The Affiliated Teacher Organizations of
Los Angeles Collection documents the teaching career of Harold Corbin, as well as
political and social issues relevant to education in the greater Los Angeles Area, from
1944 through 1972. The organizations represented in this collection include: the
Association of Classroom Teachers, Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers, the
Affiliated Teachers of Los Angeles, the California Teachers Association, the Los Angeles
Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the National Education
Association, North Hollywood High School, the Professional Educators of Los Angeles, the
Secondary Teachers Organization of Los Angeles, and United Teachers Los
Harold Corbin began his teaching career as a Physics, Chemistry, and Math teacher at
North Hollywood High School in 1933. Corbin earned permanent status with the Los Angeles
Unified School District in 1939. Numerous teacher organizations existed in Los Angeles
in the 1930s. Over time, these disparate groups joined together to form a federation
called the Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles (ATOLA).
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