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Herman Gilman collection on farmworker organizing in Washington state, 1987-1998

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gilman, Herman
Title
Herman Gilman collection on farmworker organizing in Washington state
Dates
1987-1998 (inclusive)
1994-1998 (bulk)
Quantity
.18 cubic feet (1 box) plus 1 Oversize Vertical File
1 DVD
Collection Number
5951 (Accession No. 5951-001)
Summary
Collection documents Herman Gilman's work with farmworker organization
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Herman Gilman is a labor activist, union member, and officer who has worked as an organizer for the American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees (AFSCME), volunteered with Jobs with Justice, and serves as a member of the King County Central Labor Council.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

One folder of materials from a class Gilman took in 1998 at the University of Massachusetts as part of a Master’s Program in union organizing. Included is his paper on two different farmworker organizing campaigns in Washington state: the 1986-1995 Chateau St. Michel organizing campaign and the 1998 apple pickers organizing campaign. Included in this collection are ephemera, publications, flyers, news clippings from both campaigns, which Gilman was involved with as a labor activist and support through his work as an organizer for the American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees (AFSCME), Jobs with Justice, and a member of the King County Central Labor Council. The Chateau St. Michel campaign was run by the United Farm Workers of Washington State and the Apple Pickers' campaign was run by the Teamsters of central Washington State. Also included is a DVD of a 1987 panel discussion "Fighting for Our Future” on farmworkers organizing. The panel includes Gilman, Jeff Johnson (then Research Director of the Washington State Labor Council); Tomas Villanueva (cofounder of the United Farm Workers of Washington State), two activists and Karen Keiser (now a state senator, then Communications Director for the Washington State Labor Council).

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top