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The Youngstown State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors,
                                                          Inventory of Records, 1954-1990

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Youngstown State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, Inventory of Records, 1954-1990
Accession No.: 2004.1
Creator: Youngstown State University Chapter. American Association of University Professors
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: This chapter of the AAUP was established at YSU (then Youngstown College, then later Youngstown University) in 1954. Serving as the faculty’s advocacy group, it came to be superceded at the university in the 1980s by the Ohio Educational Association. In 1990, this chapter of the AAUP became defunct.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Unknown
Preferred Citation: [Identification of Item], Youngstown State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors, 2000.1, University Archives and Special Collections, William F. Maag Library, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Restrictions: None
Processing Information: Processed by Brian Brennan and Mary Ann Johnson February 2004

Historical Background

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded in 1915 by Arthur O. Lovejoy and John Dewey at Johns Hopkins University. The purpose was (and remains) twofold:

1. To ensure academic freedom for college and university instructors; and
2. To determine the principles of the profession and the procedures by which they are protected.

The Youngstown State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors was founded in 1954. Membership reached its peak in 1971, with 145 faculty registered. During its existence, YSU-AAUP dealt with many issues, including those involving:

During the 1980’s, YSU-AAUP co-existed with the newly-established campus chapter of the Ohio Education Association (OEA), which accelerated the process of faculty unionization. By the end of the decade, YSU-OEA had become the dominant organization for faculty advocacy at the University. YSU-AAUP’s membership steadily declined thereafter. By the beginning of the 1990’s, it quietly passed from the campus scene.

Scope and Content

The archival material preserved herein includes the business records of YSU-AAUP, including the minutes of meetings, committee reports, and correspondence. Financial records and information from both the Ohio Conference and the National Headquarters are also filed accordingly. Files that may be of particular interest to the researcher included YSU-AAUP’s responses to:

As one examines these records, the civility that existed on the YSU campus between the Administration and the AAUP becomes evident. While disputes did occur, the professionalism of both sides remained intact. This can be seen especially in the quantity and tone of correspondence between President Albert Pugsley and the YSU-AAUP leadership.

Series Description

Series I: Constitutions
Series II: Minutes
Series III: Correspondence
Series IV: Committee Reports
Series V: Financial
Series VI: Membership
Series VII: Subject Files
Series VIII: Publications
Series IX: News
Series X: Miscellaneous

Related Materials

See also Ohio Education Association, Youngstown State University Chapter, Records

Index Terms

academic freedom
American Association of University Professors
benefits and compensation
correspondence
expenses
Felch Case
Kinnison Plan
ledgers
memoranda
minutes
miscellaneous
news releases
newspaper clippings
Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Conference
Ohio Education Association
publications
receipts
reports
St. John’s Strike
student awards
student evaluations
unions
university faculty
workload issues

BOX 1

SERIES I: CONSTITUTIONS
Folder Content
1 Local Constitution - 1954
2 Ohio Conference Constitution – 1963
3 Principles – 1960
4 Information for Chapter Officers – n.d.
SERIES II: MINUTES
Folder Content
5 Local Meeting Minutes – 1954-1957
6 Local Meeting Minutes – 1958
7 Local Meeting Minutes – 1959
8 Local Meeting Minutes – 1960
9 Local Meeting Minutes – 1961-1969
10 Local Meeting Minutes – 1973
11 Local Meeting Minutes – Executive Committee – 1978
12 Ohio Conference Minutes, etc. – 1955-1965
13 Ohio Conference Minutes, etc. – 1966-1968
14 National Annual Meeting – 1959-1967
15 49thNational Annual Meeting – 1968
16 Council of Public Institutions, Agendas and Minutes – 1967-1979
17 Council of State Universities of Ohio Minutes – 1966-1968
SERIES III: CORRESPONDENCES
Folder Content
18 Local Correspondence – 1955-1965
19 Local Correspondence – 1966-1969
20 Local Correspondence – 1973-1979
21 Local Correspondence – n.d.
22 Local Correspondence – Dues and Membership – 1957-1990
23 Ohio Conference Correspondence 1955-1979
24 National Office Correspondence – 1954-1964
25 National Office Correspondence – 1965-1990
26 Ohio Association for Higher Education Correspondence – 1968
SERIES IV: COMMITTEE REPORTS
Folder Content
27 Local Committee Reports – 1958-1978
28 Ohio Board of Regents Committee Reports – 1966-1968
29 National Committee Reports – 1957-1960
SERIES V: FINANCIAL
Folder Content
30 Dues and Membership Rosters – 1966-1969
31 Dues and Membership Rosters – 1971-1975
32 Dues and Membership Rosters – 1976-1978
33 Dues and Membership Rosters – 1979-1981
34 Dues and Membership Rosters – 1982-1990
35 Union Dues – 1973-1984
36 General Expenses – 1968-1973

BOX 2

SERIES V: FINANCIAL (Continued)
Folder Content
1 Travel Expenses – 1966-1973
2 Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks -1966-1983; 1967-1984
3 Bank Book – 1958-1969
4 Ledger Income and Expenses – 1958-1979
5 Treasurer’s Report – 1959
6 Treasurer’s Report – 1960
7 Treasurer’s Report – 1961
8 Treasurer’s Report – 1962-1965
9 Treasurer’s Report – 1966
10 Treasurer’s Report – 1967-1970
11 Treasurer’s Report – 1972
12 Receipts and Remittances 1972-1983
13 Receipt Book – 1958-1965
14 Receipt Book – 1966-1971
15 Receipt Book – 1971-1975
16 Bank Deposit Record Books – 1971-1978 and 1978-1981
17 National Dues – 1991
18 National Financial Reports – 1963
SERIES VI: MEMBERSHIP
Folder Content
19 Local Membership Rosters – 1957-1978
20 Local Membership Cards – 1978-1979
21 21 National New Members – 1959-1960
22 22 National Chapter Lists – 1960-1962
23 23 National Chapter Lists – 1963-1965
SERIES VII: SUBJECT FILES
Folder Content
24 11-Point Statement on Violence – 1968-1969
25 Academic Freedom – 1958-1969
26 Benefit Studies – 1967-1968
27 Benefits and Compensation – 1960-1979
28 Draft Statement on Educational Television – 1965
29 Faculty Participation in College Government – 1962-1967
30 Filch Case – 1961-1963
31 Kingston Plan – 1978
32 Local Limited Service Faculty Memoranda – 1978-1979
33 NEA Publications – 1978
34 OEA Information and Publications – 1967-68, 1978
35 Salary Notes (Handwritten) – 1975-1979
36 St. John’s Strike – 1960-1966
37 Student Awards - 1982
38 Student Evaluations – nod
39 Workload Issues – 1960-1967
40 Youngstown Community College – 1965
SERIES VIII: PUBLICATIONS
Folder Content
41 Local Publications – 1967-1977
42 Ohio Conference Publications – 1964-1980
43 National Publications - 1962-1978
44 AAUP Bulletin Reprints – 1947-1978
45 National Chapter Letters – 1956-1958
46 National Chapter Letters – 1959-1961
47 National Chapter Letters – 1962-1968
48 Miscellaneous Publications – 1968
49 49 Blank Forms – 1959-1985
SERIES IX: NEWS
Folder Content
50 Local News Releases – 1978
51 Newspaper Clippings – 1967-1968
SERIES X: MISCELLANEOUS
Folder Content
54 Local Miscellaneous – 1955-1983