Seattle Teachers' Association records, 1958-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Teachers' Association (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Seattle Teachers' Association records
Dates
1958-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
16.32 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection Number
1402 (Accession No. 1402-001)
Summary
Educational organization of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Teachers’ Association or STA was formed with the 1958 merger of the Seattle Association of Classroom Teachers and the Seattle Grade Teachers’ Club. The plans for this unification had been in the works for nearly ten years, and it produced the largest schoolteacher organization in Washington State, with 2,500 members. The STA was formed to represent the collective bargaining rights of teachers in Seattle Public School District No. 1., with the objective of developing “public understanding of the objective of education, promote its goal, and encourage the professional growth of association members.” Over the years, the organization began to focus on the welfare of its members and became more strident in its advocacy efforts.

The STA was affiliated with the Washington Education Association (WEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).The STA also collaborated with the Local 609 and the Operating Engineers Union, two unions associated with building maintenance in Seattle Schools.

During much of the period covered by this collection, the STA had minimal bargaining and professional negotiating power. To gain leverage in this period, the STA used a variety of techniques: it pressured and courted individual local legislators, met with the school board and offered input, and commissioned and collected studies and reports to support the STA position. The STA also kept close ties to the WEA and NEA in this time period and used the resources and support of these larger, more established organizations. Much of the STA activities of this time period involved soliciting and sharing knowledge with the WEA, NEA, and other teacher organizations throughout the country. As a relatively new organization, the STA was mostly focused on accruing members and maintaining their participation. Therefore, much of the material in this collection deals with the day-to-day operations and organizing of the STA.

Yet at this time the STA did give attention to some specific issues. The STA was consistently concerned about issues of members’ salaries, rights, and employment, district funding, and school curriculum. Specific to the late 1950s and early 1960s, the STA particularly lobbied for teaching to be treated as a profession and, therefore, to be given the proper respect, resources, and salaries. The STA also supported local levies, appealings to voters and gain electoral support. This strategy was at its height in the early 1960s. At the same time, the STA argued that the levy system was only a band-aid and did not fundamentally address the salary issues. One other major issue of the time, particularly in the late 1960s, was the question of how to give a better education in Central Area schools, Washington Middle School, Meany Middle School, and Garfield High School. These schools suffered a variety of crises, particularly of student violence and protest, in the late 1960s. The STA was concerned with how to best aid the teachers in these schools, in giving them appropriate physical protection, emotional relief, and eventually alleviating the problems in the schools. Connected to this issue was that of school de-facto segregation, and the STA supported efforts to alleviate the racial segregation. Overall, the STA in this period was concerned largely with educator rights, but also with many related topics.

The STA began to take a more assertive tone during the later 1960s. For example, in 1967 president of the STA Pete Neuschwander declared that a proposed $15.7 million levy, the largest in Seattle history at the time, was “not enough.”1 The STA also assisted with a football and cross country coaches’ strike in 1968 and began to threaten a teachers’ strike if the proposed 1968 levy did not pass. Some of this increased assertiveness may have been in response to pressure from the Seattle Federation of Teachers, or SFT. The SFT competed with the STA for membership and typically took a harder-line and more assertive action, like picketing a compromise in teachers’ wages in 1967.

Much of this assertiveness, however, was probably in response to gaining negotiation power. The STA worked with the WEA to pass the Professional Negotiations Act, or State of Washington Chapter 143 Law of 1965 (amended in 1969). STA President Wes Ruff hailed it as a great step, stating, “‘The Seattle School Board, without a doubt, is one of the finest in the state…. But there is a difference between us making a half-hour ‘presentation’ and actually hammering things out in real negotiations…. The board, the decision-maker, owes itself the opportunity to have conversations with the practitioners in the field, the educators with knity-gritty information.’”2 This law furthered the impact of genuine educator input in district policy by granting certificated Seattle school district employees a representative body for the purpose of negotiating with the superintendent and school board. This legislation had a broader scope than wages, hours, and conditions of employment, as it allowed for educator input on such features as curriculum and textbook selection. According to the Professional Negotiations Act, the body that communicated with the school board was required to represent not solely teachers, but all certified personnel within the district except the superintendent. Therefore, the STA created the Seattle Alliance of Educators, or SAE, an umbrella organization that advocated on behalf of the Seattle Teachers’ Association, the Seattle Principals’ Association, the Seattle Administrative and Supervisory League. Membership was indirect, via enrollment in one of these constituent organizations. The requisite involvement of administrators and principals placed many of these employees into difficult positions, straddling the fence between their administrative roles and positions as employees and SAE members. By the mid-1970s, the administrators and principals had disbanded their organizations, and the SAE had very little actual administrative participation. In 1976, the SAE merged back into the STA, and an STA Bargaining Commission was formed to perform the duties of the SAE.

