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Collection Number: 20317

Collection Title: Student Action with Farmworkers Collection, 1999-2002

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Size About 560 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) conducts Into the Fields, a ten-week summer internship program for university students in North and South Carolina and from farmworking families nationwide. As part of this internship, student interns receive training in folklife fieldwork and complete a documentary oral history project. The documentary fieldwork focuses on farmworkers and their families in North and South Carolina, primarily, though not exclusively, migrant Latino workers, many illegal immigrants to the United States. The folklife documented includes foodways, traditional dance, art, music, and oral literature, religious beliefs and practices, life stories and experiences, labor camp life, and involvement in the labor movement. The collection includes fieldwork documentation, audio tapes, slides, videos, papers analyzing the material collected, and, from 1999-2001, printed publications with articles and photographs highlighting material from projects. The interviews and transcripts are largely in Spanish, with some translation. Fieldwork documentation and analysis includes the fieldworkers' impressions and reactions and are mostly in English. The published material from 2000 and 2001 includes side-by-side text in English and Spanish.
Creator Student Action with Farmworkers (Organization : U.S.).
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Student Action with Farmworkers Collection #20317, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Melinda Wiggins, Executive Director of Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham, N.C., in June 2000 (Acc. 98661), March 2001 (Acc. 98884), and May 2002 (Acc. 99237). Addition received from Melinda Wiggins, Executive Director of Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham, N.C., in March 2003 (Acc. 99456). Website harvested using Archive-It, beginning in October 2013 (Acc. 101948).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1992 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." As one means of accomplishing this mission, SAF sponsors Into the Fields, a ten-week summer internship program for university students in North and South Carolina and from farmworking families nationwide. Between one-third and one-half of the interns are from farmworking families. All interns have at least a working knowledge of Spanish and many are bilingual. Students work full-time in migrant health centers, legal services, migrant education programs, policy agencies, and community and labor organizing groups in North and South Carolina. As a means of reflecting upon their summer's experience, interns complete a documentary project, collecting oral histories and documenting folklife, art, music, and celebrations. These documentary projects include taped interviews, slides, and video recordings as well as field notes, transcripts, and final papers. From 1999-2001, a selection of the resulting analytical papers was published in an annual publication. Most of the interviews were conducted in Spanish, and much of the documentation and some of the papers are in Spanish.

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The Student Action with Farmworkers collection includes fieldwork documentation, audio tapes, slides, videos, papers analyzing the material collected, and printed publications with articles and photographs highlighting material generated by Into the Fields internship program projects, 1999-2002. New projects may be added in the future.

The documentary fieldwork focuses on farmworkers and their families in North Carolina and South Carolina. These farmworkers are primarily, though not exclusively, migrant Latino workers, many illegal immigrants to the United States. The folklife documented includes foodways, traditional dance, art, music, religious beliefs and practices, poetry, storytelling, life stories and experiences, labor camp life, and involvement in the labor movement. The interviews and transcripts are largely in Spanish, with some translation. Fieldwork documentation and analysis includes the fieldworkers' impressions and reactions and are mostly in English. The published material from 2000 and 2001 has side-by-side text in English and Spanish.

It appears that some of the projects either have tapes missing or that the interviews were unrecorded. The projects differ in the amount and variety of documentation associated with them.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Documentation and Slides, 1999-2002.

About 520 items.

Arrangement: by year.

Material on the background of the Student Action with Farmworkers  Into the Fields summer internship program and documentary project, the 1999-2002 student projects, published materials, and slides. The student projects are organized by project, as received. They are arranged alphabetically by the title of the project. If the subject is unclear from the title, a brief description follows in parentheses. In the case of untitled projects a few descriptive words follow "Untitled." Slides, from all projects that included them in their documentation are filed together, as received, in one folder per year.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1999.

About 150 items.

Topics of fieldwork projects for 1999 include labor camp life, storytelling, wedding traditions, Mexican holidays and festivals, oral histories, the labor movement, pinatas, Quincenera celebrations, ranchera and romantica songs, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and foodways. One of the publications in folder 16 includes all of the final papers, many of which are in Spanish, and a selection of photographs. Slides in folder 17 correspond to projects in folders 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 and also include slides for which there is no corresponding fieldwork documentation or folder.

