Documentary Projects, 2005
(3 of 3)
Box 50
2005 ITF Documentary Project by Carmela Meehan
(1 of 1)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(1 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(2 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(3 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(4 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(5 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(6 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(7 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(8 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(9 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(10 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(11 of 12)
Box 50
SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project 2006
(12 of 12)
Box 50
CDS 2006 Intern Sara Scott (Archive Materials)
(1 of 1)
Box 50
2006 Doc Intern Bart Evans
(1 of 1)
Box 50
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(1 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(2 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(3 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(4 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(5 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(6 of 7)
Box 51
Documentary Projects, 2006-2007
(7 of 7)
Box 51
Summer 2007 Alix Blair Project Materials
(1 of 1)
Box 51
2007 Folklife Documentary Project
(1 of 2)
Box 51
2007 Folklife Documentary Project
(2 of 2)
Box 51
2008 Folklife Documentary Project
(1 of 1)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(1 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(2 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(3 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(4 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(5 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(6 of 7)
Box 51
2008 Documentary Project
(7 of 7)
Box 51
SAF End of Summer Celebration, 2008, by Leanne Tory-Murphy
Box 51
2010 ITF, SSC and Theater Photos
(2 folders)
Box 51
W-10: Yo también me puedo..., undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Photos from Dale Bones' farm by student, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Siera Reyes
(7 folders)
Box 51
Miscellaneous protest photos, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá (Not from Here/Not from There), Kreps Gallery at CDS (slides), undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
110B (slides), undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Unlabeled slides, artwork, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
April's community organizing presentation at school
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Pender Co AIM, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Staff scrapbooks 1-8, undated
(8 folders)
Box 51
Miscellaneous media, undated
(1 of 1)
Box 51
Miscellaneous subject photos, undated
(1-4 of 6 folders)
Box 51
Miscellaneous subject photos, undated
(Folders 5-6)
Box 52
Janeth (2nd book) negatives
(1 of 1)
Box 52
Staff photo slides
(4 folders)
Box 52
Unlabeled negatives
(5 folders)
Box 52
2 rolls of film
(1 of 1)
Box 52
Title: The Heart of Tradition, by: Anna Harvin, 2000 Folklife Documentary Project
Box 53

Into the Fields: Journals and Guided Reflections Subseries, 1995-2005

Contains journals, notebooks, and worksheets kept by interns for the purpose of reflection on the internship and documentary process.

Journals and Guided Reflections, 1995-2001
Box 54
Journals and Guided Reflections, 2005-2009
Box 55
Journals and Guided Reflections, 2009, and undated
Box 56
Faces of Mount Olive, By: Stephen Chin, 2000
Box 94
Title: Overcoming the Odds, By: Felipe Olvera Jr., 2000 Folklife Documentary Project
Box 94
Title: Seira Reyes, An Artist's Journey, By: Samantha C. Fernandez and Lorena E. Magana-Ortiz, 2002 Student Action with Farmworkers
Box 94
FLOC por la Justicia
Box 94
PACE
Box 94

AIM - Farmworker Class Subseries, 1993-2003, and undated

3 boxes

Digital material moved to the Audio/Visual and Digital Material Subseries.

Administrative/general information, undated
Box 57
Readings, 1993-2002
Box 57
Readings, undated
Box 57
Projects, 2001-2002
Box 57
Project 2002: Mi Hogar
Box 58
Projects, 2002 and undated
Box 59
2001 individual student files
Box 59
Conferences and retreats 1998-2003 and undated
Box 59

Levante Subseries, 1994-2011, and undated

4 boxes

SAF's Levante Leadership Institute uses theatre and arts to provide migrant and farmworker youth in rural North Carolina with opportunities to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and prepare them for higher education. Series contains Levante administrative files as well as audio-visual documentation of theatre projects.

A/V material moved to the Audio/Visual and Digital Material Subseries.

1994-2001
(approximately 50 folders)
Box 60
2002-2011 and undated
(approximately 50 folders)
Box 61
Cloth Banners
(4 banners)
Box 63

Intern Referral Service Subseries, 1999-2000

1 box

The Intern Referral Service links interested students with organizations in need of interns.

