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Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
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.
Dates: 1940 - 1969
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977
- Education 3
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Civil rights 2
- Labor unions 2
- African Americans 1
- Education, Higher 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Pay equity 1
- Political Action 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Wages 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Herrick, Mary J. 1
- Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
- National Education Association of the United States 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
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