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Handwritten Deed of Gift


Having seen Cesar E. Chavez's union jacket included in a traveling exhibition, America's Smithsonian, along with other national treasures, the Chavez family was moved to donate a short-handled hoe. In this handwritten memo, drafted by Rudolph Medina and signed by other members of the family, explains that the hoe donated to NMAH was first used by Cesar Chavez's father, Librado Hernendez Chavez.


Rudy Chavez Medina, Handwritten Deed of Gift, Chavez Short-Handled Hoe (Accession No. 1998.0197) Office of the Registrar, National Museum of American History.