A large subgroup of this collection contains primarily WEA-produced materials. The WEA was formed “to promote the cause of education in the state of Washington.” It was affiliated with the NEA and the STA, but covered all teachers in the state. Many of these artifacts specifically deal with the WEA’s relationship with the STA, such as correspondence with STA leadership. For a history of the organization between 1970 and 1985, see the finding aid for the Seattle Education Association Records, 1958-1985.

Notes on Organizational History

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, subject files. This collection contains several subgroups: constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes, financial information, reports, ephemera and miscellany, subject series, committee papers and minutes, and WEA materials. Materials in this collection range from 1953-1969.

Several copies of the STA constitution and by-laws are contained within this collection. This includes several incarnations and revisions of both. This collection also includes the constitution and by-laws of related organizations like the WEA.

The correspondence includes material from 1953 (addressed to the Seattle Association of Classroom Teachers), but then jumps to 1958. Most of the correspondence is with the WEA, NEA, and other affiliated organizations. Much has to do with the process of running the organizations, solicitations for advice and information on teacher requirements, laws, and meetings.

Minutes originate from the numerous subcommittees of the STA, such as the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Advisory Council, Legislative Committee, Human Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Improvement of Instruction Committee, Personnel Sub-Committee, Special Task Force on Discipline, or Salary Committee. Many are also from the General Membership Committee, the large meeting of all members, and from the Executive Board Committee, the STA leadership meeting. The minutes are sometimes, though not always, sorted by committee. Much dates from the mid-1960s. This section also includes drafts of STA Proposals or Recommendations sent to the school board.

Financial information includes treasurers’ reports, financial records, payroll, and proposed budgets.

The Reports section includes education-related studies, many, but not all, of them conducted by the STA. These reports were a way to develop or to better support the STA position on specific issues. These also include information on school levies and reports on the activities of specific subcommittees. Reports are not in particular order, though some specific topics are separated out, and range from 1958 to 1966.

Ephemera and Miscellany includes speeches and writings, news releases, reports, and other ephemera. Speeches and writings are from STA, WEA, and NEA leadership, members of the Seattle School Board, the superintendent, politicians, and members of other teachers’ organizations. News releases relate to upcoming STA speakers, events, forums, and funding, and are in moderately chronological order. Reports include information on the activities of the Washington State legislature relating to education, as well as reports from the NEA, STA subcommittees, and other education groups in Seattle. News releases do not solely relate to the STA, but also to education in Seattle and the activities of other teachers’ organizations. Sources for clippings include the Seattle Times, The New Republic, and The Washington State School Directors Newsletter, among others. Newsletters originate from the STA, entitled various things such as “STA Flash,” “STA News,” “STA Newsletter,” or “STA Legislation News.” Some are intended to inform STA members of the organization’s activities and of their rights; others are intended to garner support from the local community. All newsletters date from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Ephemera includes advertisements, programs, brochures, and other documents, mostly not produced by the STA. Ephemera also includes near print items, that is, early drafts written by the STA for eventually published documents. Miscellany is primarily composed of permits and maps. The Subject Series is organized by topic, and topics are organized alphabetically. Much of the material in this subdivision is technically ephemera. It includes documents related to event planning, insurance, curriculum, salaries, and committee membership. ` This is followed by a section of Subcommittee Minutes. The final section consists of material relating to the WEA. At the same time, though, much of this material relates to the WEA and the STA; it is correspondence between the two organizations. This section also includes minutes, material from WEA conferences, and reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SERIES I: CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS1951-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-1/3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Constitution and Bylaws
1951-1961
1/2
Constitution and Bylaws
1959-1966
1/3
Constitution and Bylaws
1962-1967

SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE 1954-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4-5/30

