Guide to the AFT Local 2 Records

Collection Number: 5279

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
AFT Local 2 Records, 1918-1957
Collection Number:
5279
Creator:
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) AFT Local 2
Quantity:
20.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes, reports, pamphlets, correspondence, publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Office files of the Teachers Guild, Local #2 of the American Federation of Teachers.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Teacher's Union, Local 5, was organized in 1916 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, (AF of L) by Henry R. Linville, Abraham Lefkowitz and a few other pioneering teachers in New York City.
Perhaps the most significant contribution of the T.U. during those early years was its fight on behalf of civil liberties, an area in which it would later become a formidable combatant. Its principal target was the repeal of the Lusk laws, statutes which allowed for the revocation of a teacher's license "if he is not of good moral character -- or if by act or utterance he shows that he will not support the constitution of the State or of the United States of America."
During the 1920's the T.U. continued its fight for increased salaries commensurate with the higher cost of living, reduced classroom size, tenure for teachers, improvements in the pension system, and increased state aid education. Unfortunately, the results rarely met the organization's expectations.
About 1925, organized political factions began appearing within the T.U.'s ranks. After 1929, two such groups were dominant in their opposition to the majority organization: the "Rank and File" group which represented the official Communist Party of America, and the "Progressive" group which represented a faction within the Communist movement opposed to the official party.
The leadership of Local 5 soon realized that it was helpless in the factional battle that ensued because of an overly liberal constitution, which had been designed to insure the rights of all minority groups whatever their objectives. In an attempt to rid its house of revolutionary elements, on October 27, 1932, at a large membership meeting, a Committee of Five was selected to try five members of the Rank and File group and one member of the Progressive group on the charge of disruptive conduct.
John Dewey, chairman, delivered the unanimous report of the Committee on April 29, 1933 before a Membership meeting of approximately 800. As was anticipated, the Committee reported that the primary cause of the intolerable strike within the Teachers' Union was due to the existence and activity of the two Communist organized factions. With the support of both the Executive Board and the Delegate Assembly, the local petitioned the national office to investigate the local and sought to have the local's old charter revoked so that a new local might be formed without the Communist element.
In May 1935, the national office sent an investigating committee composed of its president, secretary-treasurer and its Washington representative. The Committee's finding was that the local union "was 'helpless' and 'completely at the mercy of a small obstructionist group in the local', and that the obstructionist's group was itself 'not free to formulate its own policies but was subject to a political force which is itself fundamentally opposed to basic principles for which the union attends.'"
Despite this report of the investigating committee, a request by the administration of the Teachers Union to reorganize the local was turned down at the A.F.T. National Convention in August 1935 by a vote of 100 to 79. As a result, October 1, 1935, Henry R. Linville and Abraham Lefkowitz led eight hundred dissatisfied members out of the Teachers Union and into the newly formed independent Teachers Guild. Also among the seceding members were all the officers (with the exception of one) and a majority of the Executive Board.
In 1936, the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor, as a result of testimony taken before a sub-committee in Washington, recommended to the American Federation of Teachers that it revoke the charter issued to Teachers Union Local 5. The A.F.T., however, did not see fit to abide by this recommendation.
On March 15, 1938 the Greater New York Central Trades and Labor Council suspended the Teachers Union from membership in its organization. Also in March, Teachers Union, Local 5 was expelled from the Joint Committee of Teachers Organizations of New York City.
Again in 1941, the subject of Local 5's charter revocation came up before the American Federation of teachers. However, this time the Executive Council recommended (with one dissenting vote) revocation and their action was overwhelmingly endorsed by the delegates at the Conventions in August 1941, at Detroit. After having its charter revoked, the Teachers Unions continued as Local 555 of the United Public Workers of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The C.I.O. in February 1950 expelled the United Public Workers due to its alleged Communist domination. The Teachers Union, however, continued its association with the U.P.W. until it withdrew in February 1952.
