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AFT Local 250: Toledo Federation of Teachers Records

Identifier: LR000311
Important subjects are: A.F.T., conventions, elections, other educational associations, labor, legislation, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Toledo Central Labor Union, salaries, Toledo finances, levies, professional standards, publicity, Board of Education.

Among the correspondents are: Carl Megel, Carl Benson, Irvin Kuenzli, Otto Brach, Dorothy Matheny, Howard Cook, Stephen Young, Barney Quilter, Arthur Elder, George Hammersmith, E.L. Bowsher

Series Description: Series 1: Alphabetical Subject File, 1933-1966 This series is an alphabetical list of general subjects, mainly small topic, although some larger topics, such as the A.F.T. and O.F.T. are included. Material on the T.F.T. is also located in this series. Correspondence, circulars, research reports and some pamphlets are the main types of material.

Series 2: Financial-Salary Committee, 1933-1967 Folders are arranged alphabetically and include material for the committee as well as correspondence and subject folers on a variety of financial topics. The material tends to run to statistics and schedules,though not entirely.

Series 3: Professional Standards, 1934-1964 The series is arranged alphabetically by folder and contains material from the committee as well as subject folders on such problems as academic freedom, certification, discipline, sick leave and tenure.

Series 4: Miscellaneous Committees, 1933-1962 The series is arranged alphabetically by committee.

Series 5: Minutes, 1933-1964 This series is arranged chronologically and contains the general minutes, Board of Directors minutes and Building Representatives minutes of the T.F.T.

Series 6: Board of Education, 1933-1964 This series is arranged by a section of chronological minutes and alphabetical subjects pertaining to the Toledo Board of Education. The series includes circulars, questionnaires, proposals, reports, resolutions and correspondence.

Series 7: Bulletins. 1933-1966 This series is arranged chronologically by bulletins and includes those of the Toledo Federation of Teachers. Series 8: Clippings, slides and tapes, 1934-1968 The series is arranged in three sections: (1) alphabectical by subject (2) chronological with no subject and (3) miscellaneous.


  • 1933 - 1968


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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35 Linear Feet ((66 MB, 1 SB, 2 scrapbooks) )


Office files of the Toledo (Ohio) Federation of Teachers, Local 250 of the American Federation of Teachers. Included are the files of the Salary and Professional Standards committees; minutes of general meetings; Board of Directors meetings; and meetings of building representatives. Subjects include AFT conventions, legislation pertaining to education, teacher salaries, and school taxation. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, Carl Megel, and Stephen Young.


The Toledo Federation of Teachers, Local 250 of the A.F.T., was chartered on February 11, 1933. Raymond Lowry became the first president. In March of 1933, the T.F.T. affiliated with the Ohio State Federation Labor and also sent delegates to the Toledo Central Labor Union. The purpose of the T.F.T. was not to replace the National Education Association, the Ohio Education Association or the Toledo Teacher Association, but rather to work with these and other organizations for the benefit of schools and teachers. The T.F.T. was active in the Toledo Central Labor Union. They supported other local unions and in turn were supported by them.


Arranged in 8 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-13), Series 2 (Boxes 14-17) Series 3 (Boxes 18-20), Series 4 (Box 21), Series 5 (Boxes 22-24), Series 6 (Boxes 25-36), Series 7 (Boxes 37-38), and Series 8 (Boxes 39-67). Folders are arranged alphabetically or chronologically, depending on the series.


The papers of the Toledo Federation of Teachers were deposited with the Labor History Archives in 1968 by The T.F.T.

Related Materials

AFT President's Office: Albert Shanker Records, AFT Office of the President Records, AFT Ohio Federation of Teachers Records, AFT Secretary-Treasurer's Office Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on December 27, 1968.
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