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Oregon Federation of Teachers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001598
The records of Oregon Federation of Teachers consist of correspondence and other materials relating to nurse, hospitals, health professionals, public employees, k-12 teachers as well as higher education faculty and staff. The collection has very good information on the issues facing various professions in the state of Oregon during the 1980s.

Important Subjects: Collective Bargaining—Education Collective Bargaining—Health Care Education—Oregon Health Care—Oregon Hospitals—Oregon Nurses—Oregon Physicians—Oregon Public Employee Unions—Oregon Surgeons—Oregon Teachers—Oregon

Important Names: Richard Schwartz Kathleen Schmidt Albert Shanker

Series Description: Series I: Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, 1981-1993 Files consist of correspondence, job data, reports and other material relating to the Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.

Series II: Oregon Federation of Teachers, 1974-2004 Files relating to the Oregon Federation of Teachers

Dates

  • 1974 - 2004

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 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon Federation of Teachers, Education and Health Professionals (OFTHEP). The OFTHEP continued to help with locals in the state with bargaining, grievances and arbitrations.

The records of Oregon Federation of Teachers consist of correspondence and other materials relating to nurse, hospitals, health professionals, public employees, k-12 teachers as well as higher education faculty and staff. The collection has very good information on the issues facing various professions in the state of Oregon during the 1980s.

History

The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. During 1980 a major issue facing the state and the union was financial problems, however the OFT continued to grow in membership and developed various leadership programs. In the 1990s the OFT changed its name by convention to the Oregon Federation of Teachers, Education and Health Professionals (OFTHEP). The OFTHEP continued to help with locals in the state with bargaining, grievances and arbitrations.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1), and Series 2 (Boxes 1-3). Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The Oregon Federation of Teachers records were first deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library in 1994. There have been subsequent deposits over the years.

Related Materials

AFT Inventory Part I Series I-VII Records, AFT President’s Office: Carl Megel Records, AFT President’s Office: Albert Shanker Records, AFT President’s Office: 1960-1974 Records, AFT State Federation Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by April Richmond in April 2009. Edited by Daniel Golodner.
Title
Guide to the Oregon Federation of Teachers Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by April Richmond. Edited by Daniel Golodner.
Date
2009-04
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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