- Scope and Contents
Collection of thirty-eight photographs that document aspects of housing, medical care, and education for migrant agricultural laborers in California, 1969-1971, created by photographers Harvey Saul Columbus and Calind Lewis Potts as well as by the California Farm Workers Health Service. Many of the agricultural laborers are Hispanic Americans as well as several African Americans.
Seven photographs by Calind Lewis Potts document education, including classroom scenes, as well as housing for migrant agricultural laborers at Dixon, Empire, Hollister, Lodi, and Merced in California, approximately 1970.
Photographs by Harvey Saul Columbus include twelve photographs that chiefly document a free medical clinic at Livingston, California, operated by the Stanford University School of Medicine including student F. Wells Shoemaker and faculty member Keith Breden Taylor in 1969. Seventeen other photographs by Columbus document medical clinics and housing for migrant agricultural laborers at Calexico, Fresno, Imperial, Lodi, Mace, Mendota, San Joaquin County, Stockton, Sutter County, and Watsonville, approximately 1970.
Two photographs by the California Farm Workers Health Service document a woman at a grape packing factory as well as agricultural workers harvesting tomatoes at unidentified locations, approximately 1970.
Manuscript inscriptions on rectos and versos of mounts. Titles for prints in this guide derive from inscriptions on rectos and versos of mounts.
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Photographs of Migrant Agricultural Laborers in California collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from the William Reese Co. on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2022.
Organized into three series: I. Photographs by Calind Lewis Potts, approximately 1970. II. Photographs by Harvey Saul Columbus, 1969-1971. III. Photographs by the California Farm Workers Health Service, approximately 1970.
Photographs of Migrant Agricultural Laborers in California
Call Number: WA Photos Folio 225