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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