A Guide to the Texas Faculty Association Records, 1972-2001 (bulk 1985-2001)
The Texas Faculty Association formed in 1985 to protect the academic freedom of higher education faculty and staff, to increase faculty participation in governance, and to facilitate improvement of teaching, scholarship, and creativity in postsecondary Texas institutions. TFA represents members in the state legislature and provides resources to resolve conflict through affiliation with the Texas State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
Texas Faculty Association. "exas Faculty Association Bylaws." Texas Faculty Association. http://www.tfaonline.net/about.shtml (accessed June 28, 2010).
The Texas Faculty Association Records, 1972-2001 (bulk 1985-2001) document the administration of the TFA, its relationship with higher education institutions in Texas, and its affiliation with the National Education Association and other educational associations. The collection contains legislative files, financial records, meeting files, membership records, research files, press releases, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and grievance files.
Restricted access. Grievance files are closed until 2076 due to privacy issues.
These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Texas Faculty Association Records, 1972-2001 (bulk 1985-2001), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Stephanie Malmros, September 1999. Subsequent revisions were made by William Hardesty, November 2001.
Detailed Description of the Papers