CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES'ASSOCIATION COLLECTION, 1928-1989

Finding aid prepared by Erica Watson.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
©2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Employees' Association
Dates: 1928-1989
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Collector: California State University, Fresno
Extent: 2 boxes [2 linear ft]
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: The California State Employees’ Association collection contains its own correspondence, constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, and bulletins from 199 through 1938. It also includes correspondence and union newsletters from American Federation of Teachers from the 1960s; the United Professors of California Advocate (1971-1989) and collective bargaining source material from the 1960s; California College and University Faculty Association correspondence; California Teachers Association bulletin from 1928; The Scope, a newsletter from the Faculty of the California State Colleges (1966-1970); and flyers from the 1970s from the Clerical and Allied Services Employees and College and University Service Employees.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Title of item], INVENTORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Fresno State University to the Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Processing Information

Materials were processed and arranged by Erica Watson in 2011.

Biography

The California State Employees’ Association was founded in 1931 and is California's largest state employee organization, representing almost 140,000 state and university workers, managers, supervisors, and retirees. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is an American labor union founded in 1916 that represents teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel; local, state, and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and healthcare workers. The AFT is the second-largest education labor union in the United States, representing over one million members. The United Professors of California, a college faculty union, was founded in 1970 as the result of a coalition between the AFT and the Association of California State College Professors (ACSCP). In 1932 the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) began from a small group of professional state employees in Madison, Wisconsin. Their focus was to promote, defend, and enrich the civil service system across the country.

Scope and Content

The collection contains constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence from the California State Employees Association, with dates ranging from 1929-1957. It also contains bulletins for the California Association of State Teachers and College Instructors, which later became part of the California Teachers Association, Bulletin from 1931-1938; the California Teachers Association constitution from 1928; American Federation of Teachers correspondence and newsletters from the 1960s; The Scope, a newsletter from the Faculty of California State Colleges from 1966-1970; The United Professors of California newspaper the Advocate from 1971-1989; flyers from 1976-1978 Clerical and Allied Services Employees College and University Service Employees; and resource material for collective bargaining 1967-1971.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order within organizations.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

California Federation of Teachers
California State Employees' Association
Collective bargaining
Teachers' Union--United States

Related Material

[material related to the collection]

Separated Materials

[description of materials separated from the collection]

Container List

 

Organizations Labor Organization Materials 1928-1989

Physical Description: 22 folders [2 boxes]

Scope and Content Note

The collections consists of constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence,bulletins, newspapers, newsletters, flyers and source material for California employee associations.
Box 1, Folder 1

California State Employees' Association, constitutions 1934-1938

Box 1, Folder 2

California State Employees' Association, correspondence 1936-1938

Box 1, Folder 3

California State Employees' Association, correspondence 1950-1957

Box 1, Folder 4

California State Employees' Association, meeting minutes 1936-1937

Box 1, Folder 5

California State Employees' Association, meeting minutes board of directors 1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 6

California State Employees' Association, meeting minutes general counsil 1938

Box 1, Folder 7

California State Employees' Association, reports 1929-1937

Box 1, Folder 8

California Association of State Teachers College Instructors,bulletin 1931-1933

Box 1, Folder 9

California Association of State Teachers College Instructors,bulletin 1934-1937

Box 1, Folder 10

California Association of State Teachers College Instructors, ten year anniversary bulletin 1938

Box 2, Folder 1

American Federation of Teachers, correspondence 1961-1968

Box 2, Folder 2

American Federation of Teachers, national and local newsletters 1963-1968

Box 2, Folder 3

American Federation of Teachers, Union Report newsletters 1963-1968

Box 2, Folder 4

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Action Line newsletter 1981

Box 2, Folder 5

California College and University Faculty,correspondence 1964-1972

Box 2, Folder 6

California Teachers Association, constitutions and bulletins 1928-1970

Box 2, Folder 7

Faculty of the California State Colleges, the Scope newsletter 1966-1970

Box 2, Folder 8

Collective Bargaining material 1967-1969

Box 2, Folder 9

United Professors of California, UPC Advocate newsletter 1971-1975

Box 2, Folder 10

United Professors of California, UPC Advocate newsletter 1976-1979

Box 2, Folder 11

United Professors of California, UPC Advocate newsletter 1980-1989

Box 2, Folder 12

Clerical and Allied Services, Employees College and University Service Employees Flyers 1976-1978