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American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO, University of Massachusetts Faculty Records, 1963-1964
1 envelope (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 152

Abstract:
First faculty union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Historical Note

The first faculty union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) AFL-CIO, was established largely in response to the administration's reluctance to recommend raises in faculty salaries (1958-1964) and due to the faculty's desire for self-governance. The union was short-lived on the campus, but served to raise the consciousness of faculty to issues of faculty autonomy. AFT agitation helped bring about the "Green Book", the Morris Document, and the "Red Book" - basic documents defining the system of faculty governance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO, University of Massachusetts Faculty Records (MS 152). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Mario De Pillis, 1987

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 2003.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • American Federation of Teachers. Local 1359 (Amherst, Mass.)
  • Collective bargaining--College teachers--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Collective labor agreements--Education, Higher--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • College teachers' unions--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst--Faculty


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