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Howard Hursey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002047
Important Subjects: Education Higher Education School Employees Teacher Educators - United States Strikes and Lockouts School integration--1960-1970 Collective bargaining--Education--United States Collective Bargaining – Louisiana Collective bargaining--Teachers--Florida Collective Bargaining -- Tennessee Mississippi Freedom Schools.

Important Names: Howard Hursey Albert Shanker Charles Cogen David Selden Carl Megel Jim Mundy Gene Didier

Dates

  • 1961 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1974

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English and Spanish.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s. The American Federation of Teachers experienced huge growth in membership during this time and the collection represents this and the strain on AFT workers. Mostly Hursey organized in the Southern United States, but there are materials from Los Angeles and Illinois and points in-between. The correspondences contain contracts, meeting minutes, reports, notes about organizing and issues facing various locals. There are also internal communications about organizing strategies, the growth of AFT, and the treatment of workers in the AFT which is reflected in the Committee for National Representatives.

History

Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically, recordings and posters that were transfered to the Audiovisual Department are listed at the end of the inventory.

Acquisition

Acquired by the Reuther Library in June 2009.

Related Materials

AFT President's Office, 1960-1974 Records; AFT Southern Regional Office Records; AFT Organizing Department Records

Transfers

Audiovisual Materials (Material Sent to Audiovisual Department) 1. Speech, Butte Montana, 1965, Recording 2. Speech, Committee of National Relations, 1966, Recording Oversized (Material placed in AFT Poster Collection) 1. Jefferson Federation of Teachers, Poster 2. Right to Eat, Jefferson Federation of Teachers, Poster 3. Unity Through Merger, California Federation of Teachers, Poster 4. Jefferson Federation of Teachers, Poster 5. American Federation of Teachers, Bill of Rights

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jennifer Dawson on March 6, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Howard Hursey Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Dawson.
Date
2012-03-06
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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