1999-2006
(approximately 90 folders)
Box 64

Audio/Visual and Digital Material Subseries, 1990-2004, and undated

6 boxes

Contains audio, visual, and digital material from Into the Fields, AIM, and Levante interns' documentary projects.

box 62
Box 62
Theater release forms, transcripts, tape logs, 2004-2005
(7 folders)
Box 62
Rough cut and back-up file CDs and DVDs
Box 62
Levante: Theater for Social Change (rough cut) 15:55, VHS, 2005 April 4
Box 62
Levante: Theater for Social Change; Levante: Teatro Para Cambio Social (Bilingual, English, Spanish) 46:25, VHS, 2005 April 4
Box 62
Levante Theater for Social Change; : Teatro Para Cambio Social (Bilingual, English, Spanish)46:25, mini-DV, 2005

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF01: Rehearsal - warm ups, run-through, self intros for performance, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF02: Group Interview #1 (in auditorium), outside warm-ups, run-through in auditorium, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF03: Run-through (outside), Group Interview #2 (in library), mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF04: Group Interview #2 continued, photos from booklet upon which characters are based, room tone, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF05: Interview with Omar Lainez, en route to performance site, setting up, warming up, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF06: Performance - entire play on tripod from one location; interviews with 4 farmworkers, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF07: En route to performance site, setting up, warming up, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF08: Performance - hand held, from many different places, shots of audience; interviews with 3 farmworkers: #1 is in-camera mic; #2 and #4 are have lav mic; #3 was not taped by this camera, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF09: Guitar music (and Legal Aid front door), mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
SAF10: Interview with Laxmi Haynes, SAF signs, red smilies, mini-DV June 2004

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Gigantes en los Campos,interview with Omar Laines, performance #1 at un campo, DAT June 2004

Use Copies: CD use copy available.

Box 62
Gigantes Original 2003, Hi8 2003

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Untitled, Hi8 undated

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
¿Que Saco de la Escuela?, Hi8 undated

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
¿Que Saco de la Escuela?, Gardner - Webb University, VHS-C June 2000

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
¿Que Saco de la Escuela?, Nash County Festival Latino, VHS-C July 2000

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Farm Worker Awareness Week, Duke, VHS-C March 2001

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Los Vendidos @ 2001 AIM Conference, VHS-C March 2001

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Los Vendidos, 2nd Nash County performance, VHS-C 2001

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
Los Vendidos performed @ labor camps in Nash County, VHS-C 2001

Use Copies: DVD use copy available.

Box 62
ITF audio tapes, 1990-2004
(3 containers)
Box 65
ITF audio tapes, 2004-2005 and undated
(3 containers)
Box 66
ITF documentary discs, 2000-2004 and undated
Box 67
ITF administrative and miscellaneous project discs, 1997-2003 and undated
Box 67
ITF Nuestras Historias mini discs, 2006-2008
Box 67
ITF documentary CDs, 2000-2004 and undated
Box 68
2002 ITF guided reports
Box 69
ITF documentary projects 2005
(3 folders)
Box 69
ITF 2006 documentary intern Bart Evans
Box 69
ITF SAF/CDs Our Stories/Our Dreams Documentary Project
(1 folder)
Box 69
ITF Documentary Project 2006-2007
(7 folders)
Box 69
ITF Folklife Documentary Project
(1 of 2)
Box 69
ITF Folklife Documentary Project
(2 of 2)
Box 70
ITF Misc. Media
Box 70
ITF W-3 Work with 3 Students
Box 70
ITF 2008 Folklife Documentary Project
Box 70
ITF 2008 Documentary Project
(7 folders)
Box 70
AIM 2001 NC Farmworker Class, Justin Fishkin
Box 70
AIM 2001 NC Farmworker Class, Beth O'Donnell
Box 70
AIM 2001 NC Farmworker Class, Alison Blaine
Box 70
Levante rough cut and back-up file cds and dvds
Box 70

3. Printed Material Series, 1978-2009, and undated

9 boxes

Contains SAF's publications, SAF press coverage, and farmworker related print material.

Binder Subseries, 1988-2009, and undated

3 boxes

Contains printed material collected in binders produced by SAF and others. Contains information on various issues of import to migrant farmworker communities and community education material, such as health and legal resources.