Finally, in 1964, at the suggestion of Rose Russell, one of the T.U.'s guiding lights, the annual convention dissolved the T.U. with the recommendation that its members unite with the other forces in the New York City Teacher's Movement. On June 20, prior to the 1941 Convention, the Teachers Guild accepted the offer of a charter and was reunited with the American Federation of Teachers. Although it retained its name of the Teachers Guild, it was now designated Local 2, AFT.
The Teachers Guild during this period increased in both size and strength. In March, 1960, the Teachers Guild merged with the CATU (Committee of Action Through Unity) to form the United Federation of Teachers. Under the auspices of the New York City Labor Department and empowered by the Board of Education, a representation election was scheduled and held on December 15, 1961. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of the U.F.T. (Local 2, AFT) and so the following August the Board of Education and the U.F.T. entered into their first collective bargaining relationship.

SUBJECTS

Names:
American Federation of Labor
Americans for Democratic Action
Brookwood Labor College
Communist Party of the United States of America
National Education Association of the United States
New York (N.Y.). Board of Education.
New York Teachers Guild
Teachers Guild
United Nations
Austin, Warren Robinson
Count, George
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Eaton, Charles Aubrey
Green, William, 1872-1952
Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
Lefkowitz, Abraham
Lie, Trygvi
Linville, Henry
Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942
O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964
Perkins, Frances, 1882-1965
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Vandenburg, Arthur Hendrick


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Cite As:
AFT Local 2 Records #5279. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5015: Teachers Union of the City of New York Records
5019: AFT Executive Council Transcript of Hearing of Local 5
5020: AFT Executive Council Transcript of Hearing of Local 537
5279: AFT Local 2 Records
5417 mf: AFT Local 2 Scrapbook on Microfilm
5845: AFT Local 616 (Rochester, NY) Federation of Classroom Teachers Records

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Report of the Spirit - (Factionalism)
Box 1 Folder 1
Executive Board resigns
Box 1 Folder 2
Progressive Group - Factionalism pre-1935
Box 1 Folder 3
Other Local unions comments on the Split
Box 1 Folder 4
Controversy in 1935
Box 1 Folder 5
Most essential documents in the local #5 history
Box 1 Folder 6
Split and reorganization
Box 1 Folder 7
Material re: Split
Box 1 Folder 8
Split: Clippings, Trail Reports, etc.
Box 1 Folder 9
1935
Factionalism
Box 1 Folder 10
Clippings on the Split
Box 1 Folder 11
Split - preservation of local #5
Box 1 Folder 12
1940
Committee to save AFT
Box 1 Folder 13
1925-1935
Minutes of Local #5, AFT
Box 1 Folder 14
Committee of 25 - For union defense
Box 1 Folder 15
Committee of 100 - For union defense
Box 1 Folder 16
Statement before AFT Executive Board on Local #2 factionalism
Box 1 Folder 17
Linville, CCNY attack on
Box 1 Folder 18
Defense of union
Box 1 Folder 19
CIO organization of teachers
Box 1 Folder 20
Guild constitution and bylaws
Box 1 Folder 21
Folder on history of Local #5 - Local #2 relationship
Box 1 Folder 22
Membership applications
Box 1 Folder 23
Membership campaign material
Box 1 Folder 24
Membership committee - Henry Hillson, Chairman
Box 1 Folder 25
1939
Membership list of Guild
Box 1 Folder 26
Membership resignations, deaths, expelled book
Box 1 Folder 27
1947-1948
Membership resignations
Box 1 Folder 28
1937
The Teachers Union: A Social Study
Box 1 Folder 29
1939-1940