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
American Association of School Administrators
1954-1960
1/5
American Association of School Administrators: Big Cities Leaders Conference
1960
1/6
Incoming correspondence
1958
1/7
Outgoing correspondence
1958
1/8
Washington Education Association
1958
1/9
Incoming correspondence A-N
1959
1/10
Incoming correspondence O-Z
1959
1/11
Incoming correspondence
1959
1/12
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 3)
1959
1/13
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 3)
1959
1/14
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 3)
1959
1/15
National Education Association
1959
1/16
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1959
1/17
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1959
1/18
Incoming correspondence A-M
1960
1/19
Incoming correspondence N-Z
1960
1/20
Incoming correspondence
1960
1/21
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 4)
1960
1/22
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 4)
1960
1/23
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 4)
1960
1/24
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 4)
1960
1/25
National Education Association
1960
1/26
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 3)
1960
1/27
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 3)
1960
1/28
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 3)
1960
2/1
Incoming correspondence A-C
1961
2/2
Incoming correspondence D-N
1961
2/3
Incoming correspondence O-S
1961
2/4
Incoming correspondence T-Z
1961
2/5
Incoming correspondence
1961
2/6
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 5)
1961
2/7
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 5)
1961
2/8
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 5)
1961
2/9
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 5)
1961
2/10
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 5)
1961
2/11
National Education Association
1961
2/12
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 4)
1961
2/13
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 4)
1961
2/14
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 4)
1961
2/15
Washington Education Association (part 4 of 4)
1961
2/16
Incoming correspondence A
1962
2/17
Incoming correspondence B-D
1962
2/18
Incoming correspondence E-J
1962
2/19
Incoming correspondence K-N
1962
2/20
Incoming correspondence O-S
1962
2/21
Incoming correspondence S-U
1962
2/22
Incoming correspondence V-Z
1962
2/23
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 5)
1962
2/24
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 5)
1962
2/25
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 5)
1962
2/26
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 5)
1962
3/1
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 5)
1962
3/2
National Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1962
3/3
National Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1962
3/4
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 5)
1962
3/5
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 5)
1962
3/6
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 5)
1962
3/7
Washington Education Association (part 4 of 5)
1962
3/8
Washington Education Association (part 5 of 5)
1962
3/9
Incoming correspondence A-B
1963
3/10
Incoming correspondence C-E
1963
3/11
Incoming correspondence F-K
1963
3/12
Incoming correspondence L-M
1963
3/13
Incoming correspondence N-R
1963
3/14
Incoming correspondence S
1963
3/15
Incoming correspondence T-Z
1963
3/16
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 6)
1963
3/17
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 6)
1963
3/18
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 6)
1963
3/19
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 6)
1963
3/20
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 6)
1963
3/21
Outgoing correspondence (part 6 of 6)
1963
3/22
National Education Association (part 1 of 4)
1963
3/23
National Education Association (part 2 of 4)
1963
3/24
National Education Association (part 3 of 4)
1963
3/25
National Education Association (part 4 of 4)
1963
4/1
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 5)
1963
4/2
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 5)
1963
4/3
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 5)
1963
4/4
Washington Education Association (part 4 of 5)
1963
4/5
Washington Education Association (part 5 of 5)
1963
4/6
Incoming correspondence A-F
1964
4/7
Incoming correspondence G-N
1964
4/8
Incoming correspondence O-R
1964
4/9
Incoming correspondence S
1964
4/10
Incoming correspondence T-Z
1964
4/11
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 6)
1964
4/12
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 6)
1964
4/13
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 6)
1964
4/14
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 6)
1964
4/15
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 6)
1964
4/16
Outgoing correspondence (part 6 of 6)
1964
4/17
National Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1964
4/18
National Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1964
4/19
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 5)
1964
4/20
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 5)
1964
4/21
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 5)
1964
4/22
Washington Education Association (part 4 of 5)
1964
4/23
Washington Education Association (part 5 of 5)
1964
4/24
Incoming correspondence A-N
1965
4/25
Incoming correspondence O-R
1965
4/26
Incoming correspondence S-Z
1965
4/27
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 5)
1965
4/28
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 5)
1965
4/29
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 5)
1965
4/30
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 5)
1965
4/31
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 5)
1965
4/32
National Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1965
4/33
National Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1965
5/1
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1965
5/2
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1965
5/3
Incoming correspondence A-F
1966
5/4
Incoming correspondence G-M
1966
5/5
Incoming correspondence N-R
1966
5/6
Incoming correspondence S-Z
1966
5/7
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 6)
1966
5/8
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 6)
1966
5/9
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 6)
1966
5/10
Outgoing correspondence (part 4 of 6)
1966
5/11
Outgoing correspondence (part 5 of 6)
1966
5/12
Outgoing correspondence (part 6 of 6)
1966
5/13
National Education Association
1966
5/14
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1966
5/15
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1966
5/16
Incoming correspondence A-F
1967
5/17
Incoming correspondence G-N
1967
5/18
Incoming correspondence O-R
1967
5/19
Incoming correspondence S-Z
1967
5/20
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 3)
1967
5/21
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 3)
1967
5/22
Outgoing correspondence (part 3 of 3)
1967
5/23
National Education Association
1967
5/24
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 2)
1967
5/25
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 2)
1967
5/26
Incoming correspondence A-L
1968
5/27
Incoming correspondence M-Z
1968
5/28
Outgoing correspondence (part 1 of 2)
1968
5/29
Outgoing correspondence (part 2 of 2)
1968
5/30
Washington Education Association
1968