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in NC, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 71
Misc. Farm Stuff, 1992
Box 71
Presentation Info, 1994
Box 71
Stop! Child Labor, 1996
Box 71
Camp Health Aide Manual, 1997
(4 folders)
Box 71
NC: Farmworkers Services Coordinating Committee, 1997
(3 folders)
Box 71
SC Migrant Health Program: 1998 Outreach Worker Orientation
(2 folders)
Box 71
Legal Immigration Forum, 2001 March
(2 folders)
Box 71
2001-2004
(1-2 of 12 folders)
Box 71
2001-2004
(3-12 of 12 folders)
Box 72
2005 Publication
(6 folders)
Box 72
2006 Publication
(5 folders)
Box 72
2007 Publication
(3 folders)
Box 73
2008 Publication
(4 folders)
Box 73
2009 Publication
(3 folders)
Box 73
Compilation of Health Materials, undated
(6 folders)
Box 73
Newcomer Arts: A Strategy for Successful Integration, undated
(2 folders)
Box 73

Theses Subseries, 1991-2004

1 box

Contains masters theses related to farmworkers and migrant workers, many specifically focusing on North Carolina. Topics include workers rights, education, identity, and women.

Corrie, Carolyn. 'And Justice for All?' The Migrant Farmworker Crisis and the Failure of Liberal Reform, 1991.
Box 74
Callahan, Cathy. Stranded, Uprooted and Voiceless: Latin American Farmworking Women in NC, 1992.
Box 74
Mosher, Kathleen C. Delicate Art, Low Pay: The Legacy of Crab Pickers in NC, 1993.
Box 74
Hickle, Andrea. Focus Groups, Interviews, and Lay Health Advisor training with Mexican Migrant Farmworkers, 1996.
Box 74
Ludwig, Erik K. First Class Education and 'Second Hand' Workers, 1998 April.
Box 74
Bagby, Joe. Sweat Inequality: The Social Alienation of Mexican Migrant Farmworkers in NC, 2000.
Box 74
Payne, Brian. Taking Back the Reins of Identity Transformation, 2000.
Box 74
Rhodes, Catherine R. Modern-Day Slavery: the Involuntary Servitude of NC's H-2A Farmworkers Today, 2000.
Box 74
Abernathy, Lee E. Education of a Gringa: Encounters with Mexicans in the US, 2001.
Box 74
Sugg, Jennifer H. ESL and the Education of Latino Students in Lee County of NC, 2001.
Box 74
Etienne, Stephanie. Provider Knowledge of Farmworker Agricultural Chemical Exposure, 2004.
Box 74
Student papers
(6 folders)
Box 75
Wilson, Julie. Diversity in Solidarity: Student Action with Farmworkers' Archive of Intern Writing, 2007.
Box 94

Publications Subseries, 1978-2008, and undated

4 boxes

Contains publications such as serials, newspapers, pamphlets, booklets, reports, etc. related to migrant workers, farmworkers, and SAF. Many are activist and community based publications and focus on North Carolina.

Judson, Horace. Reflections of a Former Migrant, 1978.
Box 76
Harvesting the Harvesters, circa 1985
(10 volumes in 2 folders)
Box 76
Maps of Farmworker Camps in NC, 1988 Summer.
Box 76
Baca, Jimmy Santiago. Immigrants in Our own Land and Selected Early Poems, 1990.
Box 76
Duke: A Magazine for Alumni and Friends, 1991 June-July.
Box 76
Into the Fields: A Guide and Resource Manual for Student Initiatives with Farmworkers, 1991.
(2 folders, 2 copies)
Box 76
Life's Learning: Education with Three Mexican Families in NC, 1991.
Box 76
NC Farm Labor Rules and Regulations, 1991.
Box 76
Campus Outreach, 1993 Jan./Feb.
(2 copies)
Box 76
From the Ground Up, 1993 July-1998 Fall.
Box 76
From the Ground Up, 1999 Spring-2002 Summer.
Box 76
From the Ground Up, 2002 Fall/Winter-2006 Winter.
Box 76
From the Ground Up, 2006 Fall/Winter-2008 Winter.
Box 76
Tobacco Road, 1995 April.
(2 copies)
Box 76
Into the Fields: A Report on Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in MN, 1995 Oct.
Box 76
NCSU, 1995 Fall

Alumni Magazine.

