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Migratory Labor Camp Papers

Established under the auspices of the United States Farm Security Administration, these migratory labor camps were the product of the late 1930's dust bowl years and the resulting migration. The camp newspapers listed below were published by those who lived in the camps.

These papers were filmed from incomplete holdings, although every attempt was made to get as complete a set as possible. See OskiCat for detailed holdings.

Avondale, AZ
The Desert sentinel
Avondale, Ariz., Agua Fria Farm Workers Community.
News/Micro MICROFILM 71129
Library has: 1:8(Nov 20, 1940)-3:1(Jan 5, 1942)

Coolidge AZ
Eleven mile news
Coolidge, Ariz., 11 Mile Corner Migratory Labor Camp.
News/Micro MICROFILM 71138
Library has: Nov 15, 1940-July 29, 1941

Somerton, AZ
Migrant's mike
Somerton, Ariz. [etc.] Yuma Farm Workers' Community.
News/Micro MICROFILM 71133
Library has: 1(1941)-3:20(June 20, 1942)

Arvin, CA
Tow sack tattler
News/Micro MICROFILM 71125
Library has: Sept 2, 1938-Feb 5, 1942

Brawley, CA
Camp echo
News/Micro MICROFILM 71127
Library has: 1(1938)-2:10(Feb 3, 1940)

Pea pickers prattle
News/Micro MICROFILM 71127
Library has: 2:1(Dec 13, 1940)-2:11(Mar 7, 1941)

Camp news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71127
Library has: 1:3(Jan 5, 1942), 2:2(Jan 29, 1942)

Firebaugh, CA
The Camp herald
News/Micro MICROFILM 71130
Library has: 1:1(1941)-1:21(May 30, 1941), 1:23(July 11, 1941)-1:46(Nov 28, 1941), 1:48(Dec 5, 1941)- 2:8(Feb 20, 1942)

Gridley, CA
Gridley camp news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71131
Library has: v.1:3(Apr 24, 1942), 1:5(May 7, 1942)-1:[12](June 26, 1942), 1:[14](July 16, 1942), 1:[16](July 31, 1942)

Tent city news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71131
Library has: 1:10(May 13, 1939)-1:13(June 3, 1939), 1:16(June 24, 1939)-1:19(July 15, 1939), 1:21(July 29, 1939)-2:25(Feb 23, 1940), 2:29(Mar 22, 1940)-2:40(Aug 9, 1940)

Indio, CA
The Happy valley weekly
News/Micro MICROFILM 71128
Library has: 1:1(Nov 26, 1938)-4:24(July 4, 1941)

Linnell, CA
The Hub
Linnell, Calif., Tulare Farm Workers' Community.
News/Micro MICROFILM 71132
Library has: 1:14(Feb 9, 1940)-3:23(Jan 2, 1943)
Library lacks: 1:21, 1:33, 1:48, 2:20-2:24, 3:1-3:2, 3:10-3:12, 3:21

Marysville, CA
The Migrant weekly
News/Micro MICROFILM 71135
Library has: 1:7(Aug 1937), 1:11, 1:14, 1:17--2:32(Oct 1938)

Shafter, CA
Covered wagon news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71139
Library has: 2:7(Feb 16, 1939)-2:12, 2:16-2:17, 2:20-3:21, 3:23-3:43, 3:45-5:49(Jan 11, 1942)

Thornton, CA
Campers' tribune
News/Micro MICROFILM 71136
Library has: [1:1](Oct 31, 1940)-1:9(Dec 27, 1940), 1:12(Jan 17, 1940)-1:13(Jan 24, 1941)//

New hope news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71136
Library has: 1:1(Jan 31, 1941), 1:3-1:12, 1:14-1:27(July 30, 1941)

Yuba City, CA
Votaw
News/Micro MICROFILM 71126
Library has: 1(1939)-2:26, 2:28-3:10, 3:14-4:8(July 15, 1942)
(Votaw= Voice of the Agricultural Worker)

Woodville, CA
Woodville community news
News/Micro MICROFILM 71186
Library has: July 11, 1941-June 1942

Shelley, ID
Sugar beeter
News/Micro MICROFILM 71134
Library has: 1:1(June 29, 1942), 1:3-1:4, 1:6-1:7, 1:12(Oct 27, 1942)

Granger, WA
Leader
News/Micro MICROFILM 71137
Library has: Oct 25, 1941-May 9, 1942, June 27, 1942, July 11-17, 1942, Aug 2-16, 1942, Sept 4, 1942