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Biography

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Cornell Migrant Program Campus Collection adds to the existing Cornell Migrant Program Records (#23-13-3160) which documented the Wayne County, NY office of the Cornell Migrant Program. The Cornell Migrant Program was established in 1971 after a period of intense pro-farmworker advocacy by students and outside forces. Cornell had maintained a migrant labor camp in Wayne County, but bulldozed it to the ground in an attempt to quell the controversy. The Wayne County office was the center of activity for the program throughout its history, expanding gradually from a county-based effort to a state-wide one, closing in 2004 after Cornell's decision to move the farmworker program from the College of Human Ecology to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.