Box 76
L&S Link, 1995 Nov.
Box 76
North Carolina Humanities, 1995.
Box 76
Community Change, 1996 Spring.
Box 76
Fields without Borders, 1996.
(2 copies)
Box 76
Johnson, Chris. Photocards, 1996.
Box 76
La Voz de Carolina, 1996 June 30.
Box 76
La Voz de Carolina, 1996 July 31.
Box 76
The Prism, 1996 Nov.
Box 77
Student Intern Perspectives, 1996.
Box 77
The Cost of Your Shirt, 1997
Box 77
Into the Fields, Mobilizing Students to Work with Farmworkers on Campuses and in Communities, 1997.
(2 copies)
Box 77
Testimonies from the Fields, 1997.
Box 77
Living the American Dream, 1998.

Print-out version.

Box 77
Living the American Dream: Economic Justice for Farmworkers, 1998.
(2 copies)

Bound version.

Box 77
NC Crossroads, 1998 Sep./Oct.
Box 77
A Profile of Demographic, Occupational, and Health-Related Characteristics of The Migrant and Settled (Seasonal) Hired Farmworker Population of FL, 1998.
Box 77
SAF/NCSU Migrant Scholarship, 1998.
Box 77
Volunteer 101, 1998 Fall.
(2 copies)
Box 77
Various event invitations and postcard flyers, 1998-2003 and undated.
Box 77
Farmworker Folklife, 1999.
Box 77
Juntos con Nuestra Herencia, 1999.
Box 77
Life as we See It, 1999.
Box 77
Photo Blitz, 1999.

Poster.

Box 77
Report on Latino Culture and Traditional Arts in TN, 1999 Nov.
Box 77
Uprooting Injustice, 1999.
(2 folders, 2 copies)
Box 77
College Choices Guide for Migrant Students and Parents, 2000.
Box 77
Communities Against Sweatshops, 2000.
Box 77
False Profits: Who Wins, Who Loses when the IMF, World Banks, and WTO Come to Town, 2000.
Box 77
Globalization in our Front Yard, 2000.
Box 77
How to Start an AIM, 2000.
Box 77
Predictors of Incidence and Prevalence of Green Tobacco Sickness among Latino Farmworkers in NC, 2000-2001
Box 77
Recollections of Home, 2000.
(2 copies)
Box 77
The Voice of Farmworkers, 2000.
Box 77
Word Wide: Writers of the Americas, 2000.
Box 77
Action, Inspiration, Motivation: Randolph County AIM Club Members Share their Experiences, 2001 Spring.
Box 78
College Choices Guide for Migrant Students and Parents, 2001.
Box 78
Cultured Ground: A Compilation of Folklife Documentaries, 2001.
Box 78
Hemming, Jill. Neighborhood Voices, 2001.
Box 78
Learning About Green Tobacco Sickness, 2001.
Box 78
Media Guide to Covering Farmworkers in NC, 2001.
Box 78
Soul Talk: Luis Rodriguez in North Carolina, 2001.
(3 copies)
Box 78
To Be Rather than to Seem: Reflections on Race in NC, 2001.
Box 78
Urban Latino, 2001 Apr./May.
(2 copies)
Box 78
From Orchards to the Internet: Confronting Contingent Work Abuse, 2002.
Box 78
North Carolina Humanities, 2002 Spring.
Box 78
SAF: Solidarity Since 1992, 2002.
Box 78
Divinity: Duke University, 2003 Winter.
(2 copies)
Box 78
Doña Genoveva Manos que Brindan Salud, 2003.
Box 78
NC Crossroads, 2003 May.
(2 folders, 2 copies)
Box 78
Tallando Tradiciones, 2003.
Box 78
Community News, 2004 Spring.
Box 78
Conflict Management, 2004.
Box 78
From Cambodia to Greensboro, 2004.
Box 78
Blessing the Hands, 2005.
Box 78
Farmworker Justice Fund, 2005.
Box 78
The Guestworker, 2005.
Box 78
The Other Immigrants, 2005.
Box 78
Increasing Access to Food and Nutrition for Migrant Children, 2006.
Box 78
Memories of Carolinian Immigrants, 2006.
Box 78
Not Yo Mama's Home Cookin': The Changing Face of Rural NC, 2006.
Box 78
Phelps, Ellen. NC Migrant Housing and Safety Standards, 2006.
Box 78
15 Year Anniversary, 2007.

