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Abstract The St. Louis (Missouri) Teachers Union was organized in 1935 by Paul W. Preisler, as the Teachers Union of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Its jurisdiction extended over these separate political entities in order to include members from Washington University. In 1944 the name of the local was changed to Teacher’s Federation of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Its 1948 merger with Local 680, St. Louis Vocational Teachers’ Union, extended Local 420’s jurisdiction to include “all eligible teachers...
Dates: 1951 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2007
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence, news paper clippings, minutes, contracts, legal, and financial papers. A small amount of files are grievances.
Dates: 1937 - 1944
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 Serving employees of Wayne State University, this local was originally established as a branch of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. The collection contains minutes, reports, and some correspondence. The subjects deal with internal union organization and activities.
Dates: 1957 - 1974
Abstract Files consist of correspondence, memos, reports, lists and other related materials to the unions operations. The collection contains information on contract negotiations and the Seton High School strike in 1968.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1975
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, reports, organizing materials, minutes and general files. The information contains information about the AFT, actions by the executive board and issues facing various locals in Rhode Island. Important correspondence are with Carl Megel, Senator Claiborn Pell, Albert Shanker, Edward McElroy, and John Fewkes.
Dates: 1946 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1977
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
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
Scope and Content This collection is unique to anyone interested in education reforms, social justice and teacher unionism in the 1960s and 1970s. Series 1: Personal and Work Related Files, 1959-1978. The series contains correspondence, obituary and tributes about Cheng, papers from classes Cheng took, work related materials at Harvard and UCLA, white papers, union records pertaining to organizing, desegregation, budgets, convention material and negotiations files. Of note are the files on the WTU and how he and...
Dates: 1959 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1978
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 Helen Marie Newman Bowers was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on May 16, 1908. After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she began teaching art in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 and quickly got involved with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), Local 231. She left the teaching profession in 1958 to become the executive secretary of the DFT. Together with DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit teachers won collective bargaining in 1964. Helen Bowers won duty-free...
Dates: 1934 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1970
Abstract Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s. The American Federation of Teachers experienced huge growth in membership during this time and the collection represents this and the strain on AFT workers. Mostly Hursey organized in the Southern United States, but there are materials from Los Angeles and Illinois and points in-between. The correspondences contain...
Dates: 1961 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1974
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
Abstract The Kansas City Federation of Teachers, Local 691 of the American Federation of Teachers, represents classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, security officers, and school nurses in Kansas City, Missouri. Part I consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and publications documenting negotiations, strikes and grievances. There is also information on integration, education reform issues and the rivalry between the AFT and the National Education...
Dates: 1942 - 2005
Abstract Livonia Education Association was founded in 1945. The collection contains information from 1945 to 1968. It contains information on two strikes that the association had in the 1960s as well as general office files and organization files. Grievances are may contain information relevant to the issues of the strikes.
Dates: 1945 - 1968
Abstract Mary Ellen Riordan (1920-2010) was president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1960-1981. In 1965, teachers and the school board signed their first contract, only the third teacher contract in the country. Riordan also guided the Detroit Federation of Teachers through three strikes, the Detroit Public Schools desegregation case Bradley v. Milliken, and agency fee case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. In addition to her work with DFT, she served on the AFT Executive Council as...
Dates: 1920 - 2004
Abstract J. William Rioux was the president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1967-1973, prior to which he worked for the U.S. Department of Education. He was a native of Detroit and received his Ed. D. at Wayne State University. During his time at Merrill-Palmer he worked to diversify the student body, establish a graduate degree program, work with urban youth, and bring more students into the program. He also emphasized dissemination and publication of research by Merrill-Palmer faculty and...
Dates: 1960 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1973
Abstract Dr. Michael D. Usdan was president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1974-1977. Educated at Brown University and Teachers College at Columbia University, Usdan worked as a professor at City University of New York before joining Merrill-Palmer. He published widely, writing mainly on educational politics. His records document his work on urban and lower income youth in the Detroit area, as well as research and conferences focusing on urban poor, parent-child relationships and the impact of...
Dates: 1973 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1978
Abstract Dr. Pauline Park Wilson Knapp was the president and director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1952-1967. Knapp received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph. D in Psychology from Columbia University. She established the first Child Development Center in Georgia in 1928, was head of the Department of Family and Life at the University of Alabama from 1941-45 and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Georgia from 1946-52. In...
