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Justo Hernandez papers

Identifier: MSS 474 large

Scope and Contents

The Justo Hernandez papers consist of materials gathered from his volunteer work organizing local United Farm Workers union activities. Photographs of Cesar E. Chavez at local activities are included. These materials are also available as part of MICHILAC, an online digital resource.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Justo Hernandez was a labor educator who worked at Michigan State University, Labor Studies Center under the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, in The Union Minorities Leadership Training Project from 1981-1994. Hernandez was born in San Antonio Texas and with his family migrated for agricultural work and settled in Imlay City Michigan in 1962. As an adult, he worked for the Lee County Florida Housing Authority. He returned to Michigan in 1980 and worked with Michigan Economics for Human Development, a state-federal supported nonprofit corporation serving economically disadvantaged individuals and FHA on farm labor housing directing the implementation of the 24 unit housing development (Chapita Hills) under FHA. Hernandez brought Cesar E. Chavez to Michigan for several UFW grape and lettuce boycott events. He helped organize UFW marches in Michigan from the early 1970s – 1994.


.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The materials are arranged in in alphabetical order by folder name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Justo Hernandez in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Diana Rivera in October 2016.

Finding Aid for the Justo Hernandez papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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