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Mrs. S. S. (Clara) Goldwater Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP000461

Scope and Content

The papers of Mrs. Goldwater consist of several of her speeches and a transcript of a radio broadcast and luncheon program sponsored by the Teachers Guild Associate.

Contents: Goldwater, Ms. S. S.; Obituary notice [June 25, 1958] Goldwater, Ms. S. S.; Speeches, [1936], [1941], [1945] "Loyalty and the Educator", Radio broadcast. . . January 1936 Teacher Guild Associates, Fifteenth Anniversary Luncheon, April 1937.


  • 1936 - 1958


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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


Mrs. Goldwater taught English in the normal school that later became Hunter College. In 1920, with John Haynes Holmes, John Dewey, Roger Baldwin, and John Lovejoy Elliott, she founded the Teachers Union Auxiliary, New York City and served as its president for many years. In the thirties a number of teachers disassociated themselves from the Teachers Union and joined the Teachers Guild, which was organized as a local of the American Federation of Teachers, A.F.L. Mrs. Goldwater served as president of the Teachers Guild Associates, an affiliate organization composed of persons interested in the teaching profession but not actively engaged in it. She also served on the board of trustees of the Society for Ethical Culture and was active in its John Elliott Institute of Human Relations. She was married to Dr. S. S. Goldwater who was the Director of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. She died at the age of eighty-four in June of 1958.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Subjects include: Teachers Union Auxiliary and Teachers Guild Associations, (New York)


Material arranged in chronological order in 1 folder.


The papers of Mrs. S. S. Goldwater were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1971 by her daughter, Ms. Cuthbert Daniel and were opened for research in May of 1984.


One photograph has been placed in teh Archives Audiovisual collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May, 1984.
Guide to the Mrs. S. S. (Clara) Goldwater Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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