This collection is comprised of paper records, objects, photographs, and research files donated by David R. Cormier, assistant coordinator of Labor Studies, and other people active in organizing for farm workers. As described by Cormier, "the primary focus is on materials from the first grape and lettuce boycotts, the volunteer boycott support committees which were set up in northern and central Indiana, the activity with migrant workers during that period here in the Midwest, and related information from the UFW from that period."
For more information about this collection, please refer to the Finding Aid linked below the photograph.
Cormier family reading the newspaper, c. 1972. MMFW-P-00105.
Robert Coughlan was a journalist and author, notably publishing articles in LIFE and Fortune magazines prior to ghostwriting Rose Kennedy’s memoir, Times to Remember. Coughlan was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Indiana University in 1988. His papers, gathered and annotated by his wife, Patricia Coughlan, include correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and publications.
Coughlan at Victoria Falls, 1961. RC-P-0056.