Albert Sayer Papers

Accession Number: 
6 linear feet (12 MB)

Mr. Sayer, a New York teacher, served as vice-president of the New York Teachers Guild in 1950. He left the Guild to help form Local 378 of the CIO, a N.Y. teachers' union which disbanded in 1954. Later Sayer aided in obtaining an AFL-CIO charter for the United Federation of Teachers and served this organization in several capacities. Mr. Sayer also served as member and chairman of the New York State chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. In the summer of 1964, he and his wife Florence went to Mississippi to assist black children in their fight for civil rights. The material appears in the form of correspondence, notes, booklets, proceedings, clippings, press releases, party platforms, reports, and papers. Subjects include the Constitution of the State of New York; growth of unions; formation of the United Federation of Teachers; the educational budget of New York City; civil liberties; and human rights. Correspondents include Robert M. Haig, William Jansen, Arthur Levitt, Frederick C. McLaughlin, Joyce Martin, Milton Murray, George S. Reuther, Jr., Walter Reuther, and Leo Weitz.

Attachment(click to download)
LP000395.pdfLP000395_guide.pdf81.02 KB