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  • Creator Names Chicago Teachers' Federation.
  • Title Chicago Teachers' Federation records [manuscript], 1864-1968, bulk 1898-1968.
  • Physical description
    • 39 linear ft.
    • 2 microfilm reels : neg. ; 35 mm. (Partial copy of Haley autobiography).
  • Collection summary
    • Correspondence, minutes of meetings 1898-1966 (incomplete 1906-1920), reports, excerpts of court transcripts, newsclippings, pamphlets, speeches, and other office files, primarily on subjects of interest to teachers. Includes material on the Federation's relationship with organized labor and its membership in the Chicago Federation of Labor (1902-1917); salaries, pensions, tenure protection, educational theory and practice, classroom conditions, discipline problems, double shifts for students, the junior high school system, personnel and policies of the Chicago Board of Education, school legislation, tax matters. Collection also includes materials from local, state, and national teachers' organizations, particularly the National Education Association and the Chicago Teachers Union. Correspondents include Margaret A. Haley, CTF business representative; Catherine Goggin, CTF financial secretary; Frances Dorney M. Kenney, CTF business representative; and Ella Flagg Young, Chicago educator.
    • Includes several versions of an unpublished autobiography by Margaret A. Haley, who served as principal spokesman of the CTF, 1900-1939. The microfilm of fragments of the autobiography lacks many segments and probably does not contain the last version. A version was published in 1982, edited by Robert L. Reid, as Battleground : the autobiography of Margaret A. Haley.
    • The bulk of correspondence by Federation officers Margaret Haley, Catherine Goggin, and Frances Kenney has not survived. Financial information pertaining to the organization is limited mostly to fund raising matters and mimeographed appeals for dues payments. There are few membership records in the collection.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Chicago Teachers' Federation (M1969.0011).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include a CTF scrapbook donated by the Chicago Teachers Union.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Names
    • Chicago Teachers' Federation Archives.
    • Haley, Margaret A. Archives.
    • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
    • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
    • Cermak, Anton Joseph, 1873-1933.
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
    • Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
    • DeLuce, Arvilla C.
    • Dever, William E. (William Emmett), 1862-1929.
    • Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986.
    • Dickinson, Frances, 1856-1945.
    • Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940.
    • Douglas, Paul H, (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
    • Dunne, Edward F., (Edward Fitzsimons), 1853-1937.
    • Fitzpatrick, John, 1871-1946.
    • Goggin, Catherine, 1856?-1916.
    • Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.
    • Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1860-1953.
    • Herstein, Lillian, 1886-1983.
    • Horner, Henry, 1878-1940.
    • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
    • Kenney, Frances Dorney M., 1894?-1968.
    • Kerner, Otto, 1884-1952.
    • La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925.
    • Loeb, Jacob M. (Jacob Moritz), 1875-1944.
    • McDowell, Mary E., 1854-1936.
    • Olander, Victor A., 1873-1949.
    • Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall), 1881-1960.
    • Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick, 1880-1944.
    • Robins, Margaret Dreier.
    • Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954.
    • Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011.
    • Taylor, Lea Demarest, 1883-1975.
    • Thompson, Carl Dean, 1870-1949
    • Thompson, William Hale, 1869-1944.
    • Vittum, Harriet E. (Harriet Elizabeth), 1872-1953.
    • Walker, John H., 1875-1955.
    • Young, Ella Flagg, 1845-1918.
    • American Federation of Teachers Archives.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education.
    • Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council.
    • National Education Association of the United States.
    • Young, Ella Flagg, 1845-1918.
    • Goggin, Catherine, 1856?-1916.
    • Haley, Margaret A.
    • Kenney, Frances Dorney M., 1894?-1968.
    • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
    • Cermak, Anton Joseph, 1873-1933.
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
    • Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
    • Dever, William E. (William Emmett), 1862-1929.
    • Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986.
    • Dickinson, Frances, 1856-1945.
    • Douglas, Paul H, (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
    • Dunne, Edward F., (Edward Fitzsimons), 1853-1937.
    • Fitzpatrick, John, 1871-1946.
    • Foster, A. L. (Albon L.), 1894-1968.
    • Gaines, Irene M. (Irene McCoy), 1896-1964.
    • Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.
    • Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1860-1953.
    • Herstein, Lillian, 1886-1983.
    • Horner, Henry, 1878-1940.
    • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
    • Kerner, Otto, 1884-1952.
    • La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
    • McDowell, Mary E., 1854-1936.
    • Olander, Victor A., 1873-1949.
    • Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall), 1881-1960.
    • Robins, Margaret Dreier.
    • Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954.
    • Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011.
    • Taylor, Lea Demarest, 1883-1975.
    • Thompson, Carl Dean, 1870-1949
    • Vittum, Harriet E. (Harriet Elizabeth), 1872-1953.
    • Walker, John H., 1875-1955.
    • Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council.
    • National Education Association of the United States.
    • American Federation of Teachers.
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Education Illinois Chicago.
    • Depressions 1929 United States.
    • Education Finance Illinois Chicago.
    • Elementary school teachers Illinois Chicago.
    • Elementary school teachers United States.
    • High school teachers Illinois Chicago.
    • High school teachers United States.
    • Irish Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Labor unions Illinois Chicago.
    • Leopold and Loeb trial, Chicago, Ill., 1924.
    • Loyalty oaths Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Public schools Illinois Chicago Administration.
    • Teachers' unions Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Teachers' unions Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women Illinois Chicago.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 1875-1950.
  • Genre
    • Autobiographies. aat
    • Clippings. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Pamphlets. aat
    • Reports. aat
    • Speeches. aat
    • Transcripts. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-C/CTF-inv.htm