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Higgins, Floyd Halleck (1886-1975). Photographs of Mexican Sugar Beet Workers.

Picture of special collection

Collection Number: D-494

In 1942, Higgins took photographs of Mexicans entering the United States "brought in for the [sugar] beet harvest" for California Fields Crops, Inc. and as Higgins explains in a letter that he tried "to catch a lot of the social side in pictures." The photographs were taken mainly in the agricultural areas of the California communities of Woodland, Pleasanton, Manteca, and Salinas. News editor for Caterpillar Tractor Company (1927-1933); freelance agricultural journalist (1933-1971).

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0.8 linear feet; 196 prints and negatives 135 digital images


Ethnic Studies

Additional Collection Info

Digitized images from this collection are available on Calisphere