University Faculty Association records, 1919-2017

Overview of the Collection

University Faculty Association records
1919-2017 (inclusive)
1.2 linear feet
Collection Number
RG 068
This collection contains records of the University Faculty Association (UFA), a University of Montana-affiliated union. The collection includes minutes, collective bargaining agreements and other material documenting the purpose and activites of the UFA and its predecessor entities.
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
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A teachers union for the University of Montana was originally established in 1919, when faculty from Montana State University (now called the University of Montana) gathered to create the Federation of Teachers. This organization was in operation until 1922. Another iteration of the union arose in 1937, when faculty members met and agreed to rename the organization the University Teachers Union (UTU). The UTU, which was renamed the University Faculty Association (UFA) in 2000, remains active and works to ensure academic freedom at the University of Montana. The members of the UFA are the faculty members of the University. An important part of the UFA’s function includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of its members. The UFA is Local 119 of the MEA-MFT, Montana’s largest labor union.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The University Faculty Association records consist of published and unpublished materials that document the organization's history and its association with the University of Montana as the union for its faculty. Materials include a written history, constitution and by-laws, newsletters, correspondence, collective bargaining agreements and meeting minutes.

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

University Faculty Association Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is organized chronologically by subject area.

Custodial History

Some content in this collection was originally placed with the University Publications collection in Archives and Special Collection. UFA Collective Bargaining Agreements were given to the Archives by the UFA.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the UFA and unknown.

Processing Note

Materials were foldered and duplicates removed during processing.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 History of the Teachers Union 1973
1/2 Notes for a History of The Teachers Union at the University of Montana, by Edmund Freeman 1973
1/3 Constitution and By Laws circa 1961
1/4 Constitution Revision circa 2016
1/5 Meeting Minutes Record Book 1919 - 1962
1/6 Meeting Minutes Record Book 1964 - 1973
1/7 Accounting Book 1937-1973
2/1 Newsletters - Bulletin, TU's Views, and Focus 1948 - 1970
2/2 Newsletter - Focus 1963 - 1983
2/3 Newsletter - Focus 1984 - 1993
2/4 Newsletter - Focus 1994 - 1998
2/5 Newsletter - Focus 1999 - 2007
2/6 Miscellaneous 1946 - 1969 and undated
2/7 Miscellaneous 1970 - 1979
2/8 Miscellaneous 1980 - 2001
3/1 Collective Bargaining Agreements 1978 - 1983
3/2 Collective Bargaining Agreements 1983 - 1991
3/3 Collective Bargaining Agreements 1991 - 1997
3/4 Collective Bargaining Agreements 1997 - 2003
3/5 Collective Bargaining Agreements 2003 - 2017

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Associations, institutions, etc.--Montana--Missoula
  • Collective bargaining--College teachers--Montana--Missoula
  • College teachers' unions--Montana--Missoula
  • State universities and colleges--Montana--Missoula--Faculty--Societies, etc.

Corporate Names

  • University Faculty Association--Archives
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Faculty