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Michigan Grape Protest Banners

Identifier: MSS 697

Scope and Contents

The Michigan Grape Protest Banners collection contains two banners related to grape protests at Michigan universities. The organizations represented on these banners include LASO (Latin American Student Organization), Culturas de las Razas (CRU) - a pan-Latino student organization for college students, and MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán).


  • Creation: approximately 1994

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request 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

In the 1990's, the United Farm Workers Union was boycotting California grapes over harsh working conditions and the use of dangerous pesticides. Students at Wayne State University, the Universtiy of Michigan, and Michigan State University rallied to support the UFW's boycott by lobbying their universities to stop acquiring California grapes.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by MSU Librarian Diana Rivera in unknown year.

Physical Description

Banner 1: 66 x 96 inches, Banner 2: 65.5 x 97 inches

Processing Information

Lachlan Woods processed this collection in 2019.

Finding Aid for the Michigan Grape Protest Banners
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Lachlan Woods
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Repository Details

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

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA