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Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection, 1944-1972Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1952-1972

ID: URB/ATOLA

Primary Creator: Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection (1944-1972)

Extent: 2.09 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/22/1982

Subjects: Affiliated Teachers Organizations of Los Angeles, American Federation of Teachers, Corbin, Harold, Los Angeles Teachers Association, Strikes and lockouts - Teachers - California - Los Angeles, Teachers' unions - California - Los Angeles, United Teachers Los Angeles

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

The Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection documents the teaching career of Harold Corbin, as well as political and social issues relevant to education in the greater Los Angeles Area, from 1944 through 1972. The organizations represented in this collection include: the Association of Classroom Teachers, Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers, the Affiliated Teachers of Los Angeles, the California Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the National Education Association, North Hollywood High School, the Professional Educators of Los Angeles, the Secondary Teachers Organization of Los Angeles, and United Teachers Los Angeles.

Biographical Note

Harold Corbin began his teaching career as a Physics, Chemistry, and Math teacher at North Hollywood High School in 1933. Corbin earned permanent status with the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1939. Numerous teacher organizations existed in Los Angeles in the 1930s. Over time, these disparate groups joined together to form a federation called the Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles (ATOLA).

Corbin joined ATOLA during the 1946-1947 academic year. He was Vice-President of the organization for three years and served as a delegate to many conventions. He was also a member of the Merger Committee, responsible for writing the proposal to combine the LATA and ATOLA. The Associated Classroom Teachers of Los Angeles (ACTLA) was a by-product of these initial merger attempts. In 1970, ACTLA and AFT Local 1021 merged, there being a National Education Association (NEA)/California Teachers Association (CTA) local and an AFT/California Federation of Teachers (CFT) local.

Seventy-five percent of ATOLA’s members were classroom teachers. Its policy-making and governing body was the Representative Council, consisting of one representative for each 100 members in a department. All certified personnel, regardless of position, were united as members of the teaching profession through this Council. ATOLA’s Board of Directors, selected by the Representative Council, was responsible for the organization’s administrative functions. The structure resembled that of the Los Angeles school system, where unity and diversity were (and continue to be) important attributes.

ATOLA combined six affiliated associations under a federation-type organization. The Affiliation also maintained direct relations with fourteen or more autonomous organizations representing various professional levels and interests in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The primary mission of ATOLA was to advance and raise the standards for the general welfare of schools and teaching profession, as well as to promote cooperation and understanding between the teaching profession and the community.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection consists of organizational documents, reports, newsletters and newspapers, correspondence, union negotiation records, audio recordings and ephemera related to the teaching career and professional life of Harold Corbin. The collection is especially conducive to the study of teacher organizations, unions, and the merging of education related groups. This collection consists of a subject file sorted alphabetically according to the professional organization which created the records.

Subject/Index Terms

Affiliated Teachers Organizations of Los Angeles
American Federation of Teachers
Corbin, Harold
Los Angeles Teachers Association
Strikes and lockouts - Teachers - California - Los Angeles
Teachers' unions - California - Los Angeles
United Teachers Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Harold Corbin

Related Materials:

California Federation of Teachers Collection

Oakland Federation of Teachers, Local 771, AFT Collection

United Teachers Los Angeles Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and Elda I. Arrieta, October 1991

Finding Aid Revision History:

Autumn Hayner, October 2004

Cathy Kay, February 2006

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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Folder 1: ATOLA, Representative Council Meetings, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 2: ATOLA, "Rights and Protections for Probationary Teachers", 1964Save to your list.
Folder 3: ATOLA, Salary Schedule, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 4: ATOLA, Spring Planning Conference, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: ATOLA, StructureSave to your list.
Folder 6: ATOLA, Unity Committee CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 7: California Teachers Association (CTA), Action, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 8: CTA, Announcements and Bulletins, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: CTA, Bay Area Coordinating Council Correspondence, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 10: CTA, California Delegate's Handbook, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 11: CTA, CorrespondenceSave to your list.
Folder 12: CTA, Department of Professional Negotiations, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 13: CTA, Issues of Collective Bargaining, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 14: CTA, Journal, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 15: CTA, Personnel Standards Commission Report, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 16: CTA, Research Bulletin, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 17: CTA, Southern Section, "Constitution and Bylaws", 1968Save to your list.
Folder 18: CTA, Southern Section, "An Outline of a Sample Comprehensive Agreement . . .", 1970Save to your list.
Folder 19: CTA, Southern Section, Board of Directors, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 20: CTA, Southern Section, Employer and Employee Negotiations Policy, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 21: CTA, Southern Section, Member Announcements, 1962-1970Save to your list.
Folder 22: CTA, Research Monograph, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 23: CTA, Research Monograph, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 24: CTA, Scope, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 25: CTA, Southern Council Committee, 1969-1970Save to your list.
Folder 26: CTA, State Council Representation, 1969-1971Save to your list.
Folder 27: CTA, Teachers Legal Guide, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 28: CTA, The Record, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 29: CTA, Special State Board Committee on Los Angeles, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 30: CTA, State Council of Education, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 31: CTA, "The Strike", 1970Save to your list.
Folder 32: Citizens Legal Defense Alliance, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 33: "Combined Union Organizing" Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1971Save to your list.
Folder 34: "Education/Teachers" Newspaper Clippings, 1958-1970Save to your list.
Folder 35: Los Angeles Teachers Association (LATA), Newsletters, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 36: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Board of Education Personnel and Schools Committee, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 37: LAUSD, Board of Education Correspondence, 1968-1971Save to your list.

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