Scope and Content of Collection
The Prince George's County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PGCCPTA) records span the years 1952 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1974. The collection consists of administrative files, clippings, committee files, correspondence, minutes, publications, and photographs accumulated by the PGCCPTA. The collection also contains materials produced and accumulated by the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers (MCPT), the state branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, the Prince George's County Board of Education, the Maryland State Department of Education, and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (NCPT). Topics represented in the collection include the desegregation and integration of Prince George's County schools, the implementation of sex education in schools, teacher salaries, the health and welfare of children, and the kindergarten program.