American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

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The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT's membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the union includes more than 170,000 retiree members. Many well-known Americans have been AFT members, including John Dewey, Albert Einstein, Hubert Humphrey, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, former Senate Majority Leader and Ambassador to Japan Mike Mansfield, and former United Nations Under Secretary and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche.

The AFT quick link returns all content that has been tagged AFT, which currently contains collection abstracts, audio files, selected speeches and images. Please note the pager at the bottom of this page. Your main contact at the Reuther is Dan Golodner - American Federation of Teachers Archivist (AFT).

For additional information about AFT please visit the American Federation of Teachers Web site.

Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State UniversityAbstracts
Henry Hamilton PapersAbstracts
Helen Bowers PapersAbstracts
Mary J. Herrick PapersAbstracts
Harley B. Hiscox PapersAbstracts
Howard Hursey PapersAbstracts
Joseph Jablonower PapersAbstracts
Anthony Kaiser PapersAbstracts
Charles F. Kincaid PapersAbstracts
Lamphere Federation of Teachers Local 1614 RecordsAbstracts
Lily Lampinen PapersAbstracts
Layle Lane Papers Abstracts
Abraham Lefkowitz PapersAbstracts
Henry Richardson Linville PapersAbstracts
Mary Ellen Riordan PapersAbstracts
Gabriel R. Mason PapersAbstracts
Isadore Miles PapersAbstracts
Jewell Mills PapersAbstracts
Mercedes Nelson PapersAbstracts
Oregon Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
Dolores Paskal PapersAbstracts
Raymond Peck PapersAbstracts
Helen and Mardy Polaner PapersAbstracts
Ray Howe PapersAbstracts
Richard Reist PapersAbstracts
Robert Nielsen PapersAbstracts
Herrick S. Roth PapersAbstracts
Sachs Waldman: Detroit Federation of Teachers RecordsAbstracts
Albert Shanker PapersAbstracts
William Simons PapersAbstracts
Ernest Smith PapersAbstracts
Stanton and Nancy Smith PapersAbstracts
Marjorie Stern PapersAbstracts
Tom Mooney PapersAbstracts
Manilla Topdahl PapersAbstracts
Utica Federation of Teachers, Local 1448 RecordsAbstracts
Truda Weil PapersAbstracts
Mary R. Wheeler PapersAbstracts
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals RecordsAbstracts
Workers' Education Local 189 RecordsAbstracts
Holgate Young PapersAbstracts
100 Years of the American Federation of TeachersBlog entry
2010: The Reuther Year in ReviewBlog entry
Digital Collection Announcement: Antecedents to Education Reform Historical CollectionBlog entry
Fieldwork with the AFT archivistBlog entry
How Mary Ellen Riordan Lead the Detroit Federation of Teachers' Fight for Collective BargainingBlog entry
Meet Stefanie Caloia, AFT Project ArchivistBlog entry
Recently Opened Collections from the American Federation of TeachersBlog entry
Subject Focus: Women in Labor UnionsBlog entry
Albert Shanker, imprisonment, vigilImage