The collection contains correspondence, reports, and a scrapbook relating to the AFL and education from 1941 to 1949, as well as correspondence, reports, resolutions, studies, hearings, and clippings pertaining to the American Federation of Teachers from 1934 to 1950, the Michigan Federation of Teachers from 1937 to 1949, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1921 to 1951. It also contains correspondence relating to the organizing efforts of the MFT from 1939 to 1953, and to the dismissal of teachers in the Flint area from 1937 to 1949. Further materials include correspondence, clippings, and documents pertaining to the Workers Education Service from 1936 to 1948, and miscellaneous office files.
Correspondence, reports and scrapbook relating to the AFL and education, 1941-1949.
Correspondence, reports, resolutions and hearings pertaining to the AFT, 1934-1950.
Correspondence, studies, resolutions, clippings and hearings relating to the MFT, 1937-1949.
Correspondence, clippings and bulletins concerning the DFT. Also minutes for the Detroit Federation of Labor, 1921-1951.
Correspondence dealing with the dismissal of teachers in the Flint area for their support of the GM sit-downers, 1937-1949.
Correspondence with MFT groups in various Michigan cities. Pertaining mainly to organizing efforts. 1939-1953.
Miscellaneous office files dealing with such subjects as retirement, taxation and salaries, 1937-1949.
Correspondence, clippings and documents relating to the workers education service from 1936 to 1948.
Among the correspondents are:
Important subjects covered are:
History of the American Federation of Teachers
The AFT and the Communist issue
New York City teacher's dispute
Federal aid to education
Flint, Michigan dismissal cases
Tenure for teachers
The Workers' Education Service