Event pamphlet.

Box 78
Children in the Fields, 2007.
Box 78
Close to Slavery, circa 2007.
Box 78
Secret, MosiFarm Team, Independent, 2007 Aug. 15.
Box 78
Crossroads, Fall 2007.
Box 78
Gracias por los Campesinos, 2008.

Calendar.

Box 78
The Catalyst, undated.
Box 78
College Choice Guide for Migrant Students and Parents, undated.
(2 folders, 2 copies)
Box 78
FLOC...In the Community, undated.
Box 78
Guestworkers and Enganchadores, undated.

Powerpoint printout.

Box 78
The Human Cost of Food, undated.
(2 copies)

Book cover.

Box 78
Mexico Infopak, undated.
Box 79
Not From Here/Not From There, undated.

postcard flyer.

Box 79
A Resource Guide to Scholarships for Hispanic and Migrant Students, undated.
Box 79
SAF Dismantling Oppression Philosophy and Roles, undated.
Box 79
SAF Impact! undated.
Box 79
SAF Intern Referral Service Directory, undated.
Box 79
SAF Resources Offered, undated.
Box 79
Various publications and writings of Hector Neri, undated.

Also includes correspondence about the writings included.

Box 79
Food and Justice, United Farmworkers, 1985-1988
Box 94
Struggle for Justice, A Tribute to Cesar Chavez, 1993
Box 94
NC Crossroads, 1998 Sep.
Box 94
Directory, National Farmworker Ministry, 1998
Box 94
Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program, Interpreter/Translator Directory
Box 94
Leo Cuellar Says: Work Smart... Work Safely... With Farm Chemicals
Box 94

Children's Books Subseries, 1993-1997

1 box

Contains children's books about migrant farmworkers.

Alman, Linda Jacobs and Enrique O. Sanchez. Amelia's Road, 1993.
Box 79
Dorros, Arthur. Radio Man, 1993.
Box 79
Herrera, Juan Felipe. Calling the Doves, 1995.
Box 79
Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun, 1997.
Box 79

4. Joan Preiss Series, 1950-2005, and undated

5 boxes

Joan Papert Preiss was a frequent collaborator of SAF. She was a community and labor movement organizer in Durham, N.C.; chair of the Triangle Friends of the United Farm Workers; board member of the National Farm Worker Ministry; member of the Farmworker Ministry Commission, N.C. Council of Churches. This series contains a variety of printed materials, primarily articles and newsletters, as well as correspondence, protest ephemera, promotional material for unions and activist organizations, meeting notes, etc. Undated materials are organized by subject. The series also contains student papers and photographs. The materials relate to migrants and farmworkers both in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Folders are organized chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Along with the standard restrictions of this collection, Boxes 3 and 4 are RESTRICTED due to the inclusion of student papers. Please contact the Rubenstein Library for permission to use this box.

1950-1984
Box 80
1985-1999
Box 81
2000-2007
Box 82
Student papers, 1979-2000
Box 82
Student papers, 1979-2000
Box 83
Articles and newsletters, undated
Box 83
Correspondence, undated
Box 83
Ephemera and promotional material, undated
Box 83
Notes, undated
Box 83
Pamphlets and booklets, undated
Box 83
Write-in forms, petitions, and donation forms, undated
Box 83
Photographs, 1984-1999 and undated
Box 83
Oversized materials, 2004 and 2005
(2 items)
Box 84

5. Oversize Material and Ephemera Series, 1992-2010, and undated

9 boxes

Contains oversize materials related to SAF's organized protests and boycotts and Levante activist theater group. Includes material from Burger King, Subway, Tomatoes, and Mt. Olive boycotts and protests. Also contains SAF publicity ephemera.

Taco Bell

Protest materials related to the tomato industry.

