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American Association of University Professors (AAUP), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Records

Title: American Association of University Professors (AAUP), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Records

Creator: AAUP, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chapter

Quantity: 7 boxes (3 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 53-01-00

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: American Association of University Professors, Records (RG 53-01-00). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Formats: None

Background Note:

The American Association of University Professors is a non-profit organization open to all faculty, librarians, and academic professionals at 2 and 4 year accredited private and public colleges and universities. An AAUP local chapter is organized at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) and supports the mission of the national AAUP.

For more information on the AAUP, please see the website "About the AAUP, 'Mission and Description.'"

Scope and Content:

The AAUP records include materials from the local chapter at UNL, the Nebraska state conference, and from the AAUP national headquarters. The records illustrate the activities of the AAUP UNL chapter and the Nebraska state conference through the 1960s until the late 1980s. Many of the materials reflect faculty issues at the local level. However, the materials generated officially by AAUP and its committees inform the work of the state conference and local chapter and many of these associated documents are found in the records, including AAUP policy statements, principles, recommended 'best' practices, background papers, and AAUP policies and statements. The AAUP materials also illustrate the activities of UNL faculty and UNL administration.


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Series Description: Series 1: AAUP UNL Chapter, Boxes 1-4

The records of the AAUP UNL chapter include the constitution for the chapter, officer and membership lists that include nominations and election results. Minutes of the AAUP UNL Executive Committee and general membership are included. The correspondence in this series relates to the activities of the chapter or to a specific topic or issue outlined in the subject files. It includes letters to AAUP chapter members and executive committee members, faculty, and letters to the University administration. There are some letters relating to visiting faculty from other AAUP chapters or the national AAUP. The membership and funding correspondence are those soliciting members and funds for the local chapter. This series also includes a speech titled "Public Relations at the University of Nebraska" presented by Director of Public Relations George S. Round, April 16, 1958, a presentation titled "Financing of Higher Education" by visiting faculty Otto H. Liebers, Oct. 22, 1962, and University of Nebraska Regent B.N. Greenberg's talk, "Politics vs. Policies", Dec. 9, 1963.

There are records of specific activities of the chapter at UNL. The subject files in this series were arranged to mirror titles of many AAUP standing committees such as Faculty Salary Reports [Committee A], Collective Bargaining, Financial Exigency, Governance, Academic Freedom and Tenure, Faculty Appointments and Dismissal, Government Relations, Post-Tenure Review, Membership Grievances, and Association Investments. The subject files include a wide variety of documents, including correspondence, reports, memos to faculty and AAUP members, and comparison data to national universities and colleges, generally produced during the 1960s and the 1980s. While the subject files detail the involvement of the local chapter with national issues, there are several files that deal with topics that are unique to the UNL campus.

Series 2: AAUP State Headquarters, Box 5

The records for the state chapter of AAUP include bylaws, constitutions, minutes, and programs from state conference meetings and selected resolutions and official statements. The Nebraska conference published a newsletter, which was titled Nebraska Professor, in 1980. Records found in the correspondence are similar to those noted in the records of the local chapter.

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