Guild: Union Attmepts at Unity
Box 1 Folder 30
Local #5 New: Re: Revocation of charter
Box 2 Folder 1
1940
Material for Local #5 ouster
Box 2 Folder 2
Organizing Committee
Box 2 Folder 3
Organizing propaganda, Guild - Folder #1
Box 2 Folder 4
Organizing propaganda, Guild - Folder #2
Box 2 Folder 5
Organizing propaganda, Guild - Folder #3
Box 2 Folder 6
Policy and bylaws
Box 2 Folder 7
1941
Provisional committee
Box 2 Folder 8
Songs and the guild (and other)
Box 2 Folder 9
1950
Membership drive
Box 2 Folder 10
1948-1949
Membership resignation
Box 2 Folder 11
Communists and Left Wingers in Local #5
Box 2 Folder 12
Communism and socialism
Box 2 Folder 13
The Communist Teachers Issue - Folder #2
Box 2 Folder 14
Communist tactics in a trade union HR Linville
Box 2 Folder 15
The Communist Teachers Issue - Folder #1
Box 2 Folder 16
1932-1933
Pre and post trial correspondence
Box 2 Folder 17
The Communist Teachers Issue - Folder #3
Box 2 Folder 18
McCarthy censure file
Box 2 Folder 19
1952
Congressional investigation - Communism
Box 2 Folder 20
Daily Work clippings on the union split
Box 2 Folder 21
Communism - various news articles and correspondence
Box 2 Folder 22
Independent group in the teachers union (Trotskyites)
Box 2 Folder 23
Feinberg questionnaire
Box 2 Folder 24
Feinberg subversive folder
Box 2 Folder 25
Left-Wing material
Box 2 Folder 26
1948
Election of officers
Box 3 Folder 1
1949
Election of officers
Box 3 Folder 2
including Executive Board
1950
Elections - officers and Executive Board
Box 3 Folder 3
1951
Guild elections
Box 3 Folder 4
1952
Elections
Box 3 Folder 5
1953-1954
Elections
Box 3 Folder 6
1954
Ballot results
Box 3 Folder 7
1955
Elections
Box 3 Folder 8
1938-1940
Form letters
Box 3 Folder 9
1947-1948
Minutes, nominations, etc.
Box 3 Folder 10
1947-1948
Officers meetings -agendae
Box 3 Folder 11
1947
Officers meetings - agendae
Box 3 Folder 12
1948-1952
Executive Board - Officers correspondence, meetings, etc.
Box 3 Folder 13
1949
Officers meeting agendae
Box 3 Folder 14
1941
Minutes, notices of meetings, etc.
Box 3 Folder 15
1954
Rally letters
Box 3 Folder 16
Mimeograph, letters, etc.
Box 3 Folder 17
1954-1956
Souvenir Journal
Box 3 Folder 18
1942
Meeting reports
Box 3 Folder 19
Mrs. Rebecca Simonson - President of Guild
Box 3 Folder 20
Resume, correspondence, etc.
1947
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 21
1948
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 22
1949
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 23
1951
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 24
1952-1953
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 25
1954
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 26
1955
Spring Conference
Box 3 Folder 27
1935-1940
October Conference - Printed programs
Box 3 Folder 28
1948-1950
Fall Conference
Box 3 Folder 29
1938-1939
Conference Board - Notice of meetings
Box 3 Folder 30
1944-1946
Conference Board
Box 3 Folder 31
1952-1954
Legislation
Box 3 Folder 32
1954-1955
Legislation
Box 3 Folder 33
1948-1949
Legislative Briefs
Box 3 Folder 34
1950
Legislative Bulletins
Box 3 Folder 35
1948-1949
Legislative Bulletins and Briefs
Box 3 Folder 36
1950-1951
Legislative Bulletins and Briefs
Box 3 Folder 37
1951-1952
Legislative Bulletins and Briefs
Box 3 Folder 38
1953-1954
Legislative Bulletins and Briefs
Box 3 Folder 39
1954
Legislative Material
Box 3 Folder 40
1939
Legislative Committee
Box 4 Folder 1
1947
Legislative Committee
Box 4 Folder 2
Maloff, Rubin - Assistant Legislative Representative
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence, etc
1937-1942
Budget, Taxes and finances for education
Box 4 Folder 4
1938-1941
Statements on budgets, finances
Box 4 Folder 5
1943-1944
Educational budget material
Box 4 Folder 6
1945-1946
Legislation and education budget