Oversize-box 85
Burger King
Oversize-box 85
Subway
Oversize-box 85
AG Mart
Oversize-box 85
Tomatoes, general
Oversize-box 85
Protesting Folgers and promoting Fair Trade coffee at Duke
Oversize-box 86
Mt. Olive
Oversize-box 86
Gallos
Oversize-box 86
Outreach and meeting information

Includes material featuring schedules, club members, activity reports, plays, etc.

Oversize-box 87
General protest materials

These materials do not identify a specific company or industry.

Oversize-box 87
B&B Products and Sun Beauty Yams
Oversize-box 88
Outreach and meeting information
Oversize-box 88
Prime Mushrooms
Oversize-box 89
Campbell's
Oversize-box 89
Subway tomatoes
Oversize-box 89
General protest materials, outreach and meeting information
Oversize-box 89
Public relations and outreach

Newspaper articles, publications, etc.

Box 90
AFL-CIO boycott ephemera
Box 90
Taco Bell
Box 90
Subway
Box 90
T-shirts
Box 91
Write in campaign postcards
Box 91
Stickers
Box 91
Mug
Box 91
Tshirts
Box 92
AFL-CIO flags/banners
Box 92
"Uvas No" pins
Box 92
"Fast for Life" medal
Box 92
Ni de Aquí/Ni de Allá, Not from Here/Not from There book
Box 93
Recollections of Home poster
Box 93
Mask
Box 93
Artwork
Box 93
Plastic banner
Box 93
Samantha - American Rights at Work award ceremony materials
Box 94
Pesticide Test Kit, from AFL-CIO
Box 94

6. Accession 2013-0079 Series, 1987-2013

13 boxes

Contains administrative files regarding the operation of SAF, including material on workstudy and internships, and its collaborations with other programs and organizations. This series also contains descriptions, narratives, field notes, audiovisual materials and digital records of student documentary projects on farmworkers and social justice. Print publications include newsletters, journals, newspapers and magazines regarding immigrant rights, migrant labor, child labor and workers' health, and audiovisual and digital records include educational and promotional videos regarding the same.

Administrative Files Subseries, 2007-2013

Contains various documents regarding SAF's partnerships with other programs, including Duke Engage, its operating procedures, its workstudy students and interns and various campaigns related to farmworkers and social justice.

Bandana Project, 2009
Box 95
Cesar Chavez Day, 2012
Box 95
Database 2008-2009
Box 95
Databse 2009-2010
Box 95
Database 2010-2011
Box 95
Duke Engage, 2010
Box 95
Duke Engage, 2010-2011
Box 95
Farmworker Awareness Campaign, 2009
Box 95
Farmworker Awareness Campaign, 2010
Box 95
Farmworker Awareness Campaign, 2011
Box 95
Farmworker Awareness Week, 2011
Box 95
Farmworker Institute, 2008-2010
Box 95
Images for fliers, undated
Box 95
Into the Fields administrative files, 2010-2011
(1 of 7)
Box 95
Into the Fields administrative files, 2010-2011
(2-7 of 7)
Box 96
Into the Fields student files, 2007-2013
(14 of 30)
Box 96
Into the Fields student files, 2007-2013
(15-30 of 30 folders)
Box 97
Into the Fields and Sowing Seeds for Change programs administrative files, 2011
(9 folders)
Box 97
Levante, 2010-2011
Box 97
Levante Leadership Institute and SOS orientation, 2010-2011
Box 97
Melinda and Laxmi anniversary parties, 2011
Box 97
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 98
Operating procedures and personal policies, 2008 Nov.-2009 Nov.
Box 98
Original drawings, undated
Box 98
Preiss, Joan Papert memorial service, 2012
Box 98
RBMSCL/UA exhibit separation sheets, 2012
Box 98
Sowing Seeds for Change decline, 2011
Box 98
Stenciles and artwork, undated
Box 98
Student Action with Farmworkers staff FAC, 2011
Box 98
SOS administrative files, 2010-2011
(9 folders)
Box 98
Workstudy, 2009-2010
Box 98
Workstudy, 2010-2011
Box 98

Documentary Projects Subseries, 2008-2011

Contains descriptions, release forms, photos and negatives, field notes and sketches, and narratives for various documentary projects focusing on farmworkers and social change. Also includes information on financial support offered to SAF alum. All CDs and minidisks migrated to Box 105.

