Valley Migrant League photographs collection, circa 1965-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Valley Migrant League photographs collection
Dates
circa 1965-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet, (1,945 photographs and 1,180 safety film negatives in 3 boxes)
Collection Number
Org. Lot 74
Summary
This collection contains photographs relating to the Valley Migrant League, an organization based in Woodburn, Or. that sponsored re-education programs for migrant farm workers who were being replaced by machinery. Subjects include League-sponsored activities, as well as photographs of field work and picketing by laborers.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Valley Migrant League (VML), which was founded in 1964, was first funded in May 1965 by the Office of Economic Opportunity as part of Great Society anti-poverty programs to serve migrant farm workers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It operated programs until the mid-1970s. The VML established its administrative headquarters in Woodburn, Or. with Area Opportunity Centers in Aumsville, Dayton, Hillsboro, Independence, Salem, Sandy, and Woodburn. Other VML programs included adult education through evening classes, Winter Day Schools, and existing community schools; publication of a newspaper, Opportunity News (and later, Relampago); job development, counseling, and placement; housing; and child care centers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs in this collection document activities sponsored by the Migrant League's (VML) community center, including education classes and social events for adults and children, as well as work done in fields by laborers, migrant medical care, and picketing. Many of the photographs also depict individuals associated with the VML, both identified and unidentified. There are a large number of safety film negatives, and many do not have matching prints. The photos date from circa 1965-1968, and photographers include Housen Photography of Woodburn, Or. and John Smith.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Valley Migrant League photographs collection, Org. Lot 74, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  People, circa 1965-1968Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by surname.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Individuals, identified
  • Adams, Alan - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Aeyes, Joe
  • Amaya, Donato
  • Aguirre, Lola
  • Alden, Harold - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Alvarez, Guadalupe
  • Anderson, Jerry
  • Aranda, Mrs. Juan
  • Aranda, Lupe
  • Arguello, Porfirio
  • Ash, Albert
  • Ash, Donna
  • Ash, Doyle
  • Blake, Wayne
  • Bomersheim, Katie - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Bonser, Erma
  • Brown, B.
  • Bruner, Cecil
  • Bruner, William
  • Cantu, Gloria
  • Cantu, Rosa
  • Carbajal, Elvira
  • Cedillo, Yolanda
  • Chavez, Ray
  • Christianson, Mrs.
  • Clark, Cheryl
  • Cloose, Ed
  • Cobine, Don
  • Collins, Judy
  • Colon, Carmen
  • Constrate, Juanita
  • Cora, Yolanda
  • Cortez, Elva
  • Cortez, Juanita
  • Cumming, James
  • Current, Juanita
  • Delacruz, Manuel
  • Devens, Ann
  • Dryer, Sally
  • Duncan, Mrs. Robert
  • Earl, Vicki
  • Eiffert, Bobbie
  • Fasion, Ed
  • Flores, Emelio
  • Ford, Kathy - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Freepons, Richard - owner of Oregon Bay Co.
  • Fuji, Alan
  • Galaviz, Manuel
  • Gallegos, Guadalupe
  • Gallegos, Herman
  • Garcia, Abelino
  • Garcia, Anita
  • Garcia family
  • Garza, Eva
  • Gayton, Gloria
  • Glover, Ken - COP committee, Washington Co.
  • Godina, Hipolito
  • Goestevsky, Maria
  • Goestevsky, Sevastian
  • Gonzales, Ambrosio
  • Gonzalez, Connie
  • Gonzalez, Cruz
  • Gonzalez, Dora
  • Gonzalez, Frimo
  • Goodwin, Sarah Hall
  • Greger, Lucille
  • Greger, Vera
  • Guzman, L. Fidel
  • Guzman, Maria
  • Guzman, Maria Stella
  • Guzman, Ophelia
  • Helms, Mr.
  • Hernandez, Emilio
  • Hernandez, Hortencia
  • Hernandez, Mary
  • Hicks, Al
  • Hodkins, Katherine
  • Holman, Kathy - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Holmes, Dr. Kenneth - of Linfield College, chairman of Human Relations Committee
  • House, Barry
  • Jensen, Mr. V. K. - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Johnson, Robert
  • Lampman, Dr.
  • Leos, Elva
  • Lester, Mr. and Mrs.
  • Levant, Lowell - VISTA
  • Lewis, Harold - Democratic representative of Yamhill Co.
  • Limas, Gus
  • Linford, Velma - VISTA Director of Rural Projects
  • Lopez, Hilario
  • McCrevey, Cindy - VISTA
  • McIntosh, Jack, 1965
  • McLoud, Burl
  • McLoud, Marion
  • Macy, Harold - VISTA
  • Marquez, Calixto, 1968
  • Martin, Quince
  • Martinez, Alicia
  • Martinez, Daniel
  • Martinez, Joe
  • Martinez, Joel
  • Merritt, Roy
  • Metcalf, Mary
  • Meyer, Richard
  • Mills, Kathi - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Minette, Perilli
  • Morales, Hope
  • Morgan, Mr.
  • O'Azares, Carlos
  • Olivarez, Able
  • Olivarez, Ramiro
  • Oliveros family
  • Ortega, Adam
  • Ortiz, Mr.
  • Perez, Emma
  • Perry, Jimmy
  • Perry, Mrs.
  • Phillips, Alan - at 9 months old
  • Phillips, George
  • Phillips, Violet
  • Pollock, Richard
  • Quintero, Tony
  • Record, Dr. Wilson
  • Rigney, Ella
  • Rios, Delores, 1966
  • Rios, Jose - program aid for UML
  • Rios, Mario
  • Robles, Norberto
  • Rocha, Barbara
  • Rocha, Maria
  • Rodrigues, Antonio
  • Rodriguez, Lupe
  • Rodriguez, Refugia
  • Rowland, Quinton
  • Ruiz, Carmen
  • Ruiz, Fred
  • Ruiz, JulianRunkel, Sandy - U of O/UMA Migrant Project
  • Salazar, Arnold
  • Salinas, Diana
  • Sanchez, Hector
  • Schneider, Ted
  • Siller, Mrs. Francisco
  • Siller, Stella
  • Shrack, Don
  • Sloat, Bill
  • Smiscon, Frances Thomas
  • Smith, Annie
  • Smith, John
  • Sturtevant, Rev. Luther
  • Thiesen, Ron - OCE
  • Trevino, Benny M.
  • Trevino, Margarita
  • Trevino, Vicki
  • Turamoto, Elaine
  • Tweiten, Judy
  • Washburn, Floyd
  • Whittle, Mary, receiving G.E.D.
  • Valdez, Luis
  • Van Sciver, Rebecca
  • Vasquez, Manuel
  • Vendrell, Luis
  • Veliz, Rudy
  • Villa, Elsa
  • Villareal, Elvida
  • Wallace, Carol
  • Watt, Bob
  • Weaver, Margaret - VISTA
  • Wells, Mrs. Ivan
  • Williams, Mr.
  • Williams, Nettie
  • Williams, Stephanie
  • Wolf, Marge
  • Woods, Henry
  • Wynia, Bob
  • Zapata, Alberto
  • Zharkoff, Evlampi
  • Zimmerman, Larry - VISTA
  • Zuniga, Nick
1/2
Individuals, unidentified
1968, undated
1/3
Visiting dignitaries
Includes Lyndon B. Johnson; Robert F. Kennedy and Kennedy rally; Tom McCall; and Wayne Morse.
undated
1/4-5
Adult groups, unidentified
1966, undated
1/6
Children with adults
undated
1/7
Children, miscellaneous
undated
1/8
Russian children and families
undated

