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Henry Richardson Linville Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000373
Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, radio addresses, speeches, news clippings, printed materials and drafts of chapters for Mr. Linville's book, Communists At Work. The documents cover the period 1921-1941.

Series 2: Correspondence from Henry R. Linville concerning the AFT, The Teachers' Union of New York City and The American Teacher, 1912-1919.

Series 3: Correspondence to Henry R. Linville concerning the AFT, The Teachers' Union of New York City and The American Teacher, 1912-1919.

Dates

  • 1912 - 1941

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)

Abstract

Mr. Linville was elected president of the Teachers Union of New York City, and served as president and executive director until 1935. From 1931-34, he served as president of the American Federation of Teachers. The following year he was elected president of the New York Teachers Guild. Mr. Linville was also editor of the American Teacher. Correspondence, radio addresses, speeches, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the AFT, the Teachers Union of New York City, and the period of 1921-41 are covered. The collection also contains drafts of chapters for his book, Communists at Work.

History

Henry Richardson Linville was born August 12, 1866 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1893, after which he attended Harvard University, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1894, a master's degree in 1895 and a doctorate in 1897.

Mr. Linville served as head of the Biology Department at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City from 1897-1908 and at Jamaica High School on Long Island from 1908-1921. He was elected president of the Teachers' Union of New York City in 1916 and served as president and executive director until 1935. Mr. Linville also worked as editor of The American Teacher, the official newspaper of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), during this period. In 1931 he was elected president of the AFT and acted in that capacity until 1934. The following year he became president of the New York Teachers Guild. Mr. Linville was killed in an automobile accident in North Carolina on October 1, 1941.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2) and Series 3 (Box 3). Folders are arranged chronologically within subject matter groupings.

Acquisition

The papers of Henry Richardson Linville were deposited in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in December of 1969 and January of 1970 by his children, Rhoda Eichholz and Byron Linville.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Henry Richardson Linville Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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