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Layle Lane Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: LP000439
The papers of Ms. Lane include several of her articles and speeches relating primarily to civil rights and the role of blacks in American society. Included in her papers are copies of two briefs filed by the AFT as Amicus Curiae in Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas.

Contents: Folder 1 1. Lane, Layle, "Letters to the Editor," (2) The United Teach, Nov. 6, 1968, March 12, 1969 2. Lane, Layle, "Harlem; A Challenge to Democracy," The Teachers Guild, v.7:2 Dec. 1941 3. Lane, Layle, "The Negro and the Communist Party," (speech) [1940] Lane, Layle, "The Negro and War Activities," (speech), Aug. 18, 1942 4. Lane, Layle, Trabajador Mexicano, Heaqui, Tu Carta Magna, [n.d.]

Folder 2 1. U.S. Supreme Court, Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas No. 8, Oct-term, 1952; No. 1, Oct.-term 1953. Briefs filed by American Federation of Teachers as Amicus Curiae.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1969

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

.5 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.

History

Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers, Local 5 and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first black Vice-President of the AFT in New York City, and chaired the Committee for Democratic Human Relations, Local 5, AFT, from 1942 to 1952. She also served as secretary of the League of Adult education, a non-profit educational organization involv-ing work with labor and its right to organize.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in 2 folders.

Acquisition

The papers of Layle Lane were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January of 1971 by Ms. Lane and additional papers were deposited in June of 1971. The papers were opened for research in February of 1985.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in February, 1985.
Title
Guide to the Layle Lane Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1985-02
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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