Folder 1

Overview #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 1

Folder 2

Dulce Herrara (labor camp life) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 2

Folder 3

Entrevista con Vicente Rosales (storytelling) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 3

Folder 4

Folklife Photography (wedding traditions) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 4

Folder 5

La Reina del Pueblo (Mexican holidays and festivals) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 5

Folder 6

Life on Easy Street (oral history) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 6

Folder 7

Oral History: Jose Juan Zuniga and Manuel Deciga #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 7

Folder 8

Organizing: Past and Present (labor movement) #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 8

Folder 9

Pinatas #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 9

Folder 10

Quinceanera #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 10

Folder 11

Rancheras and Romanticas of Humberto Zapata Alviso #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 11

Folder 12

Silvia's Tamales #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 12

Folder 13

Untitled: Homelife photo documentation #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 13

Folder 14

Untitled: Wedding traditions #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 14

Folder 15

Virgin of Guadalupe #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 15

Folder 16

Publications #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 16

Folder 17

Slides #20317, Subseries: "1.1. 1999." Folder 17

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About 130 items.

Topics of fieldwork projects for 2000 include folk art, folk dance, folk music, folk literature, baptism and three-year-old presentation, foodways, children's folklore, and religious beliefs. The publications in folder 31 include side-by-side bilingual, edited reports from both 1999 and 2000 fieldwork projects. The slides in folder 32 correspond to projects in folders 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and also include slides for which there is no corresponding fieldwork documentation or folder.

Folder 18

Overview #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 18

Folder 19

The Artesania of Nicacio Reyes Reina (folk art) #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 19

Folder 20

El Grupo Folklorico del Catedral del Sagrado Corazon (folk dance) #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 20

Folder 21

Faith Meets Tradition #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 21

Folder 22

Federico and his Guitar #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 22

Folder 23

Festival Foods and Music #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 23

Folder 24

Food for Thought #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 24

Folder 25

The Hold Religion Has #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 25

Folder 26

In Their Own Words: Children's Interpretations of Folklife #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 26

Folder 27

Maria Baltazar's Crocheting #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 27

Folder 28

Salvador Tovar (Mariachi) #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 28

Folder 29

Untitled: Foodways #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 29

Folder 30

Versos (children's folklore) #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 30

Folder 31

Publications #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 31

Folder 32

Slides #20317, Subseries: "1.2. 2000." Folder 32

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About 120 items.

Topics of fieldwork projects for 2001 include traditional butchering, Quinceanera celebrations, folk art, folk music, foodways, religion, children's folklore, oral history, baptism and three-year-old presentation, folk dance, and folk literature. The publication in folder 46 includes side-by-side bilingual, polished and edited reports on a selection of fieldwork projects. The slides in folder 47 correspond to projects in folders 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45 and also include slides for which there is no corresponding fieldwork documentation or folder.

Folder 33

Overview #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 33

Folder 34

Carlos, matancero (butcher) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 34

Folder 35

De Nina a Mujer (Quinceanera) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 35

Folder 36

Documentary Project on Juan Flores, Belt Making #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 36

Folder 37

La Banda y La Realidad (folk music) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 37

Folder 38

La Comida y La Familia Documentary (foodways) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 38

Folder 39

A Man's Promise to the Virgin Mary #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 39

Folder 40

Mural #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 40

Folder 41

Nancy Williamson and Famiily Home (religion) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 41

Folder 42

Narrative Story (oral history) #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 42

Folder 43

Third Birthday Celebration #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 43

Folder 44

Untitled: Dance #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 44

Folder 45

Untitled: Poetry #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 45

Folder 46

Publications #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 46

Folder 47

Slides #20317, Subseries: "1.3. 2001." Folder 47

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About 120 items.

The thirteen documentary projects from the 2002 Into the Fields internships cover topics of folk dance, the traditional herbal teas of a curandera, folk art, woodworking, foodways, advocacy work, celebrations, religion, and folk music. In addition to the projects documenting the lives of migrant farmworkers, one of the 2002 projects features an interview with one of the interns, Maribel Salgado, a participant in Mexican folk dance traditions. All of the projects, except for "Por Ser Mojado" have slides associated with them, which are filed together in one folder. However, only a sampling of the slides taken appear to be included in the collection. A number of the projects appear to have tapes missing. Tape logs are included with the written documents if there is no accompanying audio recording. No publication was apparently made for the 2002 projects.

Folder 48

Overview #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 48

Folder 49

Alacran's Apprentice (folk art) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 49

Folder 50

Art, Craft, and Design: Documentary Project on Jaime Gonzalez #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 50

Folder 51

Bertha Rendon: Duena del Restauran Tacos Los Paisanos en Raeford, N.C. (foodways) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 51

Folder 52

Evening Mass in the Fields #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 52

Folder 53

Fourth of July #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 53

Folder 54

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (foodways) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 54

Folder 55

Home, Sweet, Home (woodworking) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 55

Folder 56

Maribel Salgado: Mexican Folkloric Dancer #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 56

Folder 57

Por Ser Mojado: Una Intrevista Con Compuesto y Cantante Salomon Torres Pineda (folk music) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 57

Folder 58

Reactions of Labor Camps after the Theatre Group Performs #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 58

Folder 59

Seira Reyes: An Artist's Journey #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 59

Folder 60

Tea Time (herbal medicinal teas) #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 60

Folder 61

Woodworker from Guanajuato #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 61

Folder 62

Slides #20317, Subseries: "1.4. 2002." Folder 62

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34 items.