SERIES III: MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/31-6/33

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/31
General meetings
1958-1961
5/32
General meetings
1962-1963
5/33
General meetings
1964-1968
5/34
General meetings: secretary's notes
1959-1960
5/35
Representative Assembly
1964-1966
5/36
Representative Assembly
1967-1968
6/1
Executive Board
1958-1959
6/2
Executive Board
1960
6/3
Executive Board
1961
6/4
Executive Board
1962
6/5
Executive Board
1963
6/6
Executive Board
1964
6/7
Executive Board
1965
6/8
Executive Board
1966
6/9
Executive Board
1967
6/10
Executive Board
1968
6/11
Executive Board: secretary's notes
1959-1960
6/12
Committees
1959-1960
6/13
Committees
1961
6/14
Committees
1962
6/15
Committees
1963
6/16
Committees
1964
6/17
Committees
1965
6/18
Committees
1966
6/19
Committees
1967
6/20
Committees (part 1 of 2)
1968
6/21
Committees (part 2 of 2)
1968
6/22
Regional and sectional meetings
1959-1960
6/23
Meetings with Superintendent of Schools
1958-1960
6/24
Meetings with Superintendent of Schools
1961-1962
6/25
Meetings with Superintendent of Schools
1963-1964
6/26
Meetings with Superintendent of Schools
1965-1968
6/27
Meetings of STA and Seattle School Board
1959-1964
6/28
Seattle School District Employees' Insurance/Tax Sheltered Annuities Committee
1964-1965
6/29
Seattle Alliance of Educators
1966-1968
6/30
King County Coordinating Council
1959-1965
6/31
Seattle School Board
1962-1963
6/32
Chamber of Commerce
1959-1962
6/33
Minutes of other organizations
1959-1966

SERIES IV: FINANCIAL RECORDS1954-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 6/34-6/40

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/34
Budgets
1958-1962
6/35
Budgets
1962-1969
6/36
Financial reports
1958-1962
6/37
Financial reports
1963-1968
6/38
National Bank of Commerce
1961
6/39
Payroll Deduction List
1958-1960
6/40
IRS reports for Seattle Association of Classroom Teachers
1954-1958

SERIES V: REPORTS1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 7/1-7/22

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/1
Seattle Teachers Association
1958-1960
7/2
Seattle Teachers Association
1961
7/3
Seattle Teachers Association
1962
7/4
Seattle Teachers Association
1963
7/5
Seattle Teachers Association
1964
7/6
Seattle Teachers Association
1965-1966
7/7
Seattle Teachers Association
1967
7/8
Seattle Teachers Association
1968
7/9
Washington Education Association
1961-1966
7/10
National Education Association
1960-1962
7/11
National Education Association
1963-1964
7/12
National Education Association
1965-1968
7/13
National Education Association Field Engagement Report
1962-1963
7/14
Other teachers' organizations
1961-1963
7/15
Seattle Alliance of Educators
1968
7/16
Seattle Public Schools
1958-1968
7/17
Washingtion State Superintendent of Public Instruction
1963-1965
7/18
Municipal League of Seattle and King County
1959-1964
7/19
Disbursements from State construction fund
1960-1963
7/20
Levy voting summary
1959-1962
7/21
Interim Study of Education
1960
7/22
Miscellaneous reports
1961-1963

SERIES VI: PUBLIC INFORMATION RECORDS1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 7/23-7/39

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/23
Speeches and writings (part 1 of 2)
1960-1965
7/24
Speeches and writings (part 1 of 2)
1960-1965
7/25
Seattle Teachers Association news releases
1963-1968
7/26
Other organizations' news releases (part 1 of 3)
1962-1966
7/27
Other organizations' news releases (part 2 of 3)
1962-1966
7/28
Other organizations' news releases (part 3 of 3)
1962-1966
7/29
Press clippings
1953-1954
7/30
Press clippings
1958-1960
7/31
Press clippings
1960-1966
7/32
Look Magazine article "What is a Teacher"
1956
7/33
Seattle Teachers Association newsletters
1958-1960
7/34
Seattle Teachers Association newsletters
1961-1963
7/35
Washington Education Association newsletters
1961-1963
7/36
National Education Association newsletters
1958-1964
7/37
Defense Bulletin
1952-1958
7/38
Other organizations' newsletters
1952-1964
7/39
Photographs
Undated

