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Research Guide

How to use this site for research purposes

The Omeka platform offers multiple ways to search for digitized items from the California Women for Agriculture (CWA) scrapbooks.

·      The “Collections” section is a good starting point to begin a search for items as they are organized around themes.

·      In addition to searching for items in the “Collections” and “Exhibits” sections, visitors can search for specific items by using the “Advanced Search” feature, placed below the search engine at the top of the site. This allows visitors to search for items by keyword, by the format of the document, and by collection.

·      Also, visitors can browse for items using the tags, which are listed with each item.

For additional information about a particular item, click on the item to find the document’s title, subject, description, the creator of the item, the source where the item can be found, the publisher of the item, the date that the item was created, the format of the document, and the rights to the item. This information can be found to the right of the document, or below in document under “Dublin Core.”

Since this digital project only offers a selection of the documents found in the CWA scrapbooks, to learn more about what exists in the scrapbooks, visit the “Scrapbook Finding Aid” for more information. To access any documents not available on this website, contact the Women’s Museum of California to schedule a visit.


Recommendations for Further Research 

The Labor Movement, The UFW, and Cesar Chavez

1.            Bardacke, Frank. Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. New York: Verso, 2011.

2.            Dunne, John Gregory. Delano:The Story of the California Grape Strike. Rev. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 

3.            Garcia, Matt. From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

4.            Garza Elizondo, Humberto. Organizing the Chicano Movement: The Story of CSO. San Jose, CA: Sun House, 2009.

5.            Mitchell, Don. They Saved the Crops: Labor, Landscape, and the Struggle Over Industrial Farming in Bracero-Era California. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.

6.            Shaw, Randy. Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.

7.            Taylor, Ronald B. Chavez and the Farm Workers. Boston: Beacon, 1975.  

Women and Agriculture

1.            Haney, Wava G. and Jane B. Knowles. Women and Farming: Changing Roles, Changing Structures. Boulder: Westview Press, 1988. 

2.            Jellison, Katherine. Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

3.            Rosenfeld, Rachel Ann. Farm Women: Work, Farm, and Family in the United States (Institute for Research in Social Sciences Series). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.