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Guide to the Mary Rudge Share the Seed Typescript, 1969-1979

Summary

Mary Rudge was a peace activist and poet. Collection comprises an unpublished typescript Share the Seed: A Farmworkers Anthology, containing a compilation of voices of the Farmworkers Movement, edited by Mary Rudge, dated 1979. There are at least one hundred items, including narratives and interviews, poems, songs, documents, sketches, and photocopied photographs, focusing on farmworkers in California, as well as elsewhere in the United States. The text features corrections and emendations. Signed by Rudge at the end of her foreword to the volume. Velobound in brown vinyl covers. Several pages missed the binding and are thus laid in. Also laid in are several ephemeral pieces from the farmworkers movement.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11367
Title
Mary Rudge Share the Seed typescript
Date
1969-1979
Creator
Rudge, Mary
Extent
1 Linear Feet, 6 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an unpublished typescript Share the Seed: A Farmworkers Anthology, containing a compilation of voices of the Farmworkers Movement, edited by Mary Rudge, dated 1979. There are at least one hundred items, including narratives and interviews, poems, songs, documents, sketches, and photocopied photographs, focusing on farmworkers in California, as well as elsewhere in the United States. The text features corrections and emendations. Signed by Rudge at the end of her foreword to the volume. Velobound in brown vinyl covers. Several pages missed the binding and are thus laid in. Also laid in are several ephemeral pieces from the farmworkers movement: a printed Thanksgiving letter from Cesar Chavez, 1969, commemorating the fifth Thanksgiving of the farm workers' struggle; El Malcriado, "The Voice of the Farm Worker" newsletter for November and December, 1969; The Picket Line newsletter, July 18, 1975; and a one-page legal-size handbill promoting an [1969] event sponsored by the UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) Defense Fund Committee.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Mary Rudge Share the Seed Typescript, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Typescript
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Mary Rudge was a peace activist and poet. She became the first poet laureate of Alameda, California.


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Provenance

The Mary Rudge Share the Seed Typescript was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, January, 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0304