American Association of University Professors, University of Montana Chapter records, 1930-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Association of University Professors, University of Montana Chapter
Title
American Association of University Professors, University of Montana Chapter records
Dates
1930-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
Collection Number
Mss 654
Summary
This collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence and newsletters of the University of Montana-Missoula's chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The majority of the material is from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Hopkins’ Professor Arthur O. Lovejoy and John Dewey formed the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in 1915 to protect the "academic freedom” of college professors nationwide. It is not clear when the Montana chapter of the AAUP was established but it likely began on the University of Montana campus in the late 1910s. The first minute book in this collection dates from 1930. The National AAUP’s concern for the wellbeing and academic freedom of professors brought the organization’s attention to UM on a number of occasions, including during the dismissal of President Craighead in 1915 and during the controversy over the discharge of Librarian Philip Keeney in 1937. They also participated in preparing and moving a collective bargaining bill through the Montana legislature in the mid-1970s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains memos to faculty members, 1942-1977, salary studies, 1951-1960, minutes and organizational materials, 1930-1962, and newsletters, 1965-1974, for the Montana chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], American Association of University Professors, University of Montana Chapter, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Correspondence, memos to faculty 1942-1964
1/2 Correspondence, memos to faculty 1966-1977
1/3 Financial Records, salary studies 1951-1960
1/4 Minutes 1930-1948
1/5 Minutes 1949-1955
2/1 Minutes 1955-1962
2/2 Organization 1962, n.d.
2/3 Organization, principles 1940, 1953 and 1959
2/4 Speeches and Writings, Neils Report 1958
2/5 Speeches and Writings, newsletter 1965-1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College teacher--Montana--Missoula
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Association of University Professors. University of Montana Chapter. Archives.
  • Montana State University (Missoula, Mont.)--Faculty.
  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont. : 1965-1994)--Faculty.