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Executive Office, 1884-2005

Identifier: Series 4

Scope and Contents note

Series contains materials created within the Executive Office of the NEA. The files include meeting papers, speeches, project reports, correspondence, forms and subject files. The series also contains the professional papers of Lyle W. Ashby, Lawrence G. Derthick, Sam M. Lambert, Bob Miner, and Irwin Shepard.

These records cover the elections to the Executive Office, Bylaw 3-LG files, the Merger between ATA and NEA (specifically in the American South), the proposed merger between NEA and AFT (especially as it would affect affiliates of both), U.S. Education visits to Japan, the Round-the-World Meeting, NEA restructuring, and correspondence between the Executive Office and both individuals and state NEA affiliates.


  • 1884-2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Some files are restricted. Files flagged as restricted are subject to review by Special Collections staff before being made available for research. As researchers request materials, a review of the documents will take place. Staff will remove any documents with social security numbers, employee numbers or other sensitive identifying information. Any document found including this information is closed for 90 years from date of creation, or until verifiable proof of a person’s death is given. After these documents are removed the folder will be available for research. In some cases, items may be photocopied and redacted. The redacted copy will then be placed in the publicly available folder. All other materials in a folder will be freely available for immediate use and will be marked as having been reviewed by Special Collections staff. After folders have been reviewed using these procedures and the confidential materials have been removed, the restriction shall be lifted.

Biographical/Historical note

The Executive Office houses the three elected officers (president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer), executive director, and staff who provide support and coordination for NEA-wide concerns that range from information to assessment.


The 2009 NEA Handbook


110.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by title, and chronologically within the same title.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America