Organization History, 1857-2015
Scope and Contents
Series contains material that documents the history of the NEA, though not always as primary sources; in some cases, this means secondary sources such as chronologies, biographies and celebratory material. In other cases, it means photocopies or transcriptions of original documents. The material includes biographical material, chronologies of the organization, illustrations, flyers, historical statistics, photographs, scripts and scrapbooks. The series also contains the records of the Centennial Committee, formed to celebrate the 1957 Centennial of the NEA, a photo album created to commemorate the inauguration of Dr. Lambert as Executive Secretary and the notes and papers of Dr. Edgar Wesley, the author of "NEA: The First Hundred Years" as well as four scrapbooks of photographs and memorabilia sent from local and state affiliates to commemorate the centennial celebration. A fifth scrapbook seems to have been put together for the Centennial Celebration, but without the connection to the affiliates.
- From the Fonds: National Education Association of the United States (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
This collection is open for research. Some files are restricted. Those 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.
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Language of Materials
Series is arranged alphanumerically then chronologically.
A series of commemorative plates created as part of the 100th anniversary celebration were broken and were discarded.