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Los Angeles Teachers Union Collection, 1933-1982
MSS 047  
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Series 1. Subject Files, 1925-1982, n.d.

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains hearing transcripts, handwritten notes, correspondence, photocopies, legal documents, and clippings. Of special note is the photocopy of the transcripts from the Canoga Park High School Hearing on the "subversive" tendencies of teachers Blanche Bettington and Frances Eisenberg, and the Teachers' Defense Committee Meeting Notes.
Box-folder 1/1

Los Angeles Federation of Teachers, 1948-1957, n.d.

Box-folder 1/2

Canoga Park High School Hearing - Blanche Bettington and Frances Eisenberg, 1946

Box-folder 1/3

Dilworth Act, 1955, 1959

Box-folder 1/4

Michael Kiwolsky - Handwritten Notes [by Minkus?], n.d.

Box-folder 1/5

Florence Sloat - Suspension, 1959, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 1/6-1/7

Teachers' Defense Committee

Box-folder 1/6


Box-folder 1/7

Meeting Notes, 1959-1960

Box-folder 1/8

UNESCO, 1925, 1952-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 1/9-2/1


Box-folder 1/9

1933, 1947-1959

Box-folder 1/10


Box-folder 2/1



Series 2. Periodicals, 1939-1980

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes an incomplete run of the LAFT's newsletter, The Los Angeles Teacher (1946-1956), and the earlier (and later) The Union Teacher. Also included are publications of the California Teachers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and others. The Miscellaneous Periodicals folder includes copies of The Nation, and publications of the NEA [National Educational Association], the Federation against Test Oath Legislation, the Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles [ATOLA], the Humanists, and the like.
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The California Teacher [California Federation of Teachers], 1954

Box-folder 2/3

The Los Angeles Teacher [Los Angeles Federation of Teachers, Local 430] -- incomplete run, 1946-1956

Box-folder 2/4

The Open Forum [American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California], 1954, 1959

Box-folder 2/5

The Union Teacher [Los Angeles American Federation of Teachers] -- scattered issues, 1939-1961

Box-folder 2/6

Miscellaneous Publications, 1951-1980