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American Association of University Professors, University of Connecticut Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0132

Abstract

The UConn Chapter was established on 27 April 1932 when the constitution was adopted and officers elected. The Chapter title changed several times, reflecting the growth and development of the institution: Connecticut Agricultural College (1932-1933), Connecticut State College (1933-1939), and University of Connecticut (1939-present). The purpose of the national organization is to promote a “powerful body of informed opinion among university teachers and investigators of America” through the combined works of the local chapters. The national association establishes standards on such subjects as “academic freedom, tenure, and ethics” which, it hopes, will be actively supported by the local chapters.

Dates

  • undated, 1931-1981

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

The UConn Chapter was established on 27 April 1932 when the constitution was adopted and officers elected. The Chapter title changed several times, reflecting the growth and development of the institution: Connecticut Agricultural College (1932-1933), Connecticut State College (1933-1939), and University of Connecticut (1939-present). The purpose of the national organization is to promote a “powerful body of informed opinion among university teachers and investigators of America” through the combined works of the local chapters. The national association establishes standards on such subjects as “academic freedom, tenure, and ethics” which, it hopes, will be actively supported by the local chapters.

Information quoted from American Association of University Professors, “Chapter Organization and Management,” in the bound volume Minute Book: 1932-1957, 1st item, p. 1, Series I.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Series I: Minutes, Newsletters and Calls to meeting (1933-1970) includes calls to meetings, agendas, newsletters, and minutes with occasional correspondence and reports interfiled. There are no minutes for the years 1951-1952. Arranged chronologically.

Series II: Reports and Resolutions (1936-1962) is composed of various reports developed by the UConn chapter of the AAUP and the National AAUP filed in chronological order. The reports cover a wide range of topics.

Series III: Correspondence (1931-1965) contains correspondence to and from the national headquarters of the AAUP; correspondence to and from other chapters, calls to meetings and some reports. There are no records for the years 1946-1949. Files are arranged chronologically by year. Correspondence for 1959-1961 is further broken down by subject.

Series IV: Chapter letters (1933-1967) consists of mailings from national headquarters, Washington, D.C. on topics of general concern. There are no chapter letters for 1946-1949. Arranged chronologically.

Series V: Membership (undated, 1932-1966) includes local membership lists and national lists of those nominated for membership. There are no records from the years 1952-1953, 1957-1958, 1963-1964 and 1964-1965. Arranged chronologically.

Series VI: General File (undated, 1936-1947) contains such items as sample questionnaires for chapter activities, and newspaper clippings.

Series VII: AAUP contracts (1979-1981) holds two copies of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees and the University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1 July 1979 - 30 June 1981.

Acquisition Information

The UConn Chapter of the AAUP donated the collection to Archives & Special Collections prior to 1998.

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Title
American Association of University Professors, University of Connecticut Chapter Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
1987 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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