This collection of materials range from the serials created by the AFT, convention and executive council abridged transcripts and reports, brochures/pamphlets and booklets talking about numerous issues that affect the AFT’s members, the union movement and other social issues. The other half of this collection consists of publications created by AFT locals and state
federations which allows the researcher to see what issues were facing rank and file members of the AFT from across the United States. Affiliate publications are mostly newspapers and magazines.
Paraprofessionals in education
Irvin R. Kuenzli
Series 1: Booklets, Brochures, Flyers, and Pamphlets, 1865-2007
Brochures, pamphlets, booklets, handbills, publications created by or about the AFT, by or about various AFT affiliates. There are very few notes and correspondence within the series. Of note is a section in the series of official publications from affiliates about their own history.
Series 2: AFT Official Organs, 1912-2013
Newspapers and bulletins that are official publications from the AFT. The bulk being the American Teacher newspaper and magazine. Bound volumes 39-49 consists of the American Teacher Magazine. Other official publications represent divisions of the AFT: higher education, healthcare, public employees, PSRPs and AFT retirees. The formats are bound, unbound and
Series 3: Convention, Executive Council, and Constitutions 1918-1996
Series 3 is comprised of abridged transcripts of some AFT conventions and executive council meetings. There are presidents’ and officers’ reports and constitutions of the AFT. The constitutions are not a full run. There is a short run of convention materials from 1972-1974 and 1980 with the majority of the materials on the 1974 convention in which Shanker was elected. Various convention calls and programs are also included in this series.
Series 4: Affiliate Publications
Newspapers and constitutions published by AFT affiliates. These are not complete runs.