Taped interviews with migrant farmworkers, conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. Tape logs or transcripts are associated with many of these recordings, some of which are written completely or partially in English.

FS-6089: Interview with Jose Juan Zuniga by Juan Carlos Vieyra, 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6090: Interview with Manuel Deciga by Juan Carlos Vieyra, 4 July 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6091: Interview with Dulsa Herrera by Brady Rochford, 19 July 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6092: Interview with Vicente Rosales by Angeline Echeverria, 20 July 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6093: Interviews with Armando Carbajal, Ramiro Sarabia, Jr., Barbara Prear, and others by Mendi Drayton and Lori Fernald Khamala, August 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6094: Interview with Lorena Ramirez by Danielle Davis, 29 July 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6095: Interview with Humberto Zapata Alviso by Joe Bagby, 3 August 1999 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6096: Interview with Nicacio Reyes Reina by Laura Podolsky, 30 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6097: Interview with Federico Gomez by Raquel Rico, 21 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6098: Interview with Diana De Anda by Benito Hernandez, 25 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6099: Interview with Larry Wright by Nirav Mehta, 13 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6100: Interviews with Sylvia N. Salinas, Jose G. Cardenas, Jr., and Arturo Cardenas by Lee Abernathy, 24 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6101: Interview with Petra Hernandez by Margarita Martinez, 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6102: Interview with Salvador Tovar by Alison Blaine, 1 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6103: Performance by Salvador Tovar recorded by Alison Blaine, 29 July 2000 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6104: Interview with Alfonso Damazo by Brian Eichner and Marivel Gomez, 15 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6105: Interview with Juan Carlos Mora Prado by Karla Rosenberg, 20 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6106: Interview with Rolando Rivera by Scott Pryor, 23 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6107: Interviews with Jessica Aguirre, Concepcion Aguilera, and Teresa by Laxni Haynes, Bill Norton, and Lorena Alvarez, 12 July 2001 and 23 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6108: Interview with Antonio Mejia Bautista by Michael Sinohui and Chris Watson, 25 July 2001 and 1 August 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6109: Interview with Luis Miguel Tibocha by Jesse Gonzalez and Ben Campos, 17 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6110: Interview with Nicacio Reyes by Beth O'Donnell and Hannah Armstrong, July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6111: Interview with Nicacio Reyes by Beth O'Donnell and Hannah Armstrong, 24 June 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6112: Interview with Rolando Rivera by Scott Pryor, 2 July 2001 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6529: Interview with Romualdo Campos by Nkechi Ukwu and Coby Jansen, 20 July 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6530: Interview with Bertha Rendon by Hope Bastian, 4 August 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6531: Interview with Isidoro Basurto by Manuel Rodriguez and Hope Bastian, 26 July 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6532: Interview with Rosa Maria Gonzalez by Alma Navarrete and Raul de Anda, 17 July 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6533: Interview with Jose Romero Salazar by Lucina Benito and Elizabeth Smith, 14 July 2002, tape 1 of 2 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6534: Interview with Jose Romero Salazar by Lucina Benito and Elizabeth Smith, 16 July 2002, tape 2 of 2 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6535: Interview with Maribel Selgado by Gerado Martinez, 29 July 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6536: Interview with Seira Reyes by Samantha Fernandez and Lorena Magana-Ortiz, 12 august 2002, tape 1 of 2 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6537: Interview with Seira Reyes by Samantha Fernandez and Lorena Magana-Ortiz, 12 August 2002, tape 2 of 2 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

FS-6538: Interview with Genoveva Camocho by Juana Ortiz and Ann Plonk, 26 July 2002 #20317, Series: "2. Sound Recordings, 1999-2002." Folder 62

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of February 2014: Student Action with Farmworkers Website.

1 item.

Website and blog site of Student Action with Farmworkers. The website includes information about the organization and student organizing initiatives, information for alumni, and educational resources.

Digital Item DI-20317/1

Website (saf-unite.org) #20317, Series: "Addition of February 2014: Student Action with Farmworkers Website." DI-20317/1

Harvested using Archive-It, beginning in October 2013.

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Items separated include audio tapes (FS-6089 - FS-6112, FS-6529 - FS-6538) and video tapes (VT-20317/1-3).

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