Documentary, 2009
(2 folders)
Box 99
Documentary, 2010
Box 99
Documentary, 2011
Box 99
Documentary Award, 2008-2009
Box 99
Documentary Award, 2010
Box 99
Documentary by Dayanna Diaz, Jennifer Gonzalez and April Simon, 2009

CD-R migrated to Box 105.

Box 99
Documentary by Maria Mondujano and Jazmin Posas, 2009

CD-R migrated to Box 105.

Box 99
Documentary work, 2009
(2 folders)

Discs migrated to Box 105.

Box 100

Print Publications Subseries, 1988-2012 and undated

Contains journals, reports, newsletters and other miscellaneous publications of various organizations concerned with labor rights, immigrant rights, worker health, philanthropy, poverty, and child labor. Includes SAF publications from 1990-2000.

Action, Inspiration, Motivation: Randolph County AIM Club Members Share Their Experiences, Spring, 2001
Box 101
Articles, 1988-2000
(2 folders)
Box 101
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, "America's Farmworker Children: Harvest of Broken Dreams," 2011
Box 101
Bachpan Bachao Andolan promotional material, undated
Box 101
Common Ground: A publication for the N.C. Center for Nonprofits newsletters, Summer and Fall, 2012
Box 101
Duke Magazine, 2012 Jul.-Aug.
Box 101
From the Ground Up: A Publication of Student Action with Farmworkers newsletters, Fall/Winter, 1999
Box 101
Georgetown Journal on Poverty and Law Policy, The Environment and Social Injustice of Farmworker Pesticide Exposure, Spring, 2012
Box 101
Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Volume 30, Number 6, 2011 Nov.-Dec.
Box 101
Health Outreach Partners, collection of outreach strategies from the field, undated
Box 101
Hispanic National Bar Association, The Promise of the Law, undated
Box 101
Inside Agromedicine newsletters, Summer 2011-Winter/Spring 2013
Box 101
Independent Weekly, 1999 Feb. and 2007 Aug.
Box 101
International Labor Office/Organization publications, 2005-2011
Box 101
Latino Studies, Latino/as in the Media, Vol. 9, Number 2-3, Summer/Autumn, 2011

Special issue.

Box 101
La Voz Independiente, 2011 Feb. 3
Box 101
Miscellaneous newsletters, 2011-2012
Box 101
Miscellaneous print publications, 1993-2012 and undated
Box 102
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement in the Gulf/Midsouth Region, undated
Box 102
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy quarterly journal, Spring 2011-Winter 2012/2013
Box 102
National Farmworker Ministry News and Views, Spring 2011-Fall 2012
Box 102
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Injustice for All: The Rise of the U.S.-Immigration Policing Regime, 2010 Dec.
Box 102
Network News, Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network newsletters, Volume 22, Numbers 1 and 2, Autumn-Winter, 2012
Box 102
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Volume 22, Number 2, 2012
Box 102
North Carolina Justice Center, 2011
Box 102
North Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 72, Number 6, 2011 Nov.-Dec.
Box 102
Office of Research Integrity newsletter, 2011 Mar. and Sep.
Box 102
Organización Internacional del Trabajo publications, 2012 and undated
Box 102
Piñata Books for Children, Spring, 2011 and 2012
Box 102
Poverty and Race Research Action Council newsletters, 2011 May/June-2013 Jan./Feb.
Box 102
Pushing Back: Women Workers Speak Out on Free Trade, Women United for Worker Justice (STITCH), 2004, Aug.
Box 102
Salud! Health and Safety Programs, 2012 Jan.-Nov.
Box 102
Student Action with Farmworkers publication, 1990-1995
Box 102
Student Action with Farmworkers publication, 1996-2000 (2 folders)
Box 103
Siembra: A Newsletter for Farmworker Friends and Advocates, Fall 2011-Winter 2012
Box 103
UMOS annual report, 2010-2011
Box 103
Youth Villages magazine, Spring, 2012
Box 103

Audiovisual Subseries, 1987-2003 and undated

Contains videos focusing on migrant workers and migrant labor.

