The collection consists of 18 items relative to the history of the Arkansas Education Association, the oldest professional organization in the state.  Several items, dated 1905 through 1916, are from the Arkansas Teachers’ Association and the Arkansas State Teachers’ Association, which later became known as the AEA.  They are primarily programs and proceedings of the annual meetings which were usually held in Little Rock.

The AEA was organized in 1869 as the Arkansas Teachers’ Association and registered 22 members at its first meeting. From that humble beginning it grew into an organization with thousands of members and became a leading force in the development of public education in Arkansas.

NOTE:  When requesting material, please specify collection number [M89-19], box number, and file number.

Box 1

File 1 – Arkansas Teachers’ Association – Proceedings manual of the Thirty-Eighth and Thirty-Ninth Annual Sessions, 1905-1906

File 2 – Arkansas State Teachers’ Association – Session programs, 1910, 1912, 1915, and 1916

File 3 – Arkansas Education Association – Eight programs of annual sessions, 1922-1953

File 4 – Arkansas Education Association – Code of Ethics, 1929; Manual of the AEA, 1938; Guide for Local Affiliated Associations, c.1950; Information pamphlet, 1952-53

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