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Author Van Bourg, Victor J., 1931-
Title Victor Van Bourg collection.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Special Collections Reading Room  VVB  box 4    IN TRANSIT
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  VVB  box 1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  VVB  box 2    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  VVB  box 3    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 1.25 linear feet.
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary Collection consists of files from cases brought to court by Van Bourg's firm on behalf of its labor clients. The documents included in the collection reflect Mr. Van Bourg's concerns and involvement in the legal battles for workers rights. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence with union representatives and court pleadings. Of particular significance are the case files of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. There is also detailed material for the California Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO vs. Oxnard Elementary School District during the 1960s.
Note Victor Van Bourg was born in New York in 1931. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants who arrived in New York around 1924. By the time Van Bourg was born, his father was an active member in the local painters union. In 1935, the Van Bourg family moved to Tujunga, California, where Van Bourg's father continued his labor activities. After studying law at Bolt Hall Law School at University of California, Berkeley, Van Bourg became concerned with the problems faced by the organized worker. His first job was with Charles P. Scully, the general council for the American Federation of Labor, State Labor Federation. In 1947, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), led by Ernesto Galarza, became Van Bourg's major client. Van Bourg founded the firm Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfield, where he practiced for three decades. The firm represented more than 400 unions and their members.
Van Bourg, Allen, Weiberg and Roger, Attorneys at Law; Gift; 1980; 80-15; 81-4.
Subject Van Bourg, Victor J., 1931- -- Archives.
Labor unions -- California.
Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg & Roger (Law firm).
Related Names Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg & Roger (Law firm).
OCLC number 17516134