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Mary McGough Oral History

 Item
Identifier: LOH002222
Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul Public School teachers' strike of 1946, which she co-led with Lettisha Henderson in response to inadequate education funding and substandard school building conditions. Also discussed are her delegacy to AFT and NEA national conventions and the merger of the St. Paul men's and women's locals to form the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. The transcript includes extensive genealogical and background information added later by McGough family members.

Dates

  • 1970-10-01

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: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Permission to publish or quote from the added materials must be obtained from the creators or copyright holders.

Extent

10.5 MB Megabytes ((2 files). ) : Consists of an MS Word document and a PDF.

Abstract

In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul Public School teachers' strike of 1946, which she co-led with Lettisha Henderson in response to inadequate education funding and substandard school building conditions. Also discussed are her delegacy to AFT and NEA national conventions and the merger of the St. Paul men's and women's locals to form the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. The transcript includes extensive genealogical and background information added later by McGough family members.

History

In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike.

Acquisition

Donated by Dennis East, Walter P. Reuther Library, in or after 1970, with later additions by McGough family members.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on October 19, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Mary McGough Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-10-19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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