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AFT Local 1700: Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago) Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001072
The files consist of correspondence, memos, reports, lists, and other printed material relating to Local 1700.

Important subjects covered in the collection are Contract Writing and Revision Seton Strike, 1968 Public Relations

Among the correspondents are: James Keane Robert Keeley

Series Description: Series I, Contracts, 1962-1975: Correspondence, schedules, reports, lists of names, rough drafts, final copies and other materials relating to contract writing and revision.

Series II, Lay Teachers Strike--Seton High School, 1968: Correspondence, questionnaires, lists of names, and handwritten notes relating to the strike at Elizabeth Seton High School.

Series III, Public Relations, 1967-1977: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other materials concerning the promotion of AFT Local 1700.

Dates

  • 1962 - 1977
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1975

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.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (7 MB)

Abstract

Files consist of correspondence, memos, reports, lists and other related materials to the unions operations. The collection contains information on contract negotiations and the Seton High School strike in 1968.

History

The Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (ATF)--Local 1700, the American Federation of Teachers(AFT)--was and organization made up of grade and high school teachers employed at the schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The ATF included both lay and religious teachers. Important names in the Federation's history are James Keane, President, and Robert Keeley, Executive Secretary.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-5), Series 2 (Box 6), and Series 3 (Box 7). Folders are arranged chronologically in Series I and II and alphabetically in Series III.

Acquisition

The papers of the American Federation of Teachers Local 1700 were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January of 1982.

Related Materials

AFT Secretary Treasurer Records; Illinois Federation of Teachers Records

Transfers

Approximately 100 photographs and other A-V material relating to AFT Local 1700, its members and activities, have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on October 1993.
Title
Guide to the AFT Local 1700: Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago) Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1993-10
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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