Box 4 Folder 7
Board of Education budget hearings
Box 4 Folder 8
Adult elementary school teachers chapter
Box 4 Folder 9
Clerks chapter
Box 4 Folder 10
Trade teachers group
Box 4 Folder 11
Westinghouse teachers guild
Box 4 Folder 12
Dieticians chapter
Box 4 Folder 13
1938-1940
Teachers Guild Association Materials
Box 4 Folder 14
1935-1938
Teachers Guild Association Materials
Box 4 Folder 15
1939-1941
Teachers Guild Association Materials
Box 4 Folder 16
1943-1945
Teachers Guild Association Materials
Box 4 Folder 17
1946-1947
Teachers Guild Association Materials
Box 4 Folder 18
1937
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 19
and prior
1939
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 20
Dr. Lefkowitz
1939-1941
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 21
1945
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 22
1946-1947
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 23
1947-1948
Legislative Program
Box 4 Folder 24
Associated Teachers Interest Committees
Box 4 Folder 25
College Affairs Committee
Box 4 Folder 26
Code of Conduct - Ethics
Box 5 Folder 1
Code of Ethic Committee
Box 5 Folder 2
Coordinating Committee
Box 5 Folder 3
Democratic Human Relations Committee (AFT)
Box 5 Folder 4
Democratization of School Administration Committee
Box 5 Folder 5
Educational Policies Committee (Wartime Curriculum)
Box 5 Folder 6
1954
Educational Policies Committee [folder 1 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 7
1954
Educational Policies Committee [folder 2 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 8
1954
Educational Policies Committee [folder 3 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 9
Educational TV Committee
Box 5 Folder 10
Elementary School Committee
Box 5 Folder 11
Emergency Committee
Box 5 Folder 12
Equality in Education Committee
Box 5 Folder 13
Expansion Fund Committee
Box 5 Folder 14
Joint Committee of Teachers Organization
Box 5 Folder 15
Guild Committee (General List of)
Box 5 Folder 16
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 5 Folder 17
Junior High School Committee
Box 5 Folder 18
Juvenile Delinquency Committee
Box 5 Folder 19
High School Affairs Committee
Box 5 Folder 20
Labor and Community Relations Committee
Box 5 Folder 21
Labor Committee on Schools
Box 5 Folder 22
Laboratory Assistants Committee
Box 5 Folder 23
Librarians Committee [fodler 1 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 24
Librarian's Committee [folder 2 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 25
Library Committee (May Dunn)
Box 5 Folder 26
Membership Committee (correspondence)
Box 5 Folder 27
Mental Hygiene Committee
Box 5 Folder 28
Pension Committee
Box 6 Folder 1a
3 folders
Pension Committee
Box 6 Folder 1b
Pension Committee
Box 6 Folder 1c
Pension Committee - Mr. Louis Goldman
Box 6 Folder 2
1942
Problem Areas Committee
Box 6 Folder 3
Joint TG & TGA
Professional Problems, Advisory Committee on
Box 6 Folder 4
Reorganization Committee
Box 6 Folder 5
Resolution Committee
Box 6 Folder 6
Sex Education Committee
Box 6 Folder 7
Shower Attendants Committee
Box 6 Folder 8
1947-1948
Social Committee
Box 6 Folder 9
Slow-Learner Committee
Box 6 Folder 10
Supervision, Report of Committee on
Box 6 Folder 11
included is a 192 page report titled: "Supervision in the Elementary Schools"
Taxation and Finance Committee
Box 6 Folder 12
Teachers Interest Committee
Box 6 Folder 13
Veterans Committee
Box 6 Folder 14
Vocational Committee - Lawsuit
Box 6 Folder 15
1938-1941
Salary Campaign material
Box 6 Folder 16
1946
Salary data clippings
Box 6 Folder 17
1946
Salary fight
Box 6 Folder 18
1948-1949
Salary Campaign
Box 6 Folder 19
1949
Salary Campaign
Box 6 Folder 20
1949-1950
Salary Campaign
Box 6 Folder 21
1949-1950
Salary Campaign - forms, releases, etc.
