Archive holdings and Access with QR Codes
California Farm Worker Videos and Images on the Harvey Richards Media Archive come from Harvey Richards photographic work during the years 1958 to 1966. He made four documentary films and shot hundreds of still images. His films were made from the worker’s and union’s point of view, designed to help the organizing drives of the United Packing House Workers Union (Factory Farms), the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (The Harvesters, Uno Veintecinco) and the United Farm Workers (The Land Is Rich).
Harvey Richards still photography on California farm workers is contained in ten image galleries on the website. They include:
- California Bracero Program in 1958;
- Farm Workers on Strike, 1959-1966;
- California Farm Workers At Home, 1958-1966;
- Child Labor in the Fields of California, 1958, 1962;
- Farm Workers at Work: Fruits and Vegetables;
- Farm Workers at Work: Root Crops, Cotton, Hay; and under the general heading of
- Mechanization Mania in California Agriculture,
Navigating the Harvey Richards Media Archive can be challenging given the depth and complexity of our offerings. The QR code is a means of short cutting the navigation with a single click that takes you directly to a subject you want to explore. While the links on this and other posts do the same thing, the QR code gives mobile devices a direct path to a subject and allows sharing with other mobile devices.
How QR Codes Work: All that is needed is a free QRcode reader app (for Android or Mac) which uses the camera on your phone to read the QR code. The code takes you directly to a website or video playback site. The QR code can be read directly off the computer screen or printed out and read from the paper copy. It takes only a few minutes to set it up and then it opens up a whole new world of instant information and exploration on the web.
About the Harvey Richards Media Archive: The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social justice upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation in western forests, and mines among other subjects. All of his 22 films are available for streaming, downloading and as DVDs. The interest and demand for his images has continued to grow along with the interest in the legacy of the 1960’s political and cultural upsurge. Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive video and photo image collections.
About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way by Nina Serrano and Heart Suite, a trilogy of three books of poetry by Nina Serrano. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of the social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit estuarypress.com for more details.
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