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Conventions and Conferences, Bulk, 1970-1996 1858-1998, bulk: 1970 - 1996

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents note

Subseries contains materials created by the Office of Convention and Conference Management (later Conferences and Facilities Management) as well as material from conventions. The files include materials detailing the planning and management of the annual conventions, memoranda, hotel and convention center information, meeting arrangements, convention delegate packets, reports on conventions, and news coverage of later annual meetings. There are also programs and visitor's guides for select convention and convention cities.

These records provide excellent insight into the management of hosting conventions and conferences. Details on hotels, floor plans, and arrangements for speakers are all included to offer a comprehensive look at the planning of these events.


  • Creation: Bulk, 1970-1996 1858-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1996


Biographical/Historical note

NEA's Convention takes place anuually, during June or July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather in order to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. The location of the meeting is different every year. The Representative Assembly takes place during the final four days of the Annual Meeting.

The NEA also has many other conferences and meetings such as the Regional Leadership Conference, Minority Leadership Training Seminars, Women's Leadership Training Program, and Higher Education Conference to name a few.


85 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement note

Arranged by annual convention year for the convention specific files, and followed by general files arranged alphabetically by title, and chronologically within the same title.

Separated Materials note

Several bound volumes were removed from the collection and placed on the shelves. The volumes include: The

"Addresses and Proceedings" from 1873-1993 (missing 1878, 1922, 1992); "Indexes" for 1871-1897 and 1871-1906; "Minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee" (1973-1993); “Addresses and Proceedings of the NEA” (1871-1872); “Addresses and Journal of Proceedings of the American Normal School and the National Teachers’ Associations”, 1870 (3 copies); “National Teachers’ Association, National Superintendents’ Association, American Normal School Association”, 1868; “Proceedings of the National Teachers’ Association”, (1857-1860, 1863-1866, 1868-1870(2 copies of each)).

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