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AAUW Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR002481
Abstract The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership...

Abraham Lefkowitz Papers

 Collection — Container: 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.

AFT Affiliate Kansas City Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000624
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...

AFT Affiliate St. Louis Federation of Teachers Local 420 Records

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Identifier: LR000463
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...

AFT Educational Issues Department Records

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Identifier: LR002618
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. The AFT Educational Issues Department, originally the Task Force on Educational Issues, is the research and development arm of the union. The department tracks education policies from local, state and national bodies, conducts research and analysis on those policies, produces...

AFT: Human Rights and Community Relations Records

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Identifier: LR000348
Abstract The Human Rights and Community Relations Department of the American Federation of Teachers was created by Vice President Richard Parrish October 2, 1966. Before the official department was created it was a standing committee and then a permanent committee with in the executive council. The department was created as an office in the AFT that would be responsible for collecting and distributing information about the government, education and community policies and programs dealing with civil...

AFT Inventory Part I Records

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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.

AFT Inventory Part II Records

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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

AFT Local 1295: Wayne State University Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000688
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.

AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000087
Abstract This collection has union newspapers, correspondence, reports, convention material, proceedings, minutes, flyers, brochures and other materials related to the growth of the DFT. Issues in these papers are Bradly v. Milliken, class size, desegregation, collective bargaining, strikes and salaries

AFT Local 250: Toledo Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000311
Abstract Office files of the Toledo (Ohio) Federation of Teachers, Local 250 of the American Federation of Teachers. Included are the files of the Salary and Professional Standards committees; minutes of general meetings; Board of Directors meetings; and meetings of building representatives. Subjects include AFT conventions, legislation pertaining to education, teacher salaries, and school taxation. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, Carl Megel, and Stephen Young.

AFT Local 28: St. Paul Federation of Teachers Records

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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...

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.

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.

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.

AFT Local 484: Springfield Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR001666
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence, news paper clippings, minutes, contracts, legal, and financial papers. A small amount of files are grievances.

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...

AFT Massachusetts Federation of Teachers Records

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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.

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.

AFT President's Office: Bella Rosenberg Records

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Identifier: LR002605
Abstract Bella Rosenberg served as the assistant to the president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1984-2005, under Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman. Albert Shanker was president of the AFT from 1974 to 1997. He was one of the first educators to embrace the findings of the report A Nation at Risk which outlined extensive problems in America’s public schools. Shanker and Rosenberg worked closely on various initiatives, many of them in response to the report. This included a peer review...

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 by affiliating with the AFL-CIO. The Southern Regional Office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT located in Atlanta, Georgia. It represents teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of AFT in the states of: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 2
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Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002 1
Basso, Joseph 1
Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
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Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
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Children's Hospital of Michigan 1
Citizens for Tax Justice (Washington, D.C.) 1
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Cunningham, Bill 1
Darrah, Rory 1
Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
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Detroit Academy of Medicine 1
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Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Detroit Teachers Association. Wayne State University Chapter 1
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