SERIES VII: ANNOUNCEMENTS, CIRCULARS, POLICY STATEMENTS, AND MEETING RECORDS1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/1-9/19

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Seattle Teachers Association
1958
8/2
Seattle Teachers Association
1959
8/3
Seattle Teachers Association
1960
8/4
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 2)
1961
8/5
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 2)
1961
8/6
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 2)
1962
8/7
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 2)
1962
8/8
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 3)
1963
8/9
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 3)
1963
8/10
Seattle Teachers Association (part 3 of 3)
1963
8/11
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 2)
1964
8/12
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 2)
1964
8/13
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 2)
1965
8/14
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 2)
1965
8/15
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 2)
1966-
8/16
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 2)
1966
8/17
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 3)
1967
8/18
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 3)
1967
8/19
Seattle Teachers Association (part 3 of 3)
1967
8/20
Seattle Teachers Association (part 1 of 5)
1968
8/21
Seattle Teachers Association (part 2 of 5)
1968
8/22
Seattle Teachers Association (part 3 of 5)
1968
8/23
Seattle Teachers Association (part 4 of 5)
1968
8/24
Seattle Teachers Association (part 5 of 5)
1968
8/25
Washington Education Association (part 1 of 5)
1958-1968
8/26
Washington Education Association (part 2 of 5)
1958-1968
8/27
Washington Education Association (part 3 of 5)
1958-1968
8/28
Washington Education Association (part 4 of 5)
1958-1968
8/29
Washington Education Association (part 5 of 5)
1958-1968
9/1
Washington Education Association: Teacher Position Listing Service
1965-1967
9/2
Natonal Education Association (part 1 of 5)
1958-1968
9/3
Natonal Education Association (part 2 of 5)
1958-1968
9/4
Natonal Education Association (part 3 of 5)
1958-1968
9/5
Natonal Education Association (part 4 of 5)
1958-1968
9/6
Natonal Education Association (part 5 of 5)
1958-1968
9/7
Other teachers' organizations
1961-1966
9/8
Seattle Alliance for Education
1966-1968
9/9
Seattle Public Schools
1950-1968
9/10
Superintendent of Public Instruction
1963-1967
9/11
Interim Committee on Education, Citizens Education Advisory Committee
1964
9/12
Municipal League of Seattle and King County
1959-1965
9/13
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1958-1962
9/14
Seattle Citizens Committee for School Support
1963
9/15
Seattle Citizens Committee for SRJ-1 and HJR-1
1962
9/16
Seattle Council of Parent-Teacher Associations
1962-1963
9/17
Washington Council of Statewide Legislation
1961-1965
9/18
Various organizations (part 1 of 2)
1958-1968
9/19
Various organizations (part 2 of 2)
1958-1968

SERIES VIII: SUBJECT FILES1940-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/20-11/27

