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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

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 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers, Wayne State University Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000378_Wayne
Abstract This chapter of DFT Local 231 was organized at Wayne State University in the early 1940s when the University was administered by the Detroit Board of Education. The papers consist of minutes, reports, budget materials, and various policy issues. The subjects reflect the union's efforts to increase salaries, maintain academic freedom and support non-discrimination in hiring of faculty
Dates: 1941 - 1957; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1955

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 1052: Hamtramck Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000269
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence, notes, bulletins, and reports of the Federation's activities in Hamtramck, Michigan. There are also copies of Hamtramck Teachers and of UFT newsletters.
Dates: 1957 - 1963

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

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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 National Defense Cases Records

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Identifier: LR000348_NDF
Abstract Correspondence between the AFT national office, state federations, locals and individual members concerning legal action by or against members of the union. Also included are applications for grants from the AFT defense fund. Topics covered include academic freedom and the National Educational Policies Committee.
Dates: 1930 - 1969

AFT Office of the President Records

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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 President's office: Al Loewenthal Records

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Identifier: LR000348_LOEW
Abstract This collection has clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters and reports that deal with various roles Loewenthal had at the AFT. He administered several departments that included COPE, legislation, Colleges and Universities, International education and communications. He assisted Shanker in development of the Public Employee Department of the AFL-CIO. The papers also reflect the internal changes the AFT went through during the 1970s
Dates: 1970 - 1979

AFT President's Office: Carl Megel Records

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Identifier: LR000510
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, clippings, speeches, reports, meeting materials and publications related to the activities of Carl Megel while he was president of the AFT, director of legislation and in charge of Retiree networks. The papers have information the integration of AFT locals, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, education legislation, and retirement of teachers. Important correspondence include Albert Shanker, Walter P. Reuther, David Selden, George Meany, and George Counts.
Dates: 1914 - 1993

AFT Southern Regional Office Records

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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 Shanker Papers

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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

Anthony Kaiser Papers

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Identifier: LP000652
Abstract Anthony Kaiser served as president of the United Chemical Workers-Congress of Industrial Workers (UCW-CIO) Local 11-155, as president of the Hamtramck Federation of Teachers, and as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Kaiser’s papers reflect his work in the UCW and in state and local branches of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), including documentation of the AFT Hamtramck sit-down strike of 1965.
Dates: 1946 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1973

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

Charles F. Kincaid Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP000381
Abstract The papers of Mr. Kincaid consist primarily of clippings and a few miscellaneous publications relating to Local 420, St. Louis Teachers Union and the issue of married women teachers.
Dates: 1941 - 1968

Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002098
Abstract The Cook County College Teachers Union, AFT Local 1600, began to organize the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago in 1965 and won official recognition in 1966. This collection represents a comprehensive record of the CCCTU’s administrative operations, its meetings, strikes, and publications. Also included in the collection are news clippings, photos, videos, and various memorabilia from the CCCTU’s history. Personal and official correspondence from the CCCTU’s longtime president, Norman G....
Dates: 1966 - 2009

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