Chicago Teachers Union Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1870-1998
Extent: 44.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
The Chicago Teachers Union is a labor union representing teachers in the Chicago public school system. It is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers and has over 32,000 members.

Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence, minutes, position papers, speeches, reports, agreements, financial records, press releases, and newsclippings of the CTU, the Men's Teachers Union, the Federation of Women High School Teachers (1914-1937), the Joint Board of Teachers Unions, and the School Clerk's Union (1930-1967). Topics include unionization and the American Federation of Teachers, negotiations with the school superintendent and the Chicago Board of Education, anti-communism, funding of schools, and the CTU's 1969 strike.

Includes scrapbook pertaining primarily to the Chicago Teachers' Federation.

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