• Collection ID 1980.0142
  • Creator Names Chicago Teachers Union
  • Title Chicago Teachers Union photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1899-1958, bulk 1931-1958.
  • Physical description
    • 120 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 31 cm. (8 x 12) or smaller.
    • 9 negatives : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm. (2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.) or smaller.
    • 147 transparencies : slide ; 35 mm. 1980.0156.
    • 74 transparencies : lantern slide ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/4 x 4 in.) 1980.0156.
    • 1 folder of non-graphic material.
  • Collection arrangement Photoprints arranged: 1. Activities and meetings, 1931-1958; 2. Entertainment; 3. Portraits; Glass and lantern slides arranged by number assigned at office of origin.
  • Access and usage restrictions To consult color slides and lantern slides in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).
  • Collection summary Collection contains materials regarding the CTU, established in 1937 as Local 1 of the American Federation of Teachers, and its predecessors. Photographs depict union leaders, conferences, meetings and activities, including demonstrations against payless paydays (1933) when the Chicago Board of Education could not pay its employees. Also includes cartoons, charts and clippings in slide form, regarding salaries, benefits, facilities, birth statistics and legislation. Most photoprints are identified.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Teachers Union records and the Photographs and printed materials related to the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union Strike (2013.0087+).
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Chicago Teachers Union in 1973 and later (1980.0142, 1980.0156, 1985.0418).
  • Names
    • Fewkes, John M., 1901- Portraits.
    • Herrick, Horace N., 1862-1919 Portraits.
    • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 Portraits.
    • Taggart, Helen E. Portraits.
    • Chicago Teachers Union Photographs.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education.
  • Subjects
    • Demonstrations Illinois Chicago 1930-1959. lctgm
    • Labor unions Illinois Chicago 20th century. lctgm
    • Teachers Illinois Chicago 20th century. lctgm
  • Genre
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Lantern slides. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Slides. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.