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Special Services, 1940-1989

Identifier: Series 13

Scope and Contents

The Special Services Division series contains materials created by and within the Division. The files include insurance policies covering accidental death and dismemberment, group, homeowners, in-hospital income, and life, materials from the Affiliated Associations Insurance Trust, Educators Fund Management Group, and the National Associations of Insurance Commissioners, papers of the NEA Mutual Fund, Travel Services, and materials detailing the NEA’s relationship with the Horace Mann Educators Corporation.

These records provide excellent insight into the creation and management of financial and special services rendered to NEA members. The materials detailing the relationship between the NEA and the Horace Mann Educators Corporation may be significant interest for researchers investigating this topic.


  • Creation: 1940-1989


Conditions Governing Access note

This series contains a folder (Joseph W. Bowdring Suit) that has been identified as 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 Special Services Division was established in 1966 as an umbrella for the two insurance policies offered by NEA to its members and the NEA Annuity Program. Its mission is to “coordinate and promote the various direct services currently available to NEA members and develop and promote appropriate new services of an economic nature for members…” Such services include but are not limited to various forms of insurance and monetary services. Because of the financial nature of its work the division’s finances operate slightly differently then other divisions but follow the same general guidelines. The division works under the guidance of the Special Services Committee.

The Special Services Committee is made up of nine members appointed by the President of NEA and approved by the Executive committee. The director of the division and the Assistant Executive Secretary for Professional Development and Welfare are ex officio members of the committee.


29.5 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