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Zebulon Taintor files on Senate Professional Association

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 42-1-1308

Scope and Contents

Records include clippings, correspondence, legislative bulletins, minutes, and newsletters concerning contract negotiations, Article 20, Article 38, and SUNY Health Science Centers.

Article 20 of the contract between United University Professions (UUP) and the Office of Employee Relations of SUNY concerned salary settlements of professional faculty. Article 38 discussed management topics: promotion, tenure, faculty work load, and funding sources for research.


  • circa 1970-1974


Terms of Access

The bulk of the records are open for research, with the exception of folder 2.8 on grievances and personnel actions, which is closed until 2048, pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy.

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Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

The Senate Professional Association (SPA) formed in Spring 1970, and by January 1971 was certified by the Public Employment Relations Board as bargaining agent for SUNY. In 1973, SPA and the State University Federation of Teachers (SUFT) merged to form SUNY/United, which was re-named United University Professionals (UUP).

Zebulon Taintor was a member of the SPA Article 20 Committee, chairman of the Article 38 committee and later, president of the Buffalo Health Sciences SPA chapter.


.8 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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Records of the Senate Professional Association, as compiled by Zebulon Taintor, president of the Buffalo Health Sciences chapter.


Alphabetical by folder title.

Acquisition Information

The Zebulon Taintor files on Senate Professional Association were transferred to University Archives in the mid-1980s with the Robert E. Fisk papers, 17/2F/359. The Taintor files were separated from the Fisk papers to comprise this collection.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals are expected for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was minimally processed by Amy Vilz, April 2018; finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, April 2018.


Finding Aid for the Zebulon Taintor files on Senate Professional Association
Minimally Processed
Finding aid prepared by Amy Vilz.
10 April 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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