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Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records

Collection ID

URB 36

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records

Dates
1937-1958

Collection ID
URB 36

Creator
Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.)

Quantity
9 linear feet (18 boxes)          

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This collection contains administrative records, minutes, correspondence, publications, clippings, and other materials related to the Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series as follows:

Series 1: General Materials, 1945-1958
Series 2: Issues and Activities, 1937-1958
Series 3: Investigations and Firings, 1940-1956
Series 4: Other Organizations, 1938-1956
Series 5: Clippings, 1951-1955

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records, URB 36, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia through Isadore Reivich, February 1973.

Separated Material

Pamphlets from this collection have been removed to the Pamphlet Collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in May 2016.

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
School District of Philadelphia, Pa.
Teachers’ Union of Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subjects:
Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Labor movement -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Labor -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Public schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Clippings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Minutes
Newsletters
Publications

Inventory

Series 1: General Materials, 1945-1958

1          1          Constitution and History          undated

1          2-8          Executive Board and Membership Meeting Minutes          1945-1951

1          9          Resignations and Membership          1952-1954

1          10-22          Conferences          1949-1958

1          23-25          Uniongrams          1949-1955

1          26          Teachers Union News          1951-1954

1          27          Union Announcements and Circulars          1949-1952

Series 2: Issues and Activities, 1937-1958

General

2          1          Correspondence re: legislation          1938

2          2          Teacher Organization handbook          1945

2          3-4          Public Statements          1947-1950

2          5          General Activities          1950

2          6          Educational Issues          1952

2          7          Educational Policies          1953

Specific Issues

2          8          Audenreich High School          1952

2          9          Black History          1953

2          10          Censorship          1941

2          11          City College          1946-1950

2          12          Civil Defense          1951

2          13          Class size          1940-1952

2          14          Dental Hygienists and Nurses          1947

2          15          Evening Schools          1949-1952

2          16-17          Fair Employment          1946-1950

2          18-20          Finance, General          1946-1949

2          21-25          Finance, Salary Schedules          1947-1952

3          26-34          Finance, Salary Schedules          1947-1952

3          35-38          Finance, Retirement          1946-1953

3          39          Finance, Blue Cross          1946

3          40-47          Finance, State Financing          1948-1953

4          48-50          Finance, State Financing          1948-1953

4          51          Grievance re: promotions          1948-1950

4          52          Hoyer, Louis - correspondence          1949-1953

4          53          Legislation          1949-1952

4          54          Longer School Day          1952

4          55          Promotional Increments          1947

4          56          Pupil Placements          1947

4          57-60          Race Relations          1951-1954

4          61          Rating Plan          1939

4          62          Religious Education          1947

4          63          Retrenchment          1950

4          64          Seniority          1948

4          65          Sick Leave          1947

4          66          Social Studies          1951

4          67          Strike Legislation          1949

4          68          Substitutes          1946-1953

4          69-70          Tenure Law          1937-1941

5          71-89          Tenure Law          1937-1941

5          90          Unassigned Periods          1949

5          91-97          United States-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Relations          1944-1953

5          98          Miscellaneous Issues          1958

Series 3: Investigations and Firings, 1940-1956

6          1-7          Academic Freedom          1947-1953

6          8-9          Pechan Bill          January-February 1951

7          10-18          Pechan Bill          February-October 1951

8          19-38          Pechan Bill          November 1951-January 1954

9          39          Smith Act/H.U A.C.          1952

9          40-49          H.U.A.C. (Velde Committee) Hearings          October 1953- April 1954

9          50          H.U.A.C. (Velde Committee) Hearings, Transcripts          undated

10          51-77          Interrogation of Teachers          1953-1954

10          51          Notes on Hoyer Interviews          undated

10          52          Atkinson          undated

10          53          August          undated

10          54          Beilin          undated

10          55          Crome          undated

10          56          Deacon          undated

10          57          Drasin          undated

10          58          Ehrenreich          undated

10          59          Fleet          undated

10          60          Fruit          undated

10          61          Haas          undated

10          62          Intille          undated

10          63          Ivens          undated

10          64          Jabocs          undated

10          65          Jennings          undated

10          66          Kaplan          undated

10          67          Loewenfels          undated

10          68          Mahaney          undated

10          69          Perloff, Caroline          undated

10          70          Perloff, David          undated

10          71          Reivich          undated

10          72          Soler, Esther          undated

10          73          Soler, William          undated

10          74          Thomas          undated

10          75          Watson          undated

10          76          Petition and Personal Summaries          undated

10          77          Index          undated

11          78-79          Loyalty Oaths          1948-1950

11          80-88          Correspondence regarding school firings          1950-1954

11          89-90          Case Against the School Board (publication)          1955-1956

11          91-95          Legal Briefs, 1950-1954

12           96-104          Other Teacher Firings

12          96          Abraham Egnal          1950

12          97          Dorothy Albert          1950

12          98          Barrows Dunham          1953

12          99          Lee Lorch          1950

12          100-102          James Gillies          1940-1941

12          103          Isadore Melzer          1950

12          104          Leonard Barmat          1950

Series 4: Other Organizations, 1938-1956

Public

13          1-7          Board of Education          1947-1954

13          8          State Department of Public Instruction          1950-1953

13          9-12          State Legislature          1947-1952

Private Groups

14          13          Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church          1952

14          14          Child Welfare Federation          1938-1952

14          15          Citizen's Conference on the Schools          1950

14          16          Council on African Affairs          1950-1952

14          17          Greater Philadelphia Movement          1950-1953

14          18          Home and School Association          1951

14          19          Know Your Schools          1952

14          20          Lehigh County Taxpayers League          1947

14          21          Nation          1951-1955

14          22          National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools          1950-1952

14          23-27          Philadelphia Committee to Preserve Our Schools          1952-1953

14          28          Philadelphia Fellowship Commission          1950-1953

Civic Affairs

15          29          Board of Judges          1950

15          30          Philadelphia Home Rule          1950-1953

15          31          Philadelphia Housing Authority          1950

15          32          Post Office          1944-1950

Other Unions

15          33          American Association of Scientific Workers          1951- 1954

15          34          American Federation of Teachers          1948

15          35          CIO          1949-1953

15          36          Philadelphia Industrial School Council          1949-1950

15          37          Philadelphia Vocational School Teachers Association          1951

15          38          Teachers Union of New York          1949-1955

15          39-42          United Public Workers          1944-1951

15          43          U.P.W., National Teachers Division          1949-1951

15          44          World Federation of Teachers          1950-1953

Newsletters

16          45          Federation Reporter , (AFT Local 3)          1949-1952      

16          46          New York Teachers News          1949-1956

16          47          Philadelphia Teachers Association Newsletter          1951-1953

16          48          POS Reporter          1951-1953

16          49          School News and Views          1950-1952

16          50          Teacher's Bulletin (UPW National Teachers Division)          1950-1951

 

Series 5: Clippings, 1951-1955

17-18                     Clippings          1951-1955