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Abraham Lefkowitz Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Identifier: LP000402
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

AFL-CIO Metropolitan Detroit Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000053_MD
Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...
Dates: 1918 - 1967

AFT Inventory Part I Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000348_1
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

AFT Inventory Part II Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000348_2
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

AFT Local 28: St. Paul Federation of Teachers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000417
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

AFT Local 29: Panama Canal Zone Records

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Identifier: LR001000
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

AFT Local 698: East Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000256
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

AFT Local 3605: Western Wisconsin Technical Institute Records

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Identifier: LR001417
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

AFT Local 4168: Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001239
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

AFT Massachusetts Federation of Teachers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001071
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

AFT Office of the President Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001553
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.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

AFT Southern Regional Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001863
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was founded in 1916 to improve the working lives of teachers through-out the country and has grown to be one of the largest unions in the United States that is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The southern regional office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT. The southern region represents teachers from elementary school through higher education, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of the AFT in the states of Alabama,...
Dates: 1968 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985

AFT State Federations Records

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Identifier: LR000348_SF
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

Albert K. Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP001033
Abstract Albert K. Williams, also known as Kempton A. Williams, served as an organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Mr. Williams’ papers reflect his work with the CIO and his activities as a student at the Wisconsin School for Workers in Industry and at Brookwood Labor College.
Dates: 1933 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1951

Albert Sayer Papers

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Identifier: LP000395
Abstract Mr. Sayer, a New York teacher, served as vice-president of the New York Teachers Guild in 1950. He left the Guild to help form Local 378 of the CIO, a N.Y. teachers' union which disbanded in 1954. Later Sayer aided in obtaining an AFL-CIO charter for the United Federation of Teachers and served this organization in several capacities. Mr. Sayer also served as member and chairman of the New York State chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. In the summer of 1964, he and his wife Florence...
Dates: 1936 - 1965

Albert Shanker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001932
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

American Federation of Teachers: Northeast Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR002219
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1975 - 1999

American Federation of Teachers Research Department: Contracts

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Identifier: LR002886
Abstract The Research Department of the American Federation of Teachers is one of the oldest departments of within the AFT and this particular collection contains collective bargaining contracts negotiated by AFT affiliates and from the NEA, AAUP and other unions that represent teachers in K-16, paraprofessionals, nurses and public employees.
Dates: 1956 - 2014

Ann Filardo Papers

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Identifier: LP001360
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

Arthur Elder Papers

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Identifier: LP000075
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

Arthur W. Calhoun Papers

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Identifier: LP000503
Abstract Arthur Calhoun was an author of many published books, a scholar, and a teacher at a large number of American universities, focusing largely on economics and sociology. His papers reflect both his personal and professional interests and are mainly comprised of manuscripts of his writings on subjects as diverse as religion, history, workers education, gerontology, and the humanities.
Dates: 1899 - 1975

Brendan Sexton Papers

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Identifier: LP001046
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Dates: 1938 - 1988

British Columbia Teachers' Federation Records

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: LR000871
Abstract Newsletters and reprints of articles from 1976-1977 relating to the efforts of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation to provide curricular material on labor history in Canadian schools.
Dates: 1976 - 1977

Brookwood Labor College: Mark and Helen Norton Starr Papers

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Identifier: LR000567
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years, publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s, he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign...
Dates: 1917 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1962

Brookwood Labor College Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LAV000567_BLC
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor-specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the Depression. The collection documents students, faculty and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Players performances and other student activities are...
Dates: 1921 - 1937

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Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956 1
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Martel, Frank X. 1
Mason, Gabriel R. 1
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Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
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