1. Plantation Legislature; 2. Migrant Lay Health Advisors: A Strategy, 16:15, VHS, 1987
Box 104
Catholic Communications Network, Season of the Migrants, 19:20, VHS, undated
Box 104
Milagritos . . . Little Miracles: When Communities Create Farmworker Housing, 16:00, VHS, 1998
Box 104
Justice on the Table: Resources and Discussion Guides for Schools and Religious Audiences, 25:00, VHS, 2003
Box 104

Digital Records Subseries, 1993-2011 and undated

Contains various digital records of administrative files and student documentary projects. Some material has been migrated from the Documentary Projects subseries.

35 diskettes, 25 minidisks, 17 CD-Rs, 1993-2011
Box 105

Ephemera Subseries, 2007 and undated

Contains miscellaneous ephemera related to immigrant rights, migrant labor and related events.

"Migrant farmworkers earn our support" bumper sticker, undated
Box 106
Quinceañera celebration photograph, 2007 Aug. 10
Box 106
Immigrant rights are civil rights sign, undated
Box 106
Association of Migrant Students t-shirt, undated
Box 106
Puppet, 2003-2004

Big Papa is a puppet that was used by SAF's theater group from 2003-2004 to represent the negative aspects of corporate agriculture. The puppet was created by NC sculpture artist Daniel L. Mathewson (1964-2011) for the play Gigantes en los Campos/Giants in the Fields written by NC writer Cara Page. The Big Papa character had few lines, but loomed ominously over scenes in the play as a method of intimidation and mockery of the farmworker characters. The play critiqued the H2A Guestworker Program which brings thousands of farmworkers to labor in the fields of North Carolina picking tobacco, cucumbers and other crops.

Box 107

Historical Note

[Adapted from Student Action with Farmworkers website: http://saf-unite.org/]

Founded in 1992, Student Action with Farmworkers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other's lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF accomplishes its mission by working with farmworkers to address their concerns through documentation of human rights violations, grassroots education and mobilization, leadership development of young people, policy advocacy, and support of labor organizing.

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) traces its history to the 1970s when child psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles and professor Bruce Payne led twelve Duke University students in a summer-long Migrant Project, investigating conditions in NC migrant camps, testifying before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and successfully lobbying for the creation of NC Farmworker Legal Services. In the early 1980s, Payne and other faculty and students at Duke founded the Interns in Conscience project of the Hart Leadership Program, and groups of students went to southern Florida during summer breaks to work with agencies serving farmworkers.

In 1990, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke funded college student volunteers documenting the lives of migrant farmworker children. Fourteen Duke students in the summer of 1990 and eleven more in 1991 participated in the Center's Migrant Summer Program along with several University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students. In 1992, students from Duke and UNC participated in a joint service-learning class about farmworker issues and the summer internship program.

Inspired by other activists, a group of students enlisted farmworker advocates, farmworkers, and community members to incorporate SAF as a nonprofit in 1992. Since 1992, SAF has directly impacted thousands of farmworkers, students and community members

As of 2007, the goals of SAF include:

  1. To provide farmworkers and their families with greater access to existing resources through collaborations with farmworker advocacy organizations and community groups
  2. To link student groups working with farmworkers in order to share their experiences and ideas
  3. To increase the involvement of farmworkers in leadership and decision-making roles within SAF and to encourage such involvement within other organizations working on farmworker issues
  4. To create a supportive environment for the efforts of farmworkers to improve their status in our society
  5. To create internships and other projects that are mutually beneficially for students and farmworkers
  6. To encourage student commitment to justice and social action
  7. To increase interaction, communication and understanding among people of different backgrounds
  8. To provide students from farmworker families with educational and career opportunities
  9. To provide information on farmworker issues for students, faculty, religious organizations, advocacy organizations, and community groups

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Student Action With Farmworkers Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Student Action With Farmworkers Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a transfer in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013. Additional materials arrived from Joan Preiss in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Jill Katte, John Mayrose, June 2007

Encoded by Jill Katte, John Mayrose, June 2007

Updated by Meghan Lyon, February 2009; March 2011

Updated by Jen Snow and Patrick Stawski, November 2011

Updated by Clare Callahan and Patrick Stawski, May 2013