Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers. Letter to Congressman W. R. Poage from Betty Jane Whitaker

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Title

Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers. Letter to Congressman W. R. Poage from Betty Jane Whitaker

Description

This letter was written to Congressman W. R. Poage by Betty Jane Whitaker, Co-chairman of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers, asking him to help improve the lives of migrant workers and their children. Whitaker asks for this to be done through better schooling and healthcare. A paper titled "Migrant Children and Youth" by Florence R. Wyckoff was included with this letter.

Creator

Whitaker, Betty Jane

Source

Box 241, folder 13, W. R. Poage Papers, The W. R. Poage Legislative Library Political Collections, Baylor University Libraries.

Date

1963 November 7

Contributor

Baylor University Libraries

Notes

Learn more:

Cosgrove, B. (2013) Bitter Harvest: LIFE With America's Migrant Workers, 1959LIFE magazine Mar 10, 2013. (Previously unpublished photographs by Michael Rougier).  

The Position of Farm Workers in Federal and State Legislation, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Whitaker, Betty Jane, “Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers. Letter to Congressman W. R. Poage from Betty Jane Whitaker,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 26, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/316.