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/20
American Association of School Administrators
1967
9/21
American Education Week proclamation
1959
9/22
American Federation of Teachers
1958-1960
9/23
American Federation of Teachers
1965-1966
9/24
American Federation of Teachers Seattle Local 200
1961-1963
9/25
Committee chairmen
1959-1960
9/26
Committee organization
1960
9/27
Committee organization
1961
9/28
Committee organization
1967
9/29
Contracts - teachers
1965
9/30
Discipline
1968
9/31
Dues: what the $20 dues will provide
Undated
9/32
DuShane Memorial Defense Fund
1957-1960
9/33
Election of officers: ballots
1958-1960
9/34
Employees: non-certificated
1958
9/35
Evaluation check list
Undated
9/36
Exchange teachers
1958-1959
9/37
Faculty representative kickoff
1968
9/38
Faculty representative dinner
1969
9/39
General Certificates
1940-1950
9/40
Health and Welfare Plan for Seattle School Employees
1952-1953
9/41
Hood Canal Bridge
1960
9/42
Ida Culver House
1950-1955
9/43
Insurance: annuities
1963-1966
9/44
Insurance: dreaded disease coverage
1954-1959
9/45
Insurance: Educators Insurance Co.
1963-1964
9/46
Insurance: group disability and medical
1951-1966
9/47
Insurance: retiree coverage
Undated
9/48
Insurance: Seattle Public Schools group policies
1964-1965
9/49
Insurance: STA auto liability
1959-1961
9/50
Insurance: WEA-sponsored group plans
1962-1965
9/51
Junior High curriculum
1950
9/52
Legislative appropriation request
1960-1961
9/53
Legislative candidate interviews
1966
9/54
Legislative collection
1959
9/55
Legislative dinner
1958
9/56
Legislative dinner
1959
9/57
Legislative dinner
1960
9/58
Legislative dinner
1962-1964
9/59
Legislative dinner
1966
9/60
Legislative dinner
1968
9/61
Legislative lists
1958
9/62
Legislative maps
c. 1958
9/63
Legislators' questionnaire
1960
9/64
Legislators school visit day
1960
10/1
Legislature: Interim Committee on Education
1965-1966
10/2
Federal aid to education
1959-1961
10/3
Federal legislation
1959-1961
10/4
Federal legislation
1962-1963
10/5
37th Legislature
1960-1961
10/6
Legislation: Washington State (part 1 of 2)
1962-1963
10/7
Legislation: Washington State (part 2 of 2)
1962-1963
10/8
39th Legislature
1965
10/9
Magazine: Seattle Teachers advertising
1958-1959
10/10
Magazine: Seattle Teachers advertising
1959-1960
10/11
Membership
1958-1959
10/12
Membership (part 1 of 2)
1959-1960
10/13
Membership (part 2 of 2)
1959-1960
10/14
Merger proposal: Seattle Grade Teachers Club and Seattle Association of Classroom Teachers
1956
10/15
Newsletter material
1959-1960
10/16
Nothing so certain: filmstrip script and requests
1959-1960
10/17
Objectives
1959
10/18
Office equipment
1958-1959
10/19
Overseas teacher relief
1948-1953
10/20
Overseas teaching positions
1956-1957
10/21
Petitions
c. 1960
10/22
Public housing
1950
10/23
Public relations
1959-1960
10/24
Public relations
1964-1967
10/25
Retirements
1957-1958
10/26
Retirements
1958-1959
10/27
Retirements
1959-1960
10/28
Retirement System
1954-1960
10/29
Prefessional salaries: the key to quality education, WEA report
1958
10/30
Salaries and taxes
1960
10/31
STA Salary study
1962
10/32
Salary proposals (part 1 of 3)
1961-1966
10/33
Salary proposals (part 2 of 3)
1961-1966
10/34
Salary proposals (part 3 of 3)
1961-1966
10/35
Teachers' salary compared with nurses'
1957
10/36
Scholarships
1961
10/37
Hilda Maehling Fellowship Fund
1960
10/38
School District property use re Luther Burbank and Martha Washington sites
1967
10/39
School tax levy contributions
1959
10/40
Seattle Citizens School Levy Committee
1960
10/41
School tax levy
1959-1961
10/42
School Board dinner
1961
10/43
Tax deductions
1967
10/44
Teachers organizations of other cities (part 1 of 3)
1958-1960
10/45
Teachers organizations of other cities (part 2 of 3)
1958-1960
10/46
Teachers organizations of other cities (part 3 of 3)
1958-1960
10/47
Teacher performance appraisal
1965-1966
10/48
Tenure law
Undated
10/49
Thom McAn award
1966-1967
10/50
Tours
1959-1961
10/51
UNESCO
1950
10/52
Vancouver elementary school teachers visit
1960
11/1
California Teachers Association
1959-1960
11/2
King County Assessor
c. 1959
11/3
King County Coordinating Council
1948-1959
11/4
King County Coordinating Council
1960-1961
11/5
King County Coordinating Legislative Council
1950, Undated
11/6
Municipal League of Seattle and King County
1959-1961
11/7
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
1966-1967
11/8
Seattle Association of School Secretaries
1960
11/9
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1959-1961
11/10
Seattle Council of Parent-Teacher Associations
1958-1959
11/11
Seattle Historical Society
1953-1960
11/12
Seattle Public Schools. Facts and figures about your Seattle Public Schools
1958-1959
11/13
Seattle Public Schools finance and operating
1958-1960
11/14
Seattle Public Schools finance, budget, levies (part 1 of 2)
1959-1961
11/15
Seattle Public Schools finance, budget, levies (part 2 of 2)
1959-1961
11/16
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent's office (part 1 of 2)
1960-1961
11/17
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent's office (part 2 of 2)
1960-1961
11/18
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent's Bulletin
1958-1959
11/19
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent's Bulletin
1960-1961
11/20
Seattle Public Schools teachers
1960
11/21
Seattle Public Schools permits for use of school building
1955-1966
11/22
State Board of Education
c. 1960
11/23
Spokane Education Association
1959
11/24
Student Washington Education Association. Handbook for student leaders
1966
11/25
Superintendent of Public Instruction
1959-1960
11/26
Washington Council on State Legislation
1965-1966
11/27
Washington State School Directors' Association
1964