Box 6 Folder 22
1950-1951
Salary Campaign - correspondence -
Box 6 Folder 23
1950-1951
Salary Strategy Committee - Etta Greenberg (Chairman)
Box 6 Folder 24
Salary Campaign - Coaches Fund
Box 6 Folder 25
Academic Freedom Committee - Current Folder
Box 6 Folder 26
Academic Freedom Committee - Documents of Committee
Box 6 Folder 27
1951-1952
Salary Campaign
Box 7 Folder 1
1952-1953
Salary Campaign
Box 7 Folder 2
1955
Salary Campaign
Box 7 Folder 3
Salary Committee - (forms, releases, etc.)
Box 7 Folder 4
Advisory Committee on Teachers Salaries
Box 7 Folder 5
Meyer Committee on Teachers Salaries
Box 7 Folder 6
Board of Education: Salary Schedules
Box 7 Folder 7
1947
Report on teachers Salaries
Box 7 Folder 8
Campaign for single salary
Box 7 Folder 9
Barnett, Sidney - Academic Freedom Committee Chairman
Box 7 Folder 10
Re: Hammond - Morgan Law
Box 7 Folder 11
Loyalty oath material
Box 7 Folder 12a
2 large folders
Loyalty oath material
Box 7 Folder 12b
Membership Material and dismissal cases
Box 7 Folder 13
Academic Freedom Committee Minutes and agenda of meetings
Box 7 Folder 14
National Academic Freedom Committee
Box 7 Folder 15
National Academic Freedom Committee, AFT
Box 7 Folder 16
Academic Freedom Committee - other organizations
Box 7 Folder 17
Principles of Academic Freedom
Box 7 Folder 18
1941
Re: Rapp-Coudert Investigation - clippings
Box 7 Folder 19a
2 folders
1941
Re: Rapp-Coudert Investigation - clippings
Box 7 Folder 19b
Recommendations and reports for a better system vol. #1
Box 8 Folder 1
Recommendations and reports for a better system vol. #1
Box 8 Folder 2
1948-1955
Teachers Examination Committee - correspondence
Box 8 Folder 3
Applications for teaching license
Box 8 Folder 4
General petition and resolutions
Box 8 Folder 5
Brameld, Theodore - case
Box 8 Folder 6
Champlain College
Box 8 Folder 7
Hartmann, George - case
Box 8 Folder 8
Gioia, Andrew O. - case
Box 8 Folder 9
Dushane, Eleanor - case
Box 8 Folder 10
Gutride, Minnie - case
Box 8 Folder 11
Civil and academic rights
Box 8 Folder 12
Mandell, Benjamin - case (Re: recall, etc.)
Box 8 Folder 13
Lenz, Harold - case
Box 8 Folder 14
1934-1935
Problems and grievances
Box 8 Folder 15
Rubin, Isadore - case
Box 8 Folder 16
Lanzer, Irving R. - case (Swadesh - City College)
Box 8 Folder 17
Klein, Henry - case
Box 8 Folder 18
Heitner, Louis - grievance case
Box 8 Folder 19
Weyler, David - case
Box 8 Folder 20
Predergast, Laurence E. - case
Box 8 Folder 21
1946
Quinn, May - case
Box 8 Folder 22
1935-1936
Grievances
Box 8 Folder 23
1937
Grievances
Box 8 Folder 24
Problem of overcrowded classrooms, etc.
Box 8 Folder 25
Miscellaneous problems: equalizing hours, retention of substitutes, day-care nurseries
Box 8 Folder 26
Absences
Box 9 Folder 1
Accident insurance
Box 9 Folder 2
Campaign for Louis Goldman
Box 9 Folder 3
Campaign for Rudolf Holley (Pres. of NYC Council)
Box 9 Folder 4
Campaign for Vincent Kassenbrock
Box 9 Folder 5
1924-1947
Capital building projects
Box 9 Folder 6
Cost of living material
Box 9 Folder 7
Democratic human relations
Box 9 Folder 8
Dewey, John (biographical material)
Box 9 Folder 9
End term clerical work
Box 9 Folder 10
Equalization of hours (vocational schools)
Box 9 Folder 11
Excessing of teachers
Box 9 Folder 12
Feinberg law - salaries
Box 9 Folder 13
HRLP Fund - Henry Linville Pension Fund
Box 9 Folder 14
In-Service courses
Box 9 Folder 15
Lincoln school
Box 9 Folder 16a
2 folders
Lincoln school
Box 9 Folder 16b
2 folders
Membership meetings
Box 9 Folder 17
Nation magazine ban (correspondence, et al.)
