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
boxes (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: RG
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Preferred Citation: American Association of University Professors, Records (RG 53-01-00). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
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
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American Association of University Professors
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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