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Photos documenting farmworkers in the 1960s archived by UC Merced

UC Merced has made 1960 farmworker photos by Ernest Lowe available online.

In 1959, Ernest Lowe joined the staff of Pacifica radio station KPFA and almost immediately began documenting the lives of migrant farmworkers. Last year, UC Merced hosted an exhibition of some of those photographs, and now has acquired the complete collection - which the university has made available for free to the public online at Nearly 3,000 photos are in the collection.

Mario Sifuentez, director of the UC Merced's Center for the Humanities and associate professor of history, as well as Emily Lin, head of digital curation and scholarship, were interviewed by KVPR about the photographs. Listen at

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:14 PM
Tags: December 2020 (15), photos (4)

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