Box 9 Folder 18
1937
Peace education: conference on
Box 9 Folder 19
Publicity, clippings
Box 9 Folder 20
Quinn-Issacs Bill
Box 9 Folder 21
Questionnaire - sent out by Ray R. Peck (controversy over authorization)
Box 9 Folder 22
Questionnaire on rating system
Box 9 Folder 23
Criticism of Mayor LaGuardia
Box 9 Folder 24
Radio programs
Box 9 Folder 25
Recognition issue (by Board of Education)
Box 9 Folder 26
Special subjects teachers
Box 9 Folder 27
Speeches (on various topics)
Box 9 Folder 28
Selection of a superintendent
Box 9 Folder 29
Substitutes
Box 9 Folder 30
1952
Supervisor members (Discussion on)
Box 9 Folder 31
Taxation and finance - information
Box 9 Folder 32
Teaching as a profession
Box 9 Folder 33
Teachers Guild - union finance
Box 9 Folder 34
Vocational schools
Box 9 Folder 35
Youthbuilders
Box 9 Folder 36
Federal aid - the crisis in education
Box 10 Folder 1
Federal aid to education - volume #1
Box 10 Folder 2
Federal aid to education - volume #1
Box 10 Folder 3
Federal aid - general correspondence
Box 10 Folder 4
State aid to education
Box 10 Folder 5
Financial aid to education - state aid
Box 10 Folder 6
State aid - taxation and finance
Box 10 Folder 7a
2 folders
State aid - taxation and finance
Box 10 Folder 7b
2 folders
Correspondence with State Legislators (Re: state aid to education)
Box 10 Folder 8
Taxation for education - general, miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 9
Committee on Religious instruction
Box 10 Folder 10
Teaching religious education
Box 10 Folder 11
Religion in the schools - Folder #1
Box 10 Folder 12
Religion in the schools
Box 10 Folder 13
Religion in education
Box 10 Folder 14
1937-1940
Religious instruction: Committee, correspondence
Box 10 Folder 15
Religious Released Time #1
Box 10 Folder 16
Released Time #2
Box 10 Folder 17
AFT Executive Board - National
Box 11 Folder 1
AFT Materials to and from other locals
Box 11 Folder 2
AFT correspondence with locals
Box 11 Folder 3
AFT News, Press and publicity bulletins
Box 11 Folder 4
AFT national miscellaneous folder
Box 11 Folder 5
Folder on Eklund, John (Pres.)
Box 11 Folder 6
Folders (2) on Kuensli, Irving R. (Sec.-Treas., AFT)
Box 11 Folder 7
Folder on Megel, Carl (Pres.)
