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Guide to the California Federation of Teachers Collection, 1941-1986
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Description
The California Federation of Teachers Collection includes the papers former CFT officials Raoul Teilhet, Regional Director, CFT Southern Section; Ben Rust, CFT President 1951-1957; and Ralph Schloming, CFT Executive Secretary 1959-1965. The collection consists primarily of administrative and organizational records that document the activities of the union from 1941 to 1986, as well as major legislative issues and general subject matters affecting education.
Background
The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) is one of the largest affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of two major national organizations for the classroom teacher. Effective lobbying efforts in the state capital have made the CFT an important factor in the passage of many educational reform measures as initiatives. The roots of the organization reach back to 1919 when it was founded as the California State Federation of Teachers (CSFT). Its initial purpose was to unify the various educational union locals under AFT aegis to represent teacher interests within local school districts and to provide a central collective voice for classroom teachers throughout the state.
Extent
35.93 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.