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Collection Guides: Faculty Union Materials, 1960 - 1998

Faculty Union Materials, 1960 - 1998

Westfield State University Archives

Collection Guide

Faculty Union Materials, 1960 – 1998


Historical Sketch

College governance has been an important part of the campus life for many years. The current All-University Committee (AUC) is a governance committee established by the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract with the Commonwealth. It makes recommendations to the President of the College about changes in the courses, majors, and minors offered by the College and about academic and other policies affecting students and/or faculty. Other governance committees in turn advise the ACC on matters within their scope.

Another important aspect of faculty life has been the existence of a union for the faculty. The current union for faculty is the Massachusetts State College Association.

The last individual contract for the faculty at Westfield State College was during the 1975/1976 academic year. The subsequent contracts were state system wide contracts.


This collection is comprised of 10 archival boxes of materials. The materials included in this collections consist of  Faculty Senate Executive Board meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence from 1960 - 1970; General Faculty Meetings includes meeting minutes and correspondence from 1963 - 1972; American Association of University Professors, correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes from 1961 - 1975; Academic Federation of Teachers, charter from 1971, correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes from 1972 – 1978; Massachusetts State College Association, correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, newsletters all from 1978 – 1998; MSCA Perspective, MSCA Update, Continuing Education Contract from 1994 – 1997, and Faculty Contracts from 1975 – 1998.


The bulk of this material is arranged by organization and then by date.

Access Restrictions

Due to the confidential nature of some of these materials it is necessary to place a restriction on them. Please contact the MSCA Union Office at x5339 or 413-572-5339 to obtain permission and assistance with these materials.


College Teachers' Unions -- Massachusetts -- 20th century ; Collective bargaining -- State universities and colleges -- Massachusetts ; Collective labor agreements -- College teachers -- Massachusetts -- State universities and colleges

K. Canary

July 2017

Undated September 2021

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