Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The Problem of Migratory Farm Labor in the United States, 1948-1953

Documents

1948

January

Correspondence Between Joseph Joebken and John Steelman
       January 15, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence Between Tom F. Baker and John Steelman
       October 29, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

January

Testimony of Austin E. Anson Before House Labor Committee
       ca. January, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Correspondence Between Tom F. Baker and John Steelman
       May 10, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Clinton P. Anderson and Harry S. Truman
       May 26, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

David K. Niles to Harry S. Truman With Attachments
       June 8, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

David K. Niles to Harry S. Truman
       June 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Clinton P. Anderson
       August 12, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Sheridan Downey to John Steelman, With Attached Note
       August 25, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence Between Roy Wilkins and Harry S. Truman
       October 10, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joe Ryan to Harry S. Truman
       October 18, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

William P. Darsie to John R. Steelman, With Attachment
       October 18, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Helen Gahagan Douglas
       October 26, 1949    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Philleo Nash to David H. Stowe, With Attachments
       November 18, 1949    View (26 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

February

Telegram, Wally Robertson to Harry S. Truman
       February 7, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Telegram, Helen Gahagan Douglas to Harry S. Truman, With Attached Referral Note
       April 3, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Jesus Clemente to Harry S. Truman
       June 15, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release, President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       June 23, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

Statement of Ernst Schwarz Before the President's Commission on Migratory Labor
       ca. July, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release, Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 5, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Statement of J. T. Sanders, National Grange, Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 12, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

T.N. Finney to Thomas Campbell
       July 12, 1950    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of Sol Markoff, National Child Labor Committee, to the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 13, 1950    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of C. B. Ray Before the Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 13, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of Clarence Mitchell Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 13, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of Reverend William J. Gibbons Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 13, 1950    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of Donald Henderson to the President’s Commission on Migrantory Labor
       July 21, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of C. H. DeVaney Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       July 31, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

F.R. Cuellar and F.G. Vallez to Maurice T. Van Hecke
       August 1, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

William Becker to Committee to Survey the Agricultural Labor Resources of the San Joaquin Valley
       August 1, 1950    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement of Delmar Roberts Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       August 4, 1950    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Louis Neuendorf to Harry S. Truman, with Attachment
       August 4, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Nicholas C. Dragon, Elmer F. Vickers, et al., “A Report To President Truman’s Commission on Migrant and Alien Labor”
       August 7, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

R.E. Browne to President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       August 9, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Testimony of George Pickering, Yuma Producers Cooperative Association, to President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       August 14, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Allan Hurst to Samuel Liss
       August 16, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Hector Garcia to Harry S. Truman
       August 18, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Remarks by John S. Sholl Before the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       September 5, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary Statement of Rowland Watts to the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       September 6, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Carl Hayden to Harry S. Truman, With Referral to Secretary of Labor
       September 26, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Statement of William Green to the President’s Commission on Migratory Labor
       October 26, 1950    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

“The Migratory Worker in the American Agricultural Labor Force”
       ca. November, 1950    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Acting Administrator, Federal Security Agency to Maurice T. Van Hecke
       November 2, 1950    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Meeting Agenda
       November 6, 1950    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Robert C. Jones, “Mexico-United States Agricultural Labor Recruitment Program and Its Operation"
       December 15, 1950    View (18 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

January

Referral From William D. Hassett to Department of Justice
       January 2, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

William J. Hopkins to Matthew Connelly
       February 20, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Maurice Van Hecke to Members of Commission and Varden Fuller
       March 13, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Varden Fuller to Maurice T. Van Hecke
       April 11, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

James G. Patton to Harry S. Truman, with Reply from William Hassett
       April 11, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Evelyn S. Randall to William Hopkins, with Attachments
       April 12, 1951    View (21 pages)    |    (PDF)

William Green to Harry S. Truman, with Reply from William Hassett
       April 16, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Gardner Jackson to David Stowe
       April 23, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Evelyn S. Randall to Varden Fuller with Related Correspondence
       May 15, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harold Enarson to David Stowe
       May 23, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Evelyn S. Randall to Members of the Commission on Migratory Labor
       May 31, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Claire V. Cook to Harry S. Truman
       June 20, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

George J. Garza to Cleveland Bailey
       June 27, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

H.L. Mitchell to Harry S. Truman
       July 3, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

William Green to Harry S. Truman
       July 3, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philip Murray to Harry S. Truman
       July 5, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

T.C. Carroll to Harry S. Truman
       July 5, 1951    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Arch Underwood and Harry S. Truman
       July 6, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, James G. Patton to Harry S. Truman
       July 6, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

John V. Bahr to Harry S. Truman
       July 8, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Associate Growers of Brownsville to Harry S. Truman
       July 10, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Toby Morris to Harry S. Truman
       July 10, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Arlie L. Andersen to Harry S. Truman
       July 11, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Roger W. Jones to William J. Hopkins
       July 11, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, American Farm Bureau Federation to Harry S. Truman
       July 12, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between John R. Steelman and F.R. Wilcox
       July 12, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Maurice Tobin to Harry S. Truman
       July 12, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Miguel Aleman
       July 14, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

R.R. Rubottom, Jr. to David H. Stowe
       August 8, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

David H. Stowe to Harry S. Truman
       August 11, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

David H. Stowe to Max C. Henderson
       October 17, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Max C. Henderson to David Stowe
       October 20, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Jack D. Neal to David H. Stowe, with Attachment
       December 18, 1951    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

Dean Acheson to William O’Dwyer
       ca. 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Memorandum of Conversation between American and Mexican Officials
       January 22, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

H.S. Casey Abbott to Lamar Fleming
       January 23, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

H.S. Casey Abbott to Dennis Chavez
       January 23, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

R.R. Rubottom, Jr. to David Stowe, With Attachment
       February 4, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Department of State Memorandum For the Files, with Attached Press Releases
       February 11, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles S. Murphy to Harley Kilgore
       February 27, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)