The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Virginia Teachers Association papers
Repository: Virginia State University. Special Collections and Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains audio recordings of the meetings of this group.
Collection Description (Extant): The Virginia Teachers Association was formed in 1887 by African American educators to support the official organ and to pressure groups dedicated to improving all aspects of black education in the state. From 1887 through 1965 this association functioned as the major "political pressure group," as well as an administrative agent lobbying for equal salaries and better facilities. Additionally, these groups documented both state public policies on education. Though it's annual meeting, workshops, bulletin, and newsletter the later methods were discussed and debated.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Acc. #1969-14
Extent: ca 100,000 items
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American educators--Virginia
African American political activists--Virginia
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
Segregation in education--Virginia
Virginia State Teachers’ Association
Virginia--Politics and government