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AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers, Wayne State University Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000378_Wayne
The records of Wayne University Chapter 231 reflect the union's effort to increase salaries, maintain academic and support non-discrimination in hiring faculty.

Important subjects: Academic freedom Salaries Special commission on personnel Student activities

Important correspondents: Frances Comfort; David D. Henry; Donald C. Marsh; Emilie Newcomb; Marianne Ordon; G. Flint Purdy

Dates

  • 1941 - 1957
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1955

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

1 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

This chapter of DFT Local 231 was organized at Wayne State University in the early 1940s when the University was administered by the Detroit Board of Education. The papers consist of minutes, reports, budget materials, and various policy issues. The subjects reflect the union's efforts to increase salaries, maintain academic freedom and support non-discrimination in hiring of faculty

History

This chapter of AFT Local 231 was organized at Wayne University in the early 1940s when the University was administered by the Detroit Board of Education. The stated purpose of the Chapter was to further democratic education by supporting academic freedom for faculty members and upholding the rights of students. They advocated faculty participation in administration and they fought for better working conditions and for teachers' salaries commensurate with their social responsibility as educators and with incomes earned in comparable professions. After Wayne became a state university, the "Wayne Chapter" voted in 1957 to become a separate AFT Local, (Local 1295).

Arrangement

Files arranged alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition

The records of the Detroit Federation of Tachers, Wayne University Chapter, (AFT Local 231), were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs from 1972 through 1974.

Related Materials

AFT collections

Transfers

Numerous newspapers of various teacher's unions received with this collection are available in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in August 1984.
Title
Guide to the AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers, Wayne State University Chapter Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1984-08
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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