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AFT Local 4168: Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001239
Important subjects covered in the collection are: Collective Bargaining Storekeepers Unit Millage Union Affiliation Security

Among the important correspondents are: Evelyn Browne Irene Rowe Richard Green Irene Smart Arthur Jefferson

Series Description: Series I, Detroit Association of Educational Secretaries, 1942-1967, Box 1: Correspondence and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the organization.

Series II, Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees, 1967-1984, Boxes 2-8: Correspondence, clippings and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the organization.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1984
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1983

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. 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

4 Linear Feet (8 MB)

Abstract

The collection consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the union.

History

The Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees (DAEOE) was formed in 1931 when a group of non-instructional, educational office employees, primarily school and administrative secretaries joined together to form the organization known as the Detroit Association of Educational Secretaries (DAES).

On November 23, 1965, the Detroit Board of Education formally recognized the DAES as the sole bargaining representative of approximately 1,000 educational office employees who were divided into more than fifty classifications.

In 1967, the organization underwent change resulting in the current name, DAEOE, as well as a new constitution and bylaws. A professional staff was put in place. The staff conducted surveys, developed materials and proposals for negotiations, acted as a liaison between its members and the Board of Education and generally enforced provisions of the Agreement between the Board and the DAEOE. The bulk of this collection consists of the internal papers of the DAEOE staff and reflects the administration and operation of the DAEOE.

Evelyn Browne, executive secretary, is the key figure of the collection. She came to the DAEOE in 1972 from as position as administrative secretary in the Detroit Public Schools. She remained in this position until 1982 when she was unable to reach terms of a contract.

In 1981, the DAEOE affiliated with the AFL-CIO as local 4168 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1), and Series 2 (Boxes 2-8). Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in May of 1985

Related Materials

AFT collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in August 1988.
Title
Guide to the AFT Local 4168: Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1988-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA