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Field Operations/Services, Bulk, 1961-1975 1911-1990, bulk: 1967 - 1975

Identifier: Series 5

Scope and Contents note

The Field Operations/Services Division series contains materials created by the Division. The files include materials such as reports, publications, field service manuals, and relationship materials concerning various states. The series also includes materials concerning affiliate problems and requests, the Departmental Secretaries materials, evaluations of regional offices, Uniserv materials, and items concerning overlapping affiliates and professional negotiation. The Instructional and Professional Development Division subseries contains materials created by the Division. The files include materials from the Advisory Council of National Organizations, cadre manuals, conference materials, infopacs, publications, and evaluation workshop items. Subjects covered include differentiated staffing, the establishment of regional teacher centers, improving the instruction of culturally different learners, professional negotiation, using satellite technologies, testing procedures, and the impact of television on students.

These records provide excellent insight into the issues affecting teachers and the “proper” response to handle these issues. Materials in this series are largely educational in nature for teachers and help prepare teachers to address circumstances where new issues or “hot topics” may be encountered.


  • Creation: Bulk, 1961-1975 1911-1990
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1967 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research, save for a folder entitled "Michigan-Detroit". This folder is 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

In 1971, six separate operating units were merged to form a Field Services Division, which contained 11 field offices and 41 professional staff in the field.

Managed by the Deputy Executive Director of the NEA, Field Operations/Services (known now only as “Field Operations”) currently strives to create an integrated field operation that not only meets but tries to exceed the mission, vision and values of the NEA. To maintain efficiency, the Field Operations division includes all NEA Regional Offices, which includes the Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, West and Pacific, as well as some NEA departments including Campaigns and Elections, Constituent Relations, and Membership and Organizing.


Addresses and Proceedings 1971; NEA Administration and Program Handbook 2010; The 2009 NEA Handbook.


18.5 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

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America