SERIES IX: COMMITTEE RECORDS1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 11/28-13/8

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/28
Budget and Finance Committee
1959-1961
11/29
Building Committee
1960
11/30
Building Representatives Conference
1959
11/31
Building Representatives Conference
1960
11/32
Building Representatives notices
1959-1961
11/33
Seattle Citizens School Progress Planning Committee
1966-1967
11/34
Continuous Progress Center Concept Committee
1967-1968
11/35
Constitution Committee
1963
11/36
Special Task Force on Discipline
1968
11/37
Elementary School Representatives
1966-1967
11/38
Elementary School Representatives
1967-1968
11/39
Ethics Committee
Undated
11/40
Executive Secretary Committee
1959-1961
11/41
Five Days Committee
1961
12/1
Future Teachers of America Committee
1963-1964
12/2
Future Teachers of America Committee
1966-1967
12/3
Improvement of Instruction Committee
1961
12/4
Improvement of Instruction Committee
1967-1968
12/5
Insurance Committee
1958-1960
12/6
Insurance Committee
1960-1961
12/7
Insurance Committee
1963-1964
12/8
International Relations Committee
1963
12/9
Legislative Committee
1958-1959
12/10
Legislative Committee
1959-1960
12/11
Legislative Committee
1960-1961
12/12
Legislative Committee
1966-1967
12/13
Legislative Dinner Committee
1964
12/14
Legislative Dinner Committee
1968
12/15
Magazine Evaluation Committee
1960-
12/16
Membership Committee
1958-1960
12/17
Membership Committee
1960-1961
12/18
Membership Committee
1963
12/19
Membership Committee
1967-1968
12/20
New Teacher Orientation Committee
1958
12/21
New Teacher Orientation Committee
1959-1960
12/22
Nominating Committee
1958-1959
12/23
Nominating Committee
1959-1961
12/24
Nominating Committee
1963-1964
12/25
180 Day Committee
1956
12/26
PTA Presentations Committee
Undated
12/27
Policies and Objectives Commission
1963-1964
12/28
Primary Problems Committee
1967-1968
12/29
Professional Negotiations Committee
1963-1964
12/30
Professional Rights and Responsibilities Commission
1963-1964
12/31
Professional Rights and Responsibilities Commission (part 1 of 2)
1964-1967
12/32
Professional Rights and Responsibilities Commission (part 2 of 2)
1964-1967
12/33
Public Relations Committee
1960-1961
12/34
Public Relations Committee
1963-1964
12/35
Public Relations Committee
1967-1968
12/36
Retirement Committee
1958-1959
12/37
Retirement Committee
1959-1960
12/38
Retirement Committee
1960-1961
12/39
Retirement Committee
1963-1964
12/40
Salary Committee (part 1 of 2)
1958-1959
12/41
Salary Committee (part 2 of 2)
1958-1959
12/42
Salary Committee
1959-1960
12/43
Salary Committee
1960-1961
12/44
Social Committee
1958-1959
12/45
Social Committee International Fiesta
1959
12/46
Social Committee
1960
12/47
Social Committee
1961
12/48
Social Committee
1963-1964
12/49
Special Levy Campaign Contributions Committee
1958
12/50
Standing Committees
1959-1960
12/51
Standing Committees
1960-1961
12/52
Tax-sheltered Annuities Subcommittee
1963
12/53
Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS) Committee
1958-1959
12/54
Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS) Committee
1960-1961
12/55
Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS) Committee
1963-1964
13/1
Teacher Load Committee
1958-1959
13/2
Teacher Load Committee working conditions survey
1958
13/3
Teacher Load Committee
1963-1964
13/4
Teacher Load Committee - Elementary
1963-1964
13/5
Teacher Load Committee - Secondary
1963-1964
13/6
Teacher Load Committee floating teacher proposal
1963-1964
13/7
Telephone Committee
1958-1959
13/8
UNESCO Committee
1958-1960

SERIES X: RECORDS OF ACTIVITIES WITH AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS1953-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 13/9-14/56

