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Los Angeles Teachers Union Collection, 1933-1982
MSS 047  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Teachers Union Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1982
    Collection number: MSS 047
    Extent: 2 boxes

    1 linear foot
    Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
    Los Angeles, CA 90044
    Abstract: Materials pertaining to the Los Angeles Federation of Teachers and its activities primarily during the 1940s and 1950s.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    This collection was compiled from materials found at the Library.

    Access

    The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Teachers Union Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles, California.

    Organizational History

    The Los Angeles Teachers Union Collection is a found collection that appears to be materials collected by the Los Angeles Federation of Teachers or one of its officers.
    The Los Angeles Federation of Teachers [LAFT] was founded in the 1930's as Local 430 of the American Federation of Teachers, CIO [AFT]. During the McCarthy Era, the LAFT was expelled from the AFT for being too radical or "communist controlled." Several members of the union were later blacklisted including the long-time vice president, Abe Minkus, and newsletter editor Frances Eisenberg.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains periodicals, clippings, and subject files. Most of the material relates to the blacklisting of its members during the McCarthy Era. There are no minutes or official union documents in the collection, except for an incomplete run of its newsletter, The Los Angeles Teacher, and one notebook of notes from meetings of the Teachers' Defense Committee.

    Arrangement

    The collection is divided into two series: 1. Subject Files, and 2. Periodicals.

    Related Material at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

    Title: Frances Robman Eisenberg: Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1928-1995
    Physical Description: 4 boxes and 1 oversize box
    Title: Abraham Minkus Papers: Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1945-1983
    Physical Description: 4 boxes
    Title: Florence Sloat Papers: Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1959-1991
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Title: Thomas Fagan Collection (Interviews): Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1989-1990
    Physical Description: 3 folders, 5 audio cassettes
    Title: Greg Goldin Collection (Interviews): Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1977
    Physical Description: 1 box, 15 audio cassettes
    Title: Ellen Chase Verdries Collection (Interviews/Paper): Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1992-1996
    Physical Description: 1 (half) box
    Title: Jean Benson Wilkinson Papers: Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1953-1955
    Physical Description: 1 folder
    Title: Dorothy Doyle Collection (Interviews): Blacklisted Teachers In Los Angeles,
    Date: 1986
    Physical Description: 1 audio tape
    Title: Clipping Collection: Blacklisted Teachers in Los Angeles,
    Date: 1967-1982
    Physical Description: 1 folder