Series B:  Work, buildings, and benefits, circa 1965-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Buildings
  • Erma Bonser's new log cabin on Hwy. 6
  • Dayton Pharmacy
  • Residence
  • Silvercrest School Dist. No. 83C
  • Squash elevator
  • Valley Migrant League Community Center
undated
2/2
Forestry
undated
2/3
Machinery, field workers, crops, etc.
Includes photo of bean picker at Glidewell Farm, West Stayton, or.
circa 1965-1967, undated
2/4
Medical care
undated
2/5
Picketing
1966, undated

Series C:  Social activities, circa 1966Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/6
Children's groups and activities
1966, undated
2/7
Young adult and teenage activities
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Dance
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
undated
2/8
Parades
undated

Series D:  Education, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/9
Children in school
undated
2/10
Continuing education
undated
2/11
Vocational and industrial education
undated

Series E:  Other photographs , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/12
Color prints
  • Baptism
  • Landscape
  • Meeting
undated
2/13
Miscellaneous
  • El Macriado
  • Fire
  • Injured hand
  • Lewis Nursery, Sandy, Or. sign
  • Mail
  • Frank Tankersley Labor Camp sign
  • Trapeze artists
undated

Series F:  Negatives, circa 1965-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Safety film negatives:

  • 4 x 5 negative, 74-1
  • 2 1/2 x 3 negatives, 74-2 through 74-26
  • 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 negatives, 74-27 through 74-112
  • 35 mm negatives, 74-113 through 74-409A
  • 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 negatives, 74-410 through 74-467
  • 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 negatives, 74-468 through 74-503
  • 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negatives, 74-504 through 74-1178
  • Cut and odd dimension negatives, 74-1179 through 74-1187

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children of migrant laborers--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Hispanic Americans--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Migrant agricultural laborers--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Migrant labor--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Picketing--Oregon--Photographs.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Valley Migrant League (Woodburn, Or.)--Photographs.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Woodburn (Or.)--Photographs.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Safety film negatives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Smith, John (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Housen Photography (Woodburn, Or.) (photographers)