Leonard Nadel Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1956-2006
Nadel, Leonard 1916-1990
Seasonal Farm Laborers Program
3 cu. ft. : 10 boxes
Leonard Nadel was a successful magazine photographer. He photographed for the Los Angeles City Housing Authority and his work was published in numerous magazines. In 1956, Nadel used his photographs to expose employer violations endured by many braceros.
Photographs taken by Nadel in California, Texas, and Mexico, documenting the Bracero Program for the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Republic, in support of a report entitled "Strangers in Our Fields" by Dr. Ernesto Galarza. The photographs depict the recruiting of farm laborers in central Mexico, the processing of the workers in U.S. "reception centers," and their work and living conditions in California. The collection includes prints, contact sheets, and 35mm negatives; and correspondence, speeches, and publications.
Photograph by Leonard Nadel. Leonard Nadel Photographs and Scrapbooks,1956-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Scan No. AC1313-----