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/9-13/15
Subseries A: National Council of Urban Education Associations
1965-1969
13/9
National Council of Urban Education Associations
1965-1967
13/10
National Council of Urban Education Associations Miami meeting
1966
13/11
National Council of Urban Education Associations San Diego meeting
1966
13/12
National Council of Urban Education Associations Dallas meeting
1967
13/13
National Council of Urban Education Associations meetings
1967
13/14
National Council of Urban Education Associations St. Paul meeting
1968
13/15
National Council of Urban Education Associations convention
1968-1969
13/16-13/33
Subseries B: National Education Association
1953-1969
13/16
NEA Development Project
1966-1967
13/17
NEA legislative
1959-1960
13/18
NEA legislative bulletins
1958-1959
13/19
NEA Legislative Commission
1959-1960
13/20
Local consultants to NEA committees
1953-1958
13/21
NEA Research Division
1958-1960
13/22
Timely Tips
1959
13/23
NEA Legislative Conference
1958
13/24
NEA Convention, St. Louis
1959
13/25
NEA Convention
1960
13/26
NEA Convention
1961
13/27
NEA Convention
1965
13/28
NEA Convention (part 1 of 2)
1968
13/29
NEA Convention (part 2 of 2)
1968
13/30
NEA Convention (part 1 of 3)
1969
13/31
NEA Convention (part 2 of 3)
1969
13/32
NEA Convention (part 3 of 3)
1969
13/33
Association of Classroom Teachers of the NEA Northwest Regional Conference
1968
13/34-14/56
Subseries C: Washington Education Association
1958-1968
13/34
Meeting minutes
1958-1959
13/35
Meeting minutes
1960
13/36
Meeting minutes (part 1 of 2)
1961
13/37
Meeting minutes (part 2 of 2)
1961
13/38
Meeting minutes (part 1 of 2)
1962
13/39
Meeting minutes (part 2 of 2)
1962
13/40
Meeting minutes (part 1 of 2)
1963
13/41
Meeting minutes (part 2 of 2)
1963
13/42
Meeting minutes (part 1 of 2)
1964
13/43
Meeting minutes (part 2 of 2)
1964
14/1
Meeting minutes
1965
14/2
Meeting minutes
1966
14/3
Meeting minutes
1967
14/4
Meeting minutes
1968
14/5
WEA Representative Assembly minutes
1959-1963
14/6
WEA Representative Assembly minutes
1964-1968
14/7
WEA Representative Assembly
1959
14/8
WEA Representative Assembly
1960
14/9
WEA Roundup leadership conference
1958
14/10
WEA Roundup leadership conference
1959
14/11
WEA VIP Conference
1959
14/12
WEA regional convention planning
1959
14/13
WEA Legislation Committee
1959-1961
14/14
WEA unit presidents and legislative chairmen
1959-1960
14/15
WEA Salaries, School Finance and Taxation Committee
1960-1961
14/16
WEA Operation School Evaluation Progam
1958
14/17
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers workshop
1958
14/18
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Bellingham meeting
1959
14/19
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Ellensburg meeting
1960
14/20
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers meetings
1961-
14/21
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Yakima meeting
1963
14/22
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Olympia meeting
1964
14/23
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Seattle meeting
1964
14/24
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers Vancouver meeting
1966
14/25
WEA Department of Classroom Teachers meetings
1967-1968
14/26
WEA Association of Classroom Teachers spring business meeting
1969
14/27
Reports
1958-1959
14/28
Reports
1960
14/29
Reports
1961
14/30
Reports
1962
14/31
Reports
1963
14/32
Reports
1964
14/33
Reports
1965
14/34
Reports
1966
14/35
Reports
1968
14/36
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1958
14/37
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1959
14/38
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1960
14/39
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1961
14/40
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1963
14/41
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1964
14/42
WEA Representative Assembly reports
1965
14/43
News releases
1960-1967
14/44
WEA newsletter: Capitol Recap
1965-1968
14/45
WEA newsletter: Legislative Horizons
1959-1962
14/46
WEA newsletter: VIP Vitamins
1959-1963
14/47
WEA newsletter: Washington Educators in Action
1959-1960
14/48
WEA newsletter: WEA Legislative Outlook
1965
14/49
WEA membership
1958-1960
14/50
Constitution and Bylaws
1959-1965
14/51
Correspondence
1961-1965
14/52
Delegate lists
1960-1965
14/53
Financial reports
1961-1965
14/54
Legislation
1958-1963
14/55
Political Unity of State Leaders in Education (P.U.L.S.E.)
1966-1967
14/56
Miscellaneous
1964-1965

SERIES XI: Ephemera 1958-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 15/1-15/7

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/1
Ephemera (part 1 of 7)
1958-1968
15/2
Ephemera (part 2 of 7)
1958-1968
15/3
Ephemera (part 3 of 7)
1958-1968
15/4
Ephemera (part 4 of 7)
1958-1968
15/5
Ephemera (part 5 of 7)
1958-1968
15/6
Ephemera (part 6 of 7)
1958-1968
15/7
Ephemera (part 7 of 7)
1958-1968

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Teachers' unions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Teachers' Association (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington)
    • National Education Association of the United States (creator)