• Collection ID 1980.0142
  • Creator Names Chicago Teachers Union
  • Title Chicago Teachers Union visual materials, [graphic], 1899-2000s, bulk 1931-1990s.
  • 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.
    • Approximately 8 linear feet 2016.67.2.
  • 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).
    • Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage or negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.
    • Items from accession 2016.0067.2 are unprocessed. Contact research@chicagohistory.org for access to unprocessed portions. Staff will typically respond to your inquiry within two weeks. However, due to the high volume of inquiries and depending upon the nature of your request additional time may be required to respond. Please note that not all material will be available for researcher access due to condition, location, staff availability, confidentiality and/or other factors. Scheduling an appointment to view available material may require several additional weeks.
  • Collection summary Collection contains materials related to the work and promotion of the Chicago Teachers Union, established in 1937 as Local 1 of the American Federation of Teachers, and its predecessors. Black-and-white and color photographic materials (prints, negatives, slides, and albums) depict union leaders, committees, conferences, meetings and activities, including demonstrations against payless paydays (1933) when the Chicago Board of Education could not pay its employees and later rallies and strikes. Also included are posters and placards; VHS and Beta cassettes; and 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.