Box 11 Folder 8
Folder on Selden, David (AFT Field Representative)
Box 11 Folder 9
Folder on Mrs. Chas. Shipman
Box 11 Folder 10
Folder on Mrs. Rebeca Simonson
Box 11 Folder 11
1938
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 12
1941
AFT Conventions
Box 11 Folder 13
1954
AFT Conventions
Box 11 Folder 14
1948
AFT Conventions
Box 11 Folder 15
1950-1951
AFT Conventions
Box 11 Folder 16
1957
AFT Conventions
Box 11 Folder 17
1943-1946
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 18
1947-1948
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 19
1947-1948
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 20
And attendance
1950-1951
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 21
1951-1953
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 22
1954-1955
Delegates Assembly Minutes
Box 11 Folder 23
Delegates, general correspondence with
Box 11 Folder 24
AFT per capita reports - receipts
Box 11 Folder 25
Allied Civil Service Conference
Box 12 Folder 1
Central Trades and Labor Council
Box 12 Folder 2
1941-1942
Joint Civil Conference and PEA
Box 12 Folder 3
Local #537, New York College Teachers Union
Box 12 Folder 4
Liberal Party
Box 12 Folder 5
NY State Department of Labor, Mediation Board
Box 12 Folder 6
NY State Education Department
Box 12 Folder 7
NY State Federation of Labor
Box 12 Folder 8
Public Education Association
Box 12 Folder 9
Rand School - Guild Cooperative Course
Box 12 Folder 10
Service Bureau for Intercultural Education
Box 12 Folder 11
UNESCO and United Nations
Box 12 Folder 12
1951
White House Conference
Box 12 Folder 13
Womens Trade Union League
Box 12 Folder 14
World Organization of the Teaching Profession
Box 12 Folder 15
1953
Empire State Federation of teachers Unions Correspondence, etc.
Box 12 Folder 16
Jan. 1953
Empire State Federation - Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 17
1950-1953
Empire State Federation of teachers Unions Correspondence, etc.
Box 12 Folder 18
Sept. 1950-1953
1948-1950
Empire State Federation of teachers Unions Correspondence
Box 12 Folder 19
1947
Empire State Federation of teachers Unions Convention
Box 12 Folder 20
November 8, 9, 1947
Board of Education correspondence - A - E
Box 12 Folder 21
Board of Education correspondence - F - L
Box 12 Folder 22
Board of Education correspondence - M - R
Box 12 Folder 23
Board of Education correspondence - S - Z
Box 12 Folder 24
1948-1950
Board of Education, Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 25
1950-1954
Board of Education, Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 26
1954
Board of Education, Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 27
Board of Education, Budget Correspondence
Box 12 Folder 28
Correspondence - Gannon, Edmund J. (Personnel)
Box 12 Folder 29
Correspondence - Greenberg, Dr. Jacob (Dept. Supt.)
Box 12 Folder 30
AFT Convention resolutions - submitted by the Guild
Box 13 Folder 1
Correspondence - Jansen, William (Superintendent)
Box 13 Folder 2
Correspondence - Levitt, Arthur (Pres. B of E)
Box 13 Folder 3
Correspondence - Moss, Maximillian (Pres. B of E)
Box 13 Folder 4
Correspondence - Wade, John E. (Supt. of schools)
Box 13 Folder 5
Correspondence with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
Box 13 Folder 6
Correspondence with Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia
Box 13 Folder 7
Correspondence with Mayor William ODwyer
Box 13 Folder 8
Correspondence with miscellaneous elected officials
Box 13 Folder 9
Correspondence - Dr. Abraham Lefkowitz
Box 13 Folder 10a
3 folders
Correspondence - Dr. Abraham Lefkowitz
Box 13 Folder 10b
Correspondence - Dr. Abraham Lefkowitz
Box 13 Folder 10c
Correspondence - on Lefkowitz testimonial dinner
Box 13 Folder 11
Correspondence - A Mark Levien (Legal Counsel)
Box 13 Folder 12a
3 folders
Correspondence - A Mark Levien (Legal Counsel)
Box 13 Folder 12b
Correspondence - A Mark Levien (Legal Counsel)
Box 13 Folder 12c
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder B
Box 13 Folder 13
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder C
Box 13 Folder 14
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder D
Box 13 Folder 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder E
Box 13 Folder 16
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder G
Box 13 Folder 17
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder H
Box 13 Folder 18
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder I
Box 13 Folder 19
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder L - M
Box 13 Folder 20
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder N
Box 13 Folder 21
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder P
Box 13 Folder 22
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder S
Box 13 Folder 23
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder T
Box 13 Folder 24
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder V
Box 13 Folder 25
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder W
Box 13 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Folder X - Z
Box 13 Folder 27
Correspondence with NY University Student Council
Box 13 Folder 28
1937
News Releases
Box 14 Folder 1
1940-1941
News Releases
Box 14 Folder 2
1943-1944
News Releases
Box 14 Folder 3
1944-1945
News Releases
Box 14 Folder 4
1947
News Releases
Box 14 Folder 5
1948
Press Releases
Box 14 Folder 6
1950-1954
Press Releases
Box 14 Folder 7
1946
AFT National Office - Bulletins, Releases, etc.
