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Federation of Teachers records

Identifier: 010.FT

Scope and Contents

The Federation of Teachers records contains material associated with the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers (EMU-FT) from 1969-2011. Though the records cover a wide range of topics, the bulk of the records were created during campaign periods for the EMU-FT. Mainly these records were created from 1971-1975 as the organization shared campaign issues, position papers, notices of events, open correspondences in favor of EMU-FT, invitations to join EMU-FT, and legal delays pertaining to the election itself. Most of the records are memorandum released from EMU-FT.

The Federation of Teachers records pertain, but are not limited to, tenure positions, women's rights, salary, and academic facilities and resources. The EMU-FT sought to protect the rights of the faculty by being elected by them, and created records regarding those actions. Materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1971 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Administrative Historical Note

The Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers (EMU-FT) is a labor union on campus advocating for the faculty's rights within the University. The EMU-FT campaigned to be elected by the general faculty starting in the early 1970's against the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). They currently represent the University's lecturers.


1 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 1 halfsize archive box, and 2 objects )

Language of Materials



The Federation of Teachers records include pamphlets, handouts, propaganda, newsletters, position papers, invitations, correspondence, articles, campaign information, and general election information regarding the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers (EMU-FT). The collection contains material from 1947-2011, though a bulk of the records were created from 1971-1975. A majority of records deal with campaign/election information and position papers.

Federation of Teachers records
Sarah Billiu
27 March 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197