Series 1 is composed of Dr. Nielsen’s calendars, correspondence and notes. The correspondence range from administrative memos, organizing strategies and ideas for articles. Notes contain handwritten ideas, diary entries, meeting minutes, theoretical ideas on philosophy and mathematics. He used these notebooks
for business as well, tracking on where to be and
people’s phone numbers. Also they account for meeting minutes, ideas for the AFT and what he thought of various individuals in the AFT and AAUP. The notes were also his diaries on his life battling alcohol, relationships with his family as well as his ideas on life itself.
Series 2 are the materials that encompass any organizing drive. They are correspondence, meeting minutes, surveys, flyers and newsletters. Here is perfect examples of how the AFT ran organizing campaigns during this time period, either as sole organizing union or joint organizing with the AAUP.
Series 3 are Dr. Nielsen’s publications which cover collective bargaining in higher education, mathematics as well as issues facing higher education, especially the corporation of the public higher education.
Series 4 subject matters for research to specific organizations.
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Teachers
Collective Bargaining –Higher Education
National Education Association
Tenure of college teachers
Organizing Higher Education