Box 14 Folder 8
1948
AFT National Office - Bulletins, etc.
Box 14 Folder 9
Letters to the Editor - NY Sun inter alia
Box 14 Folder 10
The Bulletin
Box 14 Folder 11
Inside Education
Box 14 Folder 12
Madison High School Teachers Guild Bulletin
Box 14 Folder 13
News from the Guild, Set of
Box 14 Folder 14
Past Thirty Days, Complete set
Box 14 Folder 15
Washington Newsletter
Box 14 Folder 16
The Washington Teacher
Box 14 Folder 17
Mimeographed News Letters from NYTG
Box 14 Folder 18
AFT General literature
Box 14 Folder 19
1940-1941
Pamphlets, miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 20
Delegate Reporter - #1-44
Box 15 Folder 1
to June 1951
Delegate Reporter - #45-67
Box 15 Folder 2
to June 1953
Delegate Reporter - miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 3
1941
New York Sun - Latest News In The Educational World"
Box 15 Folder 4
various issues in 1941
1945
New York Sun - Latest News In The Educational World"
Box 16 Folder 1
all issues of 1945
1942-1955
Teachers Union News
Box 16 Folder 2
issues from Sept. 1951-Sept. 30, 1955; various issues from 1942 and 1943
AFT Local 2 Constitution and releases
Box 16 Folder 3
Collection - Material against Board of Educations Informer Resolution
Box 17 Folder 1
1946-1947
Scrapbook - clippings
Box 17 Folder 2
Nov. 1946 - June 1947
1945
Scrapbook - publicity clippings
Box 17 Folder 3
general publicity, Karelson resignation - emergency Comm., Quinn case, Colleges
1942-1943
Scrapbook - newspaper clippings
Box 17 Folder 4
1941-1942
Scrapbook - Guild publicity
Box 17 Folder 5
1936-1938
Scrapbook - Membership Drive material
Box 17 Folder 6
1936-1938
Scrapbook - Teachers Guild Association
Box 17 Folder 7
1936
Scrapbook - clippings
Box 17 Folder 8
1927
Scrapbook - Membership Drive material
Box 17 Folder 9
1923-1925
Scrapbook - clippings
Box 17 Folder 10
AFT Amendments to National Convention
Box 18 Folder 1
1918-1931
AF of T Convention
Box 18 Folder 2
1926
AFT Correspondence
Box 18 Folder 3
AFT Federal Aid for Schools
Box 18 Folder 4
1936
AFT Philadelphia
Box 18 Folder 5
1938
AFT Publicity and Literature
Box 18 Folder 6
Fall 1938
1920-1931
AFT Financial Reports
Box 19 Folder 1
1932-1936
AFT Financial Reports
Box 19 Folder 2
1936-1940
AFT Financial Reports
Box 19 Folder 3
1938
AFT Convention, Cedar Pt., OH
Box 19 Folder 4
Reports/Speeches/etc
1939
AFT Convention
Box 19 Folder 5
Aug. 1939
AFT Conventions
Box 19 Folder 6
Prior to 1932
1940
AFT National Convention
Box 19 Folder 7
1920-1940
AFT Financial Reports
Box 19 Folder 8
AFT Convention Reports
Box 19 Folder 9
1920's-1930's
1936-1938
The American Teacher
Box 20 Folder 1a
3 folders
1936-1938
The American Teacher
Box 20 Folder 1b
1936-1938
The American Teacher
Box 20 Folder 1c
1938
Publicity & Literature
Box 20 Folder 2
Spring 1938
AFT Releases
Box 20 Folder 3
no folder
Arbitration Agreements
Box 21 Folder 1