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Justice for Farah Strikers Committee Records:

A Guide

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Justice for Farah Strikers Committee.
Title: Justice for Farah Strikers Committee Records
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1974
Bulk Dates: 1972-1974
Identification: AR93
Extent: 1.5 boxes (0.625 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Emileo Molleda, a member of the United Auto Workers, served as Farah strike boycott coordinator and head of the Justice for Farah Strikers Committee for the Dallas area. The Committee was disbanded in 1974 when the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America won the Farah Strike in El Paso.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, photographs, membership lists, printed material, and strikers’ materials. Includes boycott and strike materials; correspondence to state representatives and churches; National Labor Relations Board proceedings and decision; the history of the Farah Company; letter from William Farah; and materials from supporting organizations. Includes the strikers' newsletter, Viva la Huelga, nos.9, 14-16, 19-27, 29-31.



Arranged alphabetically by subject.



Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Molleda, Emileo.
Justice for Farah Strikers Committee.
Boycotts--Texas--Fort Worth--Sources.
Farah Manufacturing Company Strike, 1972-1974.
Mexican Americans--Texas--El Paso.
Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade--Texas.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Farah Boycott Office (Dallas, Tex.). Records

Related Material

  • See term paper: Campau, Charles. "The Farah Strike," December 18, 1972.
  • See vertical file: Farah Strike, Misc. Leaflets and Newsclippings, 1972-1974.
  • See holdings file for miscellaneous clippings.
  • The Institute of Oral History at The University of Texas at El Paso holds a collection of oral history interviews and other materials relating to the Farah Strike.

Administrative Information


Gift of Emileo Molleda, March 12, 1974 and March 18, 1974.


Justice for Farah Strikers Committee Records, AR93, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Processing Information

There seemed to be no original order. Accordingly, the processor removed the duplicates, made necessary repairs, and arranged the collection in alphabetical order by subject.

Container List


Box Folder
1 1 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
Bulletins, resolutions, correspondence, Farah letter to Catholic Bishops, 1973-1974.
2 Churches and Churchmen Involved in Farah Strike,
Correspondence, bulletins, 1973-1974. List of Texas Conference of Churches, 1973.
3 Citizens' Groups, 1973.
Listing of Democratic Membership, List of Democratic Women.
4 Farah, William.
History of business, correspondence, annual report, 1973.
Articles of Farah in Clothes magazine. 1973-1974.
5 Farah Company payroll checks.
6 Farah Union Films (Information of 1973).
Letters from Emileo Molleda
7 Labor Committees.
Correspondence, listing of workers (membership).
District Ten Democrats, memo, 1973.
8 Labor Unions (Directory of Federal and State Agencies) (2), 1973.
9 Levi-Strauss of El Paso (copies of paychecks), 1970.
10 Logan Valley Plaza, (1968).
U. S. Supreme Court Report
11 Maloney, Walter H., Jr.
Decision of Administrative Judge, Farah vs. The NLRB.1974.
12 National Labor Relations Board, 1964-1973.
Notice to Farah Employees by the U. S. Government.
Proceedings by Maloney, Judge, 1974.
13 Newspaper Clippings Concerning Farah Strike, etc., 1973-1974.
14 Photographs - Farah Incidents, strike, etc.,
15 Representatives (State), September 26, 1973 - November 13, 1973.
Letters to Emileo Molleda, Jr., concerning Farah Strike.
16 Stores That Handle Farah Clothing
Dallas Outlets, Boycott Report Forms (stores), 1973-1974.
Box Folder
2 1 Strikers' Material.
Newsletters, list of supporting organizations, boycott, correspondence. December, 1973-1974.
2 Information Concerning Strike, August 13, 1973 - October 8, 1973.
San Antonio Strike Headquarters.
3 Summons, United States District Court - Farah Manufacturing Co. vs. Amalgamated Clothing Workers.
4 UAW United Automobile, Aerospace, And Agricultural Implement Workers of America. (1973-1974)
Newsletter, telegram, correspondence.
5 Viva la Huelga (Bulletins 9-31),
Farah Strike--Issued by ACWA.
6 Miscellaneous.
7 Miscellaneous. 1972-1974.
Newsletters, newspaper clippings, resolutions, note poster, sample form letter, fact sheet, flier.