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Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Abstract Abraham Lefkowitz was a teacher and principal in the New York elementary school system and active in teachers unions, civic and social reform movements, and championed minority causes and civil liberties. He was one of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers, serving as Vice-President for fourteen years. His papers reflect his professional and social contributions made during his years in the New York public school system, particularly his fight against communists in the AFT.
Dates: 1934 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1955
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, ballots, proceedings from meetings, clippings, local finances, per capita reports, charter applications. Subjects include integration, federal works programs, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, federal aid to education, communist issues.
Dates: 1914 - 1980
Abstract Contains Series VIII-XIII. Series VIII State publications, 1950s-1963 Series IX, miscellaneous materials 1935-1964 Series X communications to locals, 1934-1963 Series XI memos and mimeographed materials, 1921-1964 Series XII Locals, 1914-1960s Series XIII AFT conventions, 1916-1967
Dates: 1914 - 1967
Abstract The St. Paul (Minnesota) Federation of Teachers, Local 28, is the fifth oldest American Federation of Teachers local in continued existence in the U.S. and the first teacher's union in Minnesota. It evolved from the Grade Teachers Federation (1898) and received its AFT charter June 18, 1918 under the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers, Local 28. The St. Paul Federation of Men Teachers was chartered February 19 of the following year as Local 43. The two locals worked together closely through...
Dates: 1898 - 1970
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, office files, financial materials, subject files, and minutes. The issues facing teachers in this zone were clean safe housing, job protection, salaries for married teachers and assignments. Important correspondence are with Governors Parfitt and Parker, Jules Kolodny, George Meany, David Seldon and Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1918 - 1981
Abstract Teachers of East Detroit, Michigan, were first organized into the American Federation of Teachers in 1942, as members of the Macomb County Federation of Teachers, Local 698. The papers of the EDFT, beginning in 1953, include correspondence, minutes, constitutions, school board policy papers, and material on collective bargaining, co-ops, financial statements, conferences, grievances, merit rating, millage campaigns, strikes, mediation, insurance, retirement, and other matters of interest to...
Dates: 1953 - 1964
Abstract The collection contains information on collective bargaining and arbitration for college faculty, education in Wisconsin and issues facing vocational and adult education.
Dates: 1972 - 1989
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the union.
Dates: 1942 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1983
Abstract Collective bargaining, strikes and issues facing public education in Massachusetts. There is a lot of information on the various locals in Massachusetts and their issues ranging from strikes to contract negotiations.
Dates: 1952 - 1980
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.
The records are divided into two parts.
The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract Charter applications, clippings, correspondence, per capita reports, and notes from the various state federations of teachers to the national office. Topics covered include collective bargaining, membership drives, organizing of American teachers abroad, and school financing. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, William Green, and Hubert Humphrey. Series II and III contain materials from the President's office which include speeches, reports and correspondence.
Dates: 1922 - 1967
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.
Dates: 1928 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968
Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Dates: 1969 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1921 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1949
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract Correspondence, reports, press releases, publicity, membership records, and newspaper clippings of the Ecorse (Michigan) Federation of Teachers, Local 1425. Subjects include membership, millage and election campaigns, and the Michigan Federation of Teachers Convention (1963).
Dates: 1960 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
Dates: 1999 - 2002
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 2
Abstract Mr. Hamilton served as a vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers and was active in the Warren, Michigan, local. Most of the collection deals with the conflict between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and locals representing surrounding communities.
Dates: 1966 - 1968
Abstract Mr. Roth has served as a vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers and president of the Colorado Labor Council. He has also been president and executive secretary of the Denver Federation of Teachers and executive secretary of the Colorado Federation of Teachers. Other offices included terms as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and State Senate. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other items include such topics as the Committee on Political Education, AFT...
Dates: 1948 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1970
Abstract Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...
Dates: 1936 - 1968
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
- Education 28
- Labor unions 25
- Labor unions and communism 5
- Strikes and lockouts 5
- Civil rights 4
- Collective bargaining 4
- School integration 4
- Academic freedom 3
- African Americans 3
- Communism 3
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 3
- Michigan 3
- Political Action 3
- Teachers 3
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Busing for School Integration 2
- Contract negotiations 2
- Desegregation 2
- Education, Higher 2
- Labor 2
- Labor education 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Michigan -- Politics and government 2
- Teachers -- Tenure 2
- Affirmative action 1
- Agency fee 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational reform 1
- Ethical culture movement 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Government policy 1
- Graduate Employee Unions 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Mergers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Merit pay 1
- Ohio 1
- Oral histories 1
- Parochial school unions 1
- Pay equity 1
- Pensions 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Public employees 1
- Race relations 1
- Right to work 1
- Salaries -- Teachers 1
- School employees 1
- Social history 1
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 1
- Student movements 1
- Teachers -- Rating of 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Teachers' assistants 1
- Teachers' unions 1
- Transcripts 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Vocational education 1
- Wages 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Shanker, Albert 7
- National Education Association of the United States 4
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 2
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 2
- United Federation of Teachers 2
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 29 (Panama Canal) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 4168 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1
- Elder, Arthur 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Graduate Employees Union. Local 6196 (MSU) 1
- Hamilton, Henry 1
- Herrick, Mary J. 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
- Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956 1
- Mason, Gabriel R. 1
- Massachusetts Federation of Teachers 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- Nelson, Mercedes, 1900- 1
- Paskal, Dolores 1
- Peck, Raymond 1
- Reist, Richard, 1928- 1
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 1
- Smith, Ernest C. 1
- St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
- Western Wisconsin Technical Institute Faculty Federation. Local 3605 1
- Wheeler, Mary R. 1 ∧ view less
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