MS 190 California Retired Teachers Association Records

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
California Retired Teachers’ Association.
Title
California Retired Teachers Association Records
ID
MS 190
Date [inclusive]
1941-1974
Extent
0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains items pertaining to the California Retired Teachers Association and its San Diego-Imperial Counties Division, which lobbied to protect the incomes of retired teachers. Highlights include administrative information, meeting minutes, and letters to political figures.

Preferred Citation

California Retired Teachers Association Records, MS 190, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

The California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) was founded in Los Angeles in 1929 by a group of retired school teachers. Its first president was Laura Settle, who traveled throughout the state organizing local divisions. The San Diego-Imperial County Division was formed in 1933 with 67 members, and quickly grew to 500 members by 1958. According to its constitution, the objective of CRTA and its San Diego-Imperial chapter was “to promote the welfare and social relationships of its members, to work at all times to safeguard the public schoolteachers’ retirement salary, and promote the interests of public school teachers.” Members of the San Diego division met on a regular basis, during which they discussed recent legislature and drafted correspondence to state and federal officials in attempts to stop cuts to teachers’ retirement incomes. They attended CRTA Annual Conventions and were active in political activities for the purpose of safeguarding retired teachers’ salaries. The Association also helped to locate affordable housing and other services that would support retired teachers.

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Scope and Content

The items in the collection pertain to the California Retired Teachers Association and its San Diego-Imperial Counties Division. Included are history, by-laws and articles of incorporation, legislative reports, meeting minutes, financial and committee reports, and correspondence with government and political officials.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series:

Series I: California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA)

Series II: CRTA San Diego-Imperial Counties Division

Series III: Miscellanea

Items in each series are arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection November 21, 2011

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jennifer Ho on November 21, 2011.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Retired Teachers’ Association.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Imperial County (Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Alward, Vere
  • Andrus, Ethel Percy
  • Hawley, Olive
  • Settle, Laura
  • Vaughn, Adah

Subject(s)

  • Pensions
  • Retired teachers
  • Teachers

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: California Retired Teachers Association (CTRA)

Box-folder
Articles of Incorporation, 1948–19671:1
CRTA meeting minutes, 1943 July 12–1962 April 10

Includes:

Board of Directors meeting minutes

1:2
CRTA convention and council minutes, 1953 June 23–1961 June 141:3
Meetings and conferences, 1955–1974 and undated

Includes:

CRTA Convention programs

Question and Answer regarding area meetings

1:4
Reports on legislation, 1965 March 15–1974 May 61:5
Budget, 1974-19751:6
Correspondence, 1943 August 2–1953 March 2

Includes:

Information on relevant legislative activity

1:7
Miscellanea, undated

Includes:

Certificate of Appreciation

NRTA Insurance Plan information

1:8

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 Series II: CRTA San Diego-Imperial Counties Division

Box-folder
Division history, 1952 June 21

Includes:

Document entitled “History of San Diego, Imperial Counties Division, CRTA”

1:9
Constitution and by-laws, 1943-19571:10
Membership listings, 1938 October-1948 October and undated1:11
Meeting minutes, 1941 January 31–1954 December 18

Includes:

Regular meetings

Executive Board meetings

Holiday meetings

1:12
Meeting minutes, 1955 February 19–1962 August 18

Includes:

Regular meetings

Dinner meetings

Convention meeting

CRTA Convention Program, 1961

Executive Board meetings

1:13
Meeting minutes and agendas, 1965 July 20–1967 June 17

Includes:

Luncheon meetings

Board of Directors meetings

Proposed budgets

Special Convention Board meeting

Writings on leadership, membership, New Year’s Resolution, maturity in leadership, Vera Alward

CRTA/NRTA Membership application

Committee reports

Officers and Chairman list

1:14
Meeting minutes and agendas, 1967 July 18–1971 May 18

Includes:

Board of Directors meetings

Regular/Luncheon meetings

1:15
Annual reports, 1950–1973 and undated

Includes:

Reports from the Vice-Presidence, Welfare Committee, Nominating Committee, Membership Committee, Secretary, Luncheon Cashier, Decorations Committee.

Reports on finances and insurance.

1:16
Correspondence: legislation, 1952 June 5–1954 February 10

Includes:

Correspondence with political figures regarding city and state legislation.

1:17
Correspondence: miscellanea, 1943 August 2–1966 September

Includes:

Donation solicitations and acknowledgements

Meeting announcements

San Diego Zoo admission issue

Membership dues reminder

2:1
Certificates of appreciation to Division, 1972 and undated2:2
Newsletters, 19592:3
Newspaper clippings, 1953 January 4–June 17 and undated2:4
Scrapbook: “History – San Diego – Imperial Division California Retired Teachers Association 1929-1959,” 1929-1959

Includes:

Historical background written by members

Newspaper clippings

2:5
Scrapbook: “History – San Diego – Imperial Division California Retired Teachers Association 1959-1969,” 1959-1969

Includes:

Historical background written by members

Newspaper clippings

Photographs

2:6
Bequest from Frances M. Robb, 1969 December 31–1970 February 1

Includes:

Correspondence

Court documents

2:7

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 Series III: Miscellanea

Box-folder
Housing, 1954 November 14 and undated

Includes:

Information about available housing and communities for retired teachers

Poster for Park La Jolla Apartments (in Oversize Collections D3)

2:8
Miscellanea, 1952 September–1974 January and undated

Includes:

Correspondence between California Teachers Association and National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA)

NRTA Regional Conference program

Pioneer Teacher Report documents

Medical record summary

Teacher Aid and Retirement Services newsletter

Funeral program for Dr. E. Andrus, founder of NRTA

2:9

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