Dates: 1950 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1967
Abstract Dr. William Wakefield McKee was with the Merrill-Palmer Institute for 30 years in a variety of roles. He began as a faculty member in 1953, became Vice-President in 1957 and served as Acting-President during the 1973-73 school year, eventually retiring in 1983. McKee received his B. A. from the University of North Carolina, his B. D. from Yale Divinity School, a S. T. M. from Union Theological Seminary, NY, and his Ph. D. from Yale. Prior to coming to Merrill-Palmer he worked for the YMCA, the...
Dates: 1952 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1976
Abstract The Merrill-Palmer Institute was founded in 1920 by an endowment from Lizzie Merrill Palmer. Throughout its 61years of independent operation, the Institute was greatly respected and internationally known as one of the top institutions for education, training and research in Child Development. Merrill-Palmer staff conducted and published studies on families and children, operated a nursery school, children’s camps and clubs, offered marriage and family counseling, and performed community service...
Dates: 1920 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1973
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon...
Dates: 1974 - 2004
Abstract Dr. Robert M. Nielsen was born in Nebraska in 1933. Dr. Nielsen became a professor of mathematics at the University of Delaware. In the late 1960s he was the co-founder of the AFT local for faculty at the university and was president from 1969-1973. In 1973 Nielsen became director of the AFT’s colleges and universities department in which he took both aspects of academic professionalism and union professionalism into creating a strong and viable department within the AFT. Dr. Nielsen was...
Dates: 1967 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1983
Abstract The law firm Sachs Waldman, Professional Corporation started in October 13, 1922 by Nicholas J. Rothe, considered by many as the first union labor lawyer in Michigan grew to represent the best interest of unions and workers. In 1951 Theodore Sachs joined the firm and was considered one of the best appellate attorneys in the country, under his leadership the firm grew in clientele and personnel. In 1965, the law firm began to specialize in public sector labor and began to represent those unions...
- Education 16
- Collective bargaining --Teachers 11
- Education, Higher 9
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 8
- Teachers Training of 8
- Collective bargaining 7
- Teachers 7
- School integration 6
- Child care 5
- Community education 5
- Community service 5
- Education, Preschool 5
- Labor unions 5
- Child therapy 4
- Family services 4
- Michigan 4
- Urban youth 4
- Busing for School Integration 3
- Class size 3
- Home economics 3
- Salaries -- Teachers 3
- Segregation in education 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Teachers --Rating of 3
- Teachers' unions 3
- Academic freedom 2
- Collective bargaining--College teachers 2
- Collective labor agreements 2
- Communism 2
- Community and school 2
- Curriculum 2
- Desegregation in Education 2
- Health care workers 2
- Human potential movement 2
- Public schools 2
- Student movements 2
- Teacher educators 2
- Teachers --Tenure 2
- Universities and colleges --Faculty 2
- Vocational education 2
- Agency fee 1
- Asian American history and culture 1
- Child psychology 1
- Children in wartime 1
- Cincinnati Public Schools 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights--America 1
- Classroom management 1
- Collective bargaining Nursing 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Desegregation 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Elementary 1
- Education, Primary 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Education, Urban 1
- Education--Parent participation 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational reform 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Ethical culture movement 1
- Government policy 1
- Graduate Employee Unions 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Health insurance 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Massachusetts 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Merit pay 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Oral histories 1
- Oregon 1
- Parent and child 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Professional Identity 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public employees 1
- Race relations 1
- Residence requirements 1
- Residency requirements 1
- Retired teachers 1
- School Violence 1
- School boards 1
- Teacher testing 1
- Teachers' assistants 1
- Transcripts 1
- Urban universities and colleges--Michigan 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Win-Win Collective Bargaining 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 12
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 5
- Wayne State University 5
- Shanker, Albert 3
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- Skillman Center for Children 2
- United Federation of Teachers 2
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 1
- Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Knapp, Pauline Park Wilson 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- Levin, Sander 1
- Livonia Education Association 1
- McKee, William Wakefield, Dr. 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Missouri ERA Coalition 1
- New American Movement (Organization) 1
- Nielson, Robert 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Oregon Federation of Teachers 1
- Porter, Robert 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Rioux, J. William 1
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- Springfield Federation of Teachers. Local 484 1
- St. Louis Teachers Union (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
- Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1
- Wayne State University Federation of Teachers. Local 1295 1
- Wayne State University. College of Education 1 ∧ view less
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