Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
URB 36
Date: 
1937-1958
Footage: 
9 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 

Subjects:

 

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

The collection is organized into five series:

  • Series I: General Materials
  • Series II: Issues and Activities
  • Series III: Investigations and Firings
  • Series IV: Other Organizations
  • Series V: Clippings

 

INVENTORY

 

Series I: General Materials

Box 1


1 Constitution and History
2-8 Executive Board and Membership Meeting Minutes, 1945-1951
9 Resignations and Membership, 1952-1954
10-22 Conferences, 1949-1958
23-25 Uniongrams , 1949-1955
26 Teachers Union News , 1951-1954 27 Union Announcements and Circulars, 1949-1952

Series II: Issues and Activities

General

Box 2


1 Correspondence re: legislation, 1938
2 Teacher Organization handbook, 1945
3-4 Public Statements, 1947-1950
5 General Activities, 1950
6 Educational Issues, 1952
7 Educational Policies, 1953

Specific Issues

8 Audenreich High School, 1952
9 Black History, 1953
10 Censorship, 1941
11 City College, 1946-1950
12 Civil Defense, 1951
13 Class size, 1940-1952
14 Dental Hygienists and Nurses, 1947
15 Evening Schools, 1949-1952
16-17 Fair Employment, 1946-1950
18-20 Finance, General, 1946-1949
21-25 Finance, Salary Schedules, 1947-1952

Box 3


26-34 Finance, Salary Schedules, 1947-1952
35-38 Finance, Retirement, 1946-1953
39 Finance, Blue Cross, 1946
40-47 Finance, State Financing, 1948-1953

Box 4


48-50 Finance, State Financing, 1948-1953
51 Grievance re: promotions, 1948-1950
52 Hoyer, Louis - correspondence, 1949-1953
53 Legislation, 1949-1952
54 Longer School Day, 1952
55 Promotional Increments, 1947
56 Pupil Placements, 1947
57-60 Race Relations, 1951-1954
61 Rating Plan, 1939
62 Religious Education, 1947
63 Retrenchment, 1950
64 Seniority, 1948
65 Sick Leave, 1947
66 Social Studies, 1951
67 Strike Legislation, 1949
68 Substitutes, 1946-1953
69-70 Tenure Law, 1937-1941

Box 5


71-89 Tenure Law, 1937-1941
90 Unassigned Periods, 1949
91-97 United States-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Relations, 1944-1953
98 Miscellaneous Issues, 1958

Series III: Investigations and Firings

Box 6


1-7 Academic Freedom, 1947-1953
8-9 Pechan Bill, January-February, 1951

Box 7


10-18 Pechan Bill, February-October, 1951

Box 8


19-38 Pechan Bill, November 1951-January 1954

Box 9


39 Smith Act/H.U A.C., 1952
40-49 H.U.A.C. (Velde Committee) Hearings, October 1953- April 1954
50 H.U.A.C. (Velde Committee) Hearings, Transcripts

Box 10


51-77 Interrogation of Teachers , 1953-1954
51 Notes on Hoyer Interviews
52 Atkinson
53 August
54 Beilin
55 Crome
56 Deacon
57 Drasin
58 Ehrenreich
59 Fleet
60 Fruit
61 Haas
62 Intille
63 Ivens
64 Jabocs
65 Jennings
66 Kaplan
67 Loewenfels
68 Mahaney
69 Perloff, Caroline
70 Perloff, David
71 Reivich
72 Soler, Esther
73 Soler, William
74 Thomas
75 Watson
76 Petition and Personal Summaries
77 Index

Box 11


78-79 Loyalty Oaths, 1948-1950
80-88 Correspondence re: School firings, 1950-1954
89-90 Case Against the School Board (publication), 1955-1956
91-95 Legal Briefs, 1950-1954

Box 12


96-104 Other Teacher Firings
96 Abraham Egnal, 1950
97 Dorothy Albert, 1950
98 Barrows Dunham, 1953
99 Lee Lorch, 1950
100-102 James Gillies, 1940-1941
103 Isadore Melzer, 1950
104 Leonard Barmat, 1950

Series IV: Other Organizations

Public

Box 13


1-7 Board of Education, 1947-1954
8 State Department of Public Instruction, 1950-1953
9-12 State Legislature, 1947-1952

Private Groups

Box 14


13 Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church,
1952
14 Child Welfare Federation, 1938-1952
15 Citizen's Conference on the Schools, 1950
16 Council on African Affairs, 1950-1952
17 Greater Philadelphia Movement, 1950-1953
18 Home and School Association, 1951
19 Know Your Schools, 1952
20 Lehigh County Taxpayers League, 1947
21 Nation , 1951-1955
22 National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools, 1950-1952
23-27 Philadelphia Committee to Preserve Our Schools, 1952-1953
28 Philadelphia Fellowship Commission, 1950-1953

Civic Affairs

Box 15


29 Board of Judges, 1950
30 Philadelphia Home Rule, 1950-1953
31 Philadelphia Housing Authority, 1950
32 Post Office, 1944-1950

Other Unions

33 American Association of Scientific Workers, 1951- 1954
34 American Federation of Teachers, 1948
35 CIO, 1949-1953
36 Philadelphia Industrial School Council, 1949-1950
37 Philadelphia Vocational School Teachers Association, 1951
38 Teachers Union of New York, 1949-1955
39-42 United Public Workers, 1944-1951
43 U.P.W., National Teachers Division, 1949-1951
44 World Federation of Teachers, 1950-1953

Newsletters

Box 16


45 Federation Reporter , (AFT Local 3), 1949-1952 (Removed to PFT Reporter Rm. 223)
46 New York Teachers News, 1949-1956
47 Philadelphia Teachers Association Newsletter , 1951-1953
48 POS Reporter , 1951-1953
49 School News and Views , 1950-1952
50 Teacher's Bulletin (UPW National Teachers Division), 1950-1951

Series V: Clippings